My boys and I have been on a craft kick lately. Its a fun way for us to spend time together, get those creative juices flowing and also make the season extra fun. This week we made a DIY ghost garland. It was so easy and they had so much fun working together to make their ghosts.
The total cost of this project was under $5
If you wanted to make your own Ghost Garland with your cuties here is what you need:
- Cardboard ghost to use as a stencil
- felt glue
- small black pompoms for eyes
- black and white twine
- 3 sheets of thick white felt
I used a Ritz cracker box for my cardboard ghost stencil and a pencil to create my own ghost. My ghost was about 3″x4″. After I was happy with my ghost outline I cut it out of the carboard and started tracing ghosts on my white felt sheets. We used 3 sheets of the thick felt and our total garland length was about 3′.
After all our Ghosts were traced we began cutting them out and used the felt glue to glue the pompom eyes onto our ghosts.
After all our eyeballs were glued on we let them dry overnight to be sure they wouldn’t fall off when we were trying to string them.
We used a hole punch to slice a thin hole in the top of the ghost so the string would just fit through. We didn’t actually punch an entire hole if that makes sense. You could also use your scissors to make a small hole.
We started stringing our ghosts and tying a knot around each ghost so they wouldn’t move around. The total space between each ghost was about 2″.
We had so much fun making this garland together. The boys are already thinking about the next season and what we will make then.
Hope you enjoyed this DIY and make lots of precious memories with your loved ones.