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Which means that every little witch and goblin is coming out of the woodwork. We’ve sat and watched all the Scary Holiday Specials we can find on the television- introducing their the kids to “The Nightmare Before Christmas” for the first year ever!
So far little E’s favorite special was an Elmo says Boo special. Let me give away the ending- there’s a lot of shouting “boo”. Skip it if you can.
Anyway. We are slowly getting prepped with holiday décor and Halloween costumes.
But I wanted a little something fun- not costume related.
So I made a headband. This isn’t the first headband I’ve created- but this one is the first Witch one I’ve done.
First things first for this DIY- you have to get all your tools gathered- some of these you may have around your house already!
Fold over Elastic (this one is the peak bloom brand which is my favorite- and this pack would easily be used again at Christmas time!)
Halloween ribbon (the one I used I had around the house already, this link is way cuter and I wish I had it!!)
First cut two 3.5 inch squares out of your felt. These turn into the base of the hat, so if you want a bigger hat you’ll have to go bigger with your sizes- I wanted a cute toddler mini sized hat.
Fold your squares into quarters like so:
And trace a curve from corner to corner and cut the curve- giving you a circle. Do this twice. We aren’t striving for perfection- but try and keep the two close in size if possible.
We need to cut a piece of felt for the cone part of our witch hat. This was done a little free hand like, by twisting a rectangle until I liked the size of the cone- I took a photo of the end shape and size though- so hopefully you won’t have to free hand it. It’s not perfect, but if you were to take maybe a 5.5 inch square and cut it into a rounded triangle you’ll have the right shape and size. Ish…At this point I also cut out my ribbon, using my cone as a guide to length. I cut it a little long, so I can over lap and trim if needed.
(how much cuter would this be with the purple bat ribbon above?? If only!)
The glue gun. Oy. I burn myself about 900 times during any glue gun craft. It’s one of the few craft tools I super hate pulling out to use. Keep your fingers safe, and your toddlers in another room.
Glue your large round triangle together to make a cone shape, trimming the base if necessary. For the ribbon you can put a little glue and slowly press the ribbon around as you go.
Burn your fingers. ouch.
With polyfil obviously…
Hold down your toddler and use your fold over elastic to measure their head. Or give up because they wiggle to much and use the chart found Here. Cut your elastic, and glue it to one of your two round witch hat base circles.
Pretty side up- I accidentally put it on wrong and had to pull it all up. No biggie- but it reminded me to let you know this step is important for planning- if you are using a cute printed elastic- you’ll want the right side up (instead of the wrong).
After gluing the elastic into a loop, you’ll be putting the two circles together- sandwiching the elastic and hot glue in the middle.
Finishing touches! Add the cone to the base- giving it the true witch hat shape! This was pretty easy, just put the glue around the cone piece and add it directly to the witchy base! For fun you could add a spider, or a buckle! I was thinking a little tulle could be added to give it a little but more color if you wanted!Let it cool and put it on your sassy two year old!
Are you doing any Halloween DIY’s? Let me see them!!
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