DIY Pottery Barn-Inspired Witches Hat Luminaries. Create these sculptural natural illuminated witches hats for your front porch, stair landing or beside a garden gate!
DIY Pottery Barn-Inspired Witches Hat Luminaries
Halloween is the perfect time to transform your porch into a bewitching spectacle, and what better way to do that than with Pottery Barn-inspired witches hats? These enchanting woven sculptures light up the night, casting a spell of whimsy over your stair landing, porch, or garden gate. The best part? You can create your own magical display for a fraction of the cost. The witches hats on Pottery Barn’s website are $100, I made mine for under $20!
The Best Halloween Porch Ideas
But first, I am joining these super creative and fabulous friends who are also sharing spooktacular Halloween porch and door ideas! Scroll down and click over to see their DIY ideas!
How to Make Pottery Barn-Inspired Natural Witches Hat Luminaries
Here’s how I made these spellbinding decorations using simple materials:
- Tomato cages
- 18-inch wreath form
- Raffia Wire
- 2 Grapevine garlands
- Brown raffia
- Battery-operated twinkle lights
Directions to Make Pottery Barn-Inspired Witches Hat Luminaries
Step 1: Prepare the Base
Start by spray painting tomato cages and wreath forms with the color of your choice. I repurposed some extra tomato cages from my garden to keep the cost down. Once dry, place the tomato cage inside the wreath form. Secure the two together by wrapping wire around them, creating a sturdy base for your witch’s hat.
Step 2: Reinforce with Raffia
To add an authentic touch, use brown raffia to enhance the structure. Attach the wreath form to the tomato cage by wrapping them together with raffia wire. Connect the ends of the tomato cage at the top by securing them with raffia wire, ensuring a cohesive and rustic look.
Step 3: Introduce Rattan and Grapevine
Now, mimic the texture of Pottery Barn’s design by wrapping rattan wire around the tomato cage in sections. Add grapevine garlands to create depth and mimic the intricate detailing found in the original. Feel free to experiment with the placement of these materials to achieve the desired look.
Step 4: Weave in Raffia Garlands In true Pottery Barn fashion, use raffia garlands to add another layer of detail. Focus on one section in the middle of the tomato cage and another at the bottom. Continue by wrapping regular raffia around the tomato cage, allowing you to customize the appearance of your witches’ hats.
Step 5: Illuminate the Night
Bring your witches hats to life by wrapping them with battery-operated twinkle lights. Begin at the base, wrapping the brim of the hat, and continue all the way up to the top. The versatility of these twinkle lights, offering different settings like strobe, pulsing lights, and various glowing speeds, adds a dynamic element to your display.
Step 6: Set the Scene
Arrange your witches hats on your porch, perhaps clustering different sizes together for a more captivating effect. I opted for a taller and a smaller one side by side, creating a spellbinding entrance to my witch-themed porch. I also made a set for my sister. This is what they look like on her porch. So cute right??
Additional Elements for a Bewitching Porch:
- Hanging witches hats
- Glowing broom wreath (using the same twinkle lights)
- A witches hand
- A skeleton witch
- Faux mums, real and faux pumpkins
- Faux fall flowers wrapped around topiary planters
Creating a hauntingly beautiful porch doesn’t have to break the bank. By following these simple steps, you can craft Pottery Barn-inspired witches hats that not only add a touch of magic to your Halloween decor but also leave your wallet intact. Share your creations on Instagram with me @tatertotsandjello, and let the enchantment spread. Transforming your porch into a glowing witch’s lair has never been this easy and affordable!
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Be sure to click over and see these Halloween porch and door ideas that my friends are sharing!
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Which idea would you like to try first??
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