Wednesday, October 10, 2012

World's Greatest Witch!

The very second I saw these papier mache witch hat forms I knew I needed to buy one and make a custom hat of my own.  All of the products used on the hat are from Stampin' Up! except for the crows and the wooden dowels for my pennant flags.
  • I started with (2) 12" x 12" sheets of Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP scored every 1".
  • I glued the ends of the scored pieces together to form a long tube and slid it over the papier mache hat and hot glued it in place.
  • Then I scored a (2) more pieces of 12" x 12" Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP scored every 1", cut it across the scorelines into (4) 12' x 4" strips, glued the ends together to form a ring, flattened the ring onto the brim of the hat, and then secured the dsp to the brim with hot glue.
  • Between the brim and the cone of the hat I hot glued a strip of Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon which was very gathered up the middle.
  • The "world's greatest" was stamped on Very Vanilla with Basic Grey, Soft Suede, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers, cut out using the Apothecary Accents Framelits, it was distressed with ink, and then embellished with Antique Brads and Basic Rhinestones.
  • The "world's greatest" was layered on (2) pieces of Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP cut from the Labels Collection Framelits.  Scraps of the Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon are tucked between the layers.
  • I included (3) different scruchy-layered paper flowers using more of the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP.
  • For the pennant flags I used Greetings of the Season and Toxic Treats both stamped on Very Vanilla with markers.
  • The pennant flags are on 1/8" wooden dowels wrapped with Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP.
  • The "witch" banner letters were cut with the Typeset Alphabet Biz Dies from Basic Black and then spritzed with Frost White Shimmer Paint in rubbing alcohol. 
  • (3) black crows from the Dollar Tree were hot glued in place.
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and this week's linking party at Lil' Luna.
 Happy Halloween Craftin', Elizabeth


  1. Super cool decoration!!! I love everything about it - especially the crows and the pennants. I've seen these paper mache hats too, but never thought of doing anything remotely like this. You are amazingly talented, girl!



  2. This is GORGEOUS!! Every little detail is amazing!!

  3. What a fun display! Absolutely beautiful!!

  4. Unusually fabulous, as usual!! lol! Truly creative you are! This is so creative and fun! Kudos!