Friday, October 15, 2010

Virtual Craft Night: Ghost DIY

Yay! I am so excited to share this little project with you. It's really quite simple, easy to customize, and a good way to use up scraps.

Here's what you need:
Embroidery Floss
Fabric (muslin, old sheets, t-shirts, or socks, fabric scraps)
Pencil/Fabric pen
Plastic grocery bags (or fiberfill, fabric scraps, etc)
Flowers, buttons, ribbon, googly eyes, accessories
Blush and Q-tip (optional)

Got it? Let's do it!
1. Cut a square of fabric. Mine was about 13.5 x 11.5 inches but there is no need to be specific. Your square can be smaller or larger depending on the size of ghost you want to make. Lay out your fabric and put your grocery bag in the center.

2. Gather the fabric around, grasping your little Ghosty around the neck, as you use your pencil to draw on a face.  *you can skip to step 4 if you plan on glueing on trinkets for your ghost's face*

3. Take out your grocery bag and stitch on your ghost's face.

4. Using a Q-tip and some blush, give your ghost pretty cheeks.


5. Put your "stuffing" back in and tie Little Ghosty's neck tightly with a piece of floss.

6. Finally, decorate! Use ribbons, buttons, flowers, spiders, scary things to decorate and give your ghost  personality.

Congrats! You've made a new friend!

These little cuties could easily be made into angels for Christmas time or little dollies for all year round. I can't wait to see what y'all come up with. Once you finish your new ghost friends send me photos (and links to your blog/website) to I'll be posting all of your fun projects Monday the 25th. And don't forget about our little twitter chat Monday the 18th at 5pm AZ time using the hashtag #merrymay. I'm so excited to get to know you and share ideas! XXOO


  1. So cute! I just bought some fabric last week at the thrift shop that I had no clue what I was actually going to do with it.

  2. these are SO cute! I never thought to make sweet, adorable faces on these fabric ghosts, but I sure will. Ghosts for all seasons, I say!

  3. AAAAADORABLE! I can't wait to make these and put them in my tree for Halloween!!

  4. I agree with Lisa...Ghosts for all seasons! I am really hoping I can start on mine this evening! Have a lovely day!

  5. Thanks!! Pretty please send me pictures if you decide to make some to I'd love to post them all here next week!

  6. Thank you so much the tutorial :) I'll create my own ghost friends :)

  7. These are sooo cute! I featured them on my blog here:
    Come look!

    xo, Katie


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