Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Halloween Witches

A few years ago, I made these witches for my front yard. Unfortunately I didn’t take pics of putting it together 😩 But I’ll do my best to explain …

I started off with 4 pieces of conduit (hollow metal pipes) for the body. Then I filled a plastic grocery bag with newspaper and shaped the head. Using duck tape, I attached the handles of the bag ‘head’ to the top of the pipe. I used a black flat sheet and centered it over the top of the head and used orange tulle to tie around the ‘neck’. For the face, I found some great witches masks and attached it with hot glue. I also used hot glue to attach a wig and the witches hat. I created all 4 witches the same way. They certainly aren't pretty lol ...

For the witches cauldron, I started with (3) 1x1x36 wood pieces to make the stand (you can use sturdy branches or whatever you have on hand). Holding them loosely together, I spread them out in a tripod form and wrapped twine around the top to secure.

I poked a hole in the top of each side of a plastic cauldron and used twine to attach to the tripod. I grabbed some sticks from my yard and stacked them under the cauldron, and used orange glitter tulle that I bunched up to create the fire.

Then I took 4 pieces of rebar (thick metal poles) around 4 feet long and pounded them into the ground to form a circle around the cauldron. I slipped each witch over the rebar and positioned them to face each other. Taking a corner from one of the witches sheets, I tied it to a corner of the next witches sheet to look like they were holding hands, attaching each witch to the next until all 4 were tied to each other.

This is what they look like in my yard this year ...

Here's a list of the items I used:

(4) plastic grocery bags
bunched up newspaper to fill each head (you can also use poly-fil stuffing, tissue paper, or plastic)
(4) 4-5 foot pieces of metal conduit
(4) 4 foot pieces of rebar
(3) 3 foot pieces of 1x1 wood pieces (or other choice of wood)
plastic cauldron or pot
Orange glitter tulle, for tie and fire
twigs/sticks for fire
(4) black flat sheets, or other large material
(4) witches masks, wigs and hats of choice

I hope this made sense lol. I really wish I would have taken more pictures to help explain. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or contact me.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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