How to Make A Soda Bottle Witch For Your Halloween Decor
This enchanting soda bottle witch is perfect for Halloween home decor, a table centerpiece, or a bewitching party accent.
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Time to think about Halloween decorations. This enchanting soda bottle witch is perfect for Halloween home decor, a table centerpiece, or a bewitching party accent. Whether you prefer saying soda bottle or pop bottle, one thing we can agree on is that this little witch is charming and will be a conversation piece at any Halloween party.
Blitsy has a whole new twist on the term "witching hour" by turning it into "crafting hour". We also have some templates and a tutorial to help get you rockin' your DIY Halloween home decor. So pull out those bottles from the recycling bin and let's start crafting. Who knew soda bottles could be so much fun?
Echo Park Hocus Pocus 12" x 12" Collection Kit ( includes sticker set)
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies - Fancy Framed Tags 4
Spellbinders Tool N' One
White Gel Pen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Black Tulle (or ribbon)
Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Inkssentials Replacements Blending Foams
Beacon 3 in 1 Adhesive
Here are some more close ups of this charming soda bottle witch!
Here are the instructions for making your own Soda-Bottle witch:
Cut the cone shape and two circles from the template provided at the end of this post. The cone shape will be the top of the hat and the circles will be used to create the brim of the witches hat.
The templates come in two sizes - the large hat fits on top of a 2liter soda pop bottle. The small hat fits over a small 20 or 16 ounce bottle.
Trace the small circle onto the larger circle. Make sure it is centered. I used a white gel pen to assist me.
Draw some pie shaped lines on the smaller circle. They do not need to be perfect or evenly spaced lines, they are only guides. These lines will become tabs to help secure the top of the witches hat in place. Cut the pie shapes from the center to the edge of the small circle. Do NOT cut the tabs off. You are only cutting the pie shaped lines.
Now time to assemble the cone. Match Corner A to the notch in the template. I used both tape and glue to secure in place.
Place the cone over the hat brim. Flip over and start glueing or taping the tabs down inside the hat to secure the cone. I do prefer to use both glue and tape in this step as well.
No worries if your cone doesn't fit perfectly onto the brim. Do what I do...add an embellishment to cover up all those imperfections - a crafter's crafty secret!
Time to add a hat band. Using the template provided at the end of this post, cut the strips for the hat band. Glue onto the hat. To add layers to your hat band, simply cut the hat band out a few times from different paper. There is only one hat band template.
Time to decorate. I used a die from Spellbinders as a sort of hat buckle or main focal piece. When working with dies, I love to have my Spellbinders Tool N'One handy to help release and remove the paper from the metal die. Delicate dies can be frustrating. Sometimes the delicate paper pieces are difficult to remove from the die but the Tool N'One makes die cutting so much easier and frustration free.
Add stickers from the Echo Park Hocus Pocus collection, tulle, floral berries, and embellishments of choice to gussy up the hat. Stickles, glitter, flowers, ribbon, trim, black lace...all wonderful embellishments as well.
Select the soda-pop bottle you will use and tie raffia to the bottle. This will be the hair of the witch.
Here is the completed Soda Bottle Witch
Here is a second hat
Cut the pieces using the handy template provided at the end of this blog. Make sure you cut the tabs in the large circle piece. I added some accents also with Black Soot Distress ink.
Add the hat bands and cover all the gaps in the base of the hat with black tulle. Tie a pretty bow to hide any imperfections.
Cut witch from Echo Park paper.
Flip paper cutout witch over and glue on some pieces of wood skewer to secure the paper cut out and support it for more durability. You can use tooth picks as well.
I grabbed a sticker from the Echo Park Hocus Pocus collection set to use as a dimensional embellishment but I need to remove the stickiness. An easy way to remove the stickiness from stickers is to coat the sticker side with corn starch, powder, or flour .
I used foam tape to give the sticker some dimension on the hat. I colored in the edges of the foam tape with a black sharpie.
Here is the completed hat
Template for Small Soda Bottle Witch Hat
This is a template for the small hat for you to print and and use. There are two parts to this template. You will need 2 sheets of 12x12 paper for this project or two sheets of A4 paper. This link is for Part A (the brim of the hat) and here is the link for Part B ( the cone for the hat.)
Template for Large Soda Bottle Witch Hat