Monday, October 24, 2011

Hammered Copper Witch Hat (sort-of)

One day, when I have extra time (ha) and lots of extra money (ha, ha), I would love to learn how to do metal work. But, until that day comes, I thought I'd get creative and "make" my own metal work!

I started by tracing my templates in reverse on cardstock. It doesn't matter if it is printed or solid, it's going to be painted.
 I found this tool with a ball on top (it's actually for fondant) and started making indents all over the paper. It is best to put the paper on something soft like a towel or carpet. I did this to try and create a hammered look.
I cut out my shapes and painted several light coats of Krylon Fusion for Plastic Hammered Copper Finish. Paint on the opposite side of the trace marks. See all my indents hammer marks?
Then, I shaped the paper and added some cording that I painted in the same color. I did not attach the cone of the hat to the brim because I wanted to add some candles. Since it is paper, I obviously could not use the real thing. Instead, I used some battery operated candles to light it up.
 
I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt. I've already got lots of ideas for other things to try with this paint. Plus, it comes in four different finishes...oh, the possibilites!
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26 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

How clever! I love how it looks.

Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum said...

great idea! It looks so cute.

Michele Alger said...

I sincerely thought at first glance that you had just resprayed a metal hat...I was surprised to see it was made out of paper!! So great, I LOVE it!!

Brooke said...

Wow! It really does look like copper! At first I honestly thought it was really metal! Great job!! Love it!

Screaming Sardine said...

Wow, what a great idea! TFS, as I never knew there was a paint like this.

Pinning and tweeting about it. :)

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

I LOVE copper!! I never would have thought to use paper. I just might have to try this since I still have some hammered copper spray paint left. Thanks so much for sharing!! =)

Handyman, Crafty Woman said...

That REALLY looks like metal! Great work! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Jamie said...

Wow. I actually thought it was copper when I saw it. I would love for you to link this up to More the Merrier Monday. It starts every Sunday night and lasts through Wednesday. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Crafters Guide said...

I too thought this was copper - very creative!
I'll tweet this, fantastic work :)

Ann-Kay said...

Such a creative idea! It really looks like copper. Awesome!

Carmella said...

Never ever would I have known that this was not actually copper! What an incredible idea! Thanks so much for sharing, would it be okay if I shared on my blog's facebook page??

Heather said...

Wow! That is fantastic!

Ginny said...

That's really cool!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Great job! It looks like metal!

At The Picket Fence said...

Ok...that is seriously so cool!! I am super impressed by your creativity on this one and it really does look like copper metal. There are truly tons of different possibilities for this method and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Urban Stylist In the Country... said...

Had me thinking it was metal! Amazing!
:)
Gaylene

WhyCuzICan said...

I hope a NICE witch gets to wear this hat! Too cute for a "bad" witch!

Thanks for sharing :)

Visiting from Tatertots and Jello tonight!

Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

Rik said...

Wow, I LOVE this! Two years ago I was browsing Anthropologie during Christmas time and I saw these awesome Christmas trees they made for a display - basically decorative metal shaped into cones. They looked AMAZING clumped together. I'm totally using this idea instead because metal sheeting is really expensive. Thanks for posting this! Love your blog - I just read the whole thing! :)

Amanda said...

What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/faux-hammered-copper-witch-hat/

On another note, drop me an email, I have a question for you :)

Sommer said...

This is a fantastic project! It turned out wonderfully! Please come link this to my VIP party this weekend http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/vip-party-34.html and have a Happy Halloween!

gail said...

that's a really fun looking project! way to go!
gail

I am LOVD said...

This is brilliant!!! Found you on nifty thrifty things!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

WOW what a great idea! I would never have guessed it wasn't the real thing! Thanks for the tutorial - I can't wait to try this out :)

Lindsay said...

Wait, you made this?? Brilliant! I love how perfect it looks! Great job! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I am so glad to have you here!

Sterling S.Richards said...

You are a very capable individual!
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