Friday, September 30, 2011

The Witch Is In!

I love this time of year, my birthday month is October and so since I was younger I would look forward to it (until I hit 30):)

Recently I found this and I had to have it.  My husband said he would cut it out for me if he could get a new jig-saw.  Of course I said yes because I have "other" projects that require a jig-saw...he just didn't know that at the time. hehehe 

I printed the template and taped it together on a sheet of plywood.

I then traced it with a black marker...

and my sweet husband cut it out for me (a serious labor of love).


 I bought two cans of outdoor spray paint and gave it a couple of coats.  I also sprayed the back to seal it and prevent moisture damage. 

Now to add her accessories!

I bought a 3/4 in x 5ft galvanized pipe and brackets.  We attached them using a small piece of scrap wood so the nails wouldn't show through.  We also placed a metal stake at the bottom for extra support.

For her broom I just bought a handle ment for a  rake and attached some twigs I had laying around the house.  I attached the twigs with electrical tape and sprayed everything black.  For extra support I added twine.
Her lantern was on clearance at Lowe's for $1.00. I placed a flame less candle inside that I purchased for 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby.  
So this is what she looks like in the "spot light".  I love the shadow cast on our house.

Her official debut will be October 1st....get your tickets now!

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