B-Witchin’ Pumpkins – A Fun Halloween Craft Idea!

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Reece and I had a lot of fun yesterday making these adorable witch pumpkins. He picked out the yarn and was decidedly impressed with the end result. I have to say, this was the most fun I have had doing a craft project in awhile. Once you have the bodies built it’s just like playing dress-up and you can accessorize to your hearts content.  Reece was finished as soon as the hats were in place but not me!  These are so simple to make and as long as you have a couple mini pumpkins lying around you’re good to go.

Materials:

2 pumpkins of different sizes
black material (felt, paper, foam)
yarn (or raffia, ribbon, anything for the hair)
glue, hot glue
toothpicks
Optional:
beads, fuzzy sticks,pom-pom, ribbons, glitter, paint

Directions:

You will need two pumpkins of different sizes.  Remove the stems off your two pumpkins using a sharp knife (adults only!)  Scroll to the bottom to find out how to use the stem of the smaller pumpkin for the witch’s nose.
remove-stems-from-pumpkins
Make the witch hair using yarn or any other material you may have lying around.  I made large loops and then used a rubber band (or a twisty tie) to secure the yarn in the middle.

loops-of-yarn

I cut the loops at the end and then hot glued the “hair” onto the top of the smaller pumpkin.  Reece said to me, and I quote, “Mommy, do you know that the witch’s hair is the same color as yours?”  So I guess I have yellow hair.  Anyways…

yarn-hair-on-pumpkin

Time to make this witch a hat.  I used the template here.  I shrunk the size until it worked for my little witch.  Cut out the templates and then trace onto black paper (or foam) and cut out.  Roll into a cone shape and glue.  Cut out the circle (the brim of the hat) and hot glue it onto the cone.  I cut the center out of my circle to make room for my hair.  Hot glue the witch’s hat onto the hair.

makin-witch-hat

In order to secure the top pumpkin, I inserted three toothpicks into the bottom pumpkin and then pushed the top pumpkin into place.  This worked best.  Hot gluing the top pumpkin to the bottom did not work.

stacking-pumpkins

Oh my gosh this little witch is so darling already!

pumpkin-witch

I made this witch a cape out of black felt.  I cut the felt approximately 1 inch longer than the large bottom pumpkin. I folded the felt over and hot glued it down to make a collar for the cape.

making-witch-cape

Wrap the cape around the “shoulders” of the witch.  You can easily glue this onto the witch but I just secured it in place using a metallic fuzzy stick to give this witch some bling.  I added some facial features, some pretty accessories to her hat and have to say, I love this B-Witchin’ Pumpkin!

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Here is another witch featuring some pretty braids.  Her hat is made of foam so you can see the difference.  I used the stem for the witch’s nose.  I painted it green and then sprinkled on some green glitter while the paint was still wet. Her mouth is red sparkly foam.  I used 2 plastic pumpkins on her hat and securing her cape.

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This is how I made the braids.  I cut nine strands of yarn – mine was super thick so if you are using regular yarn, you will want to cut more (in multiples of 3).  I cut two pieces of ribbon and then secured the yarn and ribbon in the middle with a tie.  Finally, I braided the yarn and tied a ribbon at the ends.

braids-for-pumpkin-witches

I ended up with three witches and I just love them all!

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Comments

  1. These are so cute! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

  2. These are too cute! Great tutorial. I shared on my blog…http://radcrafter.com/2011/10/jack-o-lantern-halloween-fun/

    Alida
    radcrafter.com

  3. These are super cute, I need to pin these. My girls would love those, but this year we’ll have more of a boy party ;-). Found you through the shabby nest, thanks fir sharing – maks :-)

  4. These witchy pumpkins are adorable! Thank you so much for linking them up to Freshmen Friday!

  5. Such a cute idea! Love it! I’m your new GFC follower :)

    Breena
    http://mommyknowslife.blogspot.com/

  6. I love these!! I do hope you’ll come by and link up at my party, Stitch n’ Niche Saturdays. Here’s the link in case you want to join in. http://www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com/2011/10/stitch-n-niche-saturdays-4.html

  7. These look awesome; great tutorial! I love finding new ways to decorate with pumpkins!!

    Please feel free to link up to Make Yourself Monday!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

  8. bla haha this is soooooo cute:)
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

  9. These are really cute. Turned out great. I also wanted to let you know that I have button for you on my blog for being featured on my “Feature Me Daily”. I would love for you to come by and grab it for you blog. My blog is http://www.scrappingpinklady. I featured your Rice Krispie pumpkin treats.
    Lisa Scrappingpinklady

  10. Aw, I love these pumpkin witches! Thanks so much for linking up to Thrifty Thursday :)

  11. featuring on thursday at bacon time :)

  12. OMG those are awesome!!

    Love for you to link up at:
    “Made by ME” Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

  13. Hi Trish, your pumpkin decorations are so cute. I have recently found your blog and will continue to follow you. Please pop on over to mine and I would love it if you would follow me also. Hugs, Chris

  14. These are so fun! I’m hosting a Fabulous Fall party over at Not So Simple Housewife and I’d love for you to link this up! We are celebrating Fall and giving me and everybody else some great inspiration. We are looking for crafts, decor, food, and more! I’d love for you to add this and any other fall posts you may have!

    Kaitlin-The Not So SImple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/10/fabulous-fall-link-party.html

  15. These are so cute! The stem noses are a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  16. oh, my! These are soooo stinkin cute!!!

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase & hope to see you this week!

    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

  17. LOVE this! Very cute idea!

  18. What a great tutorial for a really cute project! Thank you for such detailed directions!

  19. Love your little pumpkin peeps! They have a lot of character, and I bet the kiddos looove them!!! I made a pumpkin totem too, mine is somewhat different than yours, but the same idea… I had a blast making it! Have a wonderful Halloween! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  20. Super creative of you, and these look adorable !!

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