Witch Parking Porch Display | Monthly Crafter Blog Hop

It’s that time again!  The Monthly Crafter’s Blog Hop and this month we are crafting up some Bewitching Ideas for Halloween!  Check out some Ah-Mazing projects (Man I have some talented friends!) and get a tutorial on how to make A Witch Parking Flower Pot for your porch!  Or friend Martha wanted in on our Halloween hop and there is a tutorial and a GIVEAWAY from her as well :)

Witch Crash Landing Parking Porch Decorations

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Pool Noodle cut in half
  • 1 doll rod cut in half or sticks
  • 1 pair of girls Halloween Tights
  • 1 pair of old black shoes (thrift store ones work perfect)
  • Potted Mum or other Fall flower (pansies work great too)
  • Witch’s Broom, Pumpkin, Hay Bale (optional)
  • Chalkboard or sign

I started off by cutting the doll rod and pool noodle in half.  (A bread knife cuts the noodle like butter!)

Witch Crash Landing Flower Pot

Next I stuffed the noodles into the legs of the tights and inserted the doll rods into the center holes of the noodles.  Stick the other ends of the sticks into your potted plant and position so that they look like legs sticking up!

Witch Legs from Pool Noodles

Then I simply stuck some old tap shoes of mine on the ends of the “legs” to make them look like feet!  The noodle just squished in and kept the shoes on!  I added the bale of hay and the pumpkin and broom!  All of which I found at Michaels!  I used a chalkboard I already had to make the sign!

Witch Crash Landing Porch Decorations

 

Be sure to check out all the awesome Witch projects from my friends!  I am pinning all of them I love them so much!

 

And the BEST part of all of this?? The folks at Martha Stewart wanted to get in on the fun Halloween action and share their most recent Halloween magazine, a pumpkin witch’s caldron tutorial AND….an AWESOME giveaway of Martha Stewart Halloween crafts!

MS Halloween 2013 - cover image

MARTHA STEWART PUMPKIN CAULDRON TUTORIAL

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Tools & Materials

• large pumpkin • keyhole saw or serrated knife • fleshing tool • drill • sisal rope • 3 eyebolts, with washers and nuts • 3 long, straight branches • 20-gauge wire • S hook • outdoor stake light (with yellow or orange bulb) • twigs • sturdy glass bowl • dry ice and protective gloves

  1. Cut top off pumpkin, using saw.
  2. Hollow out pumpkin with fleshing tool.
  3. Drill 3 equidistant holes about 2 inches below opening.
  4. Cut 3 lengths of rope to hang pumpkin.
  5. Tie 1 end of each rope to an eyebolt.
  6. Push eyebolts through holes in pumpkin; secure with washers and nuts.
  7. Prop branches in a tepee shape, and secure at top with wire; thread wire inside top to hang S hook.
  8. Hide visible wire with rope. Knot pumpkin’s rope ends together, and hang from S hook.
  9. For “fire”: Insert stake light into the ground, and cover it with twigs. For “mist”: Put glass bowl with dry ice inside pumpkin; add some water. (Wear gloves when handling dry ice.)
Sources: Keyhole saw,from $5.50; natural sisal rope (65495), 3/8 inches by 50 feet, $9; eyebolt with nut, 1/4 by 4 inches, $0.50; cut washer, 1/4 inches, $2.50 for 25, homedepot.com. fleshing tool, $4.50, ceramicsupplyinc.com. Panacea 20-gauge paddle wire in Green, $3.50, createforless.com. Thomas and Betts stake light, $8, amazon.com. dry ice, dryicedirectory.com for locations.

MMLD104635_Caul_Hero Photo by Lucas Allen. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Halloween Special Issue. Copyright ©2013.

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17 Responses to Witch Parking Porch Display | Monthly Crafter Blog Hop

  1. This is so much fun.. My 4 year old just loves to fantasize witches.. I just showed this to him and he enjoyed talking about it.. :) He wants to go to the haunted witches house, I wonder where I can find one to take him! ;)

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