Monday, October 29, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Cheesecloth Ghost

We are so close to Halloween, I can taste it.  It tastes like candy corn and victory.

I made a cheesecloth ghost! There are about a billion tutorials out there, and they're all super-easy.  You need cheesecloth (which is pretty inexpensive), some starch, and some rubbish to make a ghost form out of.  Grab your hair dryer too 'cause it's about to get real up in here.

I made a ghost form from a foam ball and soda bottle.  The coat hanger is to give him arms...

I could take that to the big city and sell it as abstract art... don't think I won't do it.

I draped the cheesecloth over the form and cut it to size...

And then I sprayed the whole thing with starch.  I put some towels down on my work surface first since the starch will wash out of them.

I used the ol' hair dryer...

And wouldn't you know it, the cheesecloth stood in place.  It's a miracle of modern science.

I added some eyes and a mouth.

And now it just sits on my bookshelf, haunting my home.  Love it.
Thrifty Crafty Girl
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  1. Love that little guy! He's cute and creepy at the same time;).

  2. Do you need the diffuser on the hair dryer or can you go without for this craft :).

    The ghost turned out great.

  3. I love the ghost. I have also enjoyed all your Halloween makes.
    Here in the UK is not such a big thing. Some people are starting to dress up their homes ready for the trick or treaters.


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