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Cassandra the Renuzit Witch

Reprint from September 2000 Crafty Visions Newsletter

by Bluebonnet Crafters

Cassandra the Renuzit WitchMaterials:
  • 1 Renuzit room air freshener

  • 2" to 2 1/2" wooden ball head or Styrofoam ball with one side flattened

  • Black felt (1 sheet or scraps to fit)

  • Black cotton fabric (about 8" square)

  • Halloween print fabric (8" X 12")

  • Chenille stem

  • Ribbon (1/8" or 1/4" Narrow to match the dress fabric about 12") (3/5" black about 1/2 yard)

  • Yarn, Spanish moss or doll hair

  • White craft glue or glue gun and glue sticks

  • Paint green, black, white and red

  • Paint brush

  • Permanent markers

  • Small twig broom 


Cut the hat and mittens from the black felt using the pattern as your guide. The cape is three quarters of a circle, cut from the black fabric. The dress and sleeves are made by forming the rectangle into a tube with the seam up the back on the dress and on the underside of the arms on the sleeves. 

Fold the chenille stem in toward the middle and glue the mitten hands, one on either side of each end ,sandwiching the chenille stem into the little hands. Form a tube of the sleeve around the arms turning under the wrist ends to form a hem and glue or stitch in place. Tie a bow around the wrists gathering the fabric in slightly. 

Glue the center of the covered chenille stem along the top back of the Renuzit cover bringing it toward the front on each side to form the arms. 

Turn up and glue or stitch in place a small hem along the bottom of the long side of the dress material. Position the dress fabric around the container cutting a small slit to work it up around the arms, run gathering stitch along top edge to gather to fit and glue it to the top of the container. 

Prepare the cape by stitching or gluing a piece of ribbon as marked in the pattern. Glue or stitch a small hem around the completed cape. Set aside. 

Prepare the head by painting the entire ball with the putrid green paint. If using a Styrofoam ball you may need several coats. On a wooden ball a single coat will allow some of the yellow color of the wood to show through which will not give your witch an "unhealthy complexion". Paint the features or use permanent colored markers to draw them on. You can even give her a few warts if you like. You can use the picture as your guide or design your own face. Glue scraggles of yarn, Spanish moss or doll hair on your witch's head. Glue the circle of felt on the head. Form the second piece of felt into a cone and glue it to the center of the circle forming the point on the witch's hat. Add a hat band of ribbon to match that tying her sleeves. Glue the finished head to the top of the Renuzit cover. 

When dry tie the cape around her neck. Crook one arm, position the broom and your witch is ready to greet the season. 




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