Today in the wreath shop we’re making this fun Witch Hat! Just a few simple supplies and you can turn this into the focal point of your Halloween decor this season. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you click a link and make a purchase, I could earn a few pennies in commission. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Simple Burlap Witch Hat Wreath Tutorial
In this how to video, I’m sharing how to make a Simple Burlap Witch Hat Wreath! Can you believe we’re using a wire easel as the base? Use any colors that say Halloween to you and make one for you and one for a friend! Here’s how:
- Wire Easel – Michael’s
- Plastic Canvas Mesh
- Florist Wire
- Greenlee wire cutters
- Bolt Cutters
- Pipe cleaners
- Burlap Deco Mesh
- Paddle wire
- Ribbon (2)
- Deco Flex Tubing
- Halloween floral picks
- Ryobi Hot Glue Gun
- Bowdabra (Optional)
How to Make a Simple Burlap Witch Hat Wreath:
- First, prep the plastic canvas mesh by cutting to a 13″ x 6″ size.
- We’re using the easel as the base for this project. Cut off the brace that keeps the easel open and the long back leg using bolt cutters. Watch your fingers!
- Before attaching the mesh to the easel, insert pipe cleaners through the mesh holes. Note: See video for pipe cleaner locations in the mesh.
- Next, attach the mesh to the easel with florist wire in several places.
- Now we’ll work on the top. Unravel your burlap mesh and start by folding a flap of the mesh over the top of the easel. Note: I tried using regular Deco Mesh (not burlap) and it was a little too thin.
- Cut a piece of paddle wire and attach wire through the mesh and around the frame. Tie off one end of the wire to one side of the frame.
- Start wrapping mesh around the frame while working down. Cut a new piece of wire and attach wire through the mesh and around the other side of the frame.
- As you continue wrapping the mesh, weave the wire through the mesh each time around alternating sides. Note: You’re basically sewing the wire through the mesh as you go.
- Stop wrapping the mesh when you reach the plastic canvas. Finish sewing the wire through the mesh and tie off the excess ends. Then cut off the leftover burlap mesh.
- Next, take the end of the leftover burlap mesh in your hand about 3 inches down from the top. Then measure down 10 more inches. Fold it back onto itself, gather it in your hand and attach with a pipe cleaner to the plastic canvas.
- Continue gathering sections and attaching with pipe cleaners across to the right. Then work your way down and back left. Gathering the burlap mesh and attaching each time. The bottom piece should be fairly flat.
- When you are happy with the burlap mesh and the shape of the hat, cut off the excess material and tuck it in with one of the pipe cleaners.
- You can now tidy up by cutting off the legs of the easel that are not in use and any extra mesh that is showing at the bottom. Note: You can hot glue silk flower leaves or something similar to cover the canvas mesh on the back to give a finished look.
- Now it’s time to make your bows! I used 11 inch loops for my patterned ribbon and slightly smaller loops for my solid ribbon and attached them together to make one bow. Attach that using the pipe cleaners. I also added a black Deco Flex Tubing bow on top of the ribbon.
- Continue making and adding bows for every pipe cleaner. Trim the excess pipe cleaners when done.
- Lastly, add Halloween picks using hot glue to attach them in the burlap mesh.
How to Make a Simple Burlap Witch Hat Wreath Video…
Isn’t this a fun project? You could also make a Santa hat, a Scarecrow hat and more!
Do you decorate for Halloween? What do you put on your door?
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