10 Mar

Win: Ghost Family

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Pin Reaper: Amanda

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/43487952623226040/, via http://thediydreamer.com/diy/spooky-ghost-family/


What I Did: I saw this ADORABLE little ghost family on Pinterest one day, while searching for Halloween DIY decorations for the house. I really can’t stand the super scary, creepy decorations sold at stores, and this little ghost family was just precious! The instructions didn’t sound too hard, and required minimal materials. So I set forth to the grocery store to purchase the cheese cloth and the cornstarch. I already had a styrofoam ball to help shape the top of the ghost, as well as felt in my craft stash, so I was all set.

The cornstarch paste mixture REEKED, I cannot lie. Also, working the cheesecloth, which is super delicate, into this thick nasty mixture almost made me think we were about to have a Pin FAIL. But after about 30 minutes of careful manipulation, I had coated the cloth and draped it over the styrofoam tower.

It had to dry overnight and I was skeptical the next morning that it would come loose from the styrofoam but LO AND BEHOLD HALLELUJAH, this Pin was a complete success! :) I couldn’t believe how cute these came out.

I made a tall ghost for my husband, a slightly shorter one for myself, a little one for my 3 year old daughter, and a tiny one for my 1 year old son. Once the felt eyes were glued on, I added some personal touches to each ghost. A bowtie for the hubs, eyelashes for me, a bow for my daughter, and a long discarded paci for my son! CUTENESS!

One chalkboard sign later and we had a great personal Halloween decoration for the front porch.

The only thing I would say is that these are NOT reusable. After Halloween we had one humid night and they collapsed, but that’s okay! They were cheap and easy. I will be making these every year.

My Result:


Next Time I Will: I would use more cornstarch paste on the ghosts to make them not quite so delicate. Also, double up on the cheesecloth layers to add more sturdiness.

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Comments on this post
  1. Christine says:

    haha I was worried about it too when I made mine! Crazy how stiff it gets though! I threw mine out after Halloween.. I was worried about mold if I would stored them for too long. Happy yours turned out so cute!

    1. neuroticmom says:

      Oh my goodness how cute! I too can not stand the creepy stuff but these would be adorable.

      1. Libster says:

        I love the little add ons like the bows and pacifiers. Very cute!

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