Glitter Cone Ghosts {Halloween Week}

We are on Day 3 of Halloween week here!!

This is a project I shared over at The Chirping Moms last week during their Halloween week and it is of course perfect for “ghost day” today!!

Like many of you, I am a busy mama that still likes to feed her decorating and crafting addiction. However, being that my family takes priority over the use of my funds, I need to find affordable ways to fancy the house up for the holidays!

Here is where these cute little ghosts come into play:

Now, I will be honest, whenever I see anything that involves the use of a cone, I think of the crazy outrageous price of a styrofoam cone at the craft store. Seriously, for the same price I have came home with bags of groceries from couponing. I have also tried the paper cones and while they are cute, they don’t last well year to year. BUT when I laid eyes on these paper mache, hallow cones at Michaels for $1.50-$2.50, they had me. That is a price I can pay! I grabbed a small one and a medium one for still less then even one of the styrofoam.

Then I gave them a couple of coats of white acrylic paint:

And pulled out my black vinyl (this would be a great way to use up scraps), drew some facial features, cut them out and added them on:

Then I grabbed some Mod Podge and applied a layer of that with a layer of glitter. It needed something so the answer is always glitter, are you with me?!

I think they came out pretty cute!

But I have found while looking through my archives, that I enjoy a cute ghost project, check out some of my other favorites:

Make sure you check out what Kara is sharing today HERE!!

Also, have you linked up your Halloween projects to our month long Halloween Linky Party??

AND don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway going on right now HERE!!

4 Responses to Glitter Cone Ghosts {Halloween Week}

  1. artsy_momma October 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Such a cute round up! Love the invites :)

  2. MAKEUP OBSESSED MOM October 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Following back from the blog hop. I wish I was only half as crafty as these projects! Have a great day! Stacie xo

  3. The Students Wife October 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Thank you for the follow! I”m following back now :)

  4. Lisa October 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Thank you for visiting my blog and following me! I am following you now too. I love your blog. The ghost made out of cones is such a great idea!