Sunday, September 28, 2014

DIY Witch Legs

So I looked around for a tutorial online for how to make "Witch Legs" and they were all much more complicated than they needed to be! People using irrigation tubing, tube socks with sand and tape, mannequin legs, etc... I don't know about you, but I'm all for cheap and easy! So I tried it my way, fingers-crossed that it'd work out, and it did! I just love our witch legs...costing under $10, they took about 15-20 minutes to make! 

Materials needed:
-heeled, sparkly shoes (find them at a thrift store!)
-kids, knit halloween tights
-poly fil stuffing
-hot glue gun and glue

(I originally thought I'd decorate the shoes with some pipe cleaner curlicues, but they ended up looking best without! That's why the pipe cleaners are pictured here, if you're wondering.)

First, stuff the tights with the poly fil. Leave about 4-5 inches at the top not stuffed.

Next, cut the legs off the tights, as far to the top as possible. Then tie a knot in each.

Position one foot into a shoe to have a good idea how it will set. Then, starting with the toes, glue each foot into the shoe. It's okay if the "foot" is smaller than the probably will be because they're adult shoes and kid's tights. You can continue pushing the leg down into the shoe just past the heel and nobody will be able to tell the difference. 

And now for the fun part...find the perfect spot to display your witch legs and surprise the neighbors! If you have an overhanging porch on your house or a large bush in the yard, you can hide the ends underneath. There's about a half-inch gap between the siding of our house and the front porch that I was able to wedge the ends down into. A big flower pot set on top would work too! Get creative and have fun! Ding-dong the wicked witch it dead!!!

1 comment:

  1. You are a genius. I was starting to think I bit off WAY more than I could chew until I saw your post about POLY-FILL. Brilliant!!!