Growing up, my all-time favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz. So, when thinking about a creative way to spruce up my front porch for Halloween this year, my first thought was to do a take on that movie with a “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” theme. With DIY witch legs that look like they were just landed on by our house and a cute sign to greet trick-or-treaters, this is one of my favorite DIY Halloween decor ideas of all time! Continue reading for all the details, including the how-to for making a set of fun witch legs of your own!
The first (and most important!) element of my wicked witch Halloween porch is–without a doubt–the fun wicked witch legs I made for the display. They are so darn cute, and they were seriously easy to whip up!
How to Make DIY Witch Legs
- Black and white striped tights
- Fiber fill
- Wire hanger
- Wire cutters
- Rocks, stones or marbles
- Hot glue
- Red glittered shoes (I found mine at the thrift store, but you could use Mod Podge and glitter to create your own using an old pair of shoes)
- Cut the legs off of the tights. Stuff each leg with fiber fill, leaving about 3 inches unfilled at the top of each.
- Straighten out the wire hanger, and cut it into two sections using the wire snips. Work a wire piece all the way down into the toe of each leg, making sure the wire doesn’t protrude to the outside of the tights.
- Place 5-6 stones or marbles into the top opening of each leg, and use hot glue to seal the ends shut.
- Gently bend the wire piece in each leg into a foot-like curve and slip each into one of the shoes.
- Display to look like your house just plopped down on the unfortunate witch below!
All that was left from a DIY aspect after my legs were ready to go was to make a sign for the display. I used my Cricut to cut lettering to use as a stencil on a pre-cut 12″x4′ board from Home Depot with my “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” message. Signs like these are so easy and inexpensive, and they make a huge impact!
To round off the display, I added a broom (of course!) some pumpkins, and a pretty potted mum. I am so excited for trick-or-treaters to see this on Halloween night!