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Crashed Witch Halloween Decoration

Updated on October 4, 2015

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

Witch Hat and Hair
Witch Hat and Hair

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

Crashed Witch Arms and Hands
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

Support for the Witches Legs and Feet
Support for the Witches Legs and Feet

Witch Socks

Forum Novelties Wild 'N Witchy Socks
Forum Novelties Wild 'N Witchy Socks

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

Crashing Witch shoes and socks
Crashing Witch shoes and socks

Witch Shoes

Womens STD (up to sz 9)- Funky Witch Shoe Covers
Womens STD (up to sz 9)- Funky Witch Shoe Covers

These shoe covers will turn any old pair of black heels into witch shoes.

 

Finishing Touches

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 Pictures

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First get out your ladder and determine the height where you want to attach your witch to the tree.  Then either using a nail, screw or staple, attach the hat and hair to the tree.Next add the witches cape to the tree.Put the sticks inside the socks and shoes and attach with a securely with a staple gun.Use screws or nails to attach the legs to the tree under the cape.Attach the arms and hands to the tree with nails, screws or staples and add the witch's broom to complete the crashing witch.
First get out your ladder and determine the height where you want to attach your witch to the tree.  Then either using a nail, screw or staple, attach the hat and hair to the tree.
First get out your ladder and determine the height where you want to attach your witch to the tree. Then either using a nail, screw or staple, attach the hat and hair to the tree.
Next add the witches cape to the tree.
Next add the witches cape to the tree.
Put the sticks inside the socks and shoes and attach with a securely with a staple gun.
Put the sticks inside the socks and shoes and attach with a securely with a staple gun.
Use screws or nails to attach the legs to the tree under the cape.
Use screws or nails to attach the legs to the tree under the cape.
Attach the arms and hands to the tree with nails, screws or staples and add the witch's broom to complete the crashing witch.
Attach the arms and hands to the tree with nails, screws or staples and add the witch's broom to complete the crashing witch.

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.

A Witch stuck to a tree may cause people to do a double-take!

Do you have a crashed witch as part of your Halloween decorations? - Please comment and let me know you flew by!

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      These decorations are so funny.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Isn't it appropriately weird how something like this can be cute, but it's sure to elicit chuckles in the adults, and who knows what in the kids. REally innovative.

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      deckdesign 5 years ago

      Halloween is still a few months away, but I always laugh when I see a crashed witch at Halloween. Something I have to setup this Halloween.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      This is really thinking outside the broom. I like the concept and it is funny. Thanks for sharing a unique lens. Sprinkling angel dust your way.

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      ErHawkns7100 6 years ago

      Great project for Halloween.

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      costumesngifts 6 years ago

      Great idea and certainly a way to catch your neighbors' eyes during Halloween! I saw one before that even had a sign "Don't Drink and Drive", made it even more hilarious!

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      Have no decorations at all, but the witch is very funny

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      alyssa87 6 years ago

      Hey great ideas, :D the crashed witch with broom on tree is so funny she had an accident, thanks for sharing :)

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      Wow. That's all I can say. You explained this project in a way that anyone could follow it. And I love that you've provided step-by-step pictures!