Oct. 30, 2009 11:07 am
Updated: Nov. 1, 2009 3:00 pm
Do you believe in ghosts? I'd love it if you would tell me a story because it's a wet and gloomy Halloween Eve in Seattle and I'm in the mood for a good scare. The wind is howling through the dead-leaf trees and my little black cat stalks from room to room letting out mournful yeowls as if to warn me that all is not well.
For my part, I'll share with you the closest thing I've ever come to a haunting. Ready?
Ghosts in the Window
- Wire hanger (I used a dry cleaner's hanger)
- Tissue paper
- White muslin, gauze, or cheesecloth fabric (I used 4 yards of 36" wide gauze)
- Monofilament fishing line
- Pliers (optional)
Easy, elegant, and boo-tiful.
- Remove hanging bar from the hanger and bend ends inward. Bend into shoulder and arm shapes. Twist top hook to face forward.
- Shape tissue paper into a round form and cover top hook. Cover arms with tissue paper.
- Cut fabric in half widthways. Drape one half over wire form front to back. Drape the other side to side.
- Tie a loose loop around the neck of your ghost and hang it in your window. Adjust draping as desired.
Now it's your turn to tell me a ghost story. Happy Halloween!
Ghost Step One
Ghost Step Two
Ghost Step Three
Ghost Step Four
Ghosts in the window.