Super simple Hoop Ghosts made with cotton fabric, a sharpie, and embroidery hoops. Boo-yah!
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.
- 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)
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).
2. Trace the ghost eyes onto the fabric with a Sharpie.
3. Separate the embroidery hoop and wrap the outer hoop with white cotton fabric strips.
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.
5. Trip excess fabric from the back top.
Boo! This ghost is for my son, who has an affinity for science fiction and aliens 🙂
Follow the same steps to make the Boo-yah sign, except use black cotton fabric strips to frame the hoop.
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!