I have been having a lot of fun creating my own custom Halloween decor this year. (See my Trick or Treat Pillow here.) Sometimes finding cute and not creepy Halloween decor at stores is near impossible. I love that with my Cricut Maker I can just whip up a design in no time at all.
I’ve included the link to the Design Space file for the witch hat. If you have Cricut Access you will be able to open it and use it. You can also adjust the size if you want it larger or smaller.
Materials for DIY Halloween Witch Hat Decor:
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Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Light Grip Mat
Fine Tip Blade
Cricut Iron-on Black
One 10 inch embroidery hoop
Pom Pom Decor & Hot Glue gun
Optional (but super helpful!):
Cricut Weeding Tool Set
Open Cricut Design Space and open this file——-> DIY Halloween Witch Hat Decor
First you are going to cut out your iron-on. You will need to make sure you click on the “Mirror” button for the mat. Load your iron-on liner side down on the light grip mat and cut out the design.
Once you cut our your iron-on you will need to carefully weed out the excess. You can see in the pictures what a difference the Cricut BrightPad makes in being able to see the cut lines where you need to weed.
I also love the Cricut weeding tool set for weeding. The tools have tiny precision points to get out the tiniest of cuts.
Once your design is ready, it’s time for the EasyPress. I love how convienient it is use my EasyPress. It doesn’t take up all the space like a heat press but it works just as well. There are different heat settings for different types of iron-on and materials. Your EasyPress will come with a chart you can reference or you can find that information here.
First, you will want a flat heat resistant surface for your project. An ironing board is not recommended as it is unstable and absorbs too much heat. You can layer a towel underneath your project if you need to. Center the design on the fabric. The temperature for regular iron-on is 305° for 30 seconds.
Place the EasyPress on the iron-on and gently push it down. Press your timer button to start the timer. Once it beeps you are done! You can double-check to make sure it’s adhered by carefully pulling back the corner. If the iron-on pulls up, simply press it one more time.
Carefully place your design in your embroidery hoop and make sure the fabric is taunt. If desired you can hot glue pom-poms around the edge of the hoop. Now you are all done! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.