Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC36 – Fashion Forward Witch’s Hat

WWC36- 3D – Your Choice

3D challenge 5th week special

Welcome to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   This time around, since there is an extra Wednesday in September, we’re throwing it open for any 3D project of your choice.


This is my take on a fashion forward witch or pilgrim hat. Of course a pilgrim wouldn’t have gone for all that bling so likely would have been kicked out of the pilgrim clan…or possibly burned as a witch (those Puritan Pilgrims were a really cranky lot). So really…it all moves in a circle from pilgrim to witch if she dared to be fashion forward.

WWC 36 -Fashion Forwad Witch Hat - Jean FitchFront of Wedge View

WWC36 - Fashion Forward - Witch Hat side view - Jean FitchSide of Wedge view

This is a really fun triangle box (I think of it as a wedge box myself) that you can fill with the treats of your choice.  Bigger than you might think too.  It tapers from a height of 2″ at the top of the hat down  to the thinnest of wedge at the bottom.  I think of this version as a wedge witch hat.   Last Easter I created a chicken from a similar design and come Christmas will be making a Santa “wedge” as well.   I can see I’ll have to make a seasonal collection to show some time in the future.

A warning about this box…once you get the hang of it and have all your materials laid out they go together quite quickly (about 15 minutes) and are highly addicting. 😀

Supplies & Measurements:

4 ½” x 11” Basic Black Cardstock
1” x 5-1/4” Basic Black cardstock
3/4” x 4” Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack
¾” x 3/4” Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack
1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ Gold Glimmer Paper
10” Gold Cording (Holiday Catalog) &  8″ Gold Sequin Trim
SNAIL Adhesive

Stamps:  No stamping!  Gasp!

To see the basics of how this was made check out Julie Davison’s post  here.  Julie shared this idea with video and a PDF tutorial a couple of years ago and I’ve had it on my CASE (copy and share everything) list since then.  Finally made it!

Something I did a tad differently was to cut my DSP band to 3/4″ x 4″ and I cut my “buckle” as a 1-1/4″ square since I wanted to stick with all current product.  Besides…the square just seemed a tad more high fashion for my fashion forward version. {grin}   The inside Go Wild paper square is a 3/4″ square.

Lovely thing about this box…no real adhesive needed except to adhere the paper strips and buckle.  The sides themselves…no glue!   Once you have your hat (wedge) completed just use a crop-a-dile at the top sides and thread through some ribbon or cording to hold the box together.  Makes it easy to get the treats out without destroying the box.

Go ahead and make some for the pilgrims, wizards or witches in your life.   Of course you can also make one for anyone with a sweet tooth!   And…believe it or not…you can even cram a thin silk scarf into the box.


That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams 3D contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner and have the option to place our new winner’s badge on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

We had 11 linky posts this last time so there is a winner and a runner up for the last challenge.   Check out our winner here.  And check this post out so you can see the wonderful additions by all the challenge participants. Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I don’t know about you but I’m jazzed about the increasing number of participants in our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  You guys are really upping the quality too.  Thanks for playing along.   And I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Hugs and Blessings to all my challenge friends and readers.

Jean Fitch in pink

2 Responses

  1. Boo-Ti-Ful

  2. Loving your witch’s hat…may have to try a few myself! The projects that everyone submitter are fabulous…love blog hops, esp the 2-D ones….thanks to everyone!

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