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. Ā šŸ™‚ 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

SpellbindersĀ® What’s the Point Contourā„¢ Die-#SR-017

Spellbinders Standard Circles NestabilitiesĀ®-S4-116

Spellbinders Classic Rectangles NestabilitiesĀ® SM-S4-130

Spellbinders Platinumā„¢ 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 Ā 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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Debi Adams

As far as she can remember, Debi has been crafting, creating and doing art in one form or another. Born and raised in Southern California and the mother of four grown daughters, Debi is an in-house Senior Creative Designer at Spellbinders. She considers herself an ā€œeclectic artistā€, dabbling in mixed-media, party dĆ©cor, paper crafting, painting, calligraphy, sewing, floral arranging, and everything in between. She has been featured in Somerset Studios, Where Women Cook and Where Women Create magazines. Though her passion is in creating art, she finds as much joy in giving it away. Her free time is spent junking, traveling, seeing her girls and new grandson and creating…art!


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