Sunday, October 13, 2013

Have a Witchy Halloween!


What's up? How about some Halloween spirit? I was definitely inspired by Clear It Out's Halloween Challenge this week to make something for the holiday and use an orange stash item. The boys and I went shopping for some Halloween gear this weekend, and I found this plain witch hat at our local craft store, so I decided to dress it up and use it for a tablescape. Here's what I did...

Pretty plain beforehand, eh? So, first I spray-painted it black and let it dry. Then, I opened up a pack of my new Stampin Up Halloween paper and picked out one sheet with the spiderweb design. (email me if you'd like some!) I measured the top of the cone to the base and then cut a piece to fit.

For the base design, I just traced the bottom of the hat onto my DSP and then cut out the middle so that it slid over the top of the hat and then glued it on.

Now for the fun stuff! The black feather with glittery orange balls came from the same store and was a Halloween pick. I wanted it to look like a fancy hat feather sticking out, so I made a slit in the hat close to the base of the cone and slid it in. The black feathery stuff is just a spiderwebby yarn that you can get in the sewing/yarn section of just about any craft store. I simply hot-glued it around the edge and the middle to soften up the edges of the hat.

For my final touches, I added the glittered orange spider and my Stitchy Bear Witch tag with an orange rhinestone brad.

Thanks for looking! Join us for the challenge this week!

Here are some other challenges I'm linking up to;
Anything but a card - Orange and Black challenge
Cheery Lynn Designs - Orange and Black challenge
Creative Inspirations Paint- Halloween
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Halloween
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Halloween
Crafty Catz Challenge- Halloween
Kitty Bee Designs - Halloween Challenge
Left of Center Challenges - Halloween
Sweet Pea Stampers - Sparkle and Shine







22 comments:

  1. Your hat is wonderful, Jen. But to enter our challenge you must use a Cheery Lynn Designs die. Perhaps you will visit us again.

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  2. Love how this turned out...amazing transformation! Thanks for playing with us at Kitty Bee Designs.
    *hugs,
    Niki
    www.notjustgreetingshawaii.blogspot.com

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  3. Fabulous creation Jen thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  4. The hat is awesome! thanks for playing in ABAC challenge

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  5. What a transformation! A really eyecatching centrepiece. Thanks for joining us at Sweet stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  6. Fabulous, love what you did to the plain hat it looks awesome, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

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  7. What a stunning project! I love this.. Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Sparkle and Shine. We wish you good luck with the draft and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

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  8. Awesome centerpiece and cute image.

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  9. Love this, Jen! Don't you just love finding items you can alter to make look better? You have definitely done it this time. :)

    Kathy
    UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

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  10. Love this, Jen! Don't you just love finding items you can alter to make look better? You have definitely done it this time. :)

    Kathy
    UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

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  11. What a fabulous Halloween Creatrion. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

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  15. Love this, Jen! Don't you just love finding items you can alter to make look better? You have definitely done it this time. :)

    Kathy
    UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing this for The Sweet Pea Stampers sparkle and shine challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

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  17. Great Hat. Love it. Thanks for joining us at LOC. PennyRae DT

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  18. You have made a wonderful witches hat. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “sparkle and shine” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

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  19. spooktastic thanks for joining us at LOC
    www.creativecardcraft.blogspot.com

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  20. Love what you've done with that hat!

    Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs for our Halloween challenge!

    Hugs

    Julie

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  21. Fab creation, scary and fun!
    Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  22. what a fabulous hat! Love how you decorated it!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers!

    Hugs, Alica :)

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