Spooky Ghost Face

I saw this project in Martha Stewart LIVING and had to give it a try!

Spooky Creepy Cheese Cloth and a Mannequin head make for a pretty fun decoration!

1. Gather Foam Mannequin Head $2.99, 1 poack of Cheese Cloth from Home Depot $3.68, and a bottle of non aerosol Fabric Starch. YOu will also need a paint brush and small bowl.

2. I had to cut my package of Cheese Cloth into 4 equal pieces. Open up each piece and lay it over your foam head. Add a second piece of cloth and now you are ready to coat in starch. Pour a small amount of starch into a small bowl and dip your paint brush into the bowl and apply to the head. Continue this process until you have added all 4 pieces of cloth and covered it with starch.

3. Pay close attention to the facial features. You will want to make sure the cloth is hugging the face as close as possible as to show off the features.

4. Take the head outside and spray the head down with the starch. I concentrated on the head and left the hanging cloth dry and flowing. Let dry for a few hours before moving it inside.

**** When it was done drying I was hoping for a stiffer finished product. I think if I did this again I would use a  glue and water solution instead of the starch. Just my after thought!

I do love the way it turned out! So spooky!




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    I love this! I’d be thrilled if you’d link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

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    Oooh scary! I’m doing a witchy theme this year for Halloween but this decoration makes me want to add ghosts!

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    Love this! Very spooky! Where do you buy foam mannequin heads?

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    omg!…so doing this!…weird thing…i already have those heads on hand!…lol…

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    I’m making one of these this weekend, but I had thought about using mod podge. I hadn’t thought about using starch. Thanks for your tutorial!!

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    I love it, but where do you find a foam mannequin head?

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    Oh I love this! I am definitely going to look for a head this weekend! I guess a wig store?

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    Please email me your home number so I can call you at 3 am, because after seeing this post I won’t sleep for a week! (with the lights off anyway.) Great job!

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    I love this! Where did you get the mannequin head from?

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    I use Tacky Glue and dilute it with some warm water. It works the best of what I’ve tried. If adding eyes, mouth, etc. this works well as a typical Elmer’s type glue. Dries clear. You can find it in the Craft department at Walmart. Inexpensive too.

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    Nina Witteveen says:

    I found my mannequin’s at Value Village if you have one where you live. They were $3.99 each.

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    Just finished reading all your recaps. So effing hiolairus! It makes me want to go back and read the books, just for the lolz. ha.But I’m slow, or I missed something, or whatever – what were your four for fours again?

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