I am a sucker for cute Halloween crafts – especially ghosts!
Speaking of “suckers” that is exactly what you will need to make these cute little Halloween crafts spooks!
I will show you how a simple Dum-Dum lollipop can transform some cheese cloth into these adorable ghosts. As a bonus, you will learn how to create the 3D pumpkin from some cardstock scraps. Let’s get busy!
Supplies needed to make your own Halloween crafts:
- Cheese Cloth
- Fabric Stiffener
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Nostalgic Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pack
- 26 Gauge Wire
- 2″ Circle Punch
- 4 mm Wiggle Eyes
- Washi Tape
- Floral Foam
- Dum-Dum (or other) suckers
- Disposable Plastic Cup
- Wax Paper
- Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
The first thing you will do is cut your cheese cloth to size. This doesn’t have to be accurate- at all. Just make sure it is long enough to drape over your suckers, and in a roughly circular shape. I used a salad plate as a template. 🙂
Pour some Fabric Stiffener into a disposable plastic cup. I used about 1/4 c. for three cheese cloth circles.
I used a small piece of floral foam per sucker.
Insert the sucker into the floral foam to stand it upright. You can trim the sucker sticks if you would like different heights of ghosts for your Halloween crafts. Make sure you lay your foam/suckers on a section of wax paper so your ghosts will be easy to remove when they have cured.
The fabric stiffener is very sticky. You can choose to wear gloves if you don’t like getting messy! I found it helpful to use a fabric stiffener saturated foam brush to help me maneuver the cheese cloth where I wanted it. The cheese cloth will dry however you arrange it! I made sure my ghosts had even bottoms to they would stand upright in my display.
Set the ghosts aside, and allow them to dry fully. I left mine overnight.
In the meantime, let’s make a Halloween crafts pumpkin!
This Core’dinations Tim Holtz Nostalgic Collection Paper Pack had all the colors I wanted for this Halloween crafts project. Super convenient. I used orange, black, and a little bit of green for the pumpkin.
Select an orange piece of cardstock, and punch 7 (seven) two inch circles.
Using an electronic cutting machine, or craft punch, create six bat shapes from black cardstock.
I used a craft punch to create a couple of pumpkin leaves to hide my dabs of hot glue.
Using washi tape, fold the tape around the trimmed toothpick and cut the end of the tape into a pennant shape.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).