Every Halloween, we put up a cemetery in the yard, complete with homemade gravestones. Which I love. And every year we try to add a little something to the yard... this year, we added some witches.
I went to the lumber yard and bought some cheap plywood, the big sheets. I got the cheap stuff because the quality of the wood is not really important for this project and we should save money where we can... that way, I have more money for ice cream.
I had the wood cut into pieces that would be easiest for me to transport and use... I had some 6'x2' pieces cut as well as a 2'x2' piece. That smaller piece I used to make a cauldron. I drew the outline onto the wood...
For the witches, I found some pictures online and printed them out...
I used some sheet protectors to trace the shape with a Sharpie...
And then I borrowed an overhead projector to trace the shape onto the wood. The overhead projector took me right back to grade school.
For those of you who can draw, you might not even need the projector. Myself, I can't even draw stick people. I needed the projector.
Once my witches were traced, I had the hubs break out the ol' jigsaw and cut 'em out for me. He likes to feel useful.
Once that was done, I sanded any rough edges and painted them all black. BOOM. Done. I gave each of the witches a dollar store draping because that was in their contract.
On Halloween night, these will be backlit by a spotlight... come back tomorrow to see how I made the hot coals for the cauldron!