Create a spooky Witch Hat using our fun Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial. Add them to bows, clips, headbands, and embellish them with whatever you’d like!
Hi! It’s me again, Brittany from Crafty Mischief.
Today I’m going to share a spooky and sweet Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial. This hair clip is the perfect accessory for your little witch’s cute Halloween outfits!
~ Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial ~
12″ length of 1 1/2″ Black Solid Grosgrain
(or 8″ length of 3″ Black Solid Grosgrain)
3 1/2″ length of 7/8″ Periwinkle Solid Grosgrain
3 1/2″ length of 7/8″ Candy Corn with Dot Halloween Printed Ribbon
3 1/2″ length of 7/8″ Orange/Black Jester Halloween Printed Ribbon
3 1/2″ length of 7/8″ Black with White Polka Dot Ribbon
3 1/2″ length of 3/8″ Apple Green Solid Grosgrain
3 1/2″ length of 3/8″ Orange Solid Grosgrain + 8″ length of Orange Solid Grosgrain
3 1/2″ length of 3/8″ Black Solid Grosgrain + 4″ length of Black Solid Grosgrain
Double Prong Metal Clip
1 Orange Button
Heat Sealing Tool (optional)
Start by cutting your lengths of ribbon.
You can save the large black ribbon for later.
I cut the 3/8″ ribbon ends on an angle and 7/8″ ribbon ends in a v-cut.
You could also cut straight across, whatever you prefer.
Seal the ribbon ends with your preferred method.
I chose to cut and seal my ribbon in one step with the heating tool.
Lay out your ribbon and decide what order you want it to lay on your bow.
Double thread your needle with black thread and knot at the end.
Sew through the center of the ribbon and pull the ribbon all the way down to the knot.
Repeat this step with the remaining ribbon in the order you’ve chosen.
Sew back down through all of the layers.
Fold the bow accordion style.
Wrap the thread tightly around the center of the bow a few times and secure with a knot.
Line your clip with the 4″ length of 3/8″ black grosgrain.
Glue the bow to clip.
Now move on to the 1 1/2″ black grosgrain.
I used 1 1/2″ because it’s what I had, but the 3″ ribbon might make things easier, as it would cut out a step.
If you are using the 1 1/2″ ribbon you will need three 4″ pieces, one for the hat and two for the brim.
If you are using the 3″ ribbon you will need two 4″ pieces, one for the hat and one for the brim.
Fold the ribbon in half to find the center.
Fold the corner over and begin rolling inward.
Continue rolling the ribbon into a cone shape.
Turn the ribbon to the side and cut off excess.
Add a line of hot glue down the edge of the ribbon and hold until dry.
Seal the raw ribbon edge with your preferred method.
Lay the remaining 2 pieces of ribbon flat down and tape together to secure temporarily.
If you are using the 3″ ribbon you can skip this part.
Trace a circle onto the ribbon.
A circle template would work great, but if you’ve misplace yours like me
you can always use something fancy like a cooking spray lid!
You can just use a pen or pencil to do this. I’m only using a chalk marker here so the circle will show up better in the picture.
Cut the circle out.
You can do this with scissors or a heating tool.
Remove the tape and line the edge of one of the half circles with hot glue.
Carefully lay the edge of the other half circle just barely over the glue.
At this point it is helpful to use a clothespin to hold the circles together until the glue dries.
It will save your fingers from hot glue burns anyway!
Seal the edges of the circle with your preferred method.
Hot glue the base of the witch hat and secure it to the circle.
Cut 8″ of 3/8″ orange grosgrain.
In the picture the ribbon is black. That was before I pulled it off after I changed my mind to orange. What can I say? I’m fickle when it comes to ribbon!
Add a dot of hot glue to the back of the hat.
Wrap both ends of the ribbon around to the front and cross them over.
Secure with a dab of hot glue.
I know it looks like a gluey mess right now.
If your hat looks like mine go ahead and remove as much glue as you can.
If you still have any stubborn glue that won’t come off I’ll let you in on a little secret.
It’s called a blow dryer.
Just blow the hot air at the “glue strings” for about 30 seconds and those little strings will just melt away.
I just blew your mind!
You could be done with your hat at this point, but I thought it would look cute with a little bow in front.
I cut a 2″ length of the 7/8″ Candy Corn with Dot Halloween ribbon.
Seal the ends.
Fold the ribbon over with the ends overlapping in the back.
Thread your needle and sew through the center of the bow.
Fold accordion style and wrap the thread around the center of the bow.
Secure with a knot and tie off.
Hot glue the little bow over the orange ribbon in the center of the witch hat.
Glue a button over the bow.
Aww… isn’t that the cutest little witch hat ever???
To make it even cuter, glue the cute little hat to the stacked ribbon bow that you’ve already glued to the clip.
And you’re done!
I made this Mini Witch Ribbon Sculpture for my sweet niece’s first Halloween.
So cute it’s spooky!
You’ll have so much fun making this Mini Witch Ribbon Sculpture you won’t be able to stop at just one!
She’s ready to go to the pumpkin patch, the corn maze or a fall hay ride in style!
Happy Haunting friends!
Oh my goodness… cute!!! Thank you so much Britt for the Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial. I love all the different ones she made with netting and different colored ribbons. Your creativity can take you anywhere!
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