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This year I haven’t gone too crazy with the Halloween decor – I think the move threw off my decorating mojo or something. I have had a few projects to share though – and I finally finished up my Halloween Mantel! With only 10 days to spare. Yay me.
I’m really happy with it though – I tweaked some things from last year and added some fun new touches. My favorites are these spooky vintage lace ghosts!
They “float” under the mantel edge and look perfectly spooky hanging there – all made up with vintage lace and trims. It’s also incredibly unnerving when they catch a little breeze and flutter – seeing that out of the corner of your eye will definitely make you do a double take!
They’re made up from vintage runners and trims that I had on hand and they are super easy to make! I partnered with FloraCraft Make It: Fun® Foam for these – they are inspired from a project in their new Halloween ebook! They have a few different hanging ghost projects in the book so I thought it would be fun to combine them and add a vintage twist for my mantel.
Here’s how to make them!
Gather up an assortment of lace runners, trims and FloraCraft Make It: Fun® Foam balls. You’ll also need invisible thread or fishing line for hanging.
I made two versions – here’s the quickest style.
Wrap a lace runner around a styrofoam ball so the ball is in the center.
Cut a long piece of lace trim and tie the runner around the ball tightly.
Crazy easy right? Here’s the other version.
Cut a long strip of lace and wrap it around a ball.
Wrap another strip around the ball, from the opposite side. You’ll be going for a sort of veil look here.
Tie a number of trims around the top to hold the ball in place. Vary the style and colors of your trims. I think it has a kind of ghostly bride look don’t you?
Now we’re ready for hanging. I used invisible thread here – I think my thread is vintage too. Also that needle is threaded but you can’t tell because it’s. . . wait for it . . . invisible!
Depending on how you’re hanging them, you’ll need something a little stronger than thread. If you just hang them from the ceiling or a staircase, this will work great. If you have several on a long thread, like I do, you’ll want to switch to fishing line for more strength.
Cut small pieces of line and knot them, then run them through the foam ball. Create loops on the other end to hang them from. Display anywhere you want a spooky ghost!
Here’s a closer look at the mantel – I have a healthy fear of crows so of course I use a lot of them at Halloween.
Even the owls think they are scary.
I hope you give these ghosties a try – they are so spooky and fun to make!