Follow my easy step by step tutorial and make your own Witches Hat Wreath using all dollar store supplies.
Welcome to the August Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to make a Deco Mesh Witch Hat Wreath inspired by THIS PIN.
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I was smitten by these cute Witches Hat Wreath projects I kept seeing on Pinterest. We are not into the scary or goulish Halloween decor and are not in the habit of decorating for Halloween at all. We lived out in the country for seventeen years where no one dares to travel on Halloween. Now that we are in the new home in a neighborhood that is all different.
Dollar Tree Supplies for Witches Hat Wreath
- 2 Rolls purple mesh
- 2 Rolls orange mesh
- 2 Rolls of orange ribbon
- 2 Rolls of black ribbon
- 1 Roll orange and black chevron ribbon
- 1 set of fabric witches legs
- Purple pipe cleaners
- Small piece of black ribbon for the hat belt
- Hot Glue
This is a really fun project so let’s get started!
Watch the video first, it’s only 2 minutes. If you are a visual learner like me, watching the video then seeing the still photos of the steps will make the process easy to understand.
Do not be intimidated by making a deco mesh wreath! You can do it! Lets get started!
Preparing the hat
Remove all of the decor from the hat frame. Scissors work well to cut the garland off. Once it is all removed, you will have a plastic frame.
Notice the little things on the sides which poke out. Using snips, cut those off on the side of the hat only. There is no need to cut them from the bottom as they cannot be seen and are not in the way there. We are removing them from the side in order to wrap the top of the hat.
Now it is time to dress up the top part of the hat. I selected this pretty black and orange chevron pattern because it adds a bit of whimsy and I do love a little whimsy!
Matching the pattern is really not hard at all. Just be very careful when you turn it over to add the hot glue. After adding the glue to one side on the back, double check the alignment before adding the glue to the other side of the ribbon.
This process is much easier and quicker if you cut all of the ribbon and mesh first.
Begin by cutting all of the mesh into 30 inch lengths. It will curl up and that is fine. I kept my two colors in two different piles so that alternating them onto the wreath hat would be an easier process.
Next cut all of the ribbon into 9″ lengths. I used two different ribbon patterns. The orange pumpkin ribbon was tied onto the purple mesh and the black sheer ribbon was tied onto the orange mesh.
Place the stacks of 9 inch strips next to the mesh you plan to attach it to. Keeping the colors together makes the process well organized easier to accomplish.
Watch the video to see how to create each bow. Basically for this particular deco mesh wreath I used the scrunch and pinch method.
Stretch out the 30 inch piece of mesh in front of you. It may curl some but that is okay. Using both hands, gather and pinch the mesh pulling it towards you. Continue to pull and pinch in small sections until you reach the end. Pinch the bunch together tightly between your fingers.
While holding the bunched up mesh, place the cut ribbon on top and pinch it with the mesh.
Now use a pipe cleaner like a twist tie to hold it all together. You can cut all of your pipe cleaners in half as you will only need a small piece.
Putting it all together
Finally it is time to put all of those deco mesh bows onto the hat!
It is simply a matter of wrapping the pipe cleaner around the hat form as shown. Spread the out to your own preference. You will want to fluff and adjust each bow as you add it to the form.
I made one big bow using a total of three all tied together for the top of the hat.
Finally I tied a pipe cleaner to the back to use as a hanger. This Deco Mesh Witches Hat Wreath is super lightweight so a pipe cleaner is perfect for a hanger.
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