With just a few simple dollar store supplies you can create a Wrapped Rope Ghost that is perfect for your Halloween tiered tray decor.
If you love decorating for Halloween as much as I do, then these cute Wrapped Rope Ghosts are sure to enhance your Halloween decor. Make them for gifts or create some for your holiday tiered tray. This project takes a little more time and so it isn’r recommended for littles.
Gather all supplies, and then remove packaging and tags.
Measure and tape the thick cotton rope in the middle of where you will cut the rope to prevent fraying on both ends. Here are the lengths that were cut to create the ghosts. Tall ghost one 8″ and one 10″ length. Small ghost one 6″ and one 8″ length.
Line up and dry fit all the sections of the two ghosts on your work surface. Number the section of each ghost with the permanent marker, so you can keep track of all the lengths of rope.
Line up the rope sections from the tall ghost from smallest to largest on your work surface. Place a small line of hot glue on the end of the smallest rope, place the end of the yarn into the glue, and then let it cool. Begin wrapping the rope tightly with the white yarn.
Continue to wrap each length of cotton rope with the white yarn. Keep the yarn tight and the rows close together, so you do not see any rope. At the very end of each rope, cut the yarn and pull it through the second loop, then secure it with a small dot of hot glue.
Starting with the smallest length, fold in half, apply a thin line of hot glue to the center of the yarn-covered rope, and hold together until the glue cools. Repeat with the remaining lengths of yarn-covered rope, until the ghost is complete.
Carefully remove the tape from the ends of the cotton rope with scissors. Gently comb (or brush) out the ends of the cotton rope to create a lovely fringe. Trim the fringe evenly with scissors. Repeat the above process to create the small ghost.
Once both ghosts are complete, create the faces. Cut three small ovals for each ghost from black craft felt. Attach the eyes and mouths to the ghosts with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Change up the sizes of wrapped rope ghosts to fit your home decor OR use it as the perfect topper for a gift bag or present instead of a bow.
I think these are the cutest things ever and I can’t wait to make some more! Grab some of your bigger kids or grandkids and make some this weekend