But this box was amazing. It’s been my favourite box so far, mainly because with it’s contents, my rather grown up daughter and I sat and made beautiful things for hours! It’s been so long since I’ve found a craft project like this – something we both really enjoy!!
We each made a witch and named them Winnie and Wanda and they now have pride of place in our front window. Here’s Beth’s:
They’re so much nicer than the usual Halloween decorations you find and I know we’ll keep them and dust them off again next year – perhaps we’ll make a couple more and have a whole coven!
If you’d like to make your own Winnie and Wanda you will need:
A sheet of place foam or paper
- Cut a pipe cleaner in half and use a glue dot to stick the one half between the prongs of the peg to create legs.
- Stick the other half to the peg to create arms.
- Now you’re going to make the hair. Do this by cutting small piece of cardboard and wrap wool around it 50 times.
- Alternatively wrap five different coloured strands of wool around the cardboard 10 times.
- Tie one side of the wool.
- Snip the other side and you now have a loose pompom
- Stick to the back of the head of the peg.
- Cut two pieces of felt in a ‘dress’ shape.
- Secure the pieces to the front and back of the peg with a glue dot, just to stop them from sliding around while you work.
- Use wool and a thick needle to sew the felt pieces together with a running stitch.
- Cut a small square out of your foam or paper and twist into a witch’s hat shape. Secure with glue dots and stick to the witch’s head.
- Draw a face on your witch – remember not all witch’s are scary 🙂
- Create a broom by making another pompom and attaching to the end of another pipe cleaner or add some strips of paper, leaf shapes or anything else you like.
- Twist the middle of the pipe cleaner around the peg so that you have some broom on each side.
- Bend the ends of your legs into feet and bend the ends of your arms around the stick of the broom
Hang your witches in the window. Funny thing about hanging peg dolly witches…it’s hard to do it without making them look like they’re actually being hung!!
When Beth saw hers she said “You’ve hung Winnie!!” I offered to try and hang her differently bout Beth sighed and said “nah…I suppose it’s more historically accurate.”
I had no response to this!!