Thursday, October 27, 2011

DIY Ghost Decor

I just kind of realized that Halloween is only a few days away! So I'm going to try and get out all my halloween decor projects before we leave for the weekend. Starting with the ghosts Eliza and I made! Here's what you need: 

Glue 
Water 
Styrofoam balls (about 1.5" in diameter). 
Cheesecloth 
Googly Eyes 
Felt 
Floral wire 
Hot glue gun 
Scissors 



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So, first I cut out a couple pieces of cheesecloth (square pieces). I made them different lengths (longest for daddy, middle for mommy, and short for eliza). 




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Then, in a bowl, mix some glue and water together. 




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Then, grab the center of your cheesecloth square and dip it into the glue/water mixture. 




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Open it up and place over your styrofoam ball. 




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Lay out to let dry a bit. Next, cut some 3" pieces of floral wire for each ghost (these are to hang them). 




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Once they've dried a bit, your going to bend your wire in half and stick it in the top of your ghost. Kind of twist it at the bottom to make a little loop. 




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Finish letting it dry. 




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Now, pick out some googly eyes! We got colored ones and Eliza picked out these blue ones for the "daddy" ghost. 




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The yellow ones for the "mommy" ghost and pink ones for the "Eliza" ghost. Use the hot glue gun to attach them. 




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And last, cut out a piece of felt for the mouth. We used sparkly black felt. 




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Then hang from wherever (we chose our DIY chandelier light thing). 



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And here's a picture with all the lights off except the hanging lamp. 



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