FloraCraft® Witch Hat and Moon Wall Art

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Witch Hat and Moon Wall Art

Turn your wall into a resemblance of the Halloween night sky with the FloraCraft® Witch Hat and Moon Wall Art.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time.
  • 2
    Use the Black marker to draw the curve of the hat brim along the 36 inch side of a foam sheet. The middle widest portion of the brim should be about 10 inch across. In the opposite remaining corners draw the sloping silhouettes of the top portion of the hat as shown. Cut the hat pieces from the foam using the foam cutter or serrated knife.
  • 3
    Build the framing for the hat by gluing the two top portions of the hat to the back center of the brim. Glue them at a 90 degree angle to one another angling out from the center of the brim as shown.
  • 4
    Cover the entire hat with strips of Midnight Madness duck tape. Be sure to overlap the tape for a secure hold. Use the top portion of the hat frame as a guide and fill in the shape with strips of tape.
  • 5
    Cut a 46 inch length of Black deco mesh and pin one edge along the front edge of the hat brim. Wrap the deco mesh across the top of the hat brim. Use scissors to trim the deco mesh around the top of the hat and at the back edge of the brim. Secure the deco mesh in place with pins.
  • 6
    Gather the end of the Black deco mesh together and pin it to the hat base. Wrap the deco mesh up the hat, pinning as you go to hold. Leave about a 6 inch tail of deco mesh hang from the tip of the hat. Insert a 12 inch length of wire into the tip of the hat. Twist the wire around the 6 inch tail of Black deco mesh and create a hook at the end of the wire to hang the rhinestone as shown.
  • 7
    Glue a length of Spool O' Ribbon Orange across the front of the hat brim to conceal the pins. String the rhinestones onto the monofilament line and hang from the tip of the hat with pins.
  • 8
    Glue a length of 2 inch Black and Orange Simply Fall ribbon around the base of the top of the hat. Spray paint the maple picks Black. Be sure to hold the can at least a foot away from the pick, applying light coats. Let one coat dry before applying the next to achieve your desired shade. Arrange the branches, leaves and twigs onto the hat brim as shown and pin in place.
  • 9
    Draw a large crescent moon shape onto the other foam sheet with Black marker. Draw several stars of different shapes and sizes onto the remainder of the sheet. Following the instructions on the package carefully, use the StyroCutter® Plus to cut out the moon and stars. Hold the blade at a 90 degree angle to the foam to ensure a straight even edge.
  • 10
    Completely cover the front and sides of the moon with the copper sheeting and glue in place. Starting about 3 inch up from the tip of the moon, wrap coils of copper wire to cover all the way to the tip. Coil a hook at the tip to hold the rhinestone.
  • 11
    Paint the stars Silver. Sprinkle the stars with Silver glitter before the paint dries. The paint will secure the glitter in place as it dries. String rhinestones onto monofilament line and pin to the stars. Hang the stars from the hat brim using the straight pins. Add glue to the pins before inserting for a more secure hold.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Sheet 12 inch x 36 inch x 1 inch 104179438 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 25 yard Metallic Black 104570297
  • Duck Tape® 1.88 inch x 20 yard Roll Midnight Madness 104143065
  • My Studio™ Plaid® Acrylic Craft Paint 16 oz. Silver 100365546
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foil Sheet 36 gauge 12 inch x 24 inch Copper 104149102
  • Nicole™ Crafts Ultra Fine Premium Glitter 2 oz. Sterling Silver 104559001
  • Darice® Craft Designer™ Wire 16 gauge 7 yard Copper 104540860
  • Darice® Craft Designer™ Wire 16 gauge 7 yard Black 104386255
  • Nicole™ Crafts Simply Halloween Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 10 yard Mix 4 104755503
  • Offray® Spool O' Ribbon Orange 100392107
  • Nicole™ Crafts Fall Glitter Twig Pick Orange or Black 2 Assorted 104604089 (Black)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Fall Pick Pumpkin
  • Berry and Maple 2 Assorted 104724347
  • Design Master® Colortool® 12 oz. Spray Paint Flat Black 104180265
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestones 120 pc. Round Amber 7 mm 104240531
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestones 144 pc. Round Amber 5 mm 104240517
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestones 120 pc. Round Crystal 7 mm 104240528
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestones 120 pc. Round Crystal 8 mm 104240541
  • Beadalon® SUPPLEMAX™ 0.010 inch x 164 feet Monofilament Illusion Cord 104737493
  • Cousin® rhinestonery Basics® 180 pc. Head Pins Silver 104563082
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311 or Serrated Knife
  • Styro Cutter® Plus 104183609
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Sharpie® Permanent Marker Fine Point Black 104128524
  • Scissors