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Ding Dong The Witch is Dead

about 30" in diameter

It's done...the OZ wreath has been shipped!
As of this post, it's still enroute to Irene's home. Tracking slip shows me it will arrive on the 22nd sometime before midnight. I hope she likes it. The wreath is grapevine, the tornado is made from a grapevine cone, trimmed and bent into shape. The witch's broom is a piece of dowel with straw attached for bristles. Black 'tornado damaged feathers' give off contrast. "Welcome My Little Pretties" is cut from wood, the house is grooved paneling and mini-Popsicle sticks window with terry fringe for a "ripped and damaged" curtain, a screw for a door handle. The witch hat is 3D and stuffed, the ruby slippers from the Wicked Witch of the East is a floral pick I found at Hobby Lobby...


  1. How creative! It is adorable!

  2. It will be the perfect ornament for Halloween!

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  3. I LOVE this. Clever idea. I really like how you did the tornado

  4. Anni it is gorgeous. I love all the little points of interest on it. Tornado and feet.
    Irene will love it.
    Hugs madi and mom

  5. Wonderful! But that tornado is inspired indeed. It's your time of year, Anni! :-)

  6. Hello, Anni! You are creative. I love the wreath. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  7. I know she will LOVE this.. it really is so cute and creative. love the shoes and the tornado, my two favorite parts.

  8. OOO, this is waaaay too cute. You did an excellent job....she is gonna love this to pieces...I love all the parts of the wreath but the tornado is a work of art...LOVE IT.

  9. hooray for getting rid of the wicked witch! This is really very creative!

  10. Oh MY!! You are a superb crafter! I could never even think of these ideas! To make them all up in your head, then execute them so beautifully. You could sell your things so quickly.

  11. Kudos to you! The detail were carefully planned and executed, resulting in an amazing wreath.

  12. Wow - that is amazing!

  13. Love it! Great creativity...I love that curtain!