Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Crafty Halloween!

I'm not really one for Halloween, but this year I had a bit of time thanks to Hurricane Sandy. I've been wanting to work on my blog for quite some time, but with school, it's hard to keep up with everything. I'm sure my readers understand. Well the hurricane blew through and took almost all of my classes away this week. That and my ride around the city. ;) Anyway, it gave me a moment to get a little crafty and blog. Just what did we make? 
Why, Halloween ghosties of course!

And I wanted to share them with you all. Now your spooky night can be as adorable as ours!

Cheese Cloth
Cotton Balls
Length of Twine or yarn
Black Thread and a needle

Step 1: Cut and separate the cheese cloth.
Cut a length of cheese cloth that you will be using. The size depends on how many ghosts you want. Once you have a big piece, separate the cheese cloth so that it is only one layer. Cut the cheese cloth into squares. The size depends on how big you want your ghosties to be. 

Step 2: Shape your ghostie. Place the cotton ball in the center of the square. Fold the corners to touch each other, kitty corner. Wrap a small piece of twine or yarn around the ghostie's neck, right under the cotton ball. 

Step 3: Make the eyes. Put two small dots on the ghostie's face to mark where the eyes will go. If you have a big, black permanent marker and don't want to sew on the eyes, you can stop with the dots.

If you want to continue, sew on the eyes using black thread and a sewing needle. I made mine into little x's at my husband's suggestion. If you want, you can even make a mouth for an extra spooky touch.

Make as many ghosties as your heart desires!

Step 4: Decorate with your ghosties!

Enjoy your ghosties and have a safe night! 

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