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Gourd Witch

Things you will need are a small, medium, or large gourd, depending on how big you want her to be. Make sure you wash the gourd with warm soapy water and rinse clean. Let set and dry at least 30 - 45 minutes.

Do all of your painting and let dry before you put your witch together.

While you are waiting get together your materials you will be using.

Materials

  • black acrylic paint, green acrylic paint, and skin tone or light beige paint
  • black, red rubber paper (tongue and hat rim (top of the hat is the stem part of the gourd)
  • black fabric for cape
  • You can paint your own eyes, or use stick on eyes and rubber paper.
  • scissors, wire cutter, and craft knife
  • tub and tile adhesive clear caulking
    Use it like glue when attaching the neck to the head and body.
  • white Styrofoam (broom handle, neck, arms, and legs)
  • 1 6 inch terra cotta clay plant pot (whitewash with white paint thinned with water)
    If you are using a really big gourd, you might need to use a bigger pot.
  • 1 wire clothes hanger (to hold the arms and legs on)
  • pair of pliers to bend the wire
  • ruler

Instructions

  1. Paint the pot and face on the gourd. Let dry
  2. Cut the Styrofoam for the arms to match the size of the pot and head. You don't want it to look out of proportion (lol), and the same with the her legs and feet which is all one piece, then paint.
  3. Cut the black material for her cape (make a small band at the top of it and thread a black string through it and tie it on the neck.
  4. Connect the legs to the pot, attach a piece of wire hanger across the hole in the bottom of the pot, then bend the leg wire in half over the cross wire. Now attach the legs to the wire by putting a little adhesive on the top of the legs where you are going to push the wire into the middle of the length of the legs.

Enjoy your crafty witch.

By Crafty Billie from Stockton, CA

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By Christine Elliott [8]11/04/2010

This is too cute. I'll make this next year. Thanks!

By sheri sykes [10]07/02/2008

She is just to cute, looks like a lot of time went into her..

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