I am part of the Make It Fun Team® with FloraCraft® and I thrilled that they helped make this post possible today.
I love my job. It is truly the most fun job I have ever had! The other day I received a big huge package from FloraCraft® and as soon as I opened it up, I started giggling! Being part of the Make It Fun Team®, I was challenged to create something this month using the contents of the box I was sent. Inside this box were 6. Foam. Heads. I was so excited to begin my challenge and knew right away what I wanted to create! I made these super creepy Floating Head Hanging Ghosts that are perfect for any Halloween decor!
Here is what I was sent…
How could I not create a creepy spooky Halloween post using these!? And I really do love how they turned out! I am so excited to decorate for Halloween!
Here is what you will need:
Floating Head Hanging Ghosts
- FloraCraft® foam heads, male or female (I think the female ones are a bit creepier looking)
- FloraCraft® StyroCutter Plus®
- 3 yards cheese cloth per head, cut into 2 sections
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- 1 eyelet screws per ghost
- E6000 glue
- Fishing line
First you will cut your cheese cloth so that you have two equal portions per ghost. I cut mine into relatively similarly sized sections, but no need to be exact.
Next I grabbed my FloraCraft® StyroCutter Plus® so that I could trim the neck off of my foam heads.
If you haven’t used a StyroCutter Plus® I highly recommend picking one up! It is worth every penny! I have spent years cutting foam with a kitchen knife. No doubt I have ruined countless knives, but I have also created the worst foam messes ever. With the StyroCutter Plus® the hot wand slices through the foam so easily! It is amazing! And it seals the edges so there is no foam mess. It is the coolest thing ever!
I started by giving my foam head a little nip tuck and trimmed off the neck.
I threw the neck away and draped two layers of cheese cloth over the head.
I wanted the face to show through a little more and be a little more defined so I used a little Mod Podge to adhere the cheese cloth to the face portion of the head.
After the ghosts were dry, I used E600 glue to adhere an eyelet screw into the top of the ghost head and then I attached a piece of fishing line into the eyelet.
And then they were ready to hang!
These were really so simple to make! They hardly took any time at all. And I think they turned out really creepy and perfect for Halloween!
Seriously these floating head hanging ghosts are so much fun!! I can’t wait to decorate for Halloween now!
If you like these ghosts but want a slightly less creepier version, check out my Pottery Barn Knock-Off Hanging Ghosts I made a few years ago.
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