Turn into a crafty witch this Halloween season, and conjure up some spooky, witchy crafts out of paper, fabric, wood, glass and clay. Whether you prefer wicked, scary or silly witches, you can choose from a plethora of craft ideas in a variety of craft mediums to decorate your home or as wearable items.
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Use vintage postcard designs of witches to create paper ornaments and tags. Create the ornaments and tags by gluing, in layers, witch or Halloween themed scrapbook paper, stickers, postcards and photos. Purchase pre-made hang tags from a craft store to decorate with witch images and hang the tags around your home. Create a witch's spell book using card stock by punching holes down the side of a few sheets and lacing black satin ribbon through the holes. Hand write spells on each page and embellish the pages with rubbers stamps and scrapbook stickers. Decorate the front cover elaborately; stencil or hand-paint "Shadow Book" or "Spell Book" on the cover.
Create witch dolls with muslin fabric bodies. Make primitive clothes and a hat using homespun cotton and cheesecloth, or make a modern witch doll using velvet and satin fabrics. Sculpt the face with a needle and thread and paint the eyes and lips using acrylic paints. Make a fabric broom and cauldron as accents for your doll. Make pillows out of felt or cut flying witches and witch profiles from the felt. Glue them to the front of the pillow with fabric glue. Create stuffed witch ornaments using felt or printed fabrics and hang them from doorknobs or place them in a bowl on a table.
Make witch signs by painting unfinished wood plaques. Stencil witch sayings from poetry or films onto the signs, using acrylic paints. Hang a variety of witch brooms from the wall and make a wood sign to hang over the brooms saying "Olde Broom Shop" or "Witch Brooms for Sale." Attach two round eye-hooks to the top of the sign and attach chain for hanging the signs. Make signs to hang outside at your entrance way saying, "Welcome all Witches" or "Come In and Sit for a Spell." Create witch's potion boxes using unfinished wood boxes from a craft store. Paint the boxes with black acrylic paint and stencil "Witch Spells" or "Potions" on the box in orange and black paint. Add potion jars to the box to use for display.
Create witch's potion jars by recycling pasta sauce or glass wine bottles in varying sizes. Paint the jars with découpage glue and roll them in coffee grounds, adding as many coats as is needed. Once dry, lightly brush dark brown and dark green acrylic paint over the jars to make them look old and grungy. Locate an old apothecary label or vintage label, print it and glue it onto the front of the bottle. Dab more découpage glue around the edges of the label and roll it again in the coffee grounds to cover the edges of the label. Alternatively, make witchy herb jars by filling pasta jars with herbs and tying witchy decorated tags onto the jars using twine.
Sculpt clay witches using polymer clay. Sculpt figurines such as flying witches and witches making potions in a cauldron or witch faces to add to magnets. Make a clay witch pendant by pressing clay into a face mould, adding a pointy nose and a witch hat. Punch a hole in the top of the clay before baking to hang the pendant. Cover small glass jars with polymer clay and decorate the jar with magical looking accents such as flat-backed gems and beads. Roll jewellery wire into spiral shapes and press them into the clay. Roll a label out of clay, draw witchy potion names into the clay using a pointed clay tool and attach it to the jar.
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