Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How To: Felt Ghost Bunting

When I first started this blog, my intention was only share tidbits of my family life, with a side of eco-conciousness. Soon the sewing bug bit me and I was sharing what I created and then not long after that I was creating my own tutorials. Not many at first but then Valentine's Day came along and I was so inspired that I went a little mad with the tutorials. Well, that same spirit has inspired me two years later for Halloween and again I cannot wait to share with you what I have created/am creating.

I absolutely adore this felt ghost bunting. It came together in just a couple hours. Cutting out the ghosts took the longest. I hung it up to see if it worked for me and it looked so good I left it up waiting for Halloween. 

White felt (Enough for nine ghosts)
9 eyeets (I used back and metal finish)
Sharpie marker (Black)
Jute twine
Orange ribbon
Embroidery thread

Modus Operandi

Step 1: Cut pieces. I traced a Wilton cookie cutter as a pattern.

Step 2: Set eyelet in front piece of felt.

Step 3: Sew around perimeter of ghost, leave opening for stuffing. Stuff and sew closed.

Step 4: Add eyes with Sharpie marker.

Step 5: Braid three pieces of twine either with the orange ribbon, or wrap ribbon around the braided twine like I did.

Step 6: Use coordinating embroidery thread to attach ghosts to twine at fairly equal intervals. Make sure to thread through just the back piece of ghost.

And voila! You have the most adorable bunting with just a side of spooky!

I hope you enjoyed this little mini-tutorial. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me and I promise to answer as soon as possible! I have plenty more Halloween projects, but the weather has turned wet and dreary these past couple days, so photos are on hold.  But, until then you can always check out my Halloween tag for past posts about Wednesday's costumes and delicious baking. And here is a vinatge-esque Halloween garland with printable sheets to keep your hands busy.

Wednesday on Wednesday

The joys of a dress up chest are just as great for a mama watching as they are for a little girl imagining.