How To Make A Dollar Store Halloween Hat

9 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Easy

As many of you already know, I absolutely love browsing the Dollar Tree in search of unusual items to use for crafting. Many of my fun crafts can be seen on my Facebook page- Gilbert Marketplace. So today, I came across the best item to be used for some Halloween witch hats- yep traffic cones! Check out what I did.

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

Things I used for my hat are

Rick rack white

ribbon 4” 1 yard for brim

glue sticks

construction cones ( toy Dept)

ribbon

scissors

plastic spider

Flat black spray paint for plastic

Flower pick

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

You can find traffic cones like these in the kids section of the dollar store. I got these 2 for $1!

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

I picked up this flat black paint at Walmart, and it works great on plastic.

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

Then I sprayed a nice even coat of paint all over the cones.

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

Then comes a fun part! I picked up some 4” black polka dot wired ribbon (make sure you use wired ribbon!) all you need is one yard. I began by gluing the ribbon to the corner of the cone's bottom lip.

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

Then I started gluing the ribbon around the rim, pleating the ribbon as I went.

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

Once you get to the end of the roll, tuck the ribbon under so you don't see the cut edge.

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

Add some glue to the end also to keep the rolled edge down.

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

Next add some decorations to the rim of the hat. I used a fall flower pick and a bow.

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

I also glued a spider on the top of the hat and it looks so cute!

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

Next I used a wood candle stick I had on hand, and set the hat on top. It looks so great!

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

It’s so fun a festive!

how to make a dollar store halloween hat

My Fall decor is looking so festive! See more at Gilbert Marketplace

how to make a dollar store halloween hat
how to make a dollar store halloween hat
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  • Mimi
    8 days ago

    Love this hat! You mentioned layering the ribbon if you couldn’t find 4” wide as you did in a pic. Which picture and how did you layer it?

    Thank you!

    • Shelly L Nemeth
      7 days ago

      The last picture the burlap and the horns tooth I glued the one to the cone then the second to the ribbon to give it a larger brim

  • Kathy Kovacev
    7 days ago

    You are so amazing!! I love love love all that you create. This hat is adorable. And thank you.

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