This sinister sorceress and her trio of menacing felines are in a black humor -- all the better to give guests a start when they arrive at your home for the festivities.

The figures are easy to make from hardware-store supplies, and they can be brought out year after year.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Get the full-size (72 inches for witch, 25 to 30 inches for cats) templates, which you can print in sections and tape together. Cut out and affix to plywood with repositionable spray adhesive. With a jigsaw, cut out design; peel off template, and paint plywood black. Let dry for 30 minutes.  

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Step 2

Hammer conduits into ground, sinking 12 inches for witch and 8 inches for cats. Attach figures to conduits using 3 conduit straps and 6 screws for the witch and 2 conduit straps and 4 screws for each cat.

Step 3

Fasten a broom to the witch's raised arm with remaining conduit strap and screws. Attach a cup hook to her other hand, and hang a lantern from it.

    Comments (5)

    How difficult was this project?
    Martha Stewart Member
    October 23, 2021
    Difficulty: Kind of Easy
    Please correct the WITCH TEMPLATE to the lawn decoration not the pumpkin carving. I to made her years ago but need a new Template.
    Martha Stewart Member
    October 4, 2021
    Difficulty: Kind of Easy
    Firstly I wanted to tell the rest of the comment people that I actually saved my template from the first time. Just a thought for the future. This wasn't a difficult project but it did take quite a bit of time. I have made her at least three times over the years and this year I screwed her to a long pallet and placed one cat on top of the pallet and the other on the bottom. It looks like they are on a fence. Then I added a few bunches of corn stalks haphazardly on the pallet. It looks great!
    Martha Stewart Member
    September 29, 2021
    Difficulty: Kind of Hard
    I made this witch many years ago. She is looking a little worn out. I wanted to make a new one but when you click on the template it is the wrong witch. Please can you fix this issue!!!!
    Martha Stewart Member
    August 31, 2021
    Difficulty: Very Hard
    Wish the right witch template would come up. Would love to make this.
    Martha Stewart Member
    August 31, 2021
    Difficulty: Very Hard
    Wish the right witch template would come up. Would love to make this.

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