Quick & Easy To Make Wool Ghosts #Crafty October

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Welcome to Day 5 of Crafty October 2014 (check out 2013 and 2012 here) – a month of Halloween Ideas here on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

Quick and Easy to Make Wool Ghosts

I was making wool pompoms today and as I was winding the wool around my hands, it suddenly jumped into my brain to turn what I was doing into little ghost hanging decorations for Halloween.

Now, sadly, I don’t have a video or photo tutorial for this, so I’m going to do my best to explain it – I’m sure you’ll get it! When the wool gets dug out again (I can’t get to it, too many damn boxes in this house!) I’ll add a quick video to demonstrate.

To Make Wool Ghosts You Will Need…

  • white wool
  • round black dot stickers or vinyl cut into eyes and mouth shapes
  • scissors

How To Make Wool Ghosts…

  1. Cut a length of wool about 30cm and put to one side.
  2. With the palm of your hand facing you at a 90° angle, start to wrap wool around and around to begin forming your ghost. The more you wrap around, the fuller your wool ghost will be. Cut the end of the wool off.
  3. Carefully slide the wrapped wool off your hand, keeping it in the loopy shape, and about one third of the way down, tie the 30cm length of wool around and knot in place to form the ‘head’. You can then use the excess to form the loop, or if you wish, tie another piece of wool around and knot into a loop.
  4. At the ‘feet’ end of the ghost, cut through the loop and fan the wool out.
  5. Stick the eyes and mouth shapes in place and hang up!

I hope you understand my instructions – just give me a shout if you don’t. However, it’s one of those things that becomes clearer when you actually do it!

As well as sharing my ideas each day for my favourite time of the year, I’m also holding a #CraftyOctober Link Party for bloggers to share their Halloween posts. If you’re a blogger, then do check out the party – I can’t wait to see your posts!

 

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