Friday, October 19, 2018

Scare up a Primitive Sock Ghost or two this Halloween

In no time you can have this happy little primitive ghost prominently displayed in your home for Halloween, along with your other cherished things. All you have to do is watch the video below to learn how to make it, or read the instructions below the video. You will be proud to add this new addition to your Halloween Collection.

All you need for this slightly spooky ghost will be an old white sock. I always seem to have those, and with more than a few holes. You will also need a little coffee, or tea, filler for sock, a small stick, some twine, acrylic paint, and a thin marker.
Step One: Dip your sock in coffee, or tea, and let dry overnight. This is to give us that aged look, and it will smell very good for a little while. :)
Step Two: Stuff your sock with some sort of filler (cotton, old rags, whatever you have). This is to form the body of your sock ghost, and will be on the inside of the sock, so it won't be seen.

Step Three: Place your stick in the top, and tie it with twine. I'm not sure why, but it gives the ghost a nice look, and we're after a nice finished look. At this point you may wish to adjust the body of your ghost to give it a nice oblong shape. Unless you want a short round ghost. That would be nice too, or even a few with a variety of shapes.

Step Four: Choose the facial features, and colors you would like, and paint it on your sock ghost. If you notice, I chose eyes to resemble small buttons, but if you like, you could sew on real ones as well. Allow the paint to dry before going on to the next step. It won't take very long.

Step Five: Take your marker and simulate sewing lines. This is to also add to that old primitive look.
That's all! You are now ready to find just the right place in your home for your new Ghost to live. At least for a little while.
This is another project that would be easy enough for the kids, and still look very good in the home. Happy Haunting!

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