Halloween Ghost Lollipops

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lollipops – Quick & Easy Tutorial

I am sure you have seen these Halloween ghost lollipops on Pinterest and other websites but I wanted to share my sparkly version and the easy instructions for making these little adorable Halloween lollipop ghost treats!  Let’s get started! Gather your supplies.

SUPPLIES:

  • Scissors
  • Dum Dums suckers (or any brand of round suckers)
  • White Tissue Paper
  • Tulle Fabric (or any white fabric)
  • Baker’s Twine (or thin ribbon)
  • Stickles Glitter Glue (Black Diamond)

HOW TO:

Once you have all your supplies, this project only takes about 15 minutes to make 12 or so of these cute ghosts.  I promise, this project goes fast!  Which makes it a great treat if you are under the wire to get some favors or treats made for a Halloween classroom party!

Step 1:  Cut all your fabric and tissue paper into small rectangles, or you can cut them into perfect squares- I preferred mine to be a little uneven so they would look more like ghost sheets. Also, if you don’t have any white fabric or tulle, you can actually use white paper towels to make these as well.  Since I used a sheer sparkly tulle fabric, I wanted to cover the colorful Dum Dum wrappers, so I used two layers of tissue paper wrapped around my suckers first.  Also, cut your ribbon or baker’s twine into about 6 inch long strips.

Step 2:  Hold your sucker upright and lay your piece of cut fabric/tulle on top of the sucker. Once you have wