Cast a spell on your home -- both inside and out -- this Halloween with these bewitchingly good ideas for spooky witch decorations.
Create a fun focal point for your Halloween mantel with this broom-riding witch and swarming bat decoration. Get our silhouette print, available below, and have a copy shop enlarge and print the image to the desired size. Cut out the witch-on-broom image and trace onto black poster board or construction paper with chalk; cut out. Cut out the bat images and repeat the same process. Hang the witch and bat cutouts on the wall over your mantel using repositionable mounting putty.
Make it appear that an unlucky witch has gotten stuck in your chimney with this wickedly-fun fireplace decoration. Give striped socks an aged look by dipping them in a plastic tub filled with black tea; wring out and let dry. Cut black felt into squares for patches; sew patches onto the socks. Stuff the socks with fiberfill and insert them into black shoes from a witch costume. Using a tapestry needle and embroidery thread, sew the shoes to the socks, stitching along the entire edge of the shoe. Duct tape the socks to the inside of the firebox so the legs dangle down, or tie each sock to a tension rod and install it in the firebox.
Set up a stand for witches to check their hats as a bewitching Halloween party decoration. Download the hatcheck sign and claim-check tags, available below, onto cream cardstock and cut out. Place the sign in a 5x7-inch black frame. Punch holes in claim-check tags and attach them to witch hat brims using safety pins. Display the sign and tagged hats in your entryway on an old metal gate, freestanding coat rack, staircase, or closet door (use removable adhesive hooks).
This witch made a crash landing on your front porch! To make the decoration, dress bendable mannequin legs (available online) in striped stockings and buckled shoes. Place the legs upside down in a tall urn filled with moss by your front door.
Give plain glass jars and bottles a wicked-cool update for Halloween with these witch silhouettes. Print our witch patterns, available below, onto white paper, enlarging or reducing as needed to fit your drink bottles or glasses; cut out to use as templates. Trace around the templates onto black self-sticking shelf liner; cut out. Peel off the paper backing and adhere the silhouettes to your drink bottles.
Editor's Tip: Our patterns are free, so print as many as you like and use them to embellish other items, such as vases or decorative plates.
Add our pointy witch shoes to Halloween cupcakes for some party fun. Download our witch shoe pattern, available below, and print onto cream cardstock; cut out. Using white chalk, trace the shoe patterns onto black cardstock; cut out. Cut striped straws into 2-1/4-inch lengths. Cut a tiny slit in each straw and insert the shoe cutouts into the slits, making a pair of witch legs for each cupcake.
Create a life-size outdoor witch statue stirring a concoction in her cauldron that is sure to freak the neighbors out.
Making this cauldron bubble takes very little toil and trouble. This witch's brew starts with spray-foam insulation. Once the insulation is dry, paint it green. Kids will have fun embellishing it with rubber toads, lizards, and other creepy crawlies.
Add a little humor to your front porch with a witch who's packed up and ready for a vacation from scaring little kids. Get the look with a pair of stuffed boots peeking from one suitcase and two outlandish green gloves dangling from a second travel bag stacked on top.
If you're afraid of the dark, turning on this lamp might make matters worse. These bat and witch silhouettes will cast eerie shadows around the room when the lamp is aglow. To craft this creepy decoration, download our free patterns, trace onto black cardstock, and cut out. Adhere to the inside of a paper lampshade with double-stick tape.
Editor's Note: Use a low-watt bulb (60 watts) in the lamp so the paper silhouettes do not get hot. When the silhouettes are in place, do not leave the lamp on for long periods of time.
Editor's Note: Use a low-watt bulb (60 watts) in the lamp so the paper silhouettes do not get hot. Additionally, do not leave the lamp on for long periods of time with the silhouettes taped inside.