how to make more spooky ghostly fun

how to make more spooky ghostly fun

My contractor took down the ceiling fan in my sunroom and put it in the construction dumpster before I could remove the four little glass light shades.  So into the dumpster I went to rescue them.

Here is how I turned those four ceiling fan-light shades into more spooky ghostly fun for my grandkids.

Here is where these little ghosts started.  Supply list:  light shades, man’s handkerchief, styrofoam balls, black tag, hole punch, scissors, rubber bands, battery operated tea light, and glue gun.

First, the little ghosts need a head.  A Styrofoam ball fits just fine but needs a cover. Cut a man’s handkerchief into four squares to cover the Styrofoam balls to create the ghost heads.  Then use a rubber band to gather the cloth covering the ghost head.

Using a hole punch cut eyes from black tags (or paper) then cut ovals with scissors for the mouth.  Glue the eyes and mouth on the ghost heads.

Then place the heads on the glass shades to complete the ghosts.

There you have it, quick and easy.I decided to place a host at each plate in my Halloween Tablescape using the ghosts as place card holders. There you have it, quick and easy.Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party opens at 8:00am EST Thursday, October 27th, we would love to see you there!

Comments

  1. Anne’s Attic – design says:

    Hi Sharon, you are to clever! Love, the ghosts.
    xx Jo

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  2. Cecilia says:

    Those are cute! Not so spooky but fun indeed!

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  3. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    I absolutely LOVE these, Sharon! How clever (and cute)! I’m sure the grands will love them, too:) xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  4. paperworx4seniors2 says:

    What lucky grandkids having such an inventive Grama as you, creating Halloween for them. What a great idea. Did you have to crawl into dumpster to get shades? These are so cute, makes me wish again had young grandkids still. Our youngest grand is 16, all she thinks about is school and boys. Enjoy those grands all you can.

    Have wonderful rest of week

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  5. Jann Olson says:

    H, ha! These made me smile!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Beverly Roderick says:

    Sharon, these are awesome! What a great repurposing project for Halloween! Thanks for sharing them at the Happy Halloween Blog Party! Pinning.

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  7. Jann Olson says:

    Sometimes we just gotta dive! lol! Such a fun project. I’m sure your grands love them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann