Last year I created a haunted house for our Halloween centre piece so this year I decided to go for something a bit different so we have a witches shoes decoration.
To make you’ll need cardboard, masking tape, newspapers, PVA glue, paints and coloured paper
Start but making some shoes from cardboard – there’s no set pattern as it is easier to shape this as you go along. Fix the pieces of card together with masking tape – don’t use sellotape as the paper mache won’t stick.
Once you’re happy with the overall shape mix some PVA glue with a little water and cover the shoes in a thin layer of newspaper strips soaked in the glue. Leave overnight so it dries slightly then apply a couple more layers.
Once dry I coated the shoes in linseed oil to firm them up more but this is optional.
Once dry coat the shoes in a thin layer of paint and leave for a couple of weeks to dry.
Then you get to the fun part – painting and embellishing….
and fill with goodies