DIY Halloween Wand Tutorial- Witches Cauldron

DIY Halloween wands are perfect for Boo Baskets and make great Halloween Party Favors. They are very easy to make too! Below I have a detailed tutorial and have also shared a free pattern that you can download below.

felt Halloween wands

I bought all of the materials for these DIY Halloween wands at Dollar Tree, making it a very affordable project. You can personalize it by making them with in whatever colours you fancy! You can make them to match your Halloween decor or to match the colour scheme for your Halloween party.

DIY Halloween Wand Supplies:

  • Felt
  • Pom poms
  • Poly-fil / Fibre fill
  • Dowel/skewers
  • Rhinestones (optional)

DIY Halloween Wand Instructions:

1. Cut out Pattern pieces in felt.

2. Sew cauldron lid to the front of one of the cauldron pieces.

3. Sew cauldron pieces together leaving a 1 inch gap at the bottom.

4. Stuff with fibre-fill. Insert Dowel/skewer and sew opening shut.

5. Glue on Pom poms.

6. Tie ribbons at bottom of cauldron.

Handmade Halloween wand
DIY Halloween wand made out of felt

DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN HERE

No-sew Option

You could also hot glue the cauldron pieces together rather than sewing it if you prefer.

Witches Cauldron Halloween Wand

Felt cauldron Halloween wand

Halloween wand Tutorial and free pattern. Make this cute witches cauldron wand for your little ones. Perfect addition to a Boo Basket or makes a great Halloween party favor.

Materials

  • Felt
  • poly-fil/fibre fill
  • pom poms
  • rhinestones (optional)
  • wooden dowel/skewer
  • ribbon

Instructions

  1. Cut out pattern pieces from felt. Free pattern download link below.
  2. Sew cauldron rim onto one of the cauldron pieces.
  3. Stitch cauldron pieces together leaving a 1 inch gap at the bottom to insert stuffing.
  4. Stuff with poly-fi/fibre filll. Insert dowel/skewer and sew opening shut.
  5. Glue on pom poms and rhinestones.
  6. Tie ribbon at base of cauldron.
Felt Halloween wand, grey cauldron with pink and purple pom poms

If you can’t make this right away, don’t forget to Pin it for later! You can check out my Pinterest boards for more DIY ideas.

I would love to see the DIY Halloween wands you create! You can tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

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The Pioneer Woman has great ideas for Boo Baskets. Such a fun Halloween tradition for kids!

DIY Hocus Pocus Doll

I made these Hocus Pocus Dolls from Dollar Tree Socks! This is an easy beginner sewing project, perfect for kids or adults. Below I have a detailed tutorial and the free SVG files and printable template for the faces are available to download.

Using socks makes this is an affordable and easy DIY sewing project. This is a great project for kids, who can complete it with beginner sewing skills. I have included options for different sewing levels so this project can be adapted for even the youngest sewers. Have fun picking out your patterned socks, you can pick whatever colours and patterns you like!

DIY Hocus Pocus Doll Supplies:

  • 3 pairs white socks
  • 3 pairs patterned socks
  • Fibre-fill / poly-fil stuffing
  • Yarn for hair
  • Heat transfer vinyl / embroidery thread for eyes & mouth
  • 16×6 inch piece of tulle/fabric for cape
  • Ribbon

DIY Hocus Pocus Doll Instructions:

1. Cut white sock just below heel. This will be the head of your doll. Stuff and secure with elastic. You could also sew shut if you prefer.

2. Create your doll’s hair using yarn (see note below for link to detailed tutorial) Wrap yarn around a clipboard/piece of cardboard and cut along one side. Sew down the middle to secure yarn together.

3. Place hair on the head of your doll and sew to secure. Style your dolls hair and secure with elastics. For Winifred I styled her hair into two buns on the top of her head. For Mary’s hair, I put it in a high side ponytail then tied elastics up the length and wrapped some yarn around to make it stand up.

5. Cut patterned socks just below the heel. This will be the body of your dolls. Stuff with poly-fill.

6. Insert head into body and sew to secure.

7. Create your dolls face. You can use heat transfer vinyl with my SVG file as I did, or if you prefer you could embroider the face of your doll using my template. Link to download the SVG files and printable templates is below.

8. To create the cape: Sew a gathering stitch along the top of your 16×6 inch tulle piece. Pull thread to gather until it fits around your doll. Sew ribbon on top of gathering stitches.

DOWNLOAD THE SVG FILE & TEMPLATES FOR THE FACES HERE

Tips & Tricks:

Here is a link to a great yarn hair video tutorial by Pin Cut Sew Studio

Add some rice or dry beans to the bottom of the patterned sock before stuffing if you want the dolls to stand up.

