Creations, Wine Bottle Burlap Witch

Last week I posted about the burlap ghosts that Super Boy helped me create…. and you know how kids are, as soon as they finish one thing it’s on to the next!  I was curious if he remembered that he wanted me to make a witch~


“What are you doing with ice cream cones, Gigi?  Are we having ice cream now?”

“Remember last week you said you wanted to make a witch?” I asked,

“Ohhhhh, I know what you’re going to do with the ice cream cones!”


“I thought we’d paint them black along with some of this paper stuff for her hair!”

“That doesn’t look like hair to me Gigi…”

” Just wait,” I said, “you’ll see~”


“Go see if you can find me a stick and we’ll make her a broom.”  He came back with a fairly large branch~

“Great stick!” I said, as I broke a piece off and tossed the rest. “Let’s wash it and scrape it and it will look like an old broomstick,”

“Why do we have to wash it?” he asked, “It’s just for a mean ole witch!”

“Well, I don’t want a dirty stick flying around the house do you?”

“I dunno…”

“We’ll use this jute to make the sweeper part of the broom~ I’m going to wind it around my fingers a few times and we can put the stick in the middle~

witches broom

then we’ll tie it with some smaller twine and cut the bottom loops.”

witch's broom

” I think it looks quite witchy, don’t you?”  He smiled, and proceeded to take it for a trial run, galloping around with the broom between his legs


“We’re going to make her body just like we did for the ghosts with the black netting, remember?  It gives her a head and helps fill out her body.”

“She needs a dress Gigi, and a cape!”   I hadn’t thought about a cape, now that’s a great idea!

burlap witch

“Yeah, I’m working on that…” says I,  without a clue as to what to do next.  To stall a little, and give me time to think, I said,

“Let’s put her hair and hat on, and then we can make her dress.”

witch hair

“Her hair doesn’t look very good~” he said,

“Oh, but witches have terrible hair you know, they are absolutely famous for bad hair!

“Oh!”  He brightened up, “well in that case it looks great!”


“Let’s put her hat on!”

“It needs a bottom you know Gigi.”  I am pretty sure he feels like I need a lot of guidance at this point, he wasn’t quite sure of this witchy project at all.

“I’ll just cut a circle out of felt, it can be jagged and lopsided because this is a scary witch.”  He just sort of shrugged his shoulders, like if you say so…

witch hat

He was starting to loose interest and at this point I didn’t really have a plan for her clothes, so he skipped off to play basketball for a while~


I had covered the base of black netting with two strips of burlap ribbon, criss-crossed at the top.  I ultimately decided to go with a white square of burlap for her dress, and formed a cape with a piece of black felt.


I turned one edge of the felt under about an inch and secured it with a couple of dots of hot glue.  This folded edge will form a stand up collar for the cape.


I wrapped it around her “shoulders” like a cape and secured it with hidden T pins


This is the witches back

wine bottle witch 4

Side view


A lovely green crooked nose was formed with a straw and some twisty tie wire


Wrap around, slide off, and bend

burlap witch 1

Super Boy came back just in time to glue on her nose

burlap witch with green nose

He’s still not so sure…

burlap witch 3

“Let’s try her next to her ghost friends,” I said, “and see how she looks~”

burllap witch and ghosts

“Doesn’t she look great?”

“I think we need a Vampire Gigi!”

burlap witch with green nose

Yikes!  “You know what? Why don’t we wait until Halloween is over and then we can make a turkey!”

“But I don’t know how to make a turkey”, he said…”Well, I don’t either, but we can think about it~

“I bet my Dad knows how to make a turkey!!        Hey Daaaaaaddddddyyyy~”

Uh oh!


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A Stylish Interior

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Alderberry Hill

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26 Responses to “Creations, Wine Bottle Burlap Witch”
  1. Your witch and ghosts are sooo cute!! Love the ice cream cone hat!
    Mary Alice

  2. This is such a cute idea! I love it!

  3. See if I stayed home more….I could make cute things like this…sigh!

  4. Sally says:

    So enjoyed your blog today, Jenna! Fox is so cute. Loved the witch…and the dialog.

  5. Hi Jenna,
    I enjoyed your post so much told in story form! The witch and ghosts are so cute and Super Boy will have so many fond memories of the two of you making these decorations!

  6. Judy says:

    What a special story, so cute and the witch and ghosts are darling. You better start planning a turkey.

  7. Hi and wow I loved reading this! The witch and ghosts are so adorable!!

  8. Joyce says:

    This is DARLING!….the characters you made and the enchanting little story to go with it! What a cute little grandson to share your crafting with. I’m sure your turkey will be a success too!

  9. Super cute–love the nose!

  10. Catherine says:

    The ice cream cone hats are so clever! I never would’ve thought of doing that. I love it when I see something used for an unconventional purpose. Can’t wait to see what you make next!

  11. distresseddonna says:

    Clever and creative crafts!

  12. Betty Taylor says:

    I love the witch. I also love the narration! Crafts are so much fun! Why have I not been motivated lately? If I roam around your board you are going to motivate me!

    Thanks for sharing with the Blog Hop Blitz! I will be posting this to my Pinterest Halloween Board!

  13. Mary says:

    Too cute Jenna! Love the twist tie nose 🙂

  14. Liz @ Infuse With Liz says:

    Super cute- love that crazy nose! Super boy looks so cute staring at it! Very creative how you used the ice cream cone for the hat!

  15. Great story and awesome witch and ghost friends. Wonderful work and very creative. Thank you for sharing your story and how you made your witch.

  16. DogsMom says:

    I love the create as you go variety of crafting. It is wonderful that you have such an imaginative helper.

  17. What an awesome Halloween craft! Thanks so much for sharing at last week’s Blog Hop Blitz. As a result, you have been selected as one of our Most Valuable Bloggers and will be featured when tomorrow’s hop goes live!

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