I love cute ghosts around Halloween, probably because I loved Casper cartoons, and my sister loved Casper too! Some of you all may remember last year I made a couple of ghosts to decorate the bookcase with. This year I thought it would be fun to make a mini version and create a garland with them. The cheesecloth gives a tattered spooky look and you can make your faces to be scary or cute. I, of course, chose cute. These are really super easy to make and they look so fun all strung on a ribbon!
Here’s What You Need:
*Air Dry Clay
*Fine Point Pen like a Micron Pen
*Chipboard Letters (optional)
The first thing you need to do is mold your heads. Pinch off a bit of clay and roll it into a ball the size of a gumball. Take the end of your paint brush and push it into the ball near the top to make the eye sockets. Punch a hole in the top of the head with an eye pin. Let your head dry. Once the clay is dry, paint your head white. Let the paint dry. As your paint dries, cut 4″x5″ pieces of cheesecloth. Once the paint is dry, lay 4-6 single pieces of cheesecloth over the top of the head, layering the pieces crooked on top of one another to make a random hemlines. Grasp the cheesecloth snugly around the head and pinch the fabric together under the head. Brush on a bit of decoupage medium on the head and set the ghost aside on some wax or parchment paper. Let the decoupage medium dry. Once dry, you can paint your eye sockets a pale grey. Let dry. Then draw in the eyes. To finish off , dip your eye pin into some glue and then into the hole you made at the top of the head. Let dry. You can make the ghost an ornament, or you can make a bunch and string them on some ribbon to make a garland.
I LOVE my ghostie garland! I strung my ghosts on a glitter ribbon and tied the ribbon around the eye pins so they’d stay, and a tied chipboard letters in between the ghosts to spell out Spooky. This garland looks great hanging from a shelf, or it would be cute strung over a door, or on a headboard! If you want to make their much larger cousins, check out my ghosts from last year Here. I will be back tomorrow with another fun Halloween DIY. Until then…