Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bewitchingly Vintage Witch Hats and A Giveway From Oriental Trading Company!

Vintagey Witch Hats

I continue to be drawn to more muted and vintage Halloween d├ęcor. I mentioned earlier that I was planning on switching up my mantle this year from Poe inspired to Shakespeare. It was the Three Witches from Macbeth that inspired this project.

It was perfect timing when the folks from Oriental Trading Company gave me the opportunity to review and play with some of their Halloween crafting goodies. This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading Company. Project idea and opinions are mine.

Oriental Trading Company

If you're not familiar with Oriental Trading Company or haven't been there in a while, in addition to a great selection of party supplies and project kids that are great for kids, they have really really expanded their crafting supply section. I was able to go through the ordering process which was straightforward and easy, and my shipment arrived quickly.

The hats themselves are not actually hats. They started out as these:

Paper Mache Cones

Plain paper mache cones. I covered them using torn and twisted kraft colored butcher paper and Mod Podge  and glued them to a cardboard circle base.

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Since I knew I wanted them to be old looking, I wasn’t precise and just kind of went over the form until it looked like a witch’s hat. When dry, painted with black paint. Now for the fun stuff!

Oriental Trading Co Papers

I chose some of the Halloween papers from Oriental Trading Company along with epoxy poison labels. I used the papers to make layered flowers that I scrunched and crumbled. After all, the witches from Macbeth would not be seen in pristine new hats.

Halloween Paper Flower

Using some of the die cuts and stickers I also received, I made accessories for my hats, keeping with a poison potion theme.

Witch's Brew Hat

Arsenic and Venom Hats

Waste not want not, so I used from of the scraps of paper to embellish the hats going around one of the cones, and one of the brims.

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Bewitching Hats

I had so much fun with these and cannot wait to play with some more of the goodies that were sent to me so check back!

The best part is,  one of you will get to play with some goodies of your own because the awesome folks at Oriental Trading Company are offering one of my readers the chance to win a $25 gift card to their site! It's easy to enter (using Rafflecopter) and winner will be announced next Tues ( 10/8). Good luck!

16 comments:

Netty said...

oh wow I would love to win these, you have made such a fab project with them Carol, Annette x

Crafty Lumberjacks said...

We love Oriental Trading and the hats look spooktacular!

Megan said...

We haven't even started decorating! I'll be lucky if I get the costumes done on time.

denice said...

LOve to decorate for Halloween Its my favorite Hoilday

Britni said...

I just started decorating for Halloween. This is the first year I've had time to decorate and I'm kind of going overboard.

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

Oh geez, I haven't even started decorating for Halloween!

Unknown said...

Just barely started...getting there! The hats are adorable, in a spooky way!

Unknown said...

I did a big entry display and I am DONE! No more halloween for me!

Unknown said...

I've started decorating for fall...though not Halloween. I have a party coming up in a few weeks; that will help get my rear in gear!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

I am NEVER done decorating for Halloween. ;) LOVE the how the witch hats turned out!

Carolyn said...

I am done decorating for Halloween... I think. Unless I decide to make more spooky goodies.

Charlie the Cavalier books said...

How smart!

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

I haven't even started!

Unknown said...

I'm almost laughing too hard to type an answer to your question! LOL Amy I done decorating? Um....not even close! LOL ;)

Heather said...

I'm done decorating! Love these witcheypoo hats!

PM said...

I haven't even started! It is that late ALREADY!!!!! Oh no!