Let me just start out by saying I am not much of a Halloween decorator.
About the most I ever do for this holiday is set out pumpkins early in October and then just before Halloween I carve a few of them.
This year I went “all out” and added these cardstock bats to my front door! I even ordered a witch costume from Halloween Express. I know! I got a little crazy! :-)
But the “craziness” didn’t end there, because when I saw this idea for a Spoooooooky Cheesecloth Ghost at Every Day Is A Crafting Day….I simply could not resist trying to make one. I say TRYING because I wasn’t sure I could pull it off. It may be a “kindergarten craft” idea but it still seemed a little intimidating to me.
Turns out it really was as easy as it looks!
Here’s all you need:
- 2 liter soda pop bottle
- styrofoam ball
Since the pictures are pretty self-explanatory….so I’ll just add a few tips (or a few things I might have done differently):
- double the cheesecloth to make a stiffer ghost
- “puddle” the cheesecloth at the bottom for a sturdier base
- for faster drying set in front of a fan
- fill the 2-liter bottle with water to make it more stable
- use a fairly heavy gauge wire to hold the arms up, or you could do an “armless” ghost too
- you can either spray the starch onto the dry cheesecloth already draped over the form OR soak the cheesecloth in starch and then drape it over the form
- the ghost eyes can be drawn on with a marker or added with black construction paper or felt
Once dry, remove from form and place on a table. Or, for an even spookier effect, hang by a string from your ceiling fan!
Take a look at this super SCARY video I made!
Ghoulish isn’t it!?!? I hope I didn’t scare you too badly!!
Now it’s your turn to share……how do YOU decorate for All Hallows Eve?