This DIY friendly green-faced witch mason jar, complete with grey yarn hair, big googly eyes, and a warty nose makes the perfect Halloween decoration!
I love mason jar crafts. I think it’s so fun coming up with different ways to use a jar, and there are really limitless possibilities! I made a snowman jar craft a few winters back and it sparked a new idea for this adorable witch!
We enjoy watching The Wizard of Oz, with the green-faced, cackling Wicked Witch of the West. So I wanted to come up with a way to recreate her, in a much friendlier-looking form, for a fun and festive way to spruce up the house for the spooky holiday!
I may be biased, but I think she turned out to be pretty darn cute!
The part that stumped me most was figuring out what to use for the nose, but then the lightbulb turned on and I knew that I needed to go out to my yard and search for the perfect knotty thick branch that could be cut to size. Well, I found it and I think it creates the perfect warty effect. 🙂
This craft came together in no time at all and I think it would make a great neighbor BOO gift! You could choose to fill it with candy, but once the black hat is on, it’s difficult to re-screw on the lid, so I think it works best as a knick knack.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this mason jar witch:
Pint-sized mason jar
green and black acryllic paint
thick twig with knots
Pencil and something to trace a circle with (I used a cup from the kitchen)
Gather your supplies and then start by giving the jar a few coats of green paint, allowing it to dry in between, until it’s covered to your liking. Do the same with black for the lid parts. Allow them to dry completely.
Use a circle cutter, or in my case a kitchen cup, to cut a circle in black cardstock that’s just larger than the size of your lid. You’ll want the hat to overhang enough so you can glue the hair underneath. Now cut a strip of black cardstock that’s the right size when rolled at a diagonal, to fit in the center of your circle.
Start rolling the cardstock strip at an angle, ensuring the top part comes to a tight point. Use a glue gun to glue it at the seams. Then use scissors to trim it so the bottom sits flat. Hot glue the cone to the circle. Glue on the googly eyes, the nose, then draw on a mouth with black permanent marker.
Cut yarn for the hair and glue it to the lid. I used grey yarn because that’s what I had on hand, but I think purple, orange and black would be fun too. You can choose to glue the yarn all the way around the back if you like, but I just did the sides. Now hot glue the hat on top of the lid and yarn hair and that’s it!
I love adding new Halloween decor pieces to my collection each year, particularly the handmade variety, and this one really makes the kids smile!
I’m pretty sure this witch won’t melt, even if Dorothy throws water on her! She’s here to stay, and we’re ok with that!
Do you have a favorite Halloween decoration that you love putting up each year? I’d love to hear about it! This gem just might become our best-loved Halloween decor piece! She’s already getting lots of attention around here. 🙂