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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Friendly Ghosts

I got a great response from my Ghost Candle Shades post, so I thought I would share some more similar ideas I found out there.  Click on the photos and links below for more information.

Lowe’s featured this version in the most recent issue of their Creative Ideas Magazine:

Here’s another cute idea from the Darice website using wine glasses:

Check out Janet’s version using tissue paper:

Get the tutorial for these lighted Halloween jars HERE from Not So Idle Hands.

Shannon at Quarry Orchard skipped the middle man and just turned her white candles straight into ghosts:

You’ll never guess what these Halloween buddies from Increasingly Domestic are made from: 

Now you’ve got the inspiration, so get to crafting!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friendly Ghost Candle Shades

Today I’m sharing another one of my projects that was inspired by something I saw in a local gift store. 

I started with some thrift store/garage sale glass shades.  I spent $3.25 total on all four of these.  The boutique version was selling for $15 each!IMG_1865And ended up with these cute ghost candles: IMG_1907

I’ve seen a couple versions of these lately, but here’s how I made mine. 

~Clean and dry your glass shades.  If you can’t find any at thrift stores or garage sales, you may be able to find some at Lowe’s or Home Depot.

~Using a foam brush, apply a layer of Modge Podge to the inside of the shade.


~Sprinkle fine iridescent glitter over the modge podge while it is still wet. IMG_1870

I used this “Glamour Dust” by DecorArt that I bought at an estate sale last year, but any fine glitter will do.   IMG_1872

~I was lucky enough to have access to a Cricut, so I had my friend cut out oval shapes from black vinyl for the eyes and mouth.  You could also do this freehand or paint on your face.


~Apply the vinyl decals to the outside of the glass shade to make the ghost’s eyes and mouth.


~Now it would be cute just like that, but of course I had to add a little bow with some colorful ribbon I already had.  Just tie it right around the top of the shade.


~Set a votive candle or battery-operated votive under the shade and you’re done!


Such a fun centerpiece or Halloween accent for any spot in your home!  I haven’t pulled out all my Halloween decorations yet, but when I do these will be so cute all together as an arrangement or used individually around the house.


IMG_1913 Gotta love the glitter!IMG_1905IMG_1906IMG_1909IMG_1912Hard to believe these were selling for $15 each and I made all four for under $5!!

Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing more versions of this type of project later this week.

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