Halloween is right around the corner! Are you looking for a unique, slightly spooky way to decorate your mantel or shelves this fall? I've got a cute idea for you that is easy to make using a little decoupage, black paint, foam cones and, of course, black glitter!
Let me show you how I made this fun and festive DIY Halloween flying witch hat garland.
I love how it looks against my white shelves in my kitchen. With a couple of white pumpkins, I have a simple, yet slightly whimsical, display for the holiday.
DIY Halloween Garland
- 6 small foam cones
- 6 small wooden circles
- Black craft paint
- Black glitter
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Decorative craft paper
- Orange washi tape or ribbon
- Orange colored embroidery floss or thin ribbon
- Thin wire
- Bamboo skewer (or other thin, pointed tool)
Paint the foam cones and wooden circles with 1-2 coats of black craft paint. Allow that paint to dry.
Using your wooden circles as a template, trace and cut out circle shapes from the craft paper. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to one side of the wooden shapes and press the paper circle down on top of the wood surface. Smooth out any bubbles as the glue dries. Apply another coat of Mod Podge over top of the paper to seal it down.
Brush a coat of Mod Podge over the foam cones and sprinkle with a coat of black glitter. Allow that to dry and then apply another coat of decoupage over the glitter to seal it down.
If you desire a band on your hats, then wrap yarn, ribbon or washi tape around the base of the cone and secure it to the cone with a coat of decoupage.
Brush a liberal amount of Mod Podge onto the center of the wooden circle (on the side withOUT paper). Press the glittered cone shape down onto the glue and allow it to dry.
Take your skewer and poke a hole at the top of each witches hat. Create a needle using a piece of wire and use that to thread your embroidery floss or ribbon through the holes. Tie the floss loosely after you thread it through each hat before you add the next one.
Hang your garland and enjoy this Halloween season!