Witch Hat Centerpiece


size: 20”x20”x20”

Materials

  • FloraCraft Make it: Fun Foam: Cone, 24”; Disc, 1”x16”
  • Black duct tape
  • Black decorative mesh
  • Black feather boa with tinsel
  • Black/orange glittered ribbon, 2”-wide
  • Orange glittered leaf branches
  • Orange glittered pumpkin picks
  • Black/orange glittered peacock feathers
  • Amber acrylic jewel

Basic Supplies

fine-tip black marker, scissors, ruler, wooden craft sticks

Tools

  • FloraCraft Make it: Fun Foam Cutter or serrated knife
  • Black beading wire
  • Floral pins
  • Wire cutters
  • Low-temp glue gun and sticks

Directions

  • 1. Measure and mark foam cone at 8”, 13”, 18”, and 21” from base. See Photo 1. (see photos)
  • 2. Use foam cutter or serrated knife to cut apart cone sections. See Photo 2. (see photos)
  • 3. Cut ends from each section at an angle to help create curve of hat. See Photo 3. (see photos)
  • 4. Use glue gun to adhere sections together as shown, inserting craft stick between sections before pressing them together. See Photo 4. Adhere cone base to center of foam disc. (see photos)
  • 5. Cover entire hat with strips of duct tape, overlapping pieces for stronger hold. See Photo 5. (see photos)
  • 6. Gather end of black mesh and pin to tip of hat, leaving 3” tail. Cut and insert 12” wire length into tip of hat. Twist wire around 3” mesh tail and create hook at end from which to hang jewel.
  • 7. Continue wrapping gathered mesh down top of hat, overlapping rows for complete coverage, pinning at intervals. Pin gathered mesh around top of brim to completely cover surface. See Photo 6. Cut mesh and pin end. (see photos)
  • 8. Pin feather boa around hat brim. See Photo 7. Pin glittered ribbon around base of hat as shown. Hang jewel from wire hook at tip of hat. (see photos)
  • 9. Arrange flowers, glittered leaves, pumpkin picks, and feathers around brim of hat. Secure embellishments with pins and glue gun.
  • Tip
  • 1. Decorate a coordinating broom with ribbon, mesh, and a few embellishments.

by Dondi Richardson for FloraCraft

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