It’s only a month before Halloween! Did you already do your DIY this year? We’ve got a special one for you. Last month Gabi from Piece of Make shared a DIY with us about necklaces. This month Gabi came up with this fun DIY Halloween.
Hugging or shudder? DIY Halloween
In just half an hour you get this creepy lovely fairytale. And if you start now, you will have a whole family of creepy ghosts around Halloween. That is cuddling and shudder!
This is what you will need for this DIY Halloween
• A pumpkin maker
• White wool (1 ball)
• Black wool (long wire)
• Piece of black felt
Step 1 – Creating the Eyes
To make an eye wind up the black wire around the Pumpkin maker two times. Secure the wire with a button and repeat the same for the other eye (you will cut the buttons out later again). Keep a little space between the eyes. Then, wind the white wool for around the same half so you can not see the black wires.
Step 2 – Make the body
Wind the other half of the pumpkin maker with wool. In the middle you need to wind the wire very tight, but to the left and right you can do it a little looser. So you will get nice long wires on the sides of the phantom.
Step 3 – Cut & buttons
If everything is wrapped, attach both halves and secure them with the closures. With scissors you cut through the center of the pumpkin maker and all the wires ‘jump’ loose now. Tie a double thread (for strength) through the middle and pull it tight. Tie a double knot. You can now remove the pumpkin maker by opening the latches and by pulling gently the two parts separately.
Step 4 – Finishing Touch
At last the ghost has to get a haircut. The head can be cut pretty tight. Leave the long wires to the bottom and side as long as possible. Cut off the protruding wires. For the mouth you cut a round oval shape from the felt. Add with a drop of glue. Your ghost is now ready. More ghosts? Make as many as you dare!