Sunday, October 7, 2012

Witch's Hat Swap

I participated in another fun swap hosted by Vivian of We were supposed to make or decorate a witch's hat and fill it with goodies. I love crafting for Halloween so I had no problem coming up with ideas and items. My partner, Lisa  has received her package, so I can show what I sent her.

I started with a paper mache hat from HL, then painted and glittered it. I gathered some crepe paper and hot glued it and various artificial pumpkins, berries and ribbon to the brim. You can't see it, but I added an orange spider to the side.

I included several handmade pieces. I have been making cross stitch ornaments lately. I thought Liza might like this little pumpkin.

  A little bottle cap pin cushion with Halloween pins:

 It's sitting on a box I covered in Graphic 45 paper and filled with German scrap, felt leaves, and other embellishments.

I also added a boo banner, several types of ribbons wound on a vintage spool, and an owl stamp.

I can't wait to get my box of goodies from Lisa. I can tell from her blog that she's a very talented crafter.


  1. wow..what a package that would be!! oh my gosh. I could never participate in a swap where i had to make something....good for you for sharing your talents!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  2. I love the hat!! and all those cute goodies!!! Lisa is lucky for sure!!!

  3. Oh, everything is just so sweet, Cindy! I love everything, the banner, the cross stitch, the bottle cap pin cushions with the Halloween pins! Magical. Lucky Lisa! xx

  4. Everything is just perfect. Lisa is going to love your package. I received my Witch hat over the weekend. It's been fun to see everyone's crafting variations of the witch hat. Leave it to Viv to come up with such a fun theme!

  5. Ah! Your pretty talented yourself Cindy. I love everything you've included. The needlepoint pumpkin is really a cute idea to add. I want a peek at your package when it arrives.
    Hugs Rosemary...xoxo

  6. Lisa is a very very lucky girl! Your box of halloween goodies are so fabulous!

  7. What nice goodies you put together. I love the needlepoint pumpkin that you stitched. The hat is really really cute. The package must have been fun to give and to receive. Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment you left.-------- Shannon

  8. Very very Fun, I bet you too wiil get a lot of goodies in the mail cannot wait to see.
    Have a great week~ Diane

  9. You did an amazing job on the hat. Love it! What a fun swap this is!

  10. What a wonderful idea for a swap! You did such a creative and wonderful job. She is going to love it!

  11. I love looking at everyone's Halloween decorations. These are as cute as they can be!
    I don't decorate for Halloween, just for fall. I don't have any children at home anymore and we have very few children in the neighborhood.

  12. Oh my what a lovely swap package you put together for your partner.
    The hat is fabulous and I really, really love the Halloween bunting. The little x stitch pumpkin ornament is so cute too.
    Happy Halloween!