This time of year, when the leaves began to change and the thoughts if Halloween costumes start racking my son's brain, my creative nature takes over. My son is always so creative with his Halloween costumes and make every single one of them, even his first Halloween, when he was a chili pepper. I remember sitting and having my mom help stuff the hats with batting with a chop stick, just to get the right curve in the pepper stem. This year my son wants to be a deer. Not a reindeer, just a regular deer, so I am hard at work on that. We have three more days to get this deer done, and it is coming together great!
Along with the deer sewing and stuffing, I decided to make some Halloween decor of ghosts. Dryer sheets are probably the most worthless creation ever once they come out of the dryer. The serve their purpose and then they get thrown away, so I came up with an idea to use them in the "after-life."
I used dryer sheets, cotton balls, thread, and rubber bands to achieve this garland across my fire place mantel.
It seemed to bring the entire mantel together for my Halloween theme.
What you'll need: Used dryer sheets (you could use new ones, but I don't think you will get the same "flowing" effect), cotton balls, and rubber bands.
Place three to four cotton balls in the center of your dryer sheet.
Bring the dryer sheet ends up around the cotton balls.
Place a rubber band around the end of the cotton balls.
And that's it! A ghost comes alive, or comes dead, or something.
Once you have a lot made, which takes about five minutes to make 10 of them. It goes really fast, so the more cotton balls and dryer sheets you have the more ghost you will have to string on the ghost garland.
I tossed them into the air, but my dogs were not amused.
Oh well. They are going to LOVE the costumes they are going to wear on Halloween night, for sure! I hope.
Once you get all of your ghosts done, thread the heads through thread with a needle, or small twine. Black would look awesome!
Then hang and enjoy. Once the holiday is over, you can either add them to your decor box, or recycle them.
Super fun, right?
Check out one of my other crafts for Halloween. It's been pinned on Pinterest over 30,000 times and over 3,000 times in the last 30 days!