Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! (or smooshed witched legs on my front porch for Halloween!)

My front porch is officially looking pretty spooky!  Eek!  Is that a ghost??!! 

 Okay, okay, I know I'm a dork and I had a little too much fun with the editing this morning!  But I do want to show you the "Wicked Witch of the East" legs and sign I made for my Halloween porch decorations.

It all started with a bit of inspiration.  First of all, the movie, duh.  But mostly the ubiquity of cute witch leg crafts I started seeing last fall and have lasted through many a Wizard of Oz themed party blog post.   Like this one:  

credit: Diary of a Crafty Lady
And then I heard Krylon had this new amazing glitter spray and I had to try it! (It's that compulsive craft addiction!  Do they have rehab for this???)

I had a pair of pointy patent leather black heels that were getting too hammered to keep wearing so they found a new use:

disclaimer: patent leather is NOT a good vehicle for this spray.  It works, but it bubbles and slips and looks very amateurish.  Good enough for one side to show on my porch, mostly in dusky light.  I would choose spray adhesive and straight up glitter next time if I was using patent leather.

Then I stuffed striped tights (children's from after Halloween clearance last year) with polyfill and hot-glued the feet into the heels.  And I used glue dots to shove the top of the tights into the wedge of patio/wall.  We'll see how well that holds through the season...

 There they are on the right side!  I wanted you to see the full effect minus the special effects:

I made this sign to hang with it on picnik:

If you want to use it, you can.  I just saved the image onto my computer, then inserted it into a word document and printed it on scrapbook paper so I wouldn't use up tons of ink:

I was putting the legs near my doorbell and thought I just could not pass up the pun!
Here they are again:  I love them!!!

Linking here:
http://www.momnivores-dilemma.com/,  http://www.houseofhepworths.com/http://nightowlcrafting.blogspot.com/
http://www.whipperberry.com/ http://sassysites.blogspot.com/http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/, http://www.tidymom.net/,  http://www.findingfabulousblog.com/

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Unknown said...

This is so cute & funny!
Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog!
Sarah @ Alderberry Hill

Following you now!

Sweetwater Style said...

Got the shoes...gonna get the socks...will put this by the door in my library at school on Halloween...funny and cute too! Thanks! Pinned it too!

Kelli W said...

That is so much fun! I love the sign! Stopping by from TT&J.

Unknown said...

That is such a great idea! Totally going to do this, this year! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Katie said...

OMG! this is too cute! I love it.

Jenni said...

seriously, adorable! i need to do this!!!!

great job, so creative!

Crafty Mischief said...

This is great! I love it! Thanks for sharing. I just saw this on Sassy Sites.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!

Natasha in Oz said...

That is brilliant! I love this post and I love this blog! I am so excited to be one of your newest followers!

Best wishes,

Kelley said...

so cute... I got those exact stockings and was just flumoxed over teh shoes... LOVE your idea of spray paiting. Great job!

Shannon @FairfaceWashcloths said...

Don't get me started on how much I love Halloween! I LOVE your wicked witch with ruby slippers! So clever. Makes me smile.

Janny said...

This is so creative! The glitter spray paint was a fun touch. Now only if I had a pair of run down pointy shoes....

Anonymous said...

I've seen this on Pinterest. I want to do this in October. We already have the red shoes.

liZ said...

I loVE this idea!!! I totally want to do this at my house!

Unknown said...

This is so cute! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I adore this! So cute! Do you think the Krylon could be used on shoes that would be worn? Because I have some shoes that could use a facelift. :)

PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog this week. Come by when you get a chance! :)

Suzy Myers said...

This totally made me laugh out loud! I would be thrilled if you would link this to my Commercial Break Thursday!


Unknown said...

This is so fantastic! I love it. How unique and creative! :) Ha ha my sister would love this, she is a Wizard of Oz fanatic. Would love if you would link this up to the Scatter Girls' Fall Front Porch Party going on now! http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-porch-linky-party.html

Brie @ Darling Doodles said...

I am beyond in love with this decoration. It is SO cute and funny! My best friends love anything and everything to do with the wizard of oz, I have to show her this!

I'm a new follower from the house of hepworths link party!

Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

CCCCCC-A-UTE! love it. winks-jen

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

pure awesomeness! Love this! Come link up to scrappy saturdays over at candacecreations.blogspot.com I'd love to see you there!


Jacqueline said...

Absolutely adorable and you are too great to give us the sign too! I bought tights to do some out of the flower pot, but this would be so much easier.

Where did you get the paint? I looked for it in a couple of places but haven't found it.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is featured on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you can stop by.

Landeelu said...

This is so hilarious!! Love it!

Heidi said...

I picked up a pair of pointy shoes and a black & white striped shirt at Goodwill for under $10. Using paint, glitter, glue and leftover fiber fill, I recreated your legs. They look awesome! Thanks for the fabulous idea.

Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady said...

These look awesome! The real shoes are to die for funny! Thanks so much for the link back - I love the sign too! Happy Halloween!
Diary of a Crafty Lady

Ashley Breaux said...

I love this idea for Halloween! Where did you guys find that AWESOME sign stand? I LOVE IT!

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