Halloween DIY Tutorial: How To Make a Wicked Witch Hat

Welcome to a DIY adventure where I'll walk you through every step of conjuring your very own wicked witch hat. With a bit of ingenuity and a dash of Halloween spirit, I’ll show you how to transform a tomato cage and some basic materials into a spellbinding centerpiece for your outdoor Halloween DIY project.

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Tools and Materials:

  • Tomato cage
  • Light strand
  • Rectangle tablecloth
  • Round tablecloth
  • Solar panel
  • Tape
  • Scissors
Turning a tomato cage into a glowing witch hat

1. Create the Hat Structure

Begin by placing your tomato cage upside down in your yard.

To ensure a pointy tip that's worthy of a wicked witch hat, tape the prongs together. This forms the foundation for your Halloween prop.

Illuminated witch hat from Dollar Tree supplies

2. Wrap the Frame with Lights

Grab your light strand and start wrapping at the top of the cage.

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Wind it around and around until you reach the bottom.

Step-by-step tutorial for creating a giant witch hat for your yard

3. Wrap the Frame with Fabric

Unfold your rectangle tablecloth and lay it out. Wrap it snugly around the tomato cage, giving your hat a fabric base. Trim off any excess to ensure a seamless fit.

Witch hat decoration ideas

4. Add a Cone Effect

Now, grab your round tablecloth and fold it into a cone shape. Snip off the excess fabric from the bottom to perfect the look.

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Place the circle tablecloth on the ground.

Homemade witch hat

Place the tomato cage on top of the circle tablecloth.

DIY outdoor Halloween decor with solar lights

5. Soak in Solar Power

Position your solar panel strategically to soak up the sunlight it needs to illuminate your witch hat during the night.

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Final wicked witch hat idea

Halloween decorations: DIY Wicked Witch Hat Tutorial

As the sun sets, your giant witch hat will come to life, casting an enchanting glow on your Halloween decor.

Crafting your very own homemade DIY witch hat is a spellbinding adventure that showcases the magic of Halloween decor. Now that you've learned this witch hat idea, it's your turn to bring it to life.

Illuminated witch hat

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  • Mcc Mcc on Sep 08, 2023
    Maybe tull would light up better ?
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