You might think you're on the wrong blog site, but no, you're in the right place. I got a little crafty & DIY'ed some cute little ghosts!
If you caught my post on Instagram yesterday, you saw my ghosts! They're too cute to be spooky. But all in all, it was a DIY & a very simple one to do for yourself or with kids. I've seen ghosts on Pinterest & the Gram, but I wanted to avoid committing to some that are pricey as they're seasonal decor & I'm not sure if I would use them next year. So, I decided to only spend on the supplies & well, my air, lol! Billy helped me blow most of the balloons. I'm the creative one out of the two & he assists with making projects come to life when it comes down to DIYs or power tools.
I've been asked why I don't do DIYs; in all honesty, I'm not that creative when it comes to creating something out of supplies & crafts. I'm more of a piecing of items together that are already made. I believe my talent is in tablescapes & flower arrangements. I have some fantastic friends who create the most incredible DIY & I am always amazed at their work. As simple as the DIY may be, a lot goes behind the scenes, such as gathering all of the material needed, trial & error, as I experienced, even with something so simple. I'll explain in a bit what happened. & then there's the clean up, well, for better words, the mess that one has to clean up. So, my utmost respect to the DIY'ers! On to my ghosts.
Vases of different heights. You can use glass, metal, or anything that resembles a vase.
Twinkling lights (optional)
A good set of lungs
Once you have gathered your vases & are ready to begin, cover your workspace, as it tends to get a bit messy.
Blow up & tie your balloons... here's where I messed up, or Billy, hehe. Your balloons don't need to be big, like party balloons, just enough to give a head shape & to fit on top of your vase.
Mix one part mod pog & water until you have a milky substance. I mixed as needed.
Emerce your towel in the mixture & ring out the towel.
Set the towel on the balloon, smoothing out the top & sides. I left a few creases to give the illusion of flying ghosts.
Let each ghost dry completely. Luckily, it was hot this week, so the ghosts dried in 24 hours.
Remove ghosts from the vase & pop the balloons.
Add the buttons by securing them with hot glue.