Hello Crate Paper friends! Lorilei here today sharing a Halloween decor project using the super cute Hey Pumpkin collection! I love the cute little witch included in the collection and made a project just for her!
I started with two soft cover books from the thrift store. I gave them both a coat of gesso and let that dry and then covered the larger book with black acrylic paint and the second book got a coat of turquoise paint. I love the pop of mint green in the Hey Pumpkin collection and used that as inspiration. Once the books were dry, I added the “Spellin’ Book” title to the black book with the Spellbound alpha Thickers. I used the Hocus Pocus Thickers for the turquoise book, so cute and they fit perfectly!
Next up, I created a witch hat. I made a 3″ rosette using the candy corn paper to place between the brim and the cone of the hat. The brim is a black circle, and the cone is also made from black paper. The Scaredy Cat or Eeek paper work perfectly for a hat. To decorate the hat, I made a white tissue paper rosette, punched a scalloped circle shape and adhered the witch circle with foam adhesive for lots of dimension. I made a bow from tulle and black ribbon and popped a little silver bow from my stash on top. For a little touch of whimsy, I glued a fringy pom pom to the top of the hat!
No witch would be caught without her broom! I made a paper tassel by cutting a 12″ by 4″ piece of the Creepy Crawly paper. I folded it in half on the short side, used my American Crafts fringe scissors and clipped the 2″ by 12″ piece being careful to leave the top folded edge intact. I rolled up the fringe around a black and white straw, glueing the whole way and then fluffed it up!
To add a bit more fun, I adhered the super cute bat from the Hey Pumpkin Ephemera Pack to a thin piece of white wire. I tucked the end of the wire in between the pages of the book so he would look as though he was flying over the scene! One last touch for the witch hat – I adhered the Oct 31 2×2 square from the Pumpkin Spice paper onto a mini clothesline clip. I added another “flying” bat and clipped it to the hat!
This was a really fun project to put together and not difficult to do. I could see making loads of little witch hats to give as gifts or hang from a banner with brooms in between!! Thank you so much for joining me today! Wishing you the spookiest of Halloween’s!!