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.
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! <|:>)