The ghosts are cut at 5 1/2 wide and 12 and 16 inches high, sanded, distress with a hammer and spray painted white. I inked the edges with black distressing ink and cut smiley faces out of vinyl using the Mini Monster cartridge. They still weren’t cute enough so we added googly eyes for cuteness.
My son wanted his ghost to have a bow tie and of course my darling daughter needed a spooky bow on her head tied with a button and curled wire. This whole project seriously took maybe an hour to make and totally full of cuteness.
To continue with our ghost theme this year, here’s our Halloween wreath. Pretty simple wreath, unlike most of the wreaths I tend make.
I’ve actually reuse this grapevine wreath many times. I’ve become sort of a “crafting cheap skate” ’cause I rather up-cycle or dig through the dumpster before I go out to buy another overpriced craft item. Since everything is hot glued together, I just use my heat gun to melt the glue and then remove the embellishments. Works great, I don’t need to store another holiday themed wreath and hubby can’t say…”you made another wreath?”
I wrapped a whole roll of ribbon around the wreath, spray painted wood letters black (No, I didn’t make the letters, I’m not that good with power tools yet) and added crepe paper flowers.
These crepe paper flowers are so easy to make. Basically, you just put a big blob of hot glue on a circle and just keep wrapping and pleating the crepe paper around into a flower. Crepe paper outside you say? Well, I do live in the dry desert climate so I probably wouldn’t recommend using crepe paper outside with rain and humidity.
For the wood letters, I embellished them with curled orange wire and added some googly eyes to keep up with our fun ghost theme this year. Don’t ya think it’s total “Boo-Cuteness”?