Hats Off to Halloween!

The Halloween hat featured in Close To My Heart’s Annual Inspirations book is to die for!  It is featured under the Scaredy Cat paper section, on the head of the cutest little girl ever.

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It occurred to me that this would make a terrific Halloween centerpiece. Luckily, Jeanette Lynton shared directions for making this hat on her blog

I’ve reposted it here:

Cone and Base
1. Attach two sheets of 12″ x 12″ B&T paper on top of two sheets of 12″ x 12″ cardstock. This double-sheet thickness is needed for extra stability in the cone of the hat.
2. Using tape, attach the two sheets of layered 12″ x 12″ papers together to form a 24″ length. Ensure that edges are precisely aligned.
3. Starting from one corner, roll the paper into a cone, adjusting to form your desired shape. Use a strong adhesive to hold it in place. Hats will measure differently according to how tight you roll your cone.
4. Cut the 11″ circle to form the base of the hat.
5. Center the cone on the base and trace the bottom of cone onto circle shape. Trace another circle within the first, about a 1/2″ smaller than the original.
6. Trim out innermost center circle, then use scissors to cut ½” slits approximately 1″ apart around the entire outer circle to create tabs. Fold tabs upward.
7. Staple, or adhere with a strong adhesive, the tabs into the cone, starting from where you would like the front of your hat to be.
1. Cut out spiderweb cupcake liners and trim off the tabs.
2. Attach four of the 2 ½” spiderweb liners underneath the base of circle so that the edges of the webs extend beyond the rim of the hat.
3. Attach the 2″ spiderweb liners along the top of the hat’s brim against the inner edges, near the cone.
1. Select where you would like the front of your hat to be and adhere the 2″ banner to it.
2. Adhere 1 ¼” banners overlapping the larger banner around the bottom of the cone.
3. Cut several ½” strips of B&T paper, pleat them, and attach them end to end on the bottom of the cone.
4. Cut out flowers, spiderweb, and vines from the Cricut® Artiste cartridge.
5. Use an embossing tool to mold the leaves of the branch shapes. Ink the edges with Slate ink using the sponge dauber.
6. Ink the edges of the flowers in Thistle and Sunset using the sponge dauber. Using your quilling tool, roll the flowers, adhere them closed, and add Sparkles to the center of each as desired.
7. Attach the spiderweb to the side of the cone and layer the floral arrangement on top of it.
8. Back the “Spooky” metal shape from your Scaredy Cat Complements with Thistle cardstock and add it to the floral arrangement.
Top of Hat
1. Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip of Thistle cardstock. Cut a 1″ notch every ¼”.
2. Using your quilling tool, roll the strip until the solid edge is small enough to fit into the hole at the top of the cone. Adhere it so it cannot unroll. Make sure the roll is small enough to fit into the top of the cone. If needed, trim the tip of the hat to allow more space for the topper.
3. Fit the curled hat topper into the hole at the top of the hat and secure with adhesive.
4. Using your quilling tool, roll the ¼” strips downward into tight curls.
5. Cut the ribbon into 3″ pieces, loop them, and adhere them individually to the top of the hat, arranging them in layers.
6. Add stars from the Scaredy Cat Assortment.
Embellish your hat with the Scaredy Cat Assortment, sequins from the Mini-Medley Accents black collection, Slate diagonal striped ribbon, or other accents of your choice.


Come join us on Friday evening, Oct 24rth or Sunday afternoon, Oct 26th to make these fabulous hats yourself.


When:  Friday evening, Oct 24rth at 7pm (wine and Hors D’oeuvres may be involved!) or

Sunday Oct 26th, 1 pm, if you’d like to join a group


If these dates don’t work for you, feel free to pick any evening or weekend time and come on over! The hat takes an hour or so to put together and I’m happy to visit with you anytime.


Cost: Free if you bring your own materials or $10 to cover the cost of materials if I provide them.
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or mariefarson@juno.com

Happy Haunting!!


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