Ghosts

It’s almost time.  Oh yes it is.  We are soooo close to October 1st and all the Halloween fun.

I am ready to make some Halloween crafts, eat loads of fall fare, and bake lots of sweets for myself the kids.

We usually kick the season off with a spooky movie night on the last evening of September. Here are 2012 and 2013 fall movie nights. I will decorate the house, bake, make pizza dough and be ready for the kids to come home to watch a fun, spooky movie. Come on October!

Okay, I will admit it…..so I jump started Halloween this year and made a few crafts with Mia this week.  I was on Pinterest and the cuteness of some of the stuff had Mia and I ready to get this Fall fun thing going.

I saw this and decided it was a must do.  How cute is it?  But, I wanted something a bit more sturdy to handle being packed away in the attic for a year. Maybe a glass dome? And a sturdy wooden base?

I went to Michaels and grabbed the following:

-6″ x 1″ styrofoam disk
-1″ styrofoam balls
-a glass dome (this was on sale for 50% off!)
round basewood, size small
-dried moss
-package of gauze
-black puff fabric paint
-Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint in Citrus Dream”
-twigs from our oak trees

It is so easy, and honestly not much “how to” to explain.

I just draped the gauze over the balls and cut them to desired length and shape. We used puff paint on the faces and then let them dry.

I cut the styrofoam disk down to fit inside the base of the bell dome. Just use some scissors and cut it so when you place the dome on it it is a tight fit. I spray painted the styrofoam disk, let it dry and then stuck the twigs in.

I spent some time positioning the ghosts to where I liked them and figuring out the best fit for when the dome was placed over the whole thing. You don’t want them all squished up against the glass or top of the dome. Once I figured out the best placement, I hot glued the twigs in to make a sturdy “tree”. I poked the styrofoam ball “heads” with the twigs to make the ghosts stay put where I wanted them.

I then placed moss at the base of the tree and placed the dome over all. This was then rested on the wooden base.

And that is it! A spooky little ghost choche!

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I just love the cuteness of it and honestly, the fun of making it with my daughter tops it all. That is really what this time of year is all about…family fun.

Now, go get the supplies and make some memories with your kids!

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4 Responses to Ghosts

  1. Jillbert says:

    Love it! I think I need to make one, too! Today is the day — Oct 1! I, too, am crazy about Halloween decorating. I’m hauling the bins out this afternoon and letting the crazy take over. 🙂

  2. Sharon says:

    Your ghost cloche is so cute! Thanks so much for the shout out.

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