Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tiny Couture Witch Hat

Hello All,

I've been back in the craft room and it's been a ball!  I am obsessed with making these tiny felt witch hats and then decorating them in different witchie themes.

I found a pattern online and then customized it to the size I wanted.  These are just under 5" tall. Each hat is cut from felt.  I hand sew the cone and use Spellbinders Nestabilities large circle dies to cut the brims.  I cut three brims, two from felt and one from card stock.  I cut tabs in the bottom of the cone and glue them to the paper brim which is sandwiched between the two pieces of felt.  The cardstock layer gives some stability to the brim.  I also include a ring of  26 gauge wire so I can bend the brim as needed.  Here's what I have so far.  The hats on the pedestals:  A Murder of Crows (left), Deadly Nightshade (center), and Death's Head Moth (right).  The black and white striped one isn't finished but it's so cute, I couldn't help but include it.  These are going to be invitations for a ladies tea!  Each guest will receive a hat box (made using my Cricut) with one of the little couture witch hats inside:

The tag was also made using the Cricut.  It was my first "print then cut" project!

I'm debating whether or not to color up the logo.  I'm also trying to decide how the party details will be conveyed.  I'm leaning toward tucking a small card inside the box with the logo on the front.  My favorite hat is the Death's Head Moth!

It has a black tulle veil and the moths are actually sporting a skull head embellishment (Darice)!

The moth was cut using the Cricut Art Nouveau cartridge and I layered gray and black Bazzill card stock so I could lift the wings.

The Deadly Nightshade hat has a beaded spider that I made from glass beads:

The spiderweb was cut on the Cricut.  I like the idea of the Murder of Crows hat but it's not couture enough - LOL!  But seriously, after looking at the pictures, I want to see if I can add a little more to it. I love the idea of it so hopefully I can come up with something to improve it.  The crows and branches were cut on my Cricut and the feathers are from Spellbinders dies.

I'm also hoping that 3 crows constitutes a murder otherwise I guess I just have an attempted murder - hahahaha.  Each crow has red embellished eyes.  The fuzz you see is from the felt; I didn't realize how much it pills - bummer!

Have a great week!

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