Today, I’m sharing a craft confession. I love Cheesecloth Ghosts. But that’s not my confession. For several years now, I’ve had the fabric stiffener, cheesecloth and of course, the balls and cones of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to make Cheesecloth Ghosts for Halloween. This is a craft my daughter would love, too. And here’s my confession – the cheesecloth, the fabric stiffener, etc., sit on the shelf, unused. So, today I’m going to share a few tutorials from other bloggers who have made Cheesecloth Ghosts. And, I’m asking you to hold me accountable. By this time next week, we will have made our own Cheesecloth Ghosts!
The process for making Cheesecloth Ghosts is pretty darn simple (yes, I have no excuses here). One of the variations is in the type of fabric stiffener you used. Crystal at Crafts Unleashed used a purchased, ready-made fabric stiffener for her mini cheesecloth ghosts.
Christina from Discount Queens made her own fabric stiffener using white glue and water. Note the googly eyes, too (everyone’s favorite, right?).
Shatzi from Love and Laundry also made her own stiffening “goop” from cornstarch and water.
Over at Everyday Crafting, Crystal used spray starch, and added arms using a wire hanger. (As you can see, the arms are optional. I plan to add them – I like the creepy silhouette with raised arms).
All You magazine shares a super-sized ghost made with an 8” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. They show the Cheesecloth Ghost hanging up outside. If it’s going to rain, don’t hang your ghost up where it will get wet. Scary things could happen!
Dritz, the company that makes cheesecloth, has a Cheesecloth Ghost tutorial, of course. And they pair their cheesecloth with a ready-made fabric stiffener.
For a very simple, less messy version, you can do what Ashley at Simply Designing did. She draped cheesecloth over her balls, and cut the cloth into tatters. And that’s it. You’ll like her motivation, too. A few years ago, Pottery Barn was selling a trio of similar ghosts for $59, and Ashley made hers for less than $20!
There are even itty bitty Cheesecloth Ghosts in our Ghost Cloche.
So, that’s my craft confession. And remember, you need to check back in next week to hold me accountable. This is the year we make Cheesecloth Ghosts!
How about you? Any craft confessions you care to share?
And finally, I’m excited to announce the winners of our two craft magazine gift packs – woot! Thanks to random.org, the winners are Jessica Weyrowske and Becca Christensen. Congratulations, ladies. Please contact me with your shipping info so I can send the magazines to you. Enjoy!
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