I love witches. I love to read and study about the history of witches. I love to decorate with witches. I love the history and lore of witches. To me, witches and goddesses go hand in hand, and I love to decorate with goddesses too, especially fertility goddesses. The whole power in women and birth, etc, and I think they are just beautiful. But let’s get back to the topic…witches.
Witches are a big part of Halloween. If you’ve been a regular reader lately, you know I am addicted to Halloween, especially decorating for Halloween. It’s my little way of sharing the love I have for this wonderfully fun holiday with all my neighbors, which here, deep in the Bible Belt, probably makes them all think I howl at the full moon and eat children.
We moved into our home a little more than 2 years ago, and each year I try to add a new Halloween DIY project. When we first married, we lived in a shoe box apartment and then a rental house. Now that we own a house, I feel like I can finally decorate!
I decided very early this year that my newest DIY Halloween project was going to be witch legs crashed into a cauldron. I’ve been slowly collecting my supplies for a few months. Giant cauldron from Party City. Some ruby slippers at the thrift store this summer. Sand from Home Depot. And so on, and so on.
This tutorial is a bit more intense than my other Halloween tutorials. It’s fairly easy, but it will probably take a few hours to complete. Nate, my dear sweet husband, did a lot of the outdoor work for me mainly so I could be the official photographer of this witch crashing event.
Cauldron Crashing Witch
1-inch pipe insulation
10 ft piece of 1-inch PVC
2 pieces of 2-ft rebar
Pair of striped tights/thigh highs
Pair of ruby slippers or witchy shoes
50lb Bag of sand
Pair of socks
Pkg of spanish moss
Filling for cauldron like plastic bags
Things to add to the cauldron – skull, crows, snakes, spiders, sign, etc.1. Using something like a screwdriver, make two holes in the bottom of the cauldron as shown.
5. Cut the pool noodle in half. (The average pool noodle is about 58 inches long, so cut in half this will be 29 inches each.)
14. Add the entire bag of Spanish moss to cover everything.
The sign had a string, which I slide down over the witch legs to secure. I also attached the crow to the sign by pushing the wires in its feet down into the styrofoam of the sign.