Monday, October 5, 2009

A Ghost Family

Many of you may remember my post at Simply about my "Creative Journey". You can find that post HERE.

In the late 80's early 90's I was heavy into crafting. Staying up all hours of the night in a little room in our home with a work table my hubby built and a fluorescent light hanging from the ceiling. I did mostly wood and painted projects. With a few aprons, and dolls thrown in too.Last week as I was unpacking our Halloween decorations, I came across a few of my wares from the Bazaar days. This little ghost is one of my all time favorite's. And I thought to myself, "self, you should make some more, and put a little tutorial up on your blog." So here is a real quick tutorial on how to make an ADORABLE little ghost. Or two. Or three. Why you could have your very own Ghost Family. BOO !I scrounged around my husband's scrap bin of wood and found some "blocks" at least 1" thick. Around 2" wide and 3"-6" tall. {needs to be at least 1" thick in order to stand up without wobbling over}

You'll need 1.5" Wood Doll Head/Knobs

A piece of scrap fabric or old white sheets
White and Black Craft Paint
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
And Ribbon or Raffia for the bow.


I used Hot Glue to attach the head to the wood "block" body. I tore up some old white sheets. (it needs to be at least twice the height of the body and 12" or so wide). Drape the sheet over the ghost head and tie around the neck. Raffia or ribbon work and both are super cute. You could use a sharpie to make the eyes, but be careful that it doesn't bleed. I like to dip the end of a thin paintbrush or stylus into black paint and dot the eyes on my ghosts. That's it! You're done! Easy Peasy, no?
BOO!

20 comments:

RootsAndWingsCo said...

How can there be no comments yet? Maybe they are all waiting for moderation. I LOVE THIS!! So easy and so cute. The cute-ness factor is just sky high on this. (as if anything you make isn't amazing, sheesh!)

Anjeanette

Summer said...

So cute, and mostly stuff I already have. Thanks for the idea.

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute Jodi! and nice and easy too!

Kelly O. said...

I love the cute little ghosties! I'm not a fan of creepy crawly gorey halloween but i do love happy, cute, trick or treat halloween!

blop said...

Jodi,
That is so cute! I do something similar w/a Tootsie Roll pop and a sheet of Kleenex. I tie it off w/ribbon, raffia, or whatever is handy, dot the eyes w/Sharpie ..and voila...a treat and a decoration, too! Yours is much nicer to keep year after year...tootsie pop would be icky (but they never last)!!

Living on the Spit said...

Too, too cute...now I have to go back to AC Moore!!!

I did some Halloween painting this weekend...come see.

I just LOVE the Halloween Header...very festive.

Trisha said...

Very cute! Thanks for showing us how it's done.

Rae Ann said...

Halloween is my favorite! Thanks for posting this tutorial on how to make an ADORABLE little ghost. You are the best!!! :)

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Those little ghosts are very cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

Anna

Petit Debutant said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing. I'll be making a family of 4!

Kim said...

This is an awesome tutorial for some really CUTE ghosts!! I'm going to have to go buy some wood to make these! Thanks for sharing!!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute project! So simple and so cute.

Lauren said...

wow this is so easy for the amazingly adorable results. I think I might have to get the supplies and do this on my front steps!
thanks for the idea!

Millie said...

I love the Ghost family. I have all the stuff and will go and make myself a Ghost family. Jodi, you are so clever and thank you for a nice tutorial too!

Amanda said...

These are so cute! I used to do crafts in the 80's and early 90's before I started quilting all the time. I did tole painting, fabric painting, counted cross stitch, ceramics...there's probably more, but I can't remember any now! My Halloween decorations reflect some of my past craft hobbies, too.

I'll have to dig around in my husbands wood scraps. These will be fun to make with my grand kids.

cathleen said...

Such scary little ghosties!!! I will have to show my granddaughter these! Hey, Jodi...love your banner!

pam said...

Just found you through One Pretty Thing - your Halloween pillow! I love this idea too! So simple and so cute. I will be linking soon.

Anina said...

I was once a crazy crafter too.
These are SO cute.

Carrie P. said...

So cute! The little bow ties are just the perfect touch for the ghosts.

V and Co. said...

my mom and i used to make these! i love thse and think i may have to make them with my kids!

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