Looking to make inexpensive Halloween decorations for your yard? Make this Witch Wood Cut-Out that includes a free printable to make this witch silhouette yard decor.
Today we have a special guest blogger. This is not just anyone blogging…
meet Mr. Woodsy’s mom, Linda!
My mother in-law made the infamous wood witch cut-out a few weekend’s ago and wanted to share with the readers of Sew Woodsy! Pictures taken by Mr. Woodsy dad, Frank whom we’ve dubbed PAPA-razzi because he loves to take photos (he takes some awesome photos and was the one who took our photos for our “About Us” section).
- Template for the Witch and for the Cats
- Printer and paper
- 4-by-8-foot piece of 3/4-inch plywood for witch
- 4-by-4-foot piece for 3 cats
- Repositionable spray adhesive
- 1 quart of black latex paint & paintbrush (or spray paint)
- Hammer and screwdriver
- 6-foot piece of heavy-wall conduit for witch; 3-foot piece for each cat
- Four 2-hole conduit straps and 8 wood screws for witch
- broom & lantern
- Cup hook (for hanging lantern)
Source of original project: Witch and Cat Lawn Ornaments – Martha Stewart Crafts
Print out the full-size witch template and the 25 to 30 inch templates for cats. These will print out in sections known as tiling you’ll want to tape them together. Cut out and affix to plywood with reposition-able spray adhesive.
Using a jigsaw, carefully cut out witch and cat designs.
Because of the intricate cuts be prepared for this to take a little bit of time.
*Not pictured… peel off template, and paint plywood black. Let dry for 30 minutes. Hammer conduits into ground, sinking 12 inches for witch and 8 inches for cats. Attach figures to conduits using 3 conduit straps and 6 screws for the witch and 2 conduit straps and 4 screws for each cat. (The back of the cut-outs should look like how its pictured above!)
Now enjoy your witch and cat cut-outs!
Jigsaws are best used for cutting shapes and curves like this witch cut out on plywood. A Jigsaw has a narrow blade which is perfect for cut-outs like this.
We made our cut out 9 years ago in 2011 and it still looks great and is not falling apart. We typically leave it out for the month of October. The wood is exposed to warm weather with rain throughout the month.
Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Here are a few of our favorite outdoor Halloween decorations that we have shared on the blog in the past.