Floating Umbrella Witch DIY for Halloween

The witching hour is near. . .Halloween is less than two weeks away, time to polish your shoes, dust off your broom and buy a new hat!

Are you ready for some witch “craft”. . .how about a Floating Umbrella Witch?! I’ve seen these witches flying all over the web and on Pinterest. This fun DIY is easy and starts with a pair of witch legs and an umbrella.

I picked up an umbrella at Dollar Tree. Open the umbrella and break off the handle below the spring that keeps it open. This was easy to do with a dollar store umbrella, just bending the handle back and forth until it snapped off.  If you’re using an umbrella you already have or one that’s more substantial, you might need a pair of pliers or snips to cut off the handle.

Fire up your broom and fly to craft store. You’ll need a pair of witch legs, I got mine at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $8.00.

 I had black pipe cleaners and a roll of black mesh in my supplies left over from my Witch is In Wreath. I found some 6-inch wide glittery tulle in 25 yard rolls in orange and black to match the legs at Hobby Lobby. I used two rolls of black and one of orange.

To conceal the sticks in the witch legs, I used the black mesh, bunching it up and threading the stick with the mesh.

Next I wove the black mesh under the umbrella stretchers to give her “skirt” some volume.

Cut your tulle in lengths long enough to hang down to create a skirt and loop them or to tie onto the umbrella stretchers. You’ll want to play around with your tulle and cut it to your desired lengths, depending on the length of your witch legs.

Every good witch needs some bling, so I added some glittery spiders that I had and I picked up a couple of rolls of sparkly tulle with sequins that I found at Michaels for 70% off.

Once I had the upper part of the witch legs covered in mesh, I tied them off with black pipe cleaners, then tied them together. I had to use a little hot glue to keep the pipe cleaners in place and from slipping on the sticks of the legs.

I used a couple of black pipe cleaners twisted around the remaining part of the umbrella stem and used them to secure the witch legs to suspend them from the umbrella.

Here’s a view from underneath with her “bloomers” showing! Make your witch petticoat as full as you want, varying the lengths of your tulle, no need to be perfect.

To hang the umbrella witch, I slipped a pipe cleaner under the ‘button’ on the top of the umbrella, twisting it around to make a secure loop.

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Hang your floating witch from the ceiling for a Halloween greeting, over a table for a witch’s tea party, or suspend her from a chandelier! Here’s a teaser photo of her floating above a Halloween table coming soon. . .

If you can’t find any witch legs, you can make your own with stockings or tights, stuffing them with polyfill and adding a pair of thrift store shoes. This is a fun DIY for a Halloween party! Make a trio of witches to suspend from the ceiling and let your cauldron bubble with fun by adding ribbons, feather boas, or a lacy drape or shawl over the top of your umbrella, whatever makes you cackle with glee! <|:>)

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  38 comments for “Floating Umbrella Witch DIY for Halloween

  1. October 18, 2017 at 6:50 am

    This is such a good idea 😂

  2. October 18, 2017 at 7:34 am

    This is awesome!! I have an old umbrella I could use and witches legs!! How did you think of this??? Love it!!!❤️🎃🕷🕸☂️

  3. October 18, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Love the tutorial, and she’s a hoot!

  4. RS
    October 18, 2017 at 8:26 am

    So fun and easy, I love it.

  5. Donna C
    October 18, 2017 at 8:26 am

    So very adorable!

  6. Sara
    October 18, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Adorable as always, Mary. Pool noodles make good witch legs — easier than stuffing and go on sale the end of summer. We used pool noodles, child sized striped tights from Walmart and a child’s boots from the thrift store to make our witch who landed legs up in the shrubbery. Tomato stakes hold the legs upright. There is a broom also in the shrubs, a hat in a tree and a sign that says “If you can’t fly with the big girls, stay off the broom.” It was a big hit with the kids last year.

    • Laurie
      October 18, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Your display sounds super cute Sara!

