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Make it fun crafts–Giant hanging ghost!

Make it fun crafts® has a whole booklet for fun ideas that you can do for Halloween! (go HERE to get the free download!) And this month we get to pick something out of it…and make it our own! Screen-Shot-2015-09-11-at-11.18.13-AM-231x300 It comes with instructions on how to do it! Easy peasy! I loved these cute hanging bat ghosts…

ghost bats
and I actually  made some on a cute tassel garland for my mantle… ghost garland with pom pom

Just Make it fun® foam balls make it fun foam balls add a sticky thumb dot to the top and add a square of fabric. how to make a ghost sharpie on a little face… ghost decoration

The Tassels are super easy–

How to make a Halloween Tassel

Take a piece of cardboard and wrap with yarn. Take a piece of yarn and slide it underneath one side and tie it into a knot up top. Cut the very bottom of the opposite side. Then you can take another piece of yarn and wrap it around near the top to give it the tasselly look. tassel garland

 

 

Then I thought a big HUGE ghost for my front porch would be fun! So I had to make one. diy giant hanging ghost

I used Styrofoam® Make it fun balls

and eggs

a yard of muslin or cheesecloth

wire

hanger

supplies needed I used wire and poked it into the bottom of the big ball and connected the eggs. (so it looks like a head with arms)  ghost form I used one of these eyelets that are made specifically for foam..just screw it in the top. anchor make it fun Then throw over the white fabric. You could dip the edges in brown rit dye or splatter it with blood…Whatever kind of ghost you are going for. My house has three houses getting built across the street…so by the time this ghost has been hanging all October it will be all dirty and gross from all the flying dirt…! I ran some thread through a needle and run it through the eyelet to hang (use fishing line if you want it invisible!)

I cut out some black ovals and stuck them on for eyes!

porch decorations for Halloween

 

It kind of eeerily weird…When it’s hanging the wind moves it around…and when I was taking pictures I kept calling to it because it was facing the wrong way–like I do when it’s my kids…”Hey, look here.” I’m glad no one was around when taking pictures!! ghost hanging from tree party decor

see all the fun foam crafts I have done so far! (click THIS) Halloween-crafts-and-Halloween-craft-ideas

 

Homemade Cookie Monster Costume from Persia Lou | Creepy Halloween Spiders by Crafts by Courtney | Muslin Ghosts by Lia Griffith | Brown Paper Pumpkins by A Place of My Taste | Tabletop Foam Ghosts by Reasons to Skip the Housework | Lighted Haunted House from Blooming Homestead | Giant Hanging Ghost by A Girl and Her Glue Gun | Ghost + Tassel Garland by a A Girl and Her Glue Gun | DIY Halloween Treat Stand by Play. Party. Pin. 

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.