I love the Santa Hat Door Hanging I made last year before Christmas, and I thought it would be fun to make a similar craft for Halloween. Just like the hanging Santa Hat, the hanging Witch’s Hat is really easy to make, and it looks so good.
Flat-back hanging basket (I got this one at Joann, but I found several options on Amazon – you want something with a flat back.)
Spooky accessories (like the rat & spiders)
Wire cutters (optional)
Start by cutting off half of the brim on the hat. You might need wire cutters if your witch hat has a wire in the brim.
After you cut the brim, it should look like this.
Glue the flat-backed basket to the hat. (You don’t have to use one of these baskets – it helps to fill out the hat, but you could use tissue or stuffing to achieve the same result. Then you’d just have to attach some ribbon to the hat to make it hang.)
I glued ribbon around the body of the hat to give it a pop of color. I then added a plastic spider to the center of the ribbon.
Start filling up your hat! I thought about using lots of orange flowers, but was won over by the spooky purple.
If you’d like, add on the extra spooky items, like spiders or this cute lil’ rat.
And that’s it! So easy and it looks so good.
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!
I love this – so creative! I think I just found my weekend project.
Love the colors!!! You are so talented. Mine would end up looking like the rat destroyed it!
Too cute, I’m going to have to try this one!!! As always I LOVE your DIY posts!!! I can’t tell you how many I have made with my grandkids. Thank you!!!
I like this one a lot. Could you do some DIY’s like the fur that you did last year? I bought a new sewing machine over the summer and I am ready to rock.
I love the colors.
This is so cute! And it’s not too “Halloweeney” — it’s very pretty! (Even with the rat on top!)
A Gomoljak says:
Beautiful! My friend Terri would flip out over this!
Mary Burdette says:
I would really like to print these wonderful craft how to’s out, without the whole page of advertisement’s too.
Love this idea
Hi! I have all the supplies and am anticipating a problem with the brim of the hat. Will it actually stay flat and not flop down? If this could be a problem; can you recommend anything to keep it perfectly flat and straight like the picture? Thank you!!
Margaret Moore says:
Love this idea simple and affordable to make not much time to hassle with and looks like a great seller
Love this Halloween idea, it’s a fun way to Celebrate the month.
I made this witches hat and it came out absolutely gorgeous! However, I found that unless you have something extremely stable to hang it by, it tips forward and doesn’t hang right. I could not find the correct size of the wired basket to put inside nor a proper size styrofoam cone. I ended up using a “cornicopia” basket and stuffed the remaining with newspaper and used black felt pieces to cover where the newspaper was. Any other suggestions for a stable “hanger”?
How did you get the brim of the hat to stay flat? When I tried this the brim just falls down.
The wire in the brim held the shape!
Dawn labrake says:
How do you make the Santa hat?
marianne bianco says:
how big a basket did you use?
I love this! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to make it.
You don’t mention what size (measurement) of witch’s hat
How creative and so cute! Thanks for sharing!
Lois A Benson says:
LOVE YOUR CRAFTS. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR MANY CREATIONS
Love the witches hat. Could you please send me instructions on the Santa hat..I’m making both…thank you Judy
Thank you! You can find the Santa directions here: http://thespohrsaremultiplying.com/hair/diy-santa-hat-door-hanging/
Terry Freeman says:
I made this today with a homemade basket. I couldn’t find one like the one in the picture. I’m having a really hard time hanging it. It wants to hang forward and the brim isn’t saying up.
This is so adorable and they look so.easy to make. Thank you. My favorite time is Fall and Halloween
Wouldn’t it have been easier to have gone to the dollar store and picked up a cute witch hay for a buck?