Start by gathering 4-6 loops of ribbon, cut the end and secure at the base with a cable tie.
For the hats, my mom went upstairs to her sewing room and got to work on the brim of the witch's hat using a stiff fabric she uses at the bottom of the purses she makes. She trimmed with a sheer purple ribbon for two of the hats and the satin green for the 3rd hat. I gathered the sheer black ribbon with purple glitter, securing to the top of the cone with a dab of hot glue and wrapping all the way to base and securing with another dab of hot glue.
Fill in around the hat with ribbon clusters and then trim the excess cable ties and skewer with clippers.
My mom sewed the witch's legs and boots and added ribbon for the stockings.
We filled the witch's legs with poly-fill.
I kind of like the witch's legs up in the air drying. Looks like she landed upside down. I strung a set of 50 purple lights through the witch's dress.
I didn't really study the inspiration photos enough to figure out that the bulk of the witch wreath was made using poly deco mesh. These hangings sell for $100+
Both are cute as can be and there are many others out there if you search Halloween poly deco mesh wreath. I had my own version in mind using ribbon and I love how it turned out. We made all three of our witch door hangings for right around $50.
My favorite part of this project was making these with my mom and sister. My sister may have called herself craft challenged, but we all had good ideas on how to pull the witch wreath together while our daughters rehearsed a musical performance in the basement...just like we did at their age!