Add a bit of whimsy to your Halloween Porch decorations this year with these Floating Witch Hat luminaries! They even light up, making them a fun and only slightly eerie Halloween decorating idea. If you like this project, you might also like this DIY Halloween Wreath tutorial or this N0n-Candy Halloween Treat Idea
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Halloween Witch Decorations; Light Up Hats
Our front porch has a section that is long and narrow. It’s not quite wide enough for furniture, but I still love to decorate it. Last Christmas I hung giant stars from the ceiling of that section of the porch- (click here to see the stars hung at Christmas)
…..and it always made me smile a little bit when I’d drive by at night and find them lit up.
Building on that same idea, this year for Halloween I’ve hung floating Witch’s light up hats along the porch… btw, is it Witch’s Hat as in a hat that belongs to a witch? Or is it Witches Hat as in multiple Witches with hats?? I’m not sure, I think both so if you disagree I apologize for my grammatical infraction in advance.
The Halloween Hats project is really simple and I think adds a fun an unexpected element to our front porch. Let me show you how to do it.
Supplies for Hat Light:
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Inexpensive Witch Hats (mine were purchased locally, you can find similar avail on Amazon)
LED light sticks – (linking to the product category on Amazon, not the specific item since the sellers keep raising the prices based on clicks from this post, you want an LED light stick with a clip that is battery powered and lightweight. )
How to hang the Halloween Hats:
How to make the Witch Hats Float:
After you’ve figured out where you’d like the Witches hats to hang, attach one command hook to the ceiling in each spot. Let the hook set up for about 10-15 minutes.
String about 2-3 feet of fishing line onto the needle. Feed the needle through the point of the Witch hat on the outside of the hat. Bring the fishing line through to the interior of the hat. DO NOT pull all the fishing line through the hat, leave it on the outside of the hat.
Remove the needle and tie the fishing line around a safety pin.
How to make Light Up Hats:
Use the safety pin to attach a light stick, it can be LED or the temporary kind you can find at Halloween in stores. Just make sure it’s lightweight. I’ve had readers tell me that they used glow sticks or tea lights. UPDATE: Since this post was first written, the quality and brightness of LED lights have improved greatly. You should be able to find a lightweight LED light easily.
I turned mine on and off each night. I did not plan for them to last all of October without burning out. Also, one year I only turned them on during Halloween night.
Now just tie a loop at the end of the fishing line on top of the hat and hang it on the command hook.
You can adjust the height as you like. Even though we did this on our front porch I think it would be adorable inside of the house too!
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UPDATE 2016: LOOK how cute they are on Ali Edwards Front Porch (image from Instagram) !!!
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If you love to quilt, check out my Halloween Witch Hat Quilt Pattern: