Wednesday, October 19, 2016

It's thyme for Halloween My Pretties!

Who needs
if you have 

 "The HAT"

Today my pretties I am going to show you how to have the 


Witch Hat Box



 "A girl should be two things. Fabulous and Classy " ~ Coco Chanel

Park your BROOMS ......and

Lets head inside the STUDIO!

Welcome to my studio My Pretties!

Grab a hat, some brushes and paint and lets get started!

My Palette

Lamp Black

First base coat your hat with Lamp Black. 

I mix some Multi Purpose Sealer 1:1 with my paint for better coverage.

I always keep a supply of grunged tags on hand.
If you don't have a recipe to do this you can use mine.....My Pretty!

Click on the link for the RECIPE

I printed out on a piece of paper the words

" Custom outfits for your next Covern Meeting"

I tore around the edges of my printed sheets of paper.

***** Or use your can have your tag say anything! *****

Another idea!

Next I used a brush to spread DecoArt Decoupage onto the back of the sayings I had printed out.

I then smoothed the sayings on my grungy tags.

Let them dry well!

This next step is very important so your tags don't smear.

Spray them with Krylon Workable Fixative!

Once the fixative has dried completely brush the tops of your tags with DecoArt  Decopage.

Let dry completely......again!

You know what My Pretties???? 
So lets add some!

Let Dry!

Then I brushed on some Gold DecoArt Craft Twinkles

Eeeek! My Pretties!

Let's add some flowers and BLING!

Next I painted the outside of a paper mache box with a 1:1 ratio 
Lamp Black and Multi Purpose Sealer

Mix well with your palette knife

I painted the inside of the box and cover with DecoArt Bronze Dazzling Metallic

Let the inside of the box and cover dry completely!

I printed out the word HAT BOX on my computer.

Spray it with Krylon Fixative to set the lettering!

Spread glue on the back then center it on your box and smooth it out.

I then attached some brads to the four corners of the hat box sign.
( you can usually find the brads in the scrapbook section of your craft store.)

I used my Traditions Dome Blender to dry brush the sign to age it.

I then lightly brushed on some Orange Craft Twinkles here and there on the sign.

Did I tell you how much I like GLITTER?


I found these sheets of  "jewels" at Michaels.

I glued the "jewels" all around the rim of the box.

I tore 2 coordinating strips of fabric about 5" wide.
The length would depend on the size of your hat and how big a bow you want.

I drilled 2 small holes in the center of the hat one on top of the other.
I folded each of my strips of fabric in 1/2.  
Keep the frayed edges of the fabric facing UP.
Cinch the fabric in the center with your fingers, 
take a small piece of wire
thread it thru the holes you drilled gathering up the fabric. 

Twist the wire tightly on the inside of the hat to hold your fabric in place.

Now take the ends of the fabric and tie a bow in the back of your hat

I found the larger "jewel" at Michaels as well. It just so happened that the smaller "jewels " fit perfectly inside. I put one inside the other and glued them together.

I glued the "jewel" to the center front of the hat to hide the wire.
Next I glued the HAT to the TOP of the box. 
Let that set completely before proceeding to the next step!

I added some black silk flowers, black feathers and some glittered balls to the side of the hat. Tuck them behind the fabric sash and glue in place.

Tie on your tag!!

Eeeeek it is so BOO-ti-ful!

View of the back.

Side view

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial to make a witch hat box.

This project was inspired by Deb Antonick. 

Have fun making your own "Hat Box" and personalizing it with your own "style!"

DecoArt provided me with the paints to complete this project as part of their 
Helping Artist and Blogger Outreach Programs!

Thank you DecoArt!

Happy Painting 
My Pretties!



Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye