Hoop Ghosts #spookyspaces

06 October

Super simple Hoop Ghosts made with cotton fabric, a sharpie, and embroidery hoops.  Boo-yah!

Hoop Ghosts by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #spookyspaces

I’m partnering up with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to make a Halloween project with a #spookyspaces theme.  I made a ghost for each member of my family.

Materials:

  • Embroidery hoops
  • White cotton fabric squares (3 times the diameter of the embroidery hoop)
  • Cotton fabric strips, about an inch wide
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Printed ghost eyes and “Boo-yah” in your favorite spooky font (here’s what I used in a 2-page PDF)

Hoop Ghosts by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #spookyspaces

To make the ghosts:

1. Place the embroidery hoop in the corner of the fabric square and layer over the ghost eyes of your choice.  This hoop is 4″, so the white fabric square is 12″ (4 x 3).

Hoop Ghosts by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #spookyspaces

2.  Trace the ghost eyes onto the fabric with a Sharpie.

Hoop Ghosts by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #spookyspaces

3.  Separate the embroidery hoop and wrap the outer hoop with white cotton fabric strips.

Hoop Ghosts by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #spookyspaces

4.  Place the inner hoop under the fabric square and the outer hoop on top, with the ghost eyes vertically aligned with the screw top.  Press the outer hoop down, pull the fabric taut, and screw tightly in place.

Hoop Ghosts by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #spookyspaces

5.  Trip excess fabric from the back top.

Hoop Ghosts by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #spookyspaces

Boo!  This ghost is for my son, who has an affinity for science fiction and aliens 🙂

Hoop Ghosts by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #spookyspaces

Follow the same steps to make the Boo-yah sign, except use black cotton fabric strips to frame the hoop.

Hoop Ghosts by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #spookyspaces

Check out the short video of the sign being made!

Here’s a coupon that the fine Jo-Ann folks gave me to share with you.  Have fun with your own #spookyspaces crafting!

Jo-Ann Halloween Coupon

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