Learn how to make DIY Macrame Ghosts with Red Heart Yarn and just a few simple supplies from around the house. I love the Super Saver line of yarn from Red Heart because it comes in 110 different colors, so you can mix and match to create customized craft projects. My mom has been knitting blankets with it since I was a kid. Each year when we were growing up in Pennsylvania we would get to pick out our own special colors for mittens, a hat, and scarfs. My favorites were always the variegated skeins. I will show you how to make this super cute, not spooky pair of ghosts for your home!
Easy Macrame Ghost with Red Heart Yarn
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Here's what you need to make Macrame Ghosts for Home Decor:
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – Warm White
- Kunin Classic Felt Craft Cuts – Black
- Spray'nBond Pattern and Stencil Adhesive from Therm-O-Web
- Thick Cotton Nautical Rope – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Painter's Tape – Dollar Tree
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker – Tombow
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Comb (or Brush)
Here's how to create an Easy Macrame Ghost:
To begin the DIY Macrame Ghosts, gather all supplies, and then remove packaging and tags. Measure and tape the thick cotton nautical rope in the middle of where you will cut the rope to prevent fraying on both ends. For the tall ghost, cut one 8″ and one 10″ length of rope. For the small ghost, cut one 6″ and one 8″ length of rope. Line up and dry fit all the sections of the two ghosts on your work surface. Number the section of each ghost with the MONO Twin 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. Draw three small ovals on a scrap of paper with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker. Lightly spray the back of the pattern with Spray'nBond Pattern and Stencil Adhesive from Therm-O-Web. Then attach to Black Kunin Classic Felt. This magic spray will keep the pattern on the felt so the small features can be easily cut out. It won't leave any residue on the felt. Attach the eyes and mouths to the ghosts with a glue gun and glue sticks.
DIY Macrame Ghosts with Red Heart Yarn
Super Saver yarn from Red Heart has been a favorite among crafters, knitters, and crocheters for over 30 years. This 100% acrylic worsted weight, size 4 yarn comes in over 110 beautiful colors, so you will always find the perfect color to complete your project. I love the muted but bright pops of color from the Pumpkin and Carrot colors for this Macrame Ghost craft project. Change up the sizes to fit your home decor OR create in shades of whites and maybe purples for the perfect topper for a gift bag or present instead of a bow.
If you liked my Easy Macrame Ghosts, then check out their friends the DIY Macrame Jack-O-Lanterns that also double as pumpkins! With just a few simple supplies you can make a pumpkin patch FULL for your Halloween home decor.
Do you remember felt boards or am I just dating myself? LOL! I had one that was a doll with interchangeable clothes and hats which I thought was very fancy. But felt boards of all kinds were very big when I was a kid in the seventies. Halloween is just around the corner, so I created a Whimsical Embroidery Hoop Jack-O-Lantern with interchangeable features to swap out during the season. This updated version of a felt board is a fun project to create in an afternoon with the kiddos, then change it up daily to suit your mood! I've included a FREE Printable Pattern Sheet to make it even easier to create!
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