Options for younger makers:

  • Allow them to be involved in all the non- sewing steps. They will love stuffing the head and body, can help wrap the yarn hair and may be able to tie the elastics.
  • Have them draw the face on their doll using sharpies or fabric markers.

Hocus Pocus Sock Dolls

Hocus Pocus Sock Dolls

Make your own Hocus Pocus dolls out of socks! Create your own Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson dolls.

Materials

  • 3 pairs white socks
  • 3 pairs patterned socks
  • Fibre-fill / poly-fil stuffing
  • Yarn for hair
  • Heat transfer vinyl / embroidery thread for eyes & mouth
  • 16x6 inch piece of tulle/fabric for cape
  • Ribbon

Instructions

    1. Cut white sock just below heel. This will be the head of your doll. Stuff and secure with elastic. You could also sew shut if you prefer.

    2. Create your doll’s hair using yarn (see note below for link to detailed tutorial) Wrap yarn around a clipboard/piece of cardboard and cut along one side. Sew down the middle with your sewing machine to secure yarn together.

    3. Place hair on the head of your doll and hand sew to secure. Style your dolls hair and secure with elastics. For Winifred I styled her hair in two buns on the top of her head. For Mary’s hair I put it in a high side ponytail then tied elastics up the length and wrapped some yarn around to make it stand up.

    5. Cut patterned socks just below the heel (this will be the body of your dolls). Stuff with poly-fill.

    6. Insert head into body and sew together.

    7. Create your dolls face. You can use heat transfer vinyl with my SVG file as I did, or if you prefer you could embroider the face of your doll using my template.

    8. To create the cape: Sew a gathering stitch along the top of your 16x6 inch tulle piece. Pull thread to gather until it fits around your doll. Sew ribbon on top of gathering stitches.

Notes

  • Pin Cut Studio has a great video tutorial on making yarn hair.

How to Make Yarn Hair for Rag Dolls || A Video Tutorial — Pin Cut Sew Studio

  • Add some rice or dry beans to the bottom of the patterned sock before stuffing if you want the dolls to stand up.

Options for younger makers:

  • Allow them to be involved in all the non- sewing steps. They will love stuffing the head and body, can help wrap the yarn hair and may be able to tie the elastics.
  • Have them draw the face on their doll using sharpies or fabric markers.


“Oh, look! Another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” — Winifred Sanderson

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Free Watercolour Bunny Easter Prints

Free Watercolour Bunny Easter Prints hung above kitchen hooks.

I have two free watercolour bunny prints for you! These cute prints are perfect for Easter or Spring decor. Simply print and hang. An inexpensive way to decorate your home this Spring!

Do you decorate for Easter? I like to add some Spring decor that doubles as Easter decor. I find that prints are the easiest way to change up the decor in your home. You can have frames you switch up with seasonal art or you can tack some prints up on the wall as I did with these watercolour bunny prints.

The free PDF printable is available to download below. These 8X10 prints look great hung together or individually. Print at home on white card stock or regular printer paper, or have it printed at your local copy shop.

Below is a link to my go-to cardstock from Walmart. Great price! I always have some on hand for printables and crafts.

Pen + Gear White Cardstock

Click the image Below to download the PDF prints.

Water Colour Bunny Click Here to Download PDF

Free Watercolour Bunny Easter Prints

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I would love to see these Free Watercolour Bunny Easter Prints in your space! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoyblog #handmadejoyblog

Free Teacher SVG – Teachers Are Magic!

Free teacher svg cut file

I am offering this free teacher SVG on the blog to celebrate the end of the school year. Teachers are Magic! I am so grateful to all the teachers in my children’s life. This cut file is perfect for making end of the year teacher gifts. Use this free SVG to make t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, or signs. Perfect gift idea for your favourite teachers.

Teachers Are Magic cut file on white t-shirt

You fill find the link to the free teacher SVG at the bottom of this post. Simply download the file and upload to y our Cricut or Silhouette software. You can customize any item to make a perfect gift for your child’s teachers.

teachers are magic svg on black sweater

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE CUT FILE

My Favourite blank t-shirts and sweatshirts:

free teacher svg cut file

More free Cut Files:

Free Teacher SVG – Top Teacher

Top Teacher svg on white shirt

I have a free teacher SVG for you! This Top Teacher cut file is perfect for Top Gun fans. Use this free SVG to make a gift for your favourite teacher.

Free Top Teacher SVG

You fill find the link to the free teacher SVG at the bottom of this post. Download the free SVG file and make t-shirts, tumblers, mugs for the Top Teachers in your life!

Tope Teacher diy teacher shirt

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TOP TEACHER SVG FILE

Top Teacher free SVG on lined paper background

More free Cut Files:

Schitts Creek Free Printable Valentine Print

Schitts Creek conversation hearts print

I have a free Schitts Creek printable for you! After re-watching it for the third time, I made this Valentine’s print with Schitts Creek inspired conversation hearts. This show always cheers me up! I framed this print and it makes me smile every time I walk by.

