October 20, 2012 by mamacravings
Those that know me probably spit their coffee out when they saw the title.
Confession: I am not exactly good at crafting. I adore them, and my “Crafts I NEED to Try” is the biggest board of all on pinterest. My heart’s in it. But my clumsy fingers are not.
Knowing these facts, my mother still gave me a hot glue gun. I turned it over and stared at it like she had given me a block of gold. I wasn’t even sure how to work it or how to turn it on. But I was going to find out. So, I did the next logical thing. I grabbed my purse and went to Michaels.
Michaels is a glorious place.
For my craft, I bought:
~ 1 roll of white tulle (found in the wedding aisle)
~ 1 package of googly eyes (found in the holiday craft section)
~ 3 cone topiary (found in floral crafts)
My goal was to make a cute and not-so-spooky ghost.
1. Place a dot of low-heat glue onto the topiary to hold the tulle in place.
2. Once the tulle is secure, began wrapping the cone topiary. It takes quite a few layers to completely cover the Styrofoam.
3. Once covered, tuck that last bit of tulle under.
4. Glue the googly eyes onto your ghost.
Ta-da! You have a not so spooky and super easy ghost.
When I was done with my ghost, I sent a picture to the ultimate craft queen goddess Amy. She approved! **fist pump* She even named him Spookers. I know Amy could take this one little Spookers and turn him into a complete centerpiece or mantle display. She makes the best crafterpieces!
Spookers may not make it to Craft Wars, but I’m proud of my first attempt at a glue gun and official craft. It was fun. It was a moment to be creative. Now I will definitely have to tackle that “Crafts I NEED to Try” board.