Witch's Hat Door Hanger

7 Materials
1 Hour
I’m not into the spooky/dark side of Halloween but because I love to decorate and have a few fun holiday things out during the seasons, I’ll occasionally make something cutesy that I normally wouldn’t be in to, like a witch’s hat. A few years ago I made a whimsical witch’s hat door hanger out of burlap—it was super cute! So this year I’ve decided to try something different that involves a few more elements. I think by the time Christmas rolls around, I’m going to have fall décor coming out of my ears!
I purchased the hat on Amazon and as we all know how ordering online can go, I wasn’t super happy with it once I received it; however, for this particular project I think it worked out.
Supplies: -witch hat -artificial flowers (I tried getting all of my flowers at the Dollar Tree but they didn’t have a nice selection so I got what I could there and grabbed 3 decent looking purple flowers at Michaels. I always get a lot of comments from readers who say to get flowers for cheap at the Dollar Tree but my heart belongs to Michaels—haha!) -glittery spiders -black boa feathers -hot glue gun/sticks -rubber bands -clips
STEP 1: Arrange and tie flowers To start this project, I simply arranged my bouquet of flowers and tied a rubber bands around them to ensure they weren’t going to shift and move. Then, I stuck them inside the witch’s hat.
STEP 2: Add feather boa or ribbon Next, I tied a strand of feathers around the witch’s hat to hold the flowers in place. Then, cut off the excess. *Note: I ended up going back and adding another rubber band underneath the feathers because the strand of feathers didn’t hold the flowers in tight enough (hence the first photo of my spiders and clips already attached).
STEP 3: Bend brim After my flowers were inserted in the hat and secured, I bent the wire brim of the hat in half so that the back half would sit flush against the door when I hung it. You may want to try different things here—if you want your brim to be straight across or have a little wave in it—almost like a southern belle style.
STEP 4: Adhere spiders Next, I used hot glue to adhere the spiders in random places on my witch hat and on my flowers. Be creative with this! A rule of thumb is to stick with odd numbers when arranging or creating anything—my art teacher in high school taught me that and I’ve gone with that rule ever since—so I used all 5 spiders that came in the pack.
STEP 5: Add clips and feather boa for hanging Finally, I flipped my witch’s hat over so that the back was facing me, and added a two clips. Then, I took the excess piece of feather boa I had on hand and clipped it to create a hanger for the hat.
So that’s it! It may not be perfect but it turned out way better than I had imagined. I love all of the colors and to me, they make this door hanger fun rather than creepy. If you want to go a step further with this, you can always add a strand of battery powered fairy lights as well!
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  • Christa Christa on Oct 14, 2017
    How did you make the flowers look old and "dead"? This is a super cute idea!

  • Penny Penny on Oct 14, 2017
    Did you ever think about using fun Halloween flowers like the ones you can get at the dollar store-with eyeballs in the middle? They come in creams and blacks , with different colored eyes only dollar each!

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