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How-to: Creating Super Simple Witch Hats

A quick scrapbooking how-to for creating witch hats from simple shapes for fun Halloween themed layouts.

With Halloween just around the corner, that little creative monster in my brain gets a little excited. There is an abundance of creepy, crawly, spooky fun to be had on scrapbook pages and crafty projects!

Today I'm sharing a layout with some easy to make witch hats that are created from two simple shapes: a triangle and an oval.

Step #1 - Cut out the triangle.

Start with a rectangle. The rectangle sizes I used on my layout are:

green - 1-3/4 x 2-3/4"

black - 3 x 4"

orange - 4 x 6"

Find the center of the width of the rectangle. Draw a little dot at the top center of the rectangle. Use a ruler and draw a line from that dot in the center down to the left corner. Then a line from the dot down to the right corner. The last step is to cut along the lines. It’s as easy as can be!

Step #2 - Cut out the oval.

The oval sizes on my layout are:

green - 2-3/4 x 1/2"

black - 4-1/4 x 3/4"

orange - 6 x 1"

Step #3 - Adhere the triangle onto the center of the oval.

The bottom edge of the triangle is in the center of the oval, not all the way to the bottom edge of the oval.

Bonus tip: If you like to ink the edges of your paper, don't ink the bottom edge of the triangle. This will somewhat hide that edge and help it blend with the oval to look more like one piece.

Step #4 - Add some extra details to dress up your witch hat.

Some ideas are:

• a strip of patterned paper or washi tape across the lower portion

• twine or ribbon

• stitching

• brads, enamel dots, or Nuvo drops

• a decorative circle on the strip

• spiders

• words

• flowers

• other Halloween themed embellishments

I used three different designs on each hat.

On the green hat I added a small strip across the lower portion of the hat and then added a small, striped banner strip with a spider brad.

On the black hat I added a pleated, purple striped strip with some hand stitching.

On the orange hat I added a larger strip of patterned paper, a twine bow, and a spider dropping down with some hand stitching.

Supplies used: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Alphabet stickers: Echo Park; Stickers: Echo Park and Doodlebug; Brad: My Mind's Eye; Flourish Rubons: BasicGrey; Ink: Prima Fluid Chalk Ink; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

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Love the witches hats. I know what I’ll be trying out tonight.

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