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« on: October 05, 2007 09:14:46 AM »

I've had this cheesecloth in my stash-o-craft supplies for quite some time. Maybe since last Halloween. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, but it came to me on Wednesday, a creepy stole! This year for Halloween, I'm going to be a ghoul bride so this will be perfect for my costume. Here's how you can make one too:

Creepy Cheesecloth Stole:

Materials and tools

3 cups water
tea pot
4 bags of black tea
a large bowl that can hold boiling water
1 package of cheesecloth ( the one I used had 2 square yards of material, 100% cotton)


1. In a tea pot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Pour the water in the bowl and add the tea bags. Let the tea sit in the water until the liquid is very brown and has cooled down enough that you don't hurt yourself.

2. Unfold the cheesecloth from the package and add random rips and tears. Throw out the tea bags and add in the cheesecloth. Let this sit until the liquid has cooled down some more and the stole looks nice and dark.

3. Rinse out the excess tea from the stole in the sink. Much of the color will run out, leaving a nice light aged color.

4. Hang to dry and start spooking!


« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007 11:10:09 AM »

Ooh, very creepy and ghoulish! And still pretty.  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007 11:29:27 AM »

This is fab! So delightfully creepy. Thanks for the tute; i'll want to try it out soon.

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007 01:10:57 PM »

That looks great. You can also make great cobwebs with cheesecloth. Dye it with a little gray or black (just use less) and purple. Then pull pieces of it apart so they just hang of one another. It gives a great look and they can be reused year after year.
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007 01:40:41 PM »

That looks fantastic. I would never have thought to use cheesecloth for something like that.  Very nice!

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007 06:31:04 PM »

bride of Frankenstein. first thought.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007 11:15:39 PM »

Wow, that's so awesome! Those would've been perfect for my costume 2 years ago... Sigh.. Oh well, thanks for posting, lol!
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