Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner? I only blinked once and it's staring me in the face. I need to get busy decorating my house. Yes, I'm the crazy lady down the street that decorates everything for Halloween and if you leave anything standing still it will be decorated too. I love Halloween. So I'm super excited to be sharing this project and giveaway with you. So let's get to it. This post is picture heavy, you have been forewarned.
And one lucky person is going to win a $20 SVG Attic Gift Certificate to get them started on their Holiday Projects! The winner will be announced Friday September 25th on my blog.
Just leave a comment below to have your name added to the draw.
Here are the lights hanging over my dining room window. I dressed them up with burlap(to cover the cord) and orange tulle and ribbon(to hold the burlap in place).
1 - Strand of Battery Operated Lights
20 pcs. - 6x6 Papers
4 - 8.5"x11" pcs. of Vellum
Ink for Brims (optional)
Daubers for ink
Burlap and Ribbon (optional)
You may want to checkout the tutorial of the Midnight Witch Hat Box to familiarize yourself
with the pieces.
Once you load the Midnight Witch Hat cut file into your software you will need to size it to fit
6x6 papers.(If you are using 6x6 papers) If you are using a different size paper the assembled hat is approximately 3in. in height. I arranged mine to cut four hats at once.
IF YOU ARE USING DOUBLE SIDED PAPER YOU ONLY NEED ONE
BRIM(circle). MY PAPER IS ONLY PATTERNED ON ONE SIDE SO I OPTED FOR
TWO BRIMS GLUED TOGETHER. WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE LIGHTS YOU DON'T SEE WHITE ON THE UNDERSIDE.
You can see my 6x6 papers lined up on my mat.
This is after cutting.
You will need the strand of lights in front of you. It helps to stretch them out across
your work area, if you have room.
First, I cut all the bases out of vellum. I started assembling these while
the machine was busy cutting the rest of the hat.
You can make fast work of this if you have two mats.
I assembled the bases and set them aside.
As my hats came off the machine I started gluing the two brims together (if you are using double sided paper you can skip this step). And inking the brims so no white showed. You don't have to do this, I just prefer it.
Now I have all my hats cut, the brims glued together and the vellum bases are attached to the brims.
It should look like this at this point.
(I have a tealight in this one)
I'm ready to start assembling the hats
around the lights. First, cut the tip of each hat off. This allows enough room for the cord.
Lay the light on the top part of the hat and assemble.
Once you have the top of the hat assembled around the light you can attach the bottom to complete the hat. Be sure to use adhesive to hold them together. The lights will be hanging and this will ensure your hats stay together.
Now you only 19 hats to go!