It’s that time of the year friends, SPOOKY season is in full haunting and this witch is getting crafty. Let’s be clear, I didn’t come up with the ghost garland idea, but I thought it would be really cute on our mantle and in Gabi’s room.
After telling Mamina (my grandma) I was making this garland, she got so excited because she knew exactly how to make the ghosts. She has previously made them as luggage markers for when she traveled – side note: great idea to differentiate your luggage. So here are some easy instructions on how to make your own ghost garland.
- Yarn – any color and texture
- Super glue
- Black mini pom poms, dots or eyes
- Piece of cardboard measuring 4-7 in depending on how long you’d like the ghosts
Let’s get started
Take colored yarn and wrap it around the cardboard 25-45 times- depending on how thick you’d like the ghosts. For the mantle garland I wrapped the thinner yarn about 45 times around and used the 7″ dimension of the cardboard.
Once wrapped cut the end off and set it aside. Cut a smaller piece of the same yarn – enough to tie it at the top, and thread it through the uncut part of the wrapped yarn. Tie it up in a knot to secure it and cut the unsecured part.
Cut a long string off the yarn you will use to hang your ghosts. I used a black and white yarn.
Laying the hanging yarn on the table, evenly distribute the tied-end of the ghost around the hanging yarn. Cut a string of the same colored yarn for the ghost and tie it all together, making the head of the ghost. Repeat for the rest of the ghosts.
Once all your ghosts are tied and arranged how you’d like them to be, it’s time to glue the eyes and mouth. I used super glue on a paper and grabbed a toothpick to pick up the glue and carefully placed it on the pom pom. Using a pair of tweezers I carefully placed the pom pom as eyes and mouth.
You can add wooden beads in between the ghosts for a farmhouse look.
Pro tip: If the yarn doesn’t come with an easy to pull end, remove the packaging and put the yarn inside a plastic bag for storage and easy pull.
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