Tuesday, September 14, 2010
What you need:
wreath form (grapevine or straw)
small to medium bush of fall flowers
used dryer sheets
floral wire (for bow)
ribbon for tying the ghosts (curling or spool-o-ribbon)
This is really easy and takes about 15 minutes worth of work.
First thing is make a bow using the instructions found at my previous post, Bow Making 101 and set it aside.
Next, snip off the floral stems from the bush using wire cutters and leaving about 2 inch length on the stem. Simply start arranging the flowers on the wreath in a nice pattern, remember to work in odd numbers, three or five and leave room at the top or bottom for the bow. Dip the ends of the stems in white glue before inserting them into the wreath, this way they will hold.
Finally, make the ghosts by using two dryer sheets. Take one dryer sheet and roll it into a ball (you can also use a cotton ball for this), this will be the ghosts head. Then take the next dryer sheet and drape it over the head and tie it off with curling ribbon. Viola, a ghost. Attach them to the wreath with white glue.
Allow the wreath to dry over night. You can also use a glue gun for immediate dry time. This is a great project to have the kids help with. It also teaches about recycling and reusing the dryer sheets that would normally be tossed away.
another idea: make ghosts and attach pin backs for a cute holiday decoration