Sunday, October 7, 2012

Boo! How to Make a Ghost Luminary


After making my ghost last year and having trouble keeping it lit (due to lack of air), I've been on the hunt at Goodwill for the perfect ghost shape. Earlier in September, I started this project at the same time I made my jack-o-lanterns (funny how I'm seeing these every where now). Great minds think alike I guess?
I started with this sconce I found for a $1 at Goodwill (our Goodwill's in the DFW area have 1/2 price sales the 3rd Wednesday of every month). The sconce is perfect as it already has an opening at the top to circulate the air (my dad, the glass man, cut holes in the top of my ghost last year). But not everyone has access to someone who can cut holes in glass.

Then I just used my Basic George Cricut cartridge to cut some ovals. I cut a variety of sizes to play around with (out of vinyl).

I used painters tape to fill in the opening at the top so spray paint wouldn't find it's way inside.
I used white spray paint to paint the glass. Peeled off the vinyl and I have the perfect ghost. 


Boo!
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16 comments:

Karri Reiser said...

So cute. Thank you for sharing your ghost at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

Karri Reiser said...

So cute. Thank you for sharing your ghost at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

Mama of 2 Badgers said...

Genius idea! Those little glass pieces are all over at second hand stores, and never enough to make a matching set for anything, either.
Great repurpose!

sew sweet vintage said...

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cathy@my1929charmer said...

Great idea, cute and simple. This pieces are everywhere, but yours looks quite tall. I just love it. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

That is so cute! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Hope to see you back next week!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

Yay! Thanks for linking up to the Pomp Party!

Barbara Hiatt said...

What a great idea! Very creative!
Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up! See you again next week!

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Jan Hennings said...

Too cute!

Jennifer said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!

Kathie said...

Such a smart idea to use sconces! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Very cute idea!

Britni @ Hubby Made Me said...

How cute is that? Clever too! Love it!

Jennifer said...

So cute I had to feature it! hope you will link up again this week!
Jen

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Glenda said...

My son would love this I will have to make him one soon. Have a nice week.