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!

Friday, October 12, 2018

How to make your own Fabric Ghost/Spirit for Halloween!

Have your own Resident Ghost this Halloween!

Think of the delight on the faces of your guest when they see your new resident spirit haunting your house. It is not as difficult as you think, and will certainly bring in that Halloween Spirit.

You can either choose to watch the You Tube Video above, or read the step by step directions below, or both! If you have not yet subscribed to the You Tube Channel, please do. I need all of the subscriptions I can get since You Tube changed their rules.

The first thing we do is make a shape for our head. I used plastic bags. Everyone has those, and usually too many. Here is a chance to put them to good use, and do a little de-cluttering of the kitchen at the same time.

Next we need a body. Here I used cardboard, but if you have a large doll, that would work too. Just cover it with plastic first.
When you have the shape you desire for the body, you can attach the head.
You might wish to try out your fabric on your shape to see how it looks.
I think we are getting into the "Spirit" of things here, and can now move on.

Next we move on to the fabric stiffener. I would say, if I should do this again, I will get the spray.
I think we are ready to begin the process. We will be pouring the liquid into the bowl, and placing the fabric into the bowl to cover it with the stiffener. You must cover all of the fabric. This part was very messy!

You are now ready to drape your cloth on to your body.
As you can see, I will be doing this outside. I have covered it all in plastic so it will be easy to remove when dry.
We now have the fabric covered with stiffener, and placed on our body.
You will have to arrange the fabric to give you the ghostly shape you are looking for.

When you have achieved the desired Spirit effect, you will then leave it overnight to dry. I left mind outside until I was ready to go to bed, and then brought it in, and sat it in a chair so it could dry the rest of the way. After just those few hours outside it was already pretty stiff.

Our new Ghost has found a favorite spot in the living room. I think she looks quite at home now. As you can see, it is a very life like spirit, and just the right size for a spectral apparition.
I hope you have found a little inspiration from this video, as with all of the others I have posted. Let me know how it turns out for you, should you decide try it out for your home.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Make New Ghostly Friends for Halloween!

How to make a Primitive Halloween Ghost Trio for your Home!

You can view the You Tube Video, or read the steps, and see the photos below. Either way you are going to love making these easy little Ghost for your home.

There 3 little ghost are fun and easy to make for you, and the kids. They don't take very long, so the little one's are sure to stay interested, and you will have New/Old Halloween Decorations!

We begin with 3 strips of old lattice. We have sanded off the dirt. We wouldn't want to paint over dirt. We have also cut notches, and slants into the wood for our ghostly shapes.

Now we paint them white. I first tried white spray paint. The spray paint did not hold, so I used white house paint. Live and learn.

Next we paint the eyes, and mouths. They are already looking ghostly, but we still have more to do! Next we move on to giving them a more primitive look.
We begin sanding the ghost here and there to resemble wear. See how it gives them an "Old" look. These are 3 happy fellows! I think we are almost done!

With the sanding all finished, we are now ready to pick out just the right spot to display them... I almost forgot, I rubbed on a coat of sealer at the end, and let that dry over night.

Here we are in out new ghostly haunting spot! They can't wait to greet all of the little Trick or Treaters! See how easy that was!
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Make A Primitive, Spooky Halloween Trio!

It's that wonderful, magical, and haunting time of year again, and I have come up with a very quick and easy project to help get you in the Halloween mood.

Just follow the easy step by step instructions below, and you will be haunting in no time!

Begin by choosing your piece of wood. Draw the desired Halloween shapes you would like. Choose the colors, and begin painting. Remember, it's a primitive piece, so you don't have to be perfect.

One by one the project begins to take shape. As you fnish painting the base color you can begin to see what it is going to look like. Now we can begin putting in the details!

Give your ghoulish creature eyes, nose, and a mouth. A little touch of red on their eyes adds to the spookiness. I dipped a tooth brush in white paint, and spattered the entire piece with it. It adds to the look.

I also outlined the cat with white paint to bring him out of the background. Add a little string to hang your piece by, and it's all ready to put out! Happy Haunting, and Please Subscribe to the You Tube Channel for more!!!