Can you believe that Halloween is next weekend? I wanted to share with you a fun Halloween decoration that you can make that will impress your little trick-or-treater’s as they walk by your house. When Plaid sent me a box filled with some FUN new Mod Podge products and I saw the glow-in-the-dark mod podge, I knew I wanted to make spooky hanging ghosts. Perfect Halloween decoration, right?
You guys…the Mod Podge mat is my new favorite toy! You can paint, mod podge, or hot glue any design onto the mat and it peels right off once it’s dry. Since it’s clear you can put your image under the mat and just trace around the shape. I used this technique to make the ghost facial expressions.
Promise you won’t laugh at my drawings? Get your glue gun, trace the ghost eyes and mouth, after about 15 seconds you can peel it right off! Amazing, huh?
I pinned the shapes onto the Styrofoam balls with straight pins.
Now it’s time to get the glow-in-the-dark mod podge out. You need to have room for the cheesecloth to hang to get that “ghost form” so it needs to have heighth. I used skewers and they worked perfectly. I used one end of a skewer to attach the Styrofoam ball and stuck the other end into a foam block.
Cut the cheesecloth in small sections. Dip the cloth in the glow-in-the-dark mod podge and wring it out as best as you can. This part is really messy so make sure you have your surface covered 🙂 Drape the cloth of the ball and as it dries it will take the shape of a spooky ghost!
PS..the styrofoam blocks are just for drying not displaying! My mom just called telling me the green foam doesn’t look good and that it needed to be white! Haha!
I used a piece of wire to hang the ghosts to my tree.
So you might be wondering where is the beautiful night time picture to see these ghost in all their glow-in-the-dark glory? I tried and it was unsuccessful! I need lessons on how to shoot moving object at night without the flash 🙂 But you get the idea right?
I’m so excited for my little trick-or-treater’s to be greeted by my glow-in-the-dark ghosts Halloween night!
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