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DIY Hocus Pocus Clothespin Witches

My favorite Halloween movie of all time is Hocus Pocus. This cult-classic pairs perfectly with trick or treating, spooky story-telling, and pumpkin carving!

This DIY turns old-fashioned wooden clothespins into the most iconic of Halloween characters, Sarah, Mary, and of course Winifred.


Materials:

Yarn

Paint

Wooden Clothespins

Tulle ribbon

Pom Pom Maker

Twine or String

Scissors

Cardstock

Sharpie markers (Black, Red, Pink)


Instructions:

Step 1: Begin by painting the clothes and hair onto the clothes pins. Let dry completely.



Step 2: While the dolls are drying, begin to make your tutu skirts by twirling some tulle fabric around your pom pom maker. You only need 1 layer, just enough to cover it.


Step 3: Cut the tulle down the middle using a sharp pair of scissors.


Step 4: Wrap twine or string around the middle, just as you would a pom pom, but only make a single knot.


Step 5: Carefully remove the tulle from the pom pom maker and use your finger as a place holder inside the center.


Step 6: Insert the clothespin into the hole where your finger was.


Step 7: Tighten the first knot and then double knot to secure to the doll.



Step 8: Adjust the tulle to your liking and hot glue the underside to keep in place.


Step 9: Trim any excess tulle with scissors.



Step 10: Create the hair by hot gluing shaped card stock to the top of the head.


Step 11: Wrap the cardstock piece with the appropriate color yarn. Using hot glue to secure along the way.



Step 12: Use the marker to add eyes and a mouth.


TIP: When adding the clothing details, I used a metallic sharpie marker for more precision than a paint brush.












I was pretty excited about the final product and my daughter loved them! If I had to go back and do it over though, I'd definitely not use tulle that had glitter in it. Though it may look pretty, it sheds a ton so hand washing after handling them was necessary.


Another option for these cute dolls, add some string loops to the top and hang them on a Halloween tree! Let me know in the comments which of the Sanderson sisters is your favorite?




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