Easy DIY Outdoor Halloween Witch


In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make an easy outdoor Halloween witch using a gooseneck gourd. My family always has one (or more) of these witches outside at Halloween, and everybody who sees them loves them. They’re a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit. To get the witch to stand up outside, either tie it to a fence, or stick the base of it in a straw bail.

1 gooseneck gourd
Utility knife
Green paint and brush (optional)
2 large sticks or pieces of wood to make a body-sized cross
Plastic garbage bag
Newspapers (for stuffing)
Black “witchy” dress (check your local 2nd hand shops)
Black witch hat
1 yard of purple satin for cape
2 safety pins
Broom (If you want a traditional witch style broom, check out my witch broom tutorial here: https://youtu.be/W29OKCg5-rs)
1 string of green Christmas lights

Hope you enjoy this video. If you have any questions or requests for future tutorials, feel free to leave me a comment below. I post a new cosplay tutorial every Thursday and a new crafting tutorial every other Monday, so check back next week for more DIY goodness.

*** The materials listed above are the products I actually used for this project. I find that people often want to know exactly what I use, so I’ve started including exact links when I can find them. However, it’s simply meant as a guide and you can substitute with whatever comparable brands/products you might have available in your own area. Also some of the links may be affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission from the company if a sale is made. It doesn’t cost you any extra; it’s just a simple way to help support my work on this channel. (I just figured, hey, as long as I was posting the links anyway, I might as well make them affiliate links)