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Make a Miniature Witch's Hat and Broom
Steps in making a dolls house scale paper witch hat.

Steps in making a printable dolls house scale witch's hat from paper.

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Make a Miniature Witch's Hat The same instructions apply to all sizes. Fabric hats may need to be stiffened with interfacing.

  • Cut two circular hat brims from the printable sheet or your chosen fabric
  • Cut out the white centers.
  • Cut out the central cone for the hat.
  • Fold a 1/8 inch tab on one straight side of the cone.
  • Glue the remaining straight edge to the folded tab to form a peaked cone.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Insert the cone up through a hat brim, with the brim right side facing up. Fit the cone tight inside the brim.
  • Use sharp scissors to cut the base of the cone below the hat brim forming tabs. Do not cut above the hat brim.
  • Use tweezers to fold the tabs up against the underside of the hat brim as shown and glue them in place
  • Leave to dry.
  • Position the lower brim over the tabs and upper brim, lining up the holes in the center of the hat.
  • Glue the lower brim to the upper brim, covering the tabs (use fusable interfacing with fabric)
  • Set aside to dry.
  • Trim the brim edges so that the upper and lower brim match, and run a black marker around the brim to color any white edges

Make A Witches Broom

  • Cut a round toothpick or a bamboo skewer to the length you want and round off the ends.
  • Make loops of embroidery thread the length you want for your broom fronds by wrapping thread around two fingers.
  • Dip one end of the broom in pva glue and glue a line of one end of the loops around the broom base. Hint, if the witch will lean on the broom, leave the end of the wood just a bit shorter than the broom fronds that will cover it and glue the thread higher up the broom handle.
  • Set aside to dry. (only one end of the loops will be glued to the handle).
  • Use your fingers to coat a darker thread with glue, and wrap it around the handle over the glued loops to bind them in place.
  • Finish the broom by cutting evenly across the loose looped end of the threads and teasing the threads apart.

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