Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Little Hocus Pocus

A few weeks ago I was looking at some old bottles I had purchased at an auction. I wanted to do something different with them.

How about making them into some witches for the season?

Here's what I came up with.

I didn't take step by step photos because I wasn't really sure if it was going to work. I bought some fun material at JoAnn's for the project.. I can't buy these doll heads locally, so I ordered them online.

Yes, she is a PRETTY witch, not an ugly one : )

I cut her dress out of fabric and turned the bottom of the hem into a "wired" hem by gluing in two rows of craft wire. I wanted her dress to have "movement".

I filled the bottom of the bottle with popcorn just because I thought the colors and texture would work great for this. I made her hat from black poster board and black felt. I cut the felt into a cone shape and glued it to the poster board "lifesaver" shape.

I added some feathers and beads to her hat. I made her sleeves with some patterned black felt and added some black netting over the sleeves. I glued the upper part of her body onto the top of the bottle.

Them I added her fun iridescent black and green cape. I fashioned her broom from a twig,some raffia, a bit of twine and the coolest skull bead I found at the local bead store.

The base is just a circle of poster board covered with some fun whispy fabric leaves I found at the dollar store.

I plan to make at least three more similar to this one. I will take some photos of each step in case you might want to try a little of your ownHocus Pocus Popcorn Witches.

I'm linking up to Tuesday Get Your Craft On here at Today's Creative blog this morning.


  1. Oh My Gosh!! This looks awesome!! I LOVE it!! I love the beads on her hat and her dress...love it!

    Lou Cinda ")

  2. Wow, that turned out really cute... I love that she is a pretty witch! The popcorn looks great!

  3. Hello, What a beautiful witch, love it. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week. Terri


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