Halloween Garland | Rustic and Ghostly

As many of you know, my {love} for felt project runs deep — hee-hee!  My inspiration for this one came from Wild Olive and her Ghostie Garland.  It’s adorable!  However, I like a little less cute and a little more rustic, so I came up with this super fun and easy halloween garland, that is perfectly rustic and ghostly.

Rustic Ghostly GarlandLet’s grab a few supplies!
Ivory and Black Felt
Black Embroidery Floss
Needle and Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Twine

Rustic Ghostly GarlandFirst things first… draw your ghost template.
Cut out your template, then trace and cut.

You’ll want to do the same number of ivory ghosts as black.  I did five of each.
You’ll then place the ivory ghost cut out on top of the black ghost cut out.
Thread your embroidery floss and stich x’s for eyes through both pieces of felt.

 You’ll then want to cut five small pieces of black felt to glue to the back.
This will be placed over where the eyes were stitched.
Place as pictured below, as this will also be used to string the ghosts with twine.

Of course you can modify as this tutorial as you’d like.  You might be asking yourself, why did she use an ivory and a black ghost?  I like things to look super clean.  And I didn’t like that I could see the black thread through the ivory, especially if hung in a bright light or well lit room.  So, it’s not see-through and we can hide the stitching.  That makes this uber picky crafter very happy {smile}.

Last, but not least, we’ll string the ghosts on the twine, using a yarn needle.
Aaaaand, you’re done!  Hooray!

 I had five ghosts and strung them on a 3-4′ strand of twine.
Of course, you can make your Rustic and Ghostly Halloween Garland shorter or longer.

What do you think?  No ‘boos’ please {hee-hee}.  Happy Crafting!

I’ll be partying {hereherehere and here}.
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Comments

  1. Claire @ Polkadot Pretties says

    What a great idea !!!

    Simple yet really effective, great job

    Happy Monday

    Claire x

    • says

      Hey Laura! I love the idea of the black twine for stringing. I don’t think twine for the eyes would work unless you made a knot and glued it on. Does that make sense? You wouldn’t (easily) be able to sew the twine through the felt.

    • says

      I don’t celebrate halloween either :) I just thought this was a super fun idea to share with my readers… great idea on pumpkins or owls too! Thanks so much for stopping by, Tara. Hugs.

  2. says

    I LOVE this! I have nightmares about cutting felt though. I feel like I was always using felt for some art project in grade school and it was so hard to cut!

  3. says

    Got to pin this! I think this is even something I could get the kids involved with. Would make for a great family night activity. Thanks for sharing.

  4. says

    Those ghosts are seriously cute – love their little cross stitched eyes. Thank you for sharing your tutorial!

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