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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Witch Hat String of Lights with Lisa



Hello everyone! Lisa, from In the Crafting Cave with Lisa, sharing with you today! 
Last Friday I posted the Trio of Witch Hats and mentioned using the Midnight Witch Hat from the SVG Attic Halloween Soiree Collection to decorate a string of lights. Well, I'm happy to 
be sharing that project with you today!

SVG Attic Halloween Soiree Midnight Witch Hat Lights
And one lucky person is going to win a $20 SVG Attic Gift Certificate to  get them started on their Holiday Projects! You can find all the details at In the Crafting Cave with Lisa . 
 
SVG Attic Halloween Soiree Midnight Witch Hat Lights
 Here are the lights hanging over my dining room window. I dressed them up with burlap(to cover the cord) and orange tulle and ribbon to hold the burlap in place.  
 SVG Attic Halloween Soiree Midnight Witch Hat Lights


SVG Attic Halloween Soiree Midnight Witch Hat Lights
You may want to checkout the tutorial of the Midnight Witch Hat Box to familiarize yourself
with the pieces.

Tutorial
Once you load the Midnight Witch Hat Box cut file into your software you will need to size it to fit 6x6 paper (if you are using 6x6 papers). If you are using a different size paper the assembled hat is approximately 3in. in height.  I arranged mine to cut four hats at once.

IF YOU ARE USING DOUBLE SIDED PAPER YOU ONLY NEED ONE 
BRIM(circle). MY PAPER IS ONLY PATTERNED ON ONE SIDE SO I OPTED FOR 
TWO BRIMS GLUED TOGETHER. WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE LIGHTS YOU DON'T SEE WHITE ON THE UNDERSIDE.
 You can see my 6x6 papers lined up on my mat.
This is after cutting.
You will need  the strand of lights in front of you. It helps to stretch them out across 
your work area, if you have room. I used a string of 20.
First, I cut all the bases out of vellum. I started assembling these while the machine was busy cutting the rest of the hat. You can make fast work of this if you have two mats. 

I assembled the bases and set them aside. As my hats came off the machine I started gluing the two brims together (if you are using double sided paper you can skip this step). And inking the brim so no white showed. You don't have to do this, I just prefer it.

Now I have all my hats cut, the brims glued together and the vellum bases are attached to the brims.

It should look like this at this point.
(I have a tealight in this one)

 I'm ready to start assembling the hats 
around the lights. First, cut the tip of each hat off. This allows enough room for the cord.

Lay the light on the top part of the hat and assemble. 
Once you have the top of the hat assembled around the light you can attach the bottom to complete the hat. Be sure to use adhesive to hold them together. The lights will be hanging and this will ensure your hats stay together.

SVG Attic Halloween Soiree Midnight Witch Hat Lights

Now you only have 19 hats to go!

Happy Crafting! 


5 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! I love that you utilized 6x6 papers as well. Thanks for the visuals as to how to create this.

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  2. This is so Cool and super Creative! Awesome job!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  3. WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing "the how" makes the project less intimidating and still shows all of the work and love you poured into the project!

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