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Crashed Witch Halloween Decoration
Witch Crashed into a Tree
Crashing Witch Halloween Decoration
With all of the spooky and creepy Halloween decor, I enjoy finding some decorations that include some humor. One of my favorites is the "Crashing Witch" decoration with a witch that has crash landed into a tree or building.
The scene conjures up all sorts of scenarios - Was this her first flying lesson gone bad or was she just not looking where she was going? Maybe she had a few two many glasses of witches' brew and her flying wasn't too steady!
Although there are several versions of the crashing witch decoration that can be purchased, you can easily make your own unique crashed witch from inexpensive, salvaged materials and recycled old clothing that you may have laying around the house. Almost anything you don't have can often be found at a thrift shop or second hand store. On this page you will see the materials you will need and how you can add a bit of humor to your Halloween decorations by creating your own crashing witch.
(All Photos by the author Vicki Green - PNW Travels unless otherwise attributed)
Start With the Crashing Witch Head
The Supplies You Will Need for the Witch's Head
To make the head of the crashing witch you will need an inexpensive witch hat and wig. Sometimes you can find a witch hat with long witch hair already attached or you can purchase the witch hat and wig separately. If you purchase a wig separately, attach it to the inside of the hat with staples. If you will be using the decoration outside for every to appreciate, you will want to use a witches hat and wig made from nylon, plastic or some other material that will not be damaged from rain.
A Cape and Broom For the Witch
A Child Size Black Plastic Cape
Find or Make an Inexpensive Black Cape and a Broom
I found an inexpensive plastic black cape, but one can also be made from a large plastic 30 or 40 gallon garbage bag. A cape for a child is usually large enough. I found this inexpensive broom in a craft store, but you could also use the end of an old corn broom or make a rustic broom by tying together some small tree branches.
The Crashed Witch Arms and Hands
A Black Shirt and Creepy Hands
I had an old long sleeve black t-shirt that I used for the witch arms and found some inexpensive creepy looking green hands to complete her upper limbs. If you can't find creepy witch hands, a pair of garden gloves is another inexpensive option. I just attached each hand to the end of the shirt sleeve with 4 safety pins or they can also be attached with staples or by sewing or gluing. If you want to fill out her arms a little, you can use a few plastic grocery store bags stuffed inside.
Making the Witch Legs
This striped witchy looking socks are perfect for making the legs of your crashed with.
Making the Witch's Legs
I used some old wooden survey stakes that were about 2 feet long to attach the rest of the witch to the tree, but you could whatever materials you have at hand like lattice, branches from some fall pruning, wire or even PVC pipe. Slip a pair of witchy socks over the sticks to make the legs and slip a pair of old boots or shoes on the end for the feet. If you don't have any old shoes or boots that look like witch shoes, you can buy witch shoe covers.
Making the Witch Legs and Feet
These shoe covers will turn any old pair of black heels into witch shoes.
A last optional step that I did when creating my crashed witch, was to paint some stars on the cape and hat using some some glow in the dark paint to make my witch to stand out and be more noticeable in the dark.
Do it Yourself Crashing Witch Decoration - Step by Step in PicturesClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Completed Crashing Witch Decoration
Ready Made Crashed Witch Decorations - Quick and Easy Crashing Witches
If you don't have the time or materials to create your own crashing witch, you can purchase them already made - just hang it up to give anyone passing by your home some ready-made Halloween humor.