How to Make a No-Sew Hanging Witch
When Tipsy, our Halloween Witch painted her sign, we surmise she'd been nipping on the potion. Why else would she make her greeting, "Merry Halloween?" Of course her expression might give it away too.
Make this no-sew hanging Halloween witch craft to decorate your home or office for Halloween this year. She's not hard to make and doesn't cost much either. Included in this article you'll find a supplies list, instructions and pictures to guide you. And best of all no sewing required!
2 black ladies socks
1 tan or tea-dyed white sock
Fiberfil (small amount)
1 toilet tissue cardboard roll
rubber band or string
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Witch's hat, shoes and face (Pattern)
5" x 10" piece of black fabric
Raffia, 3 large colored buttons
Paint: Black, Green and Orange
Paint brushes: #3 round, #8 flat
Tongue depressor, fishing string and needle
Using the two black socks, cut the cuff area of each in half and then cut them away from the foot area.
Lay the wooden skewer across one side of one of the cut cuff pieces and start to roll the cuff onto the skewer.
When you have the cuff rolled around the skewer, glue along the edge and roll to seal.
Pull the skewer out of the tube made and repeat with the other three cuff pieces.
Cut the cuff from the tan or dyed white sock. Using the foot area of this sock, stuff the toe with fiberfil to form a head. Use a rubber band or string to hold the shape.
Flatten the toilet tissue roll and slide it into the sock. Hold it in place with the head centered above it. Stretch and hot glue the sock along the bottom of the roll, trim some of the sock off and glue the edges inside the toilet tissue roll. On the back side of the witch, glue two of the tubes in place for the arms. The tubes meet at the back of the tube. Glue the ends of the other two tubes, place them inside the bottom of the tube.
This is what it will look like from the front.
Cut a ragged edge to the short ends of the black fabric. Cut a small hole in the center of the piece and down the back so you can slip it over the doll head.
Slip the dress over the doll head, glue the slit closed in the back and then glue the back sides of the dress to the front side as shown. Glue the front edges to the back in the same way.
Cut four witch's shoes from black felt. Holding two shoes together, glue the foot and heel. Then add glue to the top part of the shoe and sandwich it around the bottom of the witch's foot. Repeat with the second shoe.
Measure off a hank of raffia that is long enough to reach from the witch's bangs, over the head and down the back of the head. Apply glue across the top of the head and hold the bangs in place til they adhere. Apply glue over the head and down the back, place the raffia over the glue and hold it down. Add dots of glue where you need till the raffia stays sort of in place.
Cut another hank of raffia to reach from one side of the head over the top and down the other side. Apply glue over the raffia at the top and down one side of the head. Hold the raffia in place til it adheres, then glue the other side of the head. Dot areas with glue where needed to hold the raffia in place. She's supposed to look like she's having a bad hair day!!
Cut the two hat pieces from black felt. Form the triangular shape into a cone form and glue the edge. Draw a circle, with glue, in the center of the felt round circle and glue the edges of the cone to the circle. Form the crown of the hat and use spots of glue to hold the shape.
Draw the face on the witch and using the round brush and black paint, paint the facial features. Glue the buttons down the front of the dress. Glue the hat to one of the witch's hands. Use a plier and break the ends off the tongue depressor and paint the Merry Halloween words on the sign. Glue the sign to the other hand.
Paint the stripes on the witch's legs with green paint and orange stripes to the arms. Use the flat brush for this. Thread fishing string on a large needle, and make a stitch through the top of the witch's head. Tie close to the head, extend the string to the length you want and tie a loop on that end for hanging.
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© 2012 Loraine Brummer