- Graph paper
- Graphite or transfer paper
- 1/4-x-7-x-15-inch piece of Baltic birch plywood
- 1/2-x-8-x-15-inch piece of pine
- Scroll saw
- Wood glue
- Hammer and nails
- Dremel tool with sander attachments
- Medium- and fine-grit sandpaper
- Tack cloth
- Black acrylic paint
- Sponge brush
- 2 to 3 packages of mosaic mirror pieces
- Tile glue
- Charcoal grout
- Wooden bead
- Craft cord: black and silver-and-black
- Florist's wire
- Wire cutters
- Sawtooth hanger
1. Download the free project pattern. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)
2. Enlarge the head, hat, and hat brim patterns onto graph paper. Use graphite paper to transfer the head pattern onto 1/4-inch plywood and the hat and hat brim onto 1/2-inch pine. Cut out the shapes with a scroll saw.
3. Glue the hat onto the head with wood glue; let dry. Glue and nail the hat brim to the head, positioning the brim against the bottom edge of the hat.
4. Use the Dremel tool to sand and shape the edges of the hat and brim and to add nicks and dents to the hat. Sand all surfaces of the pieces with medium- and then fine-grit sandpaper. Remove the sanding dust with a tack cloth.
5. Paint all surfaces except the face black, applying as many coats as needed for complete coverage. Let the paint dry.
6. Glue mosaic mirror pieces to the witch's face with tile glue, leaving a spot for the wooden bead. Grout, following the manufacturer's instructions, and then clean the mirror pieces with a damp sponge. When the grout is dry, use black to paint the wooden bead and the sides of the face.
7. Insert florist's wire into center of craft cord for the hair. Cut the hair to desired length with wire cutters and attach to the back of the witch with thumbtacks.
8. Shape the wired cord to make the hair wavy. To make a hairy mole, glue a short piece of wired cord in the bead; glue the bead to the face.
9. Attach the sawtooth hanger to the center back of the mirror about 2-1/2 inches from the top.
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