This is a project that I believe is inspired by my mother. =) I'm pretty sure I remember either making these with her or watching her make them and I know we had them hanging around the house at Halloween.
I've been wanting to make my own for a while now. Thank you, Blog, for the motivation!
Here is what you will need:
- A lot of white fabric. I used a twin size sheet. The amount you use depends on how many ghosts you want. I ended up with more about 20 from 1 sheet.
- A sharpie
- Fishing wire
Here is my sheet laid out on the couch:
I took that sheet and, with reckless abandon, I cut it up.
Ok, not really reckless abandon, but I didn't worry too much about straight lines and such. I folded it in half, cut roughly along the line, folded that piece in half and cut along that line, and so on until I had a bunch of rectangles.
It is about 10 inches x 14 inches.
Now, take your fiberfill.
Side note: If you are going to take a picture of it, don't have your 3-year-old hold it with the 1-year-old helping. It won't turn out.
Take a small amount of the filling and place it in the center of your rectangle.
Does anyone else find it really difficult to get a picture of fiberfill? It's so fuzzy!
Now, gather up your fabric like so around the filling and twist it into a little ghost head.
Tie a small piece of yarn (or other stringlike substance) around the neck to hold the stuffing in.
Now use your Sharpie to draw eyes and a mouth on. I didn't get a picture of this. Probably because I had so much "help."
String your fishing line through a needle and run that through the top of the ghost's head.
See the help?
The length of the line depends on how much dangling you want your ghosts to do. I vary mine so that they don't look too uniform.
Draw the line through and tie the ends together so you have a loop to hang from.
Now go and hang your ghosts where ever you need a little haunting!
Gasp! Do you see that ghost in the mirror!!!!
It's just me!
I'll be linking this up with these super fun parties!