Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Spooky Time is Coming!

 It's almost the end of August and while adults are looking for signs of Fall, the kiddos are excited about Halloween and getting their "scare" on! Planning is always good and there's no time like the present to get started. Halloween will be here before you know it!

I'm all about using things I have on hand whenever possible and making something that's quick'n EZ. This little ghost fits the bill and is perfect for the kiddos....  

You'll Need:
  • Gwen Studios Curly Ribbon - White
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Double stick tape - 1/4"
  • Empty plastic bottle
  • 5" Jute or Cord
  • Scissors

1.  Cut the bottom and the top off the bottle. The bottom piece will be for the head, so rounded ones are better than flat for a ghost.  Set the top aside to use later if desired. 

2.  Press double stick tape around the outside along the cut edge of the bottom piece.

3.  Slowly peel back the top layer of the double stick tape small sections at a time.  Attach one end of 12" lengths of curly ribbon side by side around the edge.

4.  Carefully pierce a hole at the center at the top of the plastic. I used the points of a sharp pair of scissors, but some plastic bottles are much harder, so you may need to use a nail and a hammer to create the hole. Fold the jute in half, knot the ends together then thread the folded end up thru the hole from the inside to create a hanger. A bamboo skewer, or similar is useful to help push it thru.

5.  Fill the plastic top with crumpled white tissue then attach wiggle eyes on the outside with small pieces of double-stick tape. You can also paint the inside white if you have paint on hand.  

6.  Here's a fun bonus idea. I have some  dollar solar lights around the edge of my flower bed. The top can't be covered, but I put 2 layers of double stick tape around the edge and added strips of white ribbon I had on hand and some wiggle eyes.  My solar lights are black, but I think you can get white ones. This is now placed in a hanging basket!  Since I used regular ribbon, it may only be there for a few days, but I thought it looked kinda fun! 

Enjoy and have a safe and happy Halloween!

Yours truly,

Julie 💝


Ribbon used was provided by Gwen Studios and is available online from Walmart and major craft stores.

No comments:

Post a Comment