  7. Norma Rolader
    October 18, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I love love this floating witching and thank you for sharing the diy

  8. Sandy Park
    October 18, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Way toooooooo fun. Made me laugh and want one.

  9. October 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Hopping on my broom as we speak….

  10. October 18, 2017 at 9:17 am

    This is one of the coolest Halloween projects EVER!!!!!!!

  11. Granny Gay
    October 18, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Original, as always… and adorable! Thanks for sharing..:)

  12. Lisa
    October 18, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Absolutely adorable!

  13. Laurie
    October 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Love it — thanks for the tutorial! I have most of the supplies already and you have inspired me to try it.

  14. October 18, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I have always wanted to try this Mary! SOOOO cute!!

  15. October 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Mary, your witch has her bling on and is hanging on for the party! So cute and fun!

  16. Linda
    October 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

    This is so clever…thanks for sharing!

  17. October 18, 2017 at 10:22 am

    This is so flippin’ *cute* LOVE this!

  18. October 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Mary, Yes, I am cackling with glee–can you hear me? This is the cutest idea I have seen this Halloween! Who knew that witches had all that prettiness tucked under their skirts? I would like to have some pretty bloomers like these for myself when I fly around. Floating along on my umbrella would be handy when my broom is in the shop for repairs! And thank you so much for my Halloween winnings! I love all the bits and have enjoyed some of the goodies already. Yum, the tea is delicious, especially in large doses in my special cup. Can’t wait to see your upcoming Halloween table! Linda

  19. Virginia
    October 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for sharing your glitzy witch, you have an incredible imagination.

  20. Rattlebridge Farm
    October 18, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Super creative and festive, Mary. I need to find a HL nearby. I found a witch legs wreath at a big box store, and the ‘witch’ parts were so disordered, it looks as if the poor gal fell into a Cuisinart. 🎃☠️🕷🕸 I can’t wait to see your tablescape!

  21. Vanessa
    October 18, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I am so going to make this. What a sassy Witch with such cute bloomers! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings!!!!

  22. Cecile
    October 18, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Your sense of style is phenomenal, even with this DIY floating umbrella witch!!! And you site is always warm and welcoming with your beautiful photography. Love the project and appreciate that you share your many talents with us. Thank you.

  23. Patti
    October 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    So cute! You never cease to amaze!

  24. October 18, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    This is waaaay too cute!!!!….the perfect tutorial too!!!

  25. October 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for including the tutorial so I did not have to locate my magic wand which has been missing since Harry Potter camp!

  26. October 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, Mary, that is such a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us. You’re the best!

  27. Linda Cunningham
    October 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Mary, I’m not surprised ! You are SO creative, clever, detailed and fun. I’m sure you have a wonderful sense of humor to go along with the creative side. Thank you so much for sharing and making me smile.!

  28. Betsy
    October 19, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Mary,

    I’ll never throw away another broken umbrella!

    Hmmm, my husband is giving me the ‘No more Halloween decorations’ look…I say there’s always room for one more!

    Betsy

    • October 19, 2017 at 8:38 am

      I’m with you Betsy! 👻🎃😀

  29. Julie
    October 19, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Made mine last night — so easy turned out so cute. $25 investment and looks like I spent way more.

    • October 19, 2017 at 8:37 am

      They are fun to make aren’t they Julie? Thanks for letting me know! 👻🎃 )

  30. Laurie
    October 20, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    This is just brilliant, can’t wait to give it a try🎃👻🦇🕷🕸

  31. October 20, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Wow this looks amazing!

  32. October 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    This is too much fun, I don’t know if I commented before or not—but its just too much fun, again, lol.

  33. SHERYL
    October 23, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I’m a new follower as of today! I just read the “Floating Witch” decoration and I am hooked with the clear tutorial, places to find materials, and pictures throughout the process. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait for future emails from you!

  34. November 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Looks nice

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