Ghost Globes

I have been admiring all the Halloween crafts on all the other bogs I follow and I have become very fond of the Ghost globes I see everyone making. I thought about making some of my own but putting my own twist on them. First I started with these three glass cylinders that I already had , but I have seen similar at the Dollar Store.
Then I cut 2 pieces of white tissue paper exactly the size of each cylinder.

I wrapped each cylinder with one sheet of tissue and secured with tape at the back.

Next I selected some black paper to cut out my images. This was all that I had in my paper stash but it will work fine.

Next I free hand drew a ghost image. This took me a few tries and if you can't draw there are numerous images and clip art on the web.

The I applied double sided tape to the back of two ghosts and applied them to the front of each cylinder.

Dont worry that the ghosts don't lay flat since that will be fixed in the next step. 
Next I took the second piece of tissue and laid right on top of the first piece. Securing in the back with tape.

Now your Ghost Globe is done! I repeated the same process for the other two cylinders..

Last step is to light them. Since this is tissue paper, I didn't want to use really candles, So I decided to use these battery operated lights from my Christmas decorations.

They work perfect since they give off just enough light and you don't see the glitter..

And here they are glowing eerily just in time for Halloween even if it is a month or so away! But they are quick and easy and so inexpensive! Enjoy!

Comments

  1. So cute and easy....I'm gonna try this! Thanks!

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  2. I like it, so cute, and simple. Come link up to my **6 weeks 2 Spook** party, I would love to have you!!

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  3. Hi! I have a blogger award for you :)

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  4. Hi there!
    I saw that you were a fellow blog award recipient. Just wanted to stop by your site and say hi!
    -Polly
    www.learnandgopollyco.blogspot.com

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  5. These are great!! I love that they speak of Halloween, but are not over the top.

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  6. love these! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  7. Oh these are VERY cool!! I'd love if you would link this project up to my weekly Round Tuit party at:

    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/2010/09/round-tuit-16.html

    Hope you have a great week

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  8. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/ghost-globes/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  9. Very cute...and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love these, great job! I'll be linking to them in a post later this week.

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  11. Janet - These look fantastic. I bet they look amazing glowing! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party, I have featured this here:
    http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/09/clean-mama-printables-winners-sunday.html#comments

    Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  12. I featured these in my post today:
    http://blog.embellishedbayou.com/2010/09/more-friendly-ghosts.html

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  13. Spooky & cute. Found you on It's So Very Cheri:)

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  14. These are beautiful. I like how subtle the ghosts appear. Such a quick & easy project!

    Visiting from It's So Very Cheri!

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  15. I love how "ghostly" they are. Very nice and creative.

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  16. So fun and so easy! These would look so great at night on Halloween!

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  17. Thanks for linking up again!

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  18. This is a great..and simple..decoration. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. What a neat idea! Very cute! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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  20. I made these with my granddaughter and she made one for her baby cousin. So fun. We locked ourselves into a closet and turned on the flicker candle. Spooky!

    Margie

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