Witch Tree Topper

Just about to finish up the decorations for my Halloween Tree.  Most of the decorations are on the tree, but it needed a tree topper.  I thought about having a skeleton hanging on to the top branch, or topping it with a skull or pumpkin, or maybe even a large bow.  But I decided on a cute little witch.  After all, this is a family friendly Halloween Tree.

Witch Tree Topper

I used some black foam sheets to make the cone for the body.   I rolled the foam into a cone shape.  (I apologize in advance for the blurry pictures.  I don’t know what happened)

Witch Tree Topper

Once I got the cone to be the shape that I wanted, I hot glued it into place.

Witch Tree Topper

Then I trimmed the excess foam away from the bottom so that the cone would stand on its own.

Witch Tree Topper trim cone

I have some black & silver velvet, so that’s what I used.  You can use any fabric.  Just make sure that you have enough to be able to roll the cone onto the fabric & have it cover the cone.

Witch Tree Topper

I hot glued the velvet on to the cone, starting at the seam of the foam cone.  Make sure that the inside of the fabric is touching the foam cone.

Witch Tree Topper

Roll the cone onto the fabric, covering the cone completely.  Glue as needed.

Witch Tree Topper

Trim away excess fabric from the bottom & top of the cone.

Witch Tree Topper

Your foam cone should now be covered with fabric.  Set it aside.

I painted a large wooden ball with two coats of a dark flesh colored acrylic paint.   Set it aside to dry.

Witch Tree Topper

Bend a black pipe cleaner, or chenille stem in thirds.

Witch Tree Topper

Clip off 1/3 of the pipe cleaner.

Witch Tree Topper

Fold the piece that you just cut off in half.

Witch Tree Topper

Twist the top of that piece (this forms the neck)

Witch Tree Topper

Insert the long piece under the twist and continue to twist the remaining section of the pipe cleaner (forming a body of sorts).

Witch Tree Topper

Insert some hot glue into the hole of the bead

Witch Tree Topper

Push the neck twist into the hole of the bead, and add more glue to hold neck in place.

Witch Tree Topper

Cut a piece of the same fabric that you used for the cone as long as the ‘arms’ and a little longer than the arms and body.  Fold over the top of the fabric & glue down to make a hem.

Witch Tree Topper

Lay the body on the fabric, and snip a small hole for the body end to go through.

Witch Tree Topper

Fold the fabric down over the ‘arms’ to form sleeves.  Glue the fabric to the pipe cleaner arms.

Witch Tree Topper

Trim away excess fabric from the sleeves, but leave a small amount extra under the body area.

Witch Tree Topper

Glue the small area of fabric to the sleeve area.  This will encase the body with fabric & leave an area to glue to cone.

Witch Tree Topper

Hot glue the body into the top of the cone.  Bend the ‘arms’ so that they form shoulders & elbows.

Witch Tree Topper

Next, take a handful of dark colored curly doll hair.

Witch Tree Topper hair

Put some hot glue on the top of the wooden bead and put the hair on the bead.  Hold it in place until the glue holds the hair in place.

Witch Tree Topper Hair

Now you want to give the little witch a face, and a hair cut if needed.  I used a black Sharpie marker to give her eyes, eyelashes, eyebrows, nose & smiley mouth.

Witch Tree Topper face

Add a hat & accessories.  I had the hat on hand, (but you could make your own with some of the left over foam) and I was out of brooms, so I used a pumpkin shaped glitter scatter.  I glued the hat and pumpkin in place with hot glue.

Witch Tree Topper

And she was ready to sit on top of the Halloween Tree.

Witch Tree Topper on the tree

Witch Tree Topper on the tree

I like the way she looks on the top of the tree.

Happy Creating everyone!

 

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