It’s almost my favorite time of year again! HALLOWEEN time that is. No Halloween passes by without some new DIY Halloween decorations to welcome our trick-or-treaters. These three witches with a cauldron Halloween decoration is so easy to make and assemble. You’ll need is some fabric, empty bottles, and spray paint. Get my free witch hat pattern below! Finish it up with some garden stakes and a cauldron to complete the witchy gathering on your front lawn.
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- 3 empty bottles (I found that small laundry detergent bottle worked best and looked the most face-like)
- 3 yards of black fabric (pick something that will flow nicely in the wind)
- 3-6 yards of black tulle (1 yard per witch works great but I like the look of the tulle doubled)
- safety pins
- twist ties or wire
- primer spray paint
- green spray paint
- 1 yard or 3 11″x17″ sheets of thick black felt
- witch hat pattern (free download below)
- 3 garden stakes
- witches cauldron
How to Make 3 Witches with a Cauldron DIY Halloween Decorations
1. Make the Witch Hats
These witch hats can be made with a sewing machine or sewn by hand. Not a sewist? Try fabric glue! Download the witch hat sewing pattern below.
Print the pattern at 100%, cut out the paper pattern pieces, and tape them together. Test the sizing of the hat with your witch head. Increase or decrease the print size percentage if needed to fit your witch head.
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Cut felt pieces using the witch hat pattern.
Fold the witch hat cone piece in half, pin, and sew a 1/4″ seam along the straight edge.
Flip the cone right-side out and push out the point with a chopstick or similar tool.
Push the cone piece through the center hole of the witch hat brim and pin in place. Sew a 1/4″ seam around the edge.
Make a Halloween Witch Windsock to add to your DIY outdoor Halloween decorations. Tutorial includes a free witch hat sewing pattern.
2. Make the Witch Heads
Spray paint your empty bottles with primer. This step is important to help the green paint stick to the bottle and prevent the paint from chipping. Only one side of the bottle will show through the hood so you only need to paint that side if you prefer.
Allow the primer to dry and spray paint the bottles green. Apply a second coat if needed.
3. Make the Witch Hoods and Capes
Cut 1 yard of black fabric and tulle for each witch.
4. Assemble the Witches
Place the witch head bottle onto a garden stake.
Fold the black fabric and tulle over the bottle to create a “hood.” Use a twist tie or wire to hold the fabric around the mouth of the bottle at the base of the witch’s head.
Place the witch hat onto the witch head and pin in place with a safety pin.
Repeat with the other witches to complete these DIY Halloween decorations.
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A large witch cauldron looks great with this DIY Halloween decorations. I piled sticks under the cauldron and added some tattered cheesecloth to make the cauldron appear boiling over. I’ve even placed a pot of mums in the cauldron. The way these witches blow in the wind gives the impression that their floating.
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