DIY Witch Shoes and Broom Outdoor Decoration

This failed cabbage pot was the perfect place to set my DIY witch shoes and props. Image courtesy of Debbie Morrow, All Rights Reserved.

This failed cabbage pot was the perfect place to set my DIY witch shoes and props. Image courtesy of Debbie Morrow, All Rights Reserved.

Looking for a quick and easy Halloween decoration? These ordinary granny boots can be transformed into a great prop in less than an hour(depending upon drying time if paint is needed).

You’ll Need:

One Pair of Lace-Up, Spiked Boots (an easy secondhand store find)
Black Spray or Waterproof Acrylic Paint (If boots are not black, purple, or burgundy)
Seasonal Ribbon and/or Halloween Shoe Strings
2 Pieces of Styrofoam (to fit from inside heel to top edge of boot ankle)
Moss
6 Small Halloween Floral Bunches (Dollar Tree item)
A Low Heat Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
A Broom (pictured is one from Dollar Tree, but Kidspot has a video on how make your own)
*Optional: Witch Sign, Skull, Extra Brooms of varying sizes/styles, and lights.

Directions:
1) If the shoes you found are not black, purple, or burgundy, get out a spray can of black paint or a brush and black acrylic paint and cover the entire surface of the shoe, heel and tongue. If the toes lay too flat, curl them upward while the paint is drying (you can do this by using a weight or clamp).
2) Once shoes are dry, place Styrofoam so it sits snugly into shoes and add ribbon and/or Halloween shoe strings so they tighten the boots around the foam.
3) Using the Low Temp glue gun, secure the moss to the top of the foam. Tip: Using a High-Temp glue gun will melt foam.
4) Push the silk flower sprigs into the moss/foam.
5) Wrap the same ribbon used with shoes around the shaft of the broom.
Position your shoes with your broom (or extra brooms) and possibly a witch sign in a visible place. Add outdoor lights such as a spot light or a string of Xmas lights, if you wish to have it visible at night.

Making a Bigger Curl Option

To transform any pair of lace-up boots or shoes into toe-curling footwear, you can always take some heavy-duty aluminum foil, wrap it in a cone shape around the toe ends and then shape the foil to curl around. Cover foil with Duct tape (preferably black or same color as shoe, so you don’t have to paint it as well).

For other options, check out these sites:

Makezine: DIY Witch Shoes

All Things Crafty

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