Lighted Caldron And Witch Yard Decor
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.” - from Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Fortunately, the materials you’ll need to gather for this project are far more simple than eye of newt and toe of frog, and may even be items you have around the house. Five dollars worth of PVC pipe from Lowe’s creates the frame for the witch. And it cuts so easily with a hacksaw! Everything black is cheap plastic table cloths and one trash bag, which covers a big planter pot. You can use any large container. Battery pack lights sit inside the cauldron creating the “burning” light. The stirrer is a mailing tube and the hands are inflated plastic gloves with impeccable black fingernails : ). The mask isn’t necessary, especially if you put this decoration in a dark spot. I just happened to have the mask handy so I included it. Heat up your glue gun. This project can be made in about 3 hours for around $15.
• If you prefer to display this project at your front doorstep, buy more connectors and pipe to create a rectangular base to hold the witch upright.
• Some types of plastic table cloths may not hold well with hot glue. Before you do your gluing, test yours and see if you may need to use a conventional glue.
At Craft and Party Shops
- three 54” x 108” black plastic table covers
- orange and yellow plastic table covers
- mailing tube - 3.5’ -to 4’
- plastic gloves
- black marker
- container for caldron
- plastic shopping bag
- jumbo plastic trash bag
- Two 5ft. 1/2” pvc pipes
- one 4 way pvc 1/2” connector
- 4 elbow pvc 1/2” connectors
- 30 led light string
- glue gun