What says HAPPY HALLOWEEN better than a creepy little primitive witch?? I found the witch on the right (in the picture below) a few years ago and had to have it, but I also knew this is something I could make myself. Last Fall I gave it a shot, and the result is the witch on the left. I made a few small changes, using slightly different materials, but I think MY witch is even witchier than the original!! (okay, so I’m a little biased…but I like the CRAZY hair on mine better!!)
A wooden egg (for head – I suppose a plastic or foam egg could work too, though I haven’t tried it!)
A miniature terra cotta or wood gardening pot; preferably one with a hole in the bottom of the pot (hat)
Acrylic paint (for face and hat)
Crafting Spanish Moss (hair)
Hot glue gun
Twine or wire (to hang, if desired. Could work as a bowl filler too!)
First, I painted the egg green and then painted the face using the original witch as a guide. I did other facial expressions, like this one below. Feel free to experiment here, and paint the head and face however you would like!!!
Next, paint the hat black and paint on the stars. You could even use small decals or stickers and modge podge them on if you’d rather. Tie a piece of twine (or wire) into a loop and knot, slipping the looped end through the hole in the bottom of the pot. The knot will hold the loop in place. This way the pot will hang upside-down to act as the hat. Mine didn’t have a hole in the top, so I skipped this step and just hot-glued the twine loop hanger on the back of the hat.
Glue on a small bit of spanish moss to the top of the head, in two sections so that it hangs down on each side of the egg head. Not too much, or the hat won’t fit!
Glue the pot on the head. I used a TON of hot glue for this part to make sure it was secure.
Hang up by loop and enjoy being stared at by this spooky lil witch!