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In this tutorial/pattern you will follow along as we construct unique Witch BOO'ts that can be used as containers. They are perfect for displaying anything from candy to flowers. A great decoration for Halloween or all year round!

These non-wearable paper mache footwear are created using upcycled everyday materials including cardboard food boxes and newspaper as a frame. With step-by-step instructions and a multitude of progress pictures to help you along the entire construction process, you will enjoy creating these boots at just about any skill level.

All you really need is:

• Masking TAPE
• BOWL with Lid

• CEREAL BOXES or other cardboard food containers
• Paper mache PASTE (Use the ultra simple recipe provided*)

An optional pattern for the witch boot frame pieces is supplied, but by no means required to create this project. Though this tutorial is for a witch boot, these same techniques can be applied to many boot or shoe designs among other things. Feel free to change it up or alter the pattern to you liking.

* I'm including the simplest, easiest best ever paper mache paste recipe that is ready in seconds and uses safe nontoxic ingredients. It's even safe for children to make it, use it.... or, heck why not, eat it, too!

Also note that painting beyond the base coat is not covered in this tutorial. Upon request, I'm happy to share some tips on how I hand-paint my own pieces or about other options for decorating your boot. You can also check out my follow-up tutorial for painting vintage-inspired Halloween scenes.

You will receive the Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) through Etsy. Please contact me if you do not receive your file in less than 24 hours. If/when updates are made to the file during this time, you will be notified of where to find them at no additional charge.

COPYRIGHT NOTE: My tutorials and patterns are shared for personal use. I prefer that you do not sell products directly from my pattern to make a profit, especially on online stores or auctions. However, please use the skills learned to make your own designs that you are free to sell. And, if you want to see more projects and tutorials like this, please make every effort to give credit for the work.

How to Make Paper Mache Witch BOO't (PDF Tutorial) - Pattern and Instructions for DIY Halloween Witch Boot Container



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  • Craft type: Painting, Party & gifting, Sculpture, Shoemaking
  • Holiday: Halloween
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