Continuing with my Gothic Halloween theme, I dressed up a gold leafed skull I made last year. I mean who doesn't make a top hat for a skull?
My camera battery was dead while I was making this hat but it's a pretty simple construction.
- Heavy scrapbook paper...cover weight or light chipboard weight. I used a chipboard weight glitter paper
- Strong adhesive or hot glue gun. I used Sookwang double sided tape or the "red liner" double sided tape works as well.
- Embellishments ( I really just raided my stash for this)
To make the basic hat, I cut a circle in proportion to the head, with a slightly smaller circle for the top, and then a rectangle large enough to fit the circumference of your circle. Pinterest
has lots of tutorials and all of the basic construction is the same.
The fun part is in the embellishments. I used some leftover tulle, paper roses and rolled paper roses that I made from scraps in my stash, along with leftover bits of ribbon and trim and a couple of glittered leaves.
Mr. Skully needed a friend so I hooked him up with Mrs. Pumpkin, a glittery ceramic pumpkin I picked up for 60% off at Michaels. I decided rather than alter her permanently, I'd just give her a costume to wear that can be removed and she can stay on my mantel through Thanksgiving.
For this, I just used a black masquerade mask (Creatology, Michaels) and added a nose made from glitter and metallic scrapbook paper, more rolled paper roses, and glitter leaves. Her "eyelashes" are black adhesive rhinestones!
BOO! Don't they look ready to go to a Halloween Ball ?