DIY Floating Witches

9 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

Floating Witches are all the rage this Halloween Season. Scoring some can be expensive. So why not make your own with stuff you may already have at home.


This project is easy to do. Can be customized to fit your theme. Perfect for all skill levels.

Material List

-2 Black vinyl tablecloths

-Medium size rubber ball

-Sturdy wire ( or wire from hanger)

-Floral wire

-Bubble wrap

-Witch hat

-Cut bamboo sticks, 5ft

-Other; wire cutter, scissors

Step One

-Open one tablecloth. Fold in half.

Step Two

Insert Ball into the center of fold.

Step Three (Photo A)

Pull over ball. Pull tight to form a neck. 

Step Three ( Photo B)
Step Four

Insert bamboo stick.

Step Five

Wrap closed with floral wire to form neck

Step Six (Photo A)

Strengthen the neck with strips 

cut from the second tablecloth. 

Wrap around the neck several times. 

Tying knots every wrap. 

Step Six (Photo B)
Step Seven ( Photo A)

Wrap a few layers of bubble wrap 

around the bamboo, just under 

the neck. This will form the bodice.

Step Seven (Photo B)
Step Eight

Drape the rest of the vinyl 

tablecloth over the bubble wrap. 

Bunch up till bulky. Pull closed 

where you want the bodice to end.

Step Nine

Tie closed with floral wire. Wrap 

with strips of vinyl tablecloth.

Step Ten

Insert sturdy wire below neck 

into the bodice. This will form 

the arms.

Step Eleven

Tie a wide strip of vinyl 

tablecloth around the neck. 

Step Twelve

Pinch a section of the vinyl 

tablecloth 1/2 way down 

from the neck to form 

puffy arm on dress.


Wrap that area with floral wire. 

Step Thirteen

Pinch the top of the arm, 

just below the neck, wrap 

with more floral wire. 

Step Fourteen

Repeat for the other arm.

Step Fifteen

You are now ready to attach

the hat with floral wire and safety pins.

Tips/Tricks/Options

-Tiny outdoor fairy light.

-Use large styrofoam balls wrapped in plastic wrap instead of the rubber ball. 

-Attach a plastic pumpkin lantern to use as the head. Insert battery light.

-Use thick wood dowel instead of bamboo stick.

-Use large black garbage bags instead of the tablecloth.

-Cover an old scarecrow using the same method in the project. 

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  • Lourdes Castaneda
    Lourdes Castaneda
    on Nov 3, 2020

    Spooky witches beware. I love the simplicity of this design.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    on Nov 12, 2020

    Well done!!!! Thank you for sharing your process. I saw similar Witches in the Grandin catalogue and I was figuring out how to duplicate. I would add some black netting over everything to make it look more floaty and add a branch broom. Maybe for a little glitz spray some spray glitter lightly on the whole thing :)

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