Candy Corn Witch Hat


Candy Corn Witch Hat
Created by Sophia Vida

I’m so excited to share with you my first fall project! I love candy corns. They’re so much fun and I had to find a way to use them for a Halloween project. After a little brainstorming I came up with the Candy Corn Witch Hat. It’s really easy to make!

For this Project you will need:

– Large paper mache witch hat (about 12 inches tall)

– Acrylic Paints: Folk Art School Bus Yellow and Black
– Candy Corn Candies

– Mode Podge: Matte

– 18″ white netting
– Black Pom-poms: 1 large and 1 small
– 2 small wiggle eyes
– 2 Yellow/Orange Pipe Stems
– Letter Cling Stamps and Acrylic Block
– Staz On Stone Gray Ink

– 1/2″ yard Orange Boa
– Sponge brushes
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Glue Gun
– Scissors
– Wire cutters
– 1/2″ flat brush
– Clean water, paper towels, wax-coated paper plates for paint palette

  1. Basecoat the top of your witch hat in black paint using the 1/2″ brush. Apply 2-3 coats in all and let dry in between coats.
  2. Basecoat the bottom and inside of the hat with 1 coat of the black paint using the 1/2″ brush. Let dry.
  3. Basecoat the rim of the hat in yellow paint using the 1/2″ brush. Apply 2-3 coats and let dry in between coats.
  4. Using the glue gun, randomly glue candy corns around the top of the hat. Let dry.
  5. Place your cling letter stamps directly on the rim of the hat for 1 word. Once you have the correct placement, put your acrylic block of top of the stamps to pick them up. Ink the letters and stamp directly onto the rim of the hat. Repeat this step for each word. Let dry.
             
  6. Using your sponge brush, apply a coat of Matte Mod Podge to the entire hat. Let dry. Apply a second coat and let dry.
  7. Next apply a coat of Matte Mod Podge to the bottom of the rim with the sponge brush. Let dry.
  8. Using the tacky glue, adhere the small pom-pom to the large pom-pom.
  9. Using wire cutters, cut five 2″ pieces of the yellow/orange pipe stem. Bundle 4 of the pieces and twist the 5th piece around the center of the bundle to hold in place. Spread out the pieces and shape your spider legs. Cut off any excess.
  10. Glue your spider body to the legs with tacky glue. Next glue the wiggle eyes to the front of the small pom-pom. Let dry.
  11. Apply a generous amount of tacky glue to the inner seam of the hat. Wrap your boa around the hat and cut off any excess. Let dry.
  12. Cut a 12″ piece of netting and tie the center into a knot. Apply tacky glue to the tip of the hat and place the center of the knot over the hat. Let dry.
  13. Gently insert the spider feet into the netting and  Voila! You have a one of a kind work of art! 

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Candy Corn Witch Hat!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com

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Halloween Witch Hat Card


 

Halloween Witch Hat Card

(created by Sophia Vida)

 

For this Card you will need:

–  Northwoods Solid Witch’s Hat with Spider Stamp (shown below)
   
– Inkadinkado Spider Web Stamp (shown below)

– Impression Obsession Spooktacular Stamp (shown below)
 
– One 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Black Premium Textured Card & Envelope Set
– Martha Stewart Spider Web Punch
– The Stencil Collection Chalks – Violet and Black (These chalks are great! They become permanent after applied and don’t require additional fixatives. They can be found at http://www.thestencilcollection.com/pastels.html)
– Marvy Markers – #121 Violet, #130 Butter Yellow, #112 Bright Orange
– Jelly Roll Pens – Purple Star, Lime Star, Golden Star, Metallic Silver
– Color Box Black Pigment Ink
– Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
– Heat Embossing Gun
– Fine Water Brush
– Cardstocks: Lime Green, Orange, Purple, Yellow and White
– Foam Squares 1/16″ and 1/8″
– Glue Stick

