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October 09, 2017

Super Simple Candlestick Ghosts for Halloween

Since I’m a total sucker for DIY Halloween décor, I decided to create a new (and EASY!) holiday project for you this month. And it uses something completely unexpected, but usually pretty common at your local Goodwill. Would you believe me if I told you that the secret to this project is brass candlesticks??

 

They’re easy to find on thrift store shelves and are the perfect foundation for building a “floating” ghost! First, spray paint them white- which is an optional step, but ensures they won’t be visible later on.

 

 

Once the paint is dry, use a hot glue gun to attach foam balls (from a craft store) to each candlestick. I used different sizes based on the height of my candlesticks.

 

 

Now you need some white fabric!! You could use an old sheet or tablecloth from the Goodwill linens section- just look for fabric that is on the heavier side and will “drape” nicely, like a ghost! Lay your fabric over your “ghost mannequin” (i.e., Now you need some white fabric!! You could use an old sheet or tablecloth from the Goodwill linens section- just look for fabric that is on the heavier side and will “drape” nicely, like a ghost! Lay your fabric over your “ghost mannequin” (i.e., the candlestick with foam ball), secure with a small straight pin through the top, and grab some scissors.

 

 

Trim the fabric so that it just barely touches the bottom- long enough to hide the candlestick, but with the illusion of “floating”! Now you just need to add a ghost face- I recommend peel-and-stick black felt because it’s super easy to attach- no messy glue or sewing needed.

 

 

And that’s it!! Super simple, and a fun DIY Halloween project to work on with your crafty kids, too.

 

 

Craft on!

Sadie

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