Saturday, September 19, 2009

Halloween Candy Dish Witch...

This is a true family tradition in my house, the Halloween Candy Dish Witch (say that 5 times fast - LOL).

Approximately 35 years ago, my mother saw this craft in BH&G or Woman's Day or some other magazine just like that and made this...


Yes, this is the original glass Mom made many moons ago and she put it out in her house every year for Halloween until about 5 years ago when she passed the torch to me. I have happily carried on the tradition.

I have no idea what kind of glue she used but those are the original googly eyes and construction paper mouth (and they are cemented to the glass). ;)

Next you need to make her a hat...



I cut two different size circles, cut a slit in one to fold it into a cone, and stapled/glued together to make her hat. I also added a piece of orange ribbon as a hat band and curly ribbon in several colors for hair (my Mom used to make her hair from drinking straws).

Fill her with candy (usually we use candy corn, but I didn't have any in house). Luckily, I did have some gross-looking gummy worms.

2 comments:

Alison Russell said...

How fun! All I have is one of those cheap plastic Halloween themed bowls. It hides in the basement all year and gets resurrected to deal with the seven or eight kids who come to our door. It's almost disappointing! Everyone in our neighborhood goes somewhere else to do their trick-or-treating :(

amy - directionally challenged said...

We get an average of 50-75 trick or treaters a year... this is for my private candy corn stash - LOL