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Maker Moments: Hats Off for Halloween

Welcome back to Maker Moments! Although I was off for a week (only on the blog), I did not slow down on creating.  🙂 I was inspired by a piece of packaging I saw and began to create this hat as a cool party favor. (It’s funny how I can’t remember when all my bills are due but I can definitely access all the dies that we have at Spellbinders when it comes to making. Lol!) Anyway, I hope you enjoy this quick tutorial on putting together a Halloween hat.

You will need the following supplies:

Black cardstock (or a black print, you choose!)

Silver-glittered paper

Clear plastic/cellophane/acrylic


Ribbon and embellishments of your choice

Candy of your choice

Spellbinders® What’s the Point Contourâ„¢ Die-#SR-017

Spellbinders Standard Circles Nestabilities®-S4-116

Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Nestabilities® SM-S4-130

Spellbinders Platinumâ„¢ Machine-PL-001

Robo Star by Seth Apter for Spellbinders-S3-230


Die-cut What’s the Point pieces from black cardstock. Adhere one of the sides together.

Choose one of the sides and die-cut a rectangle using the smallest rectangle from the Rectangles Nestabilities set. This will create the window. Hand-cut a piece of cellophane or plastic large enough to cover the rectangle. Adhere to inside of hat. Adhere the last side of the hat together. Insert candy and close lid. Die-cut a larger circle from  black cardstock using the Circle Nestabilities set and adhere to bottom of hat. Die-cut a star from silver-glittered paper. Embellish hat with ribbon and doo-dahs.

*TIP: I purchased some of my decorative pieces from the cake decorating store. Super cute and inexpensive!

**TIP 2: You CAN die-cut a star for the window too! I used Seth Apter’s Star die and then again, cut enough cellophane to cover the space.

So there you have it! That didn’t take too long. I think they look so cute nestled together. What have you been up to? I would love to take a peek at your creativity!






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