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Spooky Halloween mantel and ghostly garland!

Hey all Halloween lovers, it’s Jamie from So Much Better With Age back this month to get you in the ghoulish spirit.

I’ve been hanging on to some curtain sheers forever (god knows why).

Well, I knew I could make something out of them eventually.

Turns out curtains sheers make awesome ghosts.

I made a ghostly garland and decorated my Halloween mantel. Let’s check it all out!

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Ghost Garland Supplies:

  • used curtain sheers or similar gauzy fabric
  • cotton batten
  • scissors
  • number stamp set and black ink pad
  • elastic bands
  • black ribbon
  • small safety pins

Tutorial:

I started with the curtains. I cut mine (raggedly) in rectangles approximately 15 x 20″. You don’t need to cut those exact measurements but that was the size that worked with my fabric.

A rectangle shape is better than a circular shape to achieve ragged ghostly edges.

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Find the middle of the rectangle (vertically) and with a piece of paper underneath, grab the zero from your stamp collection and stamp in two eyes and a mouth. Don’t press too hard to avoid stamp edges.

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Stuff a fistful of cotton batten underneath the ghost face and play around with it until you are happy with the head shape. Twist an elastic band around the head.

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Attached your ghouly ghosts to black ribbon with safety pins and hang your garland!

I used some vintage looking black lace of course.

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I draped up a dollar store spiderweb tablecloth above my mantel. I already had nails there from my mirror and architectural salvage pieces.

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The ghosts look great with my antique mirror.

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Add some white pumpkin boos and black books and candles from around your home.

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I hope I’ve inspired you today!

Happy Halloween.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi, cute ghostly garland! I did a b&w spooky mantle in my living room this year too! Kind of fun for a change!
    hugs,
    Jann

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