  1. Using your Martha Stewart Web Border, punch the top and bottom right corners of the card. Next punch the web borer on the right edge of the card from top to bottom.
  2. Cut a 4″ x 3-1/2″ rectangle from the purple cardstock.
  3. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ rectangle from the orange cardstock.
  4. Cut a 3-1/2″ x 3″ rectangle from the lime green cardstock. (This will complete the layers for the Witch’s Hat).
  5. Cut a 2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ rectangle from the purple cardstock.
  6. Cut a 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ rectangle from the orange cardstock.
  7. Cut a 2-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ rectangle from the lime green cardstock. (This will complete the layers for the Spooktacular Stamp).
  8. Cut a 1″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle from the yellow cardstock.
  9. Color the Witch’s Hat Stamp with Violet Marvy Marker. Breathe moist air on to the back of the stamp to reactivate the ink. Then stamp the hat on to the white cardstock.
  10. Using your fine water brush, color in the Witch’s Hat image that you just stamped in Step 9 (this step will fill in any white space on the hat).
  11. Color in the band on the Witch’s hat with the bright orange Marvy Marker.
  12. Color in the moon and stars with the butter yellow Marvy Marker.
  13. Draw in the star swirls with the Jelly Roll Golden Star Pen.
  14. Highlight the moon and stars with the Jelly Roll Golden Star Pen.
  15. Draw in the buckle with the metallic silver Jelly Roll Pen.
  16. Draw in the stitching and buckle holes with the Purple Star Jelly Roll Pen. Also add highlights as needed to the hat with this pen.
  17. Draw in the stitching at the bottom of the hat with the Lime Star Jelly Roll Pen.
  18. Ink the spider web stamp with the pigment ink and stamp on the top right corner of the large 3-1/2″ x 3″ lime green rectangle.
  19. Sprinkle with the clear embossing powder. Tap off any excess and use the heat gun to set.
  20. Ink the spooktacular stamp with the pigment ink and stamp it on the center of the small 2-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ lime green rectangle.
  21. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Tap off any excess and use the heat gun to set.
  22. Using the violet chalk brush the edges of the large and small rectangles. Add a little to the middle of the small lime green rectangle.
  23. Using the black chalk brush the edges of the small yellow rectangle.
  24. Glue the large orange rectangle on top of the large purple rectangle. Next glue the large lime green rectangle on top of the large orange rectangle. Glue this layered piece on the top part of your card.
  25. Glue the small orange rectangle on top of the small purple rectangle. Next glue the small lime green rectangle on top of the small orange rectangle.
  26. Using the 1/16″ foam squares, adhere your layered spooktacular piece at an angle on the bottom of your card. It should slightly overlap the large rectangle above it.
  27. Cut out your Witch’s Hat stamped image with scissors. The hanging spider was removed for this card but keep it if your prefer.
  28. Using the 1/8″ foam squares, adhere the Witch’s hat to the center of the large green rectangle at the top of your card.
  29. Glue the yellow rectangle inside the card on the right edge so it show through the spider web border. Voila! You have a fun Halloween Card!!!

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Halloween Witch’s Hat card!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com

Halloween Witch


Halloween Witch
(created by Sophia Vida)

Its official, fall is here! This is such a beautiful time of year with the changing colors and cooler temperatures. It’s time to kick off Halloween with this easy and fun Halloween Witch! 

For this project you will need:

– 6-1/2″ Wood Picket Fence
– 6 pieces of Candy Corn
– 7″ Tall Soft Witch
– Jolee’s Boutique Pumpkin Stickers #SPJB465

 
– Jolee’s Boutique Ghosts and Spiders Stickers #SPJB510


– Sparkle Mod Podge
– Acrylic Paints: Black, Violet, Light Gray, Burnt Umber, Nutmeg Brown
– Folk Art Crackle Medium
– Glue Gun
– 1/2″ Paint Brush
– Small Scruffy Brush or Small Stencil Brush
– Plastic Coated Paper Plate (to be used a painting palette)
– Paper Towels
– Glass with clean water to rinse the brushes

Note: The paint dries pretty fast so you should be able to move from one step to the next fairly quickly.

  1. Using the 1/2″ brush, paint the wood fence front, back and sides with the Light Gray paint. Let dry and rinse your brush. 
  2. Using the 1/2″ brush, apply the Crackle Medium to the wood fence front and sides. Let dry and rinse your brush.
  3. Using the 1/2″ brush, paint the fence pickets with the Violet paint. Rinse your brush and begin painting the top and bottom horizontal fence bars with the Black paint. As the paints dries it will crackle.
  4. Using the 1/2″ brush paint the base of the fence with the Burnt Umber paint. Let dry and rinse your brush.
  5. Using the Small Scruffy or Stencil brush, pounce a little Nutmeg Brown paint over the Burnt Umber paint on the base. This will give it a little more texture. Let dry and rinse your brush.
  6. Using your hot glue gun, glue the candy corn diagonally to the top horizontal fence bar.
  7. Using the 1/2″ brush, apply the Glitter Mod Podge to the candy corn and the top horizontal fence bar. Let dry and wash your brush with soap and water. The Mod Podge will seal the candy to keep critters from eating it. 
  8. Add your Jolee Pumpkin and Ghost/Spiders Stickers to your fence.
  9. Using the glue gun, add a little to the back of the Witch and glue her to the fence. Voila! You have a fun and festive Halloween Decoration.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Halloween Witch Decoration!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com