September 26, 2011

Ghost Tutorial

Today's post is going to be my first tutorial ~ a ghost tutorial. 

I had a couple people ask me how I made my ghost I shared on Friday so here's how I made it.

wooden post cut to length -i used a scrap 1x1 that measured about 26" -could be any size you desire though
scrap piece of wood for base
cheesecloth (mine was tea dyed & was the smallest pack @ joanns - i think it was the 4yds size)
white fabric (mine was a scrap that was tea dyed too)
stuffing -can be fiber fill or scraps
black fabric or paint for eyes & mouth

1. attach post to base

2. take fabric & cut out ghost shape (need 2 or cut on fold once) (mine was approx 17" long but again you can make any size-i liked having some post at bottom -made the cheesecloth drape nice)

3. sew up sides of ghost body leaving opening at bottom

4. place ghost body on post & fill with stuffing material till has a nice round ghost shape

5. use your glue gun to close opening at bottom by gluing fabric to post

6. cut out eyes &mouth -glue on or you can paint them on

7. drape cheesecloth over ghost body &cut to desired length (mine went all the way to the base) - i draped 1 piece from front to back then 2nd piece side to side

And you are done!

It's really a fun & easy craft to make.  Have fun & let me know if you make one, how it turns out!
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lilraggedyangie said...

woohoo your first tut! and so was that my ghost you just made ? lol Im plum out of posts and ambition ! Happy rainy monday , Princess is super excited your coming over tonight !

myomyohi said...

Good job and I love the ghost. It was even cuter in person.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Just love this ghost~ you make it look so easy~ thanks for sharing~

Stacy said...

Thanks for sharing :) soo cute!!
have a great day~Stacy

Carmen at Primcats said...

YAY! Now I can make it adn have a clue! LOL! Unless that one is for me. ;) (not angie. LOL!)

Good directions! Just have to get my supplies gathered and it's on!

See you later!

Carmen and the Primcats

TheCrankyCrow said...

It's even cuter now that I know it's easy too...('Cept for the glue gun part....they scare the heck out of me!) Thanks for taking the time to do this tutorial...Love this guy! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

bettyj said...

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Country Whispers said...

How cute!

Carol said...

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing:o)

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

I'm a huge fan of this ghost! so cute and spooky. love it. I'm a new follower, take care!


Lee Hill Primitives said...

I found this on Carmen Primcats blog. Great and easy tutorial. Thanks for sharing.