Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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 ~

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Supplies:

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
Needle
Black Thread
Scissors
Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Heat Sealing Tool (optional)

Start by cutting your lengths of ribbon.
You can save the large black ribbon for later.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Repeat this step with the remaining ribbon in the order you’ve chosen.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Sew back down through all of the layers.

Fold the bow accordion style.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Wrap the thread tightly around the center of the bow a few times and secure with a knot.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Fold the corner over and begin rolling inward.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Continue rolling the ribbon into a cone shape.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Turn the ribbon to the side and cut off excess.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Add a line of hot glue down the edge of the ribbon and hold until dry.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Cut the circle out.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You can do this with scissors or a heating tool.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Remove the tape and line the edge of one of the half circles with hot glue.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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!

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Seal the edges of the circle with your preferred method.

Hot glue the base of the witch hat and secure it to the circle.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Wrap both ends of the ribbon around to the front and cross them over.
Secure with a dab of hot glue.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I know.
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.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Thread your needle and sew through the center of the bow.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Fold accordion style and wrap the thread around the center of the bow.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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???

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

To make it even cuter, glue the cute little hat to the stacked ribbon bow that you’ve already glued to the clip.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

And you’re done!

I made this Mini Witch Ribbon Sculpture for my sweet niece’s first Halloween.

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

So cute it’s spooky!

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You’ll have so much fun making this Mini Witch Ribbon Sculpture you won’t be able to stop at just one!

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

She’s ready to go to the pumpkin patch, the corn maze or a fall hay ride in style!

Witch Hat Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - so easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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!

The Ribbon Retreat is your one-stop-shop for all things ribbon! (and so much more!) Check out our Halloween Ribbon and our huge selection of Solid Grosgrain Ribbon to make your own witch hat ribbon sculptures. We even carry 3″ Solid Grosgrain.

See more of Brittany at Crafty Mischief. She has the cutest ideas from sewing, bows, parties, kids crafts, holidays… the list goes on and on. Plus she is so awesome, you’ll love her! Stop on over and say Hi!

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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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11 Comments

  1. Lora Anderson
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the witch hat tutorial. That is soo very cute!

  2. Havalah
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness, that is just too cute! I need to make one for my neice

  3. Kim Edwards
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    THANKS SO MUCH !!! Thanks you for the knowledge to blow those dreadful hot glue strings. You are my hero !! Thanks and God bless you and yours

  4. Amy
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I don’t see where you specified the lengths for the 1 1/2″ or 3″ ribbon. Am I missing something?

  5. Posted October 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Hi Amy! You will need 12″ of the 1 1/2″ ribbon OR 8″ of the 3″ ribbon. If you are using 1 1/2″ you will need three 4″ pieces, 1 piece for the witch hat and 2 pieces for the brim. If you are using the 3″ ribbon you will need two 4″ pieces, 1 piece for the witch hat and 1 piece for the brim. I hope that helps!

  6. Carolyn
    Posted October 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    It’s just too cute. Do you have a kit? I would love one. Thanks, Carolyn

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

      Hi Carolyn! We do not have a kit, but that is a great idea for next year! We will keep it in mind. If you are just looking for smaller lengths of ribbon, we do have ribbon mixes that might be to your liking. Here is a link to our Halloween Ribbon Mixes. Thanks! – Shirley :)

  7. tanisha
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    i had to make 4 of these. 2 for my girls and 2 for best friends daughters.

  8. Samantha
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    I just made this bow. Didn’t have the exact ribbon but it still turned out great. Thanks for sharing, my niece is going to LOVE it!

  9. Julie haney
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much! Going to ‘modify’ this a lil & make a Birthday party hat!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

      Sounds adorable! We’d love to see it when you’re done. Thanks for sharing! – Shirley :)

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