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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Little Ghosts All Around

I am the Ghost Whisperer
I spent the day with my little ghostie friends.
Communicating with the never dead.
You have to keep these little spirits contained or they get into mischief.
Seems they do like to have their picture taken.
I'm busy making more containers to trap these little beings in. 

These little spirits are of course super easy to create. I've made them in years past out of tissue paper but 
this year I decided to make them a little more stable and made them out of Interfacing. 
Actually, the tissue paper ones had lasted a couple of years...but I'm always afraid they will tear. 
So I made these new ones that I don't have to worry about.

To make them, just draw a free form ghost on a piece of paper to the approximate size needed 
for the container.
You can hold up the drawing to the container to make sure it looks like it will fit. The tippy top of the 
ghost needs to touch the roof of the container and the bottom of the ghost need to touch the bottom 
of the container. Then just cut it out and hold it to the interfacing and draw around with an ink pen. 
Give yourself a little room around the pattern...adding a little all away around because when you cut 
them out, you don't want to cut on the line you've drawn but instead inside the line so that your ink line 
does not show. And be sure to give yourself plenty of a tip at the top of his head to tape to. You'll put 
scotch tape at the very tippy top of his head and tape to the inside of your ghost container.

The great thing about using interfacing is...you only have to put a little tape at the top and the weight 
of the fabric makes it hang straight. When I've used tissue paper...I've had to tape the bottom too 
which is tricky.

I used a medium weight interfacing...one slightly see through but not as thin as some.

These make me ghoulishly happy. I have one flying around the house free now...because I'm making 
him a container to trap him in. I'll show soon. I can't decide if I should make the container black or silver. 

I'm really into silver this Halloween. I would have done all silver and white pumpkins but the budget 
does not allow. I probably would have painted my existing pumpkins but all my pumpkins are the kind 
with glass beads and glitter which I love....but not paintable. 

Let me know if you do any ghost whispering.
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Olive said...

I ran into a huge pile of silver on Friday at a garage sale in my neighborhood and thought of you. I behaved and did not buy any. I saved my money for an esatate sale where I was very misbehaved. Love the cloche oh ghost whisperer!

Unknown said...

Your ghosts are very cute while still being spooky.

Karena said...

Nita, so cute and fun for Halloween!!


Art by Karena

Cindi Myers said...

What a wonderful IDEA!
I have several glass containers and empty plant terrariums just the right size for little ghosts!

Sawdust Girl said...

Love this. It's perfect for some weird glass containers I made that ended up too narrow for any of the items I had planned on displaying.

DreamgirlLisa said...

what a darling idea, I have used sheer fabric and made big ones to hang in doorways, but I love these little mini's!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Now can Ghosts be Adorable, cause they certainly are.... Loved the post & Love your half round Sofa table....
Thanks for Sharing

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your ghostly creations, just wonderful!! I love how you put them under the lantern glass and cloche. Lovely blog!
have a great day.

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I just love these little ghosts you have made! They look great, and the containers you have are gorgeous, I need to score me a few more of those for sure!

sportzmom said...

so cute! I can't wait to make some!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm loving all your ghosts!!! Such beautiful pictures, even when they are ghosts :)
Have a great week!

Gypsy Fish said...

love all your little ghouls...nothing like having little ghosties hanging around for some halloween fun! thanks for playing along see you next month!

Pam Kessler said...

Those are too cute! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make them. I will have to give them a try.

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Hope you're having a good weekend! Very cute ghosts floating around your place!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

what a lovely ghost. Absolutely cute. What a fun to life with those little guys together.
Greetings, Johanna

Sawdust Girl said...

Thanks for linking up. I featured you today!

Nita Stacy said...

Oh...yay! I'm featured. Love that!

An Urban Cottage said...

Wow, you go all out! I love the trapped ghosts; they're lots of fun!

Kathleen said...

Oh, dear. These are just too cute. Now I'm on the hunt for more glass containers! :)
Thanks for sharing a wonderful idea.

Julie said...

These ghosts are so cute! and easy :) Wishing I had some taller glass containers like that. I only have really short ones... I'm over from My Uncommon Slice of Surburbia Linky

DogsMom said...

Those must be special capture containers so ghosts can't slip through. Sure are cute ghosts.

Anonymous said...

So cute! The interfacing is a great idea. Thanks again for linking up to my Halloween Party!

- Megan

Carrie said...

Seriously?!? This is SO adorable and your blog is FABULOUS. Love love love it!!!! Adding you to my blogroll now :) Thanks for sharing this!!!

Kristi said...
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Kristi said...

Thanks for the great idea.... I just caught one myself!
http://tryingtogetstuffdone.blogspot.com/2010/10/ghost-in-jar.html :-)

village folk art said...

What a super idea ... Love it and your BLOG too. Will give this a try with hopes they stay in their place and not in my space ...

Thanks, Barb

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Great ghosty vignettes, Nita! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!