This project was created by Holli Long. To see more of Holli’s work visit her blog, Every Days A Holli Day.
I’ve always wanted to paint a witch’s hat for my yearly Halloween decorations. I found this little baby at Michaels and couldn’t resist! I decided to use the beautiful new Elegant Halloween trend to paint it. It’s a quick project, this one taking me just a couple of hours one morning.
I decided to basecoat the hat with Licorice to begin with, but definitely wanted the hat to be glittery silver when I was finished.
I double loaded a large flat brush with Light Gray and Silver Sterling and coated the entire hat. Every so often, I would pick up a little bit of Gunmetal Gray to add to the mix.
When it was dry I painted three light coats of Silver Extreme Glitter over the entire surface.
I freehanded these swirls with a liner brush, using Metallic Sequin Black. This paint is thin enough that I didn’t have to add water to it to make these beautiful swirls.
I used hot glue to add the ribbon and bat as embellishments.
Elegant Witch’s Hat Centerpiece Supplies:
Folk Art® Acrylic Colors: 424 Light Gray, 928 Licorice
Folk Art® Metallic Colors: 662 Metallic Silver Sterling, 667 Gunmetal Gray
Folk Art® Extreme Glitter: 2787 Silver
Paper Mache Witch’s Hat, large flat brush, liner brush, orange sheer ribbon, black rick rack, black bat with glittery wings embellishment