Skip to main content

How to make Witches Boots

Behold HALLOWEEN!
Bet you've been wondering where my Halloween stuff has been.  Well, with projects like the Fall Wreath and my daughters Union Jack Headboard, I've been a little busy to spook!  I have been seeing witches boots a lot lately all over Pinterest.  I really wanted to make a set.  Here, I'll show you how I made these Wicked Boots!
 
Step1;
I simply sketched out a design I thought was "witchen".  You can also find templates online.

 
Step 2;
Trace your boots onto a piece of scrap wood with a Sharpie.  This one I found in my husband's wood bin.  I did ask so I wouldn't get in trouble.

 
Step 3;
OK,poking fun at myself here.  But safety first, put on your Uni-brow safety goggles and get the jigsaw ready!

 
Step 4;
Cut out your boots.  If they are a little rough don't worry, you'll be loading them up with spooky goodies!  But if you want to be picky, I would use a dremel to sand the little nooks.

 
Step 5;
Dust off your car once you've covered it in wood bits.  My baby is all dusty!

 
Step 6;
I used black acrylic paint on my boots then send the edges to smooth them exposing some wood.

 
Step 7;
Pick out your favorite Halloween paper.  I used Tim Holtz Halloween Haunts paper pack.  These witches were perfect!  Get tracing and cutting!  One 12x 12 sheet will do for both boots.

 
Step 8;
Once you've traced your boots, modge podge the back pieces of paper and stick it on.  Then
 sand the edges again, ink the edges with Walnut Stain and modge podge again with another coat on top.  Just the paper.  The black bits get something else, you'll see as you scroll down.

 
Step 9;
$1 Store finds are great to add to embellishing.  I hot glued these skulls and bones together from a necklace.  Six cost on 1 necklace cost $1.

 
Step 10;
I found this choker for $1 at the $1 store too.  I used my heat gun to make it look old and weathered.  You want the holes so don't worry!  This will be in place of laces.

 
Step 11;
Rusting is my new friend.  This is Iron paint and with the rust activator makes real rust.  I rusted some of the embellishments and 1 coat to the exposed black on the boots, heal, toe and top.  You can see the grey iron paint.  Let dry, then add the activator.  I added about 3 coats of this.

 
Step 12;
I used a variety of my Spooky Movers and Shapers I have been collecting.  Ink away!

 
Step 13;
No daubers, no worries.  A paint brush and acrylic paint works awesome!

 
Step 14;
Sand the edges of your spooky embellishments and then ink them up with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  No grunge board, cereal box works awesome!  Then Rock Candy Crackle Paint. 

 
Step 15;
These not so spooky Mini bird cages become spooky once you cut the centers out and curl the bars!  Ink with Black paint.  Then a layer of Rock Candy.

 
Step 16;
Glossy Accents for some of your embellishments adds a great punch. 

 
Step 17;
More Halloween Haunts paper, this time I cut the small letters and inked the edges.

 
Step 18;
Another cut from Halloween Haunts paper pack.  No stamps, no problem.  Paper works just as well.  Cut the signs, distress the edges, ink them with Walnut Stain and finish off with Rock Candy Crackle Paint!

 
Step 19;
Now embellish.  Take all your elements and put them where you want.  I tend to group them when decorating.
 
 
Step 20;
Use Halloween ribbon to hide the line where the paper and boot meet.  I spray glued a jingle bell and coated with green glitter.  Hot glue and layer your embellishments.  I tucked the distressed labels in the ribbon with hot glue.

 
Step 21;
The distressed choker and skulls are great in place of laces.  Hot glue into place!

 
Step 22;
Paint rust onto fence pieces too.  I cut a "31", coated and Glossy Accents then popped it on a piece of thick twine so it looks like a fence!  A little copper wire makes great trendils for the pumpkin.

 
Step 23;
The letters cut from Halloween Haunts paper pack I ran along the paper edge.  This boot says "Spider Web" with the "W" being a scrabble piece.
 
 
Step 24;
For this side of the boot I cut out "Halloween" with the "O" scrabble piece.  I attached the creepy cages to the toe and placed a bat flying out.  I attached copper wire to the bat, then to the cage so he wobbles.

 
Step 25;
Display!  This year my dining room is a WITCHES DEN complete with hats, brooms, witches signs, cauldrons and bottles of poison!  I load my table up so it's full and on Halloween all my safe candles (battery operated) will flicker for the kids to peak in.  Every year it changes! 
 
 
Everything I had on hand to build these Witches Boots.  So in total it cost me $2 for the choker and skull necklace.  These would make great Christmas decorations too all decked in Holiday papers and jingles.  So I wil be keeping my template I sketched.  I had a ton more photo's but I thought you might like to finish the post.  A lot went into these and it was so fun!
 
Let me know what you think:)  I'm super excited to add these to my Halloween House!
Photobucket

Popular posts from this blog

Grinch

I am so excited to share this Tutorial with you!  This is a tutorial on how to "draw" an image to scale!  How to take a small image and make it life size using a grid pattern.  I'm sure if you are on Pinterest like I am you've seen The Grinch stealing Christmas lights.  I looked for a tutorial on how to make my own but I couldn't find one.  Not to say someone hasn't created a tutorial.  So, I decided to create my own.  With the help of my husband who created the Grid pattern for me to make these characters come to life.  Much like he did for my daughter's Union Jack Headboard.  Keep in mind, this is NOT A COPY of The Grinch.  Before you consider purchasing the class...you will have to DRAW him yourself.  In this class you'll be shown how to grid a print out and grid your plywood so you can "DRAW BY NUMBER" if you will.  Even if you can't draw... you can draw the lines in each grid connecting them to the next grid.  I can draw but not s…

Journaling Tuck Spots and Pockets

It is official... I am addicted to Journaling.  This is an inspiration post... why?  I may have become lost in my creativity... it happens.
Scroll through the the photos for ideas.  I have been inspired by my fellow journalers too.  
I kept the cover of Eileen Hull's new Journalsimple with a flipped cabinet card and some crackle paste stenciling.

Inside there are pages of Memoranda paper and Idea-Ology from Scrap ShotzMarch Scrapbook Kit.

A mini book stuffed in a pocket too.

Nicole Wright Designs Fallen Blossomis used on the tag, stamped and watercolored with worn lipstick oxide ink.

I used pages from my 115 year old art journal to create another mini.  Stamping and watercoloring throughout each page with Garden Flower and my stamp set Fallen Blossom.

Tuck spots and pockets for stuffing notes.  

The March Kit with the new Memoranda paper is perfect on it's own.  But I still cut it up and collaged with it.

I fussy cut a found relative since I am still trying to get my hands on …

TUTORIAL; Little Drummmer Boy...or Wooden Horse

I made a Christmas Drum!  I think I love this one more than myChristmas Village!  One of my "ENABLER" crafty peeps told me about a Christmas Drum she pinned on Pinterest, click HERE to see the Pin.  I fell in love!  I started collecting the goodies a couple weeks ago and finally sat down to build it yesterday.  It only took a couple hours and it was a blast to create.  Check out this beautiful Christmas Drum. I started with a teaser post on my newInstagram account.  I inked up these TH Bottle Brush trees with re-inkers!  I started with this round hat box I found at Michaels for 50% off.  I like it because it was already a vintage paper box.  Simply Stunning!  I made a line all the way around the base of the lid.  This way I know where to stop when adding the beads.  If you don't stop you won't be able to close the lid.  Don't worry, you won't see the line.  I used some twine and tape to give me an idea where the beading was going to be put.  It's a r…