Free Schitts Creek Printable Valentine Art

Featuring some of the best Schitts Creek quotes, this Schitts Creek free printable is perfect for fans of the show. Simply download, print and hang!

Free Schitts Creek Print

To download the 8×10 inch PDF print click the image below. Print at home on white card stock or regular printer paper, or have it printed at your local copy shop.

Below is a link to my go-to cardstock from Walmart. Great price! I always have some on hand for printables and crafts.

Pen + Gear White Cardstock

Download free Schitts Creek printable

Enjoy this fun Valentines Day Print! I hope it brightens your day!

More for Schitts Creek Fans:

Free Schitts Creek Christmas Tags

Here are some more Valentine Freebies:

Free Valentine’s Day SVG -Love you a Latte

Free Valentine SVG

I have a free Valentine’s Day SVG for all the coffee lovers! This design is perfect for making signs for your kitchen or coffee bar. I love adding a season sign to the coffee area in my kitchen.

free svg valentines day

To download this free SVG cut file just click the link at the bottom of the post.

I think this design also looks great on mugs and travel mugs! It would make a sweet Valentine’s Day gift for any coffee drinkers.

FREE VALENTINES SVG LOVE YOU A LATTE CUT FILE

I’d love to see what you make! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

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Among Us Plushie Pattern – Sewing Project for Kids

All of the extra time spent at home on the weekends has given me lots of time to craft with the kids. They have started playing the game Among Us so I came up with this Among Us plushie pattern for them. Made out of felt, this is an easy sewing project for kids.

Sewing is an excellent handicraft for kids of all ages! This project can used with either hand sewing or machine sewing.

My oldest two who are 10 & 12 made it by themselves. However, even younger kids can make this easily with a little help! My 6 year old cut out the pieces and operated the foot pedal while I guided the fabric in the sewing machine.

I used a sewing machine for this project but this would also be a great project for hand sewing. Felt is great for beginner sewing because the edges do not fray.

I have included a free printable pattern and instructions so you can make them at home! Click on the link at the bottom of this post to download.

Among Us Plushie

Among Us Plushie

Made out of felt, this is an easy sewing project for kids.

Materials

  • Felt Sheets
  • Thread
  • Polyfill stuffing

Tools

  • Amung Us Plushie Free pattern (link to download in post)
  • Sewing Machine / sewing needle

Instructions

    1. Sew goggle highlight onto goggles.

    2. Sew goggles onto body

    3. Sew body pieces together leaving a 1 inch gap at the top.

    4. Stuff with polyfil and sew opening closed.

    5. Sew together backpack pieces leaving the top open.

    6. Stuff backpack with polyfil and sew top closed.

    7. Attach backpack onto backside with hot glue or hand sew.

Among Us Plushie Recommended Supplies:

Among Us Plushie Pattern

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF PATTERN

Here are some more great sewing projects for kids:

DIY Hocus Pocus Dolls

Candy Wrapper Pouch easy sewing tutorial

If you make some Among Us plushies I would love to see them! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns and use #handmadejoyblog

DIY Leather Tags – Tutorial and free SVG

leather tag tutorial

Fall is when I pick up my knitting needles again and enjoy cozying up on the couch with a knitting project. I love the look of leather tags on knit/crochet items. I came up with this DIY version that is easy to create at home with some leather and heat transfer vinyl. I am giving you the free SVG file below too!

I made my tags out of leather from a thrifted bag. I am always on the lookout for leather bags and jackets when thrifting! To make these tags you will need leather (or faux leather), Heat transfer vinyl, my free cut file which you’ll find below, and a hammer and nail.

First you will cut a 1 inch by 2 inch rectangle out of the leather. Then using the hammer and Nail you will punch a hole in each corner of the tag. Be careful not to punch too close to the edge or the hole could rip. Use a piece of scrap wood under while you hammer.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG

Now you will cut your design out of vinyl and apply it to your tag. Make sure when weeding the vinyl to remove the outline as shown below. It is a bit tedious because it is such a small piece. I used a hair straightener to apply my vinyl to the leather. It works great for small applications like this! I just put parchment paper between the straightener and the leather.

Now you get to sew your finished tag on and admire how professional your handknit looks!

If you make your own tags I’d love to see how they look on your hand knit or Crochet creations! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

leather tag tutorial

Free Fall Print – Anne of Green Gables Quote

Free fall printable

This free fall print is one of my favourite fall quotes from my favourite book, Anne of Green Gables. Perfect to frame and put up with your fall decor!

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”

— Anne of Green Gables

Click on the link at the bottom of this post to download the free PDF print. I like to print my printables at home on white cardstock. However, you can also have it printed at a copy shop if you prefer.

Click here to download the PDF print

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