Do you love all things Halloween? I know many people do. My favorite part is seeing all of the kids in their costumes. The little goblins, ghosts, and witches are so cute. Speaking of witches I will show you how to make a primitive witch from a colander. Today I am joining a group of friends to share all things Halloween.
Bring on the Crafts – A Craft & DIY Blog Hop
On the first Wednesday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces. Together with their hosts Marie & Aleisha from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love they bring you the #BringontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a fun craft or DIY project to share that goes with a monthly theme.
Meet our September Co-hosts!
September’s theme is Halloween. Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it’s Halloween themed. The last time I participated was when I made a 4th of July Wreath. I am glad to be back.
Let me show you how I made this little cutie. It is so great to reimagine something and upcycle it. I wasn’t sure how hard it would be to remove the feet but they popped right off. Don’t you love her lovely complexion? It is called Citrus Green. I had bought the air dry clay for something else and when I was thinking about the face I knew the clay would be perfect. After all the face doesn’t need to be pretty.
I started off with working on the nose. Just take a piece and roll it and shape it in a hooked nose. I stuck it on the face so it could be molded into the colander.
The eyebrows, eyes, and mouth with a couple of teeth were done the same way. Let them air dry.
Take them off and glue back on the face. Use craft glue to paint the brows purple. Add a bit of black to the purple paint. The eyes are painted purple for the lids and black pupils. Then use black paint to paint a line between the lids and eyes and feather in eyelashes.
I used purple paint for the lips. And white paint for the teeth. After all, a girl has to take care of her smile. The lips cracked but I was glad, it makes it all the more authentic.
Now I had to think about the hair. I was going to use Spanish moss. But when I read how to treat it, I yanked some down from a tree in my backyard I decided against it. I didn’t feel comfortable putting it in the microwave. The cotton string came to the rescue. Use a piece of wood or cardboard about 4 inches and wrap the string around it. Just like you are making a tassel. I made 6 tassels. Don’t worry if they are uneven. It adds to the effect. Use the glue gun to put three on either side of the colander handles.
Then the hat. Go ahead and cut out a triangle from the black felt. From the peak to the bottom it is about 5 inches. The brim is also black felt in a semi-circle. Make little scissor clips on the edge that will be glued to the triangle. Glue the two together with the circle as a guide. Hot glue the purple flowers on, which hides the seam.
The legs, which was the inspiration is also the hanger. I used black embroidery thread and sewed the legs to the point of the hat.
The final step is to add the battery operated purple lights because this primitive witch is a style icon. Hot glue the battery pack to the inside and the lights in the holes left by the colander feet. The rest of the lights are laid in the colander.
My neighbor stopped over and loves this girl. If I don’t sell it at a craft fair I’ll give it to her. I sure had a lot of fun showing you how to make a primitive witch from a Colander. Don’t you think she is cute?
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Join in on the fun!
If you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook group. Next month’s theme is Thanksgiving!
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Now let’s see all of those amazing craft and DIY projects!