Create a Floating Umbrella Witch for Halloween

7 Materials
$24
90 Minutes
Easy
This Floating Umbrella Witch is a fun witch "craft"! I’ve seen these witches flying all over the web and on Pinterest. This fun DIY is easy and starts with a pair of witch legs and an umbrella!
Hang your floating witch from the ceiling for a Halloween greeting, over a table for a witches' tea party, or suspend her from a chandelier!
I picked up an umbrella at Dollar Tree. Open the umbrella and break off the handle below the spring that keeps it open. This was easy to do with a dollar store umbrella, just bending the handle back and forth until it snapped off.  If you’re using an umbrella you already have or one that’s more substantial, you might need a pair of pliers or snips to cut off the handle.
Fire up your broom and fly to craft store. You’ll need a pair of witch legs, I got mine at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $8.00. If you'll feeling super 'witch-crafty', make your own legs using a pool noodles or pair of tights with polyfill and a pair of shoes for the thrift store.
 I had black pipe cleaners and a roll of black mesh in my supplies left over from my Witch is In Wreath. I found some 6-inch wide glittery tulle in 25 yard rolls in orange and black to match the legs at Hobby Lobby. I used two rolls of black and one of orange. How much you'll need will depend on the length of your legs you use and how full your want your witch's skirt to be.
To conceal the sticks in the witch legs, I used the black mesh, bunching it up and threading the stick with the mesh. I got my mesh at Hobby Lobby last year but I've seen it at Michaels and Walmart.
Next I wove the black mesh under the umbrella stretchers to give her “skirt” some volume.
Cut your tulle in lengths long enough to hang down to create a skirt and loop them or to tie onto the umbrella stretchers. You’ll want to play around with your tulle and cut it to your desired lengths, depending on the length of your witch legs.
Every good witch needs some bling, so I added some glittery spiders that I had in my stash, and I picked up a couple of rolls of sparkly tulle with sequins that I found at Michaels for 70% off.
Once I had the upper part of the witch legs covered in mesh, I tied them off with black pipe cleaners, then tied them together. I had to use a little hot glue to keep the pipe cleaners in place and from slipping off the sticks of the legs.
I used a couple of black pipe cleaners twisted around the remaining part of the umbrella stem and used them to secure the witch legs to suspend them from the umbrella. Here’s a view from underneath with her “bloomers” showing! Make your witch's petticoat as full as you want, varying the lengths of your tulle, no need to be perfect.
To hang the umbrella witch, I slipped a pipe cleaner under the ‘button’ on the top of the umbrella, twisting it around to make a secure loop.
This is a fun DIY for a Halloween party! Make a trio of witches to suspend from the ceiling and let your cauldron bubble with fun by adding ribbons, feather boas, or a lacy drape or shawl over the top of your umbrella, whatever makes you cackle with glee!
You can see my umbrella witch floating over the table here. More photos and details at the link below!

Suggested materials:

  • Umbrella   (Dollar Tree)
  • Witch Legs   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Black mesh   (Had, Hobby Lobby, available at craft stores)
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Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is
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  • Peg Meehan Peg Meehan on Nov 03, 2017
    What did you attach the pipe cleaner to to hang from the ceLiking or whatever you attached it to to hang???

  • Robin Whitaker Davis Robin Whitaker Davis on Jan 07, 2018
    How do you store this, it's awefully cute and I love it, but I have limited storage, any ideas?
    Thanks!

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