Deco Mesh Ghost

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Deco Mesh Ghost

Only the craftiest of homes will be haunted by this fun -- yet frightful! -- deco mesh ghost.

Tip: Cutting deco mesh with a rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler makes it easier and will make a simple, straight line cut.

Whether your ghost is friendly or otherwise, we'd love to see it! Post a pic to: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:ages 10 + up
  • Time:3 hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Download and print out the template. Use it to cut out four hand shapes from the foam, and then put them aside. Paint two 1/8" wood dowels Snow (Titanium) White. While they dry, cut 5" off the top of the Styrofoam cone (body) and a small section off the 6 inch Styrofoam ball (head) and hot glue the flat edge of the head onto the narrower end of the body.
  • 2
    Use 12" ruler to cut an 8" strip of Iridescent/White deco mesh. Lay the 24" ruler on top of this piece and then cut it in half width-wise with the rotary cutter so you end up with two 8" x 11" pieces. Roll the piece lengthwise to create a long, tight cylinder. Place a U-pin into the center of the cylinder and push it into the top of the head. Repeat the cutting, rolling, and pinning until the head and body are covered by the deco mesh.
  • 3
    Glue the two foam hand shapes together with one end of a painted dowel between them. Repeat with the other two hands and dowel. Push the dowels into the each side of the body. You can also glue them in for added security.
  • 4
    Remove the wire from two eyeball picks with the wire cutters. Glue a ¼" wood dowel into each of the eyes, and push the other ends of the dowels into the front of the head. You can also glue them in for added security.

Project Details

  • Level:ages 10 + up
  • Time:3 hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Two Rolls of Nicole™ Crafts 21”" x 10 yd Deco Mesh Roll Metallic Iridescent White and Four Sheets of Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ 9”" x 12"” Sheet White
  • •FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam 5”" x 18"” Cone, Foam Cutter & 6"” Ball, One Nicole™ Crafts 1/8"” x 12"” Wood Dowel, 1/4" x 6”" Wood Dowel 30 pack, Pick Color Eyeballs & Floral Greening Pins & DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint Snow (Titanium) White
  • •Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 6, Panacea 8”" Heavy Duty Wire Cutters, Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun, Surebonder All Purpose Glue Sticks, Fiskars Classic Stick Rotary Cutter & Cutting Mat, 12”" and 24”" Rulers & Scissors
Download Project Template