Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ghost Pin

This is a crafty idea that I had and it turned into a cute little pin. I though I would share how I made these because they would be an easy and fun craft for the kiddies to make with a little adult help.
To make these, you need a white flat marble (found in craft stores), a black permanent felt tip marker, 2 tiny googly eyes, a 2 inch square of white cloth, glue (I use E6000), and a pin for the back.
I pulled a few strands of thread from the edges of the cloth to fringe it a bit. Fold it over from corner to corner to form a triangle. Add a small dot of glue between the inside of the triangle to hold it together.
To make the face, I use an emery board to scuff up the spot where the mouth and eyes will be so the ink and the glue will stick better. I just drew a round or oval shape for the mouth and glued on tiny googly eyes. You could just as well use the ink marker to make the eyes. Let the ink and glue dry. If you have a problem with the ink not sticking, you can spray a light coat of Krylon Fixative on to seal the ink.
Next, glue the head onto the cloth body and glue the pin to the back. That's it.
Instead of making the cloth triangle body, you can cut the body from white felt or white fun foam. Just cut it into a ghostly shape, as I did in the second picture below.






If you wanted to gift these, you could package them in a small zip bag and staple a topper such as the one I made below.

12 comments:

Andrea said...

What a cute idea! Very clever :)

Hootin' Anni said...

I live for Halloween...this is just too adorable.

Your craft blog has been added to the bloggers over 50 too. :o)

Kat said...

I love this, they are soooo cute! And you're right, it would be an easy craft to do with the kids.
Thanks!

Amber said...

That is so cute!!! TFS!!

Kathy said...

How adorable, a baby ghost, love the topper you came up with for the packaging.

Tumbleweed said...

Very useful tips and you're so creative! :)

Migoto_Chou said...

That is soo adorable! Thank you for sharing!

PJ said...

I always admire crafty people! Love the cute little things. Somehow when I try, it doesn't look like that -- or, I just don't have the patience to sit still long enough. Love the angel pins!

Chrissy said...

Hi there, thank you for the recent review and your comments. I love you blog, I must get around to posting up the calender that I made after downloading your template...I really enjoyed that one so need to post it up and give you a link... your pin is very cute :D

Ginger said...

Just so adorable! I know lot's be making these wonderful idea !
hugs ginger

spoony g said...

Such neat and cute ideas you have !! I really like them alot.

Kristin said...

What a great idea for party favors! Thanks so much!!!!