Witch’s Hat

by Peggy McCurry

Create a fun decorative hat for Halloween


  • Three 12" x12" pieces of patterned paper
  • One 12" x12" piece of black cardstock
  • 4" x 9" Styrofoam or papier mache cone
  • Scoring tool
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
  • Tombow Mono Multi Glue, or other liquid glue
  • Assorted ribbons and fibers
  • Buttons and stickers
  • Black Ink


  1. Step 1

    Wrap styrofoam cone with one of the pieces of patterned paper.

  2. Fold around cone overlapping seam edge one half inch. Cut off excess. Glue seam.

  3. Step 2

    Cut a nine inch circle out of a different patterned paper and a piece of black cardstock. Glue the two circles together to form the hat base. Roll the edges of the base to give a wavy appearance to the brim of the hat.

  4. Step 3

    Attach the cone shaped piece to hat base with glue.

  5. Step 4

    Cut three strips of a third patterned paper 2" x 10".

  6. Sponge edge with black ink. Score paper strips every half inch.

  7. Step 5

    Fan fold strips and adhere together with Scor-tape™ to form circle.

  8. Step 6

    Place fan folded circle over top of cone piece and adhere to hat base with glue.

  9. Step 7

    Adhere themed items to hat (Stickers and Buttons for this one) and tie assorted fibers and ribbons around bottom of cone.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Witch’s Hat. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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This is so cute! I can't wait to make one! TFS
Debbie  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 5:00 AM
How fun these will be! Can hardly wait to try it out.
JodyM  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 6:02 AM
sweet idea! going to make this for the grandkids!
becky  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 6:32 AM
I work in a nursing home and I think these would be adorable if made on a smaller scale and used as place cards for the dinner table and put the residents name on the buckle of the hat.
These would also be fun to stuff the hat with some sort of trinket or candy and use as a party favor for a childs Halloween party, maybe by making a tabbed area on the bottom for access and stick the prize up in the cone.
Kelly Stearns  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 7:18 AM
I will be making one for these for sure, probably 2. My sister goes all out for Halloween and would love this. Great idea Becky about making smaller ones. Definitely giving this a shot!
Patricia  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 7:26 AM
Very cute...Will try it ..Thanks..
MaryAnn  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 8:08 AM
This is great and so different! Thank you for sharing!
Catherine  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 10:41 AM
This is fantastic! Will definately give it a go!
Michele  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 12:41 PM
I love the witch hat and your instructions were very good
pamper1  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM
This is a very cute idea and I will be making at least one of these for Halloween. TFS
Sheila  |  Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM
Looks like fun!! Will be making some of these for my office
Gail  |  Thu Sep 6, 2012 at 5:18 AM
I found SMALL cones (6 per pkg) at Michael's....
making for girls that I work with.....+ a larger one for me!!
Thanks for the idea...so cute,
MaryAnne  |  Fri Sep 7, 2012 at 4:06 PM
Thanks so much for the witch hat tutorial. Love the weekly techniques that SCS gives us, but this week's tut was a great change of pace. Keep up the good work!!
Janet Nelson  |  Sun Sep 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM
I try your technique and loved how it turned out. I posted it in my gallery! Thanks for the video!
Pansey65  |  Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 9:00 PM
What an adorable project! I'm linking over to your tutorial from the StyroCrafts' Facebook page. Thank you!
Sharon  |  Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 6:20 PM
What a great idea! I will be doing this for my "Crafty Kids" class!!
EyeWish  |  Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM
OOooo... There's a "party hat" shape on my new Artiste cartridge. I bet I could use it to make these in all kinds of sizes. It would be cute to have a bunch of little ones in the window hanging from fishing line at different levels.
Amanda  |  Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM

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