Saturday, October 29, 2011

Little ghost garland }{ tutorial

Do you know one reason (among many) I love Fall? There are so many excuses for crafting and inspiration kisses your face as soon as you walk outside. I'm glad my husband isn't a jealous guy.

With a little one in my house, Halloween is one of these excuses to go crazy creating stuff, costumes, decorations, what have you. We can always use a new item to put up for the season, right? And we do end having so much fun doing it together as a family.



This project I'm sharing is a quick and easy one that we did last weekend - a garland of little ghosts that you can hang anywhere.  N. had a great time with this one. The ghost faces were easy enough that she could do some of them on her own, and she loved the results. She actually kept a few of the ghosts to play with.

What you need:

  • scraps of muslin
  • styrofoam balls
  • string
  • brushes and paint

Steps:


  1. Fold the scrap in half (or a piece of rectangular muslin you cut), then paint the face near the fold.
  2. Place a styrofoam ball under the top, behind the face you painted. Tie the fabric tightly just under the ball with the string.
  3. Repeat with as many little ghosts as you want. 
  4. Once you have your ghosts, place a long string through the knots under their heads and voila. Now all you need is to hang it up anywhere you want.






Happy Halloween everyone!

7 comments:

  1. That is so sweet, my oldest made a ghost just like that in school and it looked so cute! Good idea to hang them like this! :-)

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  2. This is adorable! You always have the cutest crafts.
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  3. So cute! Pinned it to my list of crafts to do!

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  4. Oh my I am soooo happy...thank you so much! I am soooo going to use this book...looks like it is filled with so much JOY to give. You just made my day.
    Just look at those sweet little ghosts..I love them
    Hugs to you my dear. Happy day.

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  7. Oh why do i have never the time to do such great things with my kids lately? Bless you dear!
    BIG HUG and Kisses Judith

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