When creating a wreath or floral arrangement, I love to incorporate various seasonally themed items. It creates a unique piece and adds so much dimension! One way to achieve this is by adding picks, items that are attached to a long stem and meant to be added to floral designs. Today, I am going to show you how to make DIY witch feet picks for wreaths and floral arrangements using items from the Dollar Tree! I literally have less than $3 in this project! That is a fraction of the price of a comparable item in stores!
I spotted these super cute witch legs at the Dollar Tree, and they were intended to hang on a door knob. However, I immediately saw the potential for something MORE!
For this project, I used the following supplies:
- Witch legs decor – Dollar Tree
- Polyester fiber fill – Dollar Tree
- Wire hanger
- Halloween ribbon – the one I used is from Dollar Tree
- Hot glue gun
- Black felt
First, I cut the legs from the plastic ring they were attached to. Don’t trash the black mesh fabric just yet! We’re going to use that later!
Next, I untwisted the hanger and straightened it out the best I could. Then, I bent it in the center to make a “V” shape.
Then, I began stuffing the legs. I added the filling just a little at a time, pushing it down toward the boot. You want to make sure you stuff it firmly to fill the leg. If the filling is too loose, it will eventually slide down the leg.
Once the leg was stuffed, I pushed the end of the wire hanger through the stuffing to the end of the leg. Now, because the boot is not stuffed, it will just flop over when held upside down. To remedy this situation, I actually pushed the hanger through the end of the sock portion and out through the back of the boot. The leg fabric is thin, so you do not need scissors for this part.
The hanger was pushed out about two inches. Then, I applied some hot glue along the hanger and on the boot.
Using a piece of felt, I covered the hanger so it would not show. Now, the boot is secure and will stand up and not flop over.
I repeated this process on the other leg and boot. When it was time to close the end of the leg portion, I put some hot glue at the opening and then pushed it together to seal the fabric.
Next, I wanted to add a little bow or something to the boots for a little flair! I took the black mesh scraps from the plastic ring and some orange glitter ribbon and made some bows.
For the orange bows, I wrapped the ribbon around my hand to create two loops on each side. Then, I pinched the bow in the middle and pulled and separate the loops to create a bow. I placed the mesh fabric behind it and wrapped a small piece of ribbon around the center. Very simple little bows! You will need to make sure the ribbon you choose has a little body to it, because you want it to be stiff and not droopy.
Then, I glued the bows at the top of each boot. Now the witch legs are ready to be added to a wreath or floral arrangement!
I chose to throw them in this cauldron! I love how fun these are! I’m all about cute instead of creepy Halloween decor, and these fit the bill! Where would you use these? Do you like spooky decorations, or are you like me and prefer colorful and fun?
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