I found these black witch hats on clearance at the Victoria Trading Co's outlet store for $1 each. Since we were going to the beach, I decided to dye them ocean toned.
I tried Glimmer Mist in blue and gold, but it didn't seem colorfast. It stayed on my hands much, much better. Not good for a hat, we'd have had blue faces.
So I rinsed that out and covered them in spray glitter.
Then found this spray acrylic paint. Perfect!
We are going to drown them in seashells and ribbons to create Sea Witch hats. I'm glad I did the prep work ahead of time, so that we could concentrate on the fun part.