My family's second favorite holiday is Halloween. (Christmas gets the top spot of course!) My husband loves to come up with new creations to make every year. This year, I decided to get into the festivities a bit more. I found the idea for this little decoration while poking around on Pinterest. These ghosties are so super simple and easy to make. With all of the materials at hand, you can create one yourself in about 5 minutes.
~ 2 white craft felt sheets per ghost to be made
~ 1 black craft felt sheet for faces, this single piece will be enough to make a dozen or so ghost faces
~ craft glue
~ empty mason jars or any jar of similar size (not pictured)
~ sewing machine (you can just as easily hand sew these)
~ black thread
~ vanishing fabric marker (not pictured) or your choice of fabric marker
~ LED flickering faux candles (I found these in the Wedding Decor section at WalMart. A box of 18 was about $6.)Step 1
Stack the white felt sheets one on top of the other. Using the vanishing fabric marker, draw out your shape. Cut out your ghost, both sheets of felt at the same time.
I have found that the felt craft sheets are the perfect size for the mason jars. Be sure that the base of your ghost is almost the entire width of your felt and don't slope your pattern line in too much towards the ghostie's arm pits. Step 2
Using your sewing machine and black thread, sew around the ghost with a 1/4" seam allowance.If you prefer not to use a sewing machine, you can just as easily do a simple basting stitch by hand. If you don't want to sew at all, you can glue it! Step 3
Cut the facial features that you want out of the black felt. Glue those onto your ghost.Step 4
Place an LED light in your jar and place the ghost cozy over the jar. DONE!
You can play around with the pattern, add different facial features or do different sizes and make a whole ghostie family! I'm planning on making one for each window that faces the front yard for this season. NOTE
: My husband pointed out that you need to stick your finger (or some other type of pointy item like scissors or an ink pen) up into the arms of the ghost's arms to pull the felt apart to allow the light to shine there. I did and he's right. It looks much better. Happy Halloween!