5 Ghost Centerpiece

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Approximately 7.25” tall

Approximately 7.25” tall

 

No matter where you sit at the table, you’ll be watched by the shiny eyes of a ghost which can be seen from any angle.  This inexpensive centerpiece can be used on a party table or as a decoration anywhere in the house.  The ghosts are attached to an inverted, plastic condiment container.  The design work for this project is done for you in orange and black.  Just print it out.  If you own a Silhouette stencil cutter, download the cut files.  If you plan to cut the ghosts with a craft knife or scissors, those instructions are at the bottom of the page too.  However you create them, these bow-tied characters will make a fun accent to your home decor on Halloween.

Directions

step 1 - Download the appropriate files at the top of this page.

step 2 - Print out five ghost pages.  Note that there are two images connected on each page.

step 2 - Print out five ghost pages.  Note that there are two images connected on each page.

step 3 - Cut out the ghosts with a craft knife or Silhouette stencil cutting machine.

step 3 - Cut out the ghosts with a craft knife or Silhouette stencil cutting machine.

step 4 - Using a brush, apply Elmer's glue to the orange bow tie on all the ghosts then sprinkle with orange glitter.  Shake off excess glitter and allow the glue to dry thoroughly.

step 4 - Using a brush, apply Elmer's glue to the orange bow tie on all the ghosts then sprinkle with orange glitter.  Shake off excess glitter and allow the glue to dry thoroughly.

step 5 - Apply Diamond Glaze to all the eyes and mouths by outlining the black areas then filling in the centers.  The glaze will give them dimension and a glossy look.  Allow the glaze to set.

step 5 - Apply Diamond Glaze to all the eyes and mouths by outlining the black areas then filling in the centers.  The glaze will give them dimension and a glossy look.  Allow the glaze to set.

step 6 - Create a crease down the center of each page with glitter sides and outer edges together.

step 6 - Create a crease down the center of each page with glitter sides and outer edges together.

step 7 - Using a glue stick, run around the outer edge of one ghost on the blank side.  Also apply glue along the fold. 

step 7 - Using a glue stick, run around the outer edge of one ghost on the blank side.  Also apply glue along the fold. 

step 8 - Attach the sticky ghost to the blank side of another ghost.  Once the glue is set, attach another two ghosts together.  Continue to add ghosts until all five are connected.

step 8 - Attach the sticky ghost to the blank side of another ghost.  Once the glue is set, attach another two ghosts together.  Continue to add ghosts until all five are connected.

step 9 - The collection of ghosts should stand on their own.  If they don't, lay them flat with the bottom against a straight edge.  Lay a ruler against the edge and use a craft knife to cut off a small slice off the card stock to create a perfectly level bottom.

step 10 - If some white edges are visible on the perimeter of the images, touch them up with a thick black marker.

 

step 11 - Apply two beads of hot glue to the bottom of a small black condiment container.  Place the centerpiece on the container with the card stock touching the glue.

step 11 - Apply two beads of hot glue to the bottom of a small black condiment container.  Place the centerpiece on the container with the card stock touching the glue.

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Small condiment containers are available at many restaurants where customers can serve up their own salsa, chopped onions, tarter sauce, ketchup, etc. 

Note To Silhouette Users
The cut file was created in Silhouette Designer Edition V3.  If you have an earlier version you may be unable to open the file.  Another option is to download the pdf template and instructions above right, copy the image, and trace it in your silhouette program.

 

Supplies

At Craft Store

  • Card stock
  • Orange glitter
  • Elmer's glue
  • Elmer’s Glue stick
  • Hot glue

Miscellaneous

  • 2.50” round condiment container

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