You can use it as a centerpiece on your table or as a decoration on a mantle or side table. Let's get started.
First you need find a container. I just used something I had sitting in the windowsill. Mine was pretty tall so I added some crumpled up newspaper.
Next, cut some styrofoam to sit in the top of your container.
Get some of this really cool SuperMoss and cut it to size and plop right on top of the styrofoam. It doesn't need any glue and it doesn't have to be perfect.
I used some black foam and cut out a tombstone. I used white fabric paint to write R.I.P. on it. Once it dried, I used an xacto blade to cut a little slit in the moss and poked the tombstone through the moss. It stands up on it's own. No glue.
Make a ghost by gathering any kind of flowy white fabric. I had leftover cheesecloth from mummy costumes. I took a barbecue skewer and trimmed it to the height that I wanted. Stick that into some styrofoam and cover with the fabric.
Using the xacto blade again, I created a small hole in the moss and put the ghost in its place. I let the ends of the fabric cover up the edge that didn't meet the edge of the container.
Go ahead and throw some little pumpkin ornaments on there. I also used some little rocks.
Tie some ribbon or raffia around the middle of your container to add an extra touch of detail.
We're almost done. I salvaged the rest of that skewer I used for the ghost. I printed "Welcome to Booville" and "Beware" on orange paper. Cut them out. Add little jagged edges to the sides by cutting tiny triangles and tape them to the skewer. Place the sign through the moss just like you did for the ghost.
And there you have a seriously easy Halloween decoration for you table or any where else you need a little Halloween cheer.
To finish it off for my table I wrapped the rest of the cheesecloth around the base of my container and sat the rest of the pumpkin decorations around as well.
You could adapt this same moss theme for next Easter using little Easter Eggs and a decorative bunny or chick. Your sign could say "Hoppy Trails!"
How would you adapt your container to make it your own?
Last week's winner was Lauren so the official score is now Kate 2, Lauren 3.
Don't forget to click on their links and see what they made for this week. This weeks secret ingredient is Sour Cream. And lastly, we're also voting for next weeks ingredient, Avacado or Black Beans.
This is Cheryl with your seriously easy craft project, signing off until tomorrow...