DIY Paper Witch Hat Craft + Halloween Mantel Decoration

Thinking of fun holiday crafts that can double as decorations? Why not try out this DIY paper witch hat craft that can spook up any Halloween mantel? This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create this paper witch hat.

There’s just something special about paper crafting that I love so much. It’s crazy that with paper or cardstock you can create pretty much anything!

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Paper Witch Hat Craft and our Halloween Mantel Decoration

In my previous post  Homemade Front Door Halloween Decoration, I mentioned that it was my first time decorating that big our house and in today’s post I’m sharing my very first mantel, Eeeek so excited to share with you our Paper Witch Hat Craft and Halloween mantel decoration. I’m so happy with how it turned out.

I’ve been really crafty lately and as much as I love my cutting machine I decided to share a few crafts that we can make with our hands without needing any machines, not even a computer {except for editing photos of it LOL}.

I must tell you, is so satisfying to get connected again with what our hands can do. It’s totally imperfect which is hard for me, but in the end, you see that the result is perfect anyway just because you put your heart into it.

It reminded me so much of when I was a teen. I used to create everything with my hands and using nothing but some supplies and my imagination. Computers were still in the Word Graphics stage so there was so little we could do with it besides those ugly banners with dot matrix printers, remember them??? LOL. I used to use any resource I could put my hands on to create what I had in mind.

dot-matrix printer from old days

So, inspired by those creative days of my life, I decided to create some halloween decor projects using only craft supplies, imagination, and my hands!

How to make this Paper Witch Hat Craft and Mantel

This craft is the perfect project to involve the kids. Teach them how to use scissors and and also to have some fun time with them.

Also works perfectly as part of your Halloween party decor such as party centerpieces,

Supplies:

Witch hat:

  • Black cardstock or construction paper or even craft foam.
  • Orange wrapping tissue
  • Glue
  • Pencil

The bats

  • Black origami paper
  • Adhesive tape

Mantel

  • Green wrapping tissue
  • Candles
  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Black marker
  • Plastic Spiders.

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Hot glue gun – if not working with kids.

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut the Witch Hat cone.

For this, Use black cardstock.

Use a corner of it to create the cone.

Decide the height it would have and then using a pin, thread, and a pen I make the circular shape that would give the cone shape.

It’s easy just tie one end of the thread to the pin and the other to the pen. Place the pin in the corner of your cone. Make the thread the same length as the height of your hat and then just draw a line from one side to the other tensing the thread.

Then make some zig-zag lines around the circular line. This is so you can glue the cone to the base of the hat.

Then cut.

The cardstock used for the Paper Witch Hat Craft

Step 2: Assemble the cone

Roll the hat into a cone; join sides and making sure they line up.

Glue both edges of the cone together to close it.

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Fold the triangles in the bottom of the cone inward.

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Step 3: Cut the base of the witch hat

Then using a pan lid I drew a larger circle than the diameter of the cone, and cut…

Hi there, smile!!!!

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Step 4: Create the beslt of the hat

I draw a belt buckle in black cardstock with a good size so it would look nice on the hat and cut it.

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Cut a strip of orange wrapping tissue paper long enough to go around the base of the cone and wide enough to fold it longwise twice.

Inserted one end of the strip in the buckle.

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I started to glue the orange strip from the other end on the base of the cone until it reached the buckle and glued it.

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Tadaaaa!!!

the Paper Witch Hat Craft almost finished

Then just as small detail, I made a small tassel from the same orange wrapping tissue and glued it behind the belt buckle too.

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Step 5: Assemble the paper witch hat

It’s time to assemble the hat. Add glue to each triangle in the flap and glued it in the center of the circle you cut before.

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There you go!!! Hat finished.

The Paper Witch Hat Craft finished and placed on the mantel

Step 6: Decorate your Halloween Mantel

Now it’s time to decorate the mantel.

Fold a bit the hat’s brim in the back so it would fit on the mantel. Put some spider on it and around it.

Cut some strips of green wrapping tissue to use as a base for the pumpkins and I draw eyes and mouths to the pumpkins.

Place a couple of candles next to the pumpkins and a bowl full of candies.

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I made some origami bats using 2 cute tutorials. You can check them HERE and HERE.

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I glued them to the wall with tape about in the middle of the mantel.

And the final touch was spreading spiders all over the mantel. On the hat, pumpkins, candles and even over the candy bowl.

There you go!!!! A cute, simple and handcrafted Halloween mantel decoration.

This is such a great Halloween craft for the whole family and kids will love it!

The mantel finished and decorated with the Paper Witch Hat Craft

More Halloween Crafts to Try

If you liked this witch hat craft tutorial, you might also love these other Halloween project ideas too:

✂️ Tutorial

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DIY Paper Witch Hat Craft + Halloween Mantel Decoration

Camila Rojas
Thinking of fun holiday crafts that can double as decorations? Why not try out this DIY paper witch hat craft that can spook up any Halloween mantel? This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create this paper witch hat.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course DIY & Craft, Holidays
Cuisine Halloween, Halloween craft, Paper Crafts
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Hot glue gun – if not working with kids.

Ingredients
  

Witch hat:

  • Black cardstock or construction paper or even craft foam.
  • Orange wrapping tissue
  • Glue
  • Pencil

The bats

  • Black origami paper
  • Adhesive tape

Mantel

  • Green wrapping tissue
  • Candles
  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Black marker
  • Plastic Spiders.

Instructions
 

STEP 1: CUT THE WITCH HAT CONE.

  • For this, Use black cardstock.
  • Use a corner of it to create the cone.
  • Decide the height it would have and then using a pin, thread, and a pen I make the circular shape that would give the cone shape.
  • It’s easy just tie one end of the thread to the pin and the other to the pen. Place the pin in the corner of your cone. Make the thread the same length as the height of your hat and then just draw a line from one side to the other tensing the thread.
  • Then make some zig-zag lines around the circular line. This is so you can glue the cone to the base of the hat.
  • Then cut.

STEP 2: ASSEMBLE THE CONE

  • Roll the hat into a cone; join sides and making sure they line up.
  • Glue both edges of the cone together to close it.
  • Fold the triangles in the bottom of the cone inward.

STEP 3: CUT THE BASE OF THE WITCH HAT

  • Then using a pan lid I drew a larger circle than the diameter of the cone, and cut…

STEP 4: CREATE THE BESLT OF THE HAT

  • I draw a belt buckle in black cardstock with a good size so it would look nice on the hat and cut it.
  • Cut a strip of orange wrapping tissue paper long enough to go around the base of the cone and wide enough to fold it longwise twice.
  • Inserted one end of the strip in the buckle.
  • I started to glue the orange strip from the other end on the base of the cone until it reached the buckle and glued it.
  • The Paper Witch Hat Craft almost finished
  • Then just as small detail, I made a small tassel from the same orange wrapping tissue and glued it behind the belt buckle too.

STEP 5: ASSEMBLE THE PAPER WITCH HAT

  • It’s time to assemble the hat. Add glue to each triangle in the flap and glued it in the center of the circle you cut before.
  • There you go!!! Hat finished.

STEP 6: DECORATE YOUR HALLOWEEN MANTEL

  • Now it’s time to decorate the mantel.
  • Fold a bit the hat’s brim in the back so it would fit on the mantel. Put some spider on it and around it.
  • Cut some strips of green wrapping tissue to use as a base for the pumpkins and I draw eyes and mouths to the pumpkins.
  • Place a couple of candles next to the pumpkins and a bowl full of candies.
  • I made some origami bats using 2 cute tutorials. You can check them HERE and HERE.
  • I glued them to the wall with tape about in the middle of the mantel.
  • And the final touch was spreading spiders all over the mantel. On the hat, pumpkins, candles and even over the candy bowl.
  • There you go!!!! A cute, simple and handcrafted Halloween mantel decoration.
Keyword diy halloween paper witch hat craft, diy paper hat craft

What do you think, my lovely readers??? I would love to hear your thoughts and what have you done on your mantels in comments!!!

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