Behind the Scenes: Witches’ Ball Hat

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

I love coming up with Halloween party themes. Since 2011, I’ve been assigning themes to Halloweenie Roast, my annual Halloween party, and encouraging my guests to “costume up” accordingly. And boy, have they done so! From Harry Potter to Rocky Horror, my friends have gone above and beyond, impressing me every single year with their creativity.

But I have to admit, I think this year’s Witches’ Ball theme might have been my own favorite for one simple reason: I got to bust out my rusty crafty skills and get super creative putting together my own witch hat for the ball.

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

Today, see how I took all the items pictured above and turned them into…

THIS!

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

I absolutely LOVE it.

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

When I bought the hat, it already had some decor on it, like this tulle flower. But I definitely embellished it for extra sparkle and pizzazz! I kind of went the glam witch route with my hat.

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

It only took two weekends and about five stores to find THE perfect light-up jack-o-lantern for my hat. I bought two other options, but this guy ended up being the winner. He was a little difficult to keep out of my face most of the night and ended up coming slightly detached…but I plan to use my hat as general home decor moving forward, and he’ll do just fine for that.

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

I totally lucked out finding a ton of floral picks that matched my hat exactly.

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

I added these black flowers around the base of the hat and cut the black glitter leaves off another piece to add a little extra detail.

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

The tulle was the worst part to deal with (I ended up with the single worst hot glue gun burn I’ve ever had in my life), but the effect definitely paid off. Especially after I sprayed it down with glitter.

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

The tip top of my hat was my favorite detail. Those twirl sprigs added a lot of whimsy to the whole hat.

My favorite part of Halloweenie Roast was making my witches hat for the Witches Ball! Here's a closer look at my 2015 creation. | spookylittlehalloween.com

Witch hat complete! Shown off with a no-face selfie. (Which begs the question: is it still a selfie if your face isn’t in the photo?)

Want to make your own witch hat for Halloween?

Feel free to use mine for inspiration. You can find a ton more ideas on my Witch Hat Inspiration board over on Pinterest.

Best witches,
witch-hat

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Miranda | Spooky Little Halloween

Miranda is the Houston-based writer, blogger and Halloween lover behind Spooky Little Halloween, the blog celebrating October 31st all year long. She is addicted to pumpkin guts, witches’ brews, skulls and all things spooky and celebrates her favorite day of the year with her annual party, Halloweenie Roast, each October.

4 Comments

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    Ali Harriman

    February 28, 2016

    That is one cool witch hat! I have zero craft ability so I content myself admiring other people’s efforts.

  2. Reply

    Kayla M (kreepy kay)

    October 19, 2016

    Love it! Great work lady!

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