Friday, October 23, 2009

DIY - A Halloween Dilemma

Yep, I couldn’t resist the temptation. I just had to make the Witch Doorknob Cover. After all, it’s very easy and cheap made out of Red Heart Super Saver.

But now I’ve got both a pumpkin and a witch with which (say that ten times fast) to decorate my front door this Halloween. And I can’t put the witch’s head on any of my interior doorknobs instead. My family would get very upset if they couldn’t get into the bathroom because the handle was covered with a manically grinning acrylic witch.

So one of them is going to have to be banished to the Island of Misfit Toys. But which one?

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Witchy has the same Western style tie as the Pumpkin Door Knob Cover because I’m terrible at making pompoms and I had no bells on hand. However, I gussied it up by stealing a couple of beads from my daughter’s craft box. Witchy-Poo seems pleased with her embezzled embellishments, and what my daughter doesn’t know, won’t hurt her.


Unlike the Jack o’ Lantern, there is a disturbing impaled-head-on-a-spike quality about this door knob cozy. But I really do like the jaunty orange stripe around her hat. And the threat of capital punishment might help keep Winnie-Poo, The Witch in line.


Eeny, meeny, miney, moe... should I charm Trick or Treaters with the Jaunty Jack o’ Lantern or scare them away with the Decapitated Witch’s Head?

The voting lines are now open!


  1. No no no you just can't banish one of them. I got an idea....the pumpkin can have Mon, Wed, and Fri and the witch can have the days that are left mustn't banish one of them...they are adorable.

  2. How about making a false door knob to make getting in to the house even more challenging. Cover a tennis ball with the pumpkin and stick it on the door with that sticky clay, it will come off in the turners hand..... how creepy, yet how fun would that be?

  3. Hmmm... shared custody of the doorknob is definitely tempting. But I'm also intrigued by the chaos-creating potential of false doorknobs.

    Decisions, decisions...

    Oh, and speaking of making sure no one gets in - unbeknownst to me, my doorbell fell out of the wall this morning. And when a visitor showed up, did my dog tell me? Nope. She just sat there and stared through the glass, enjoying the show as the poor man pounded on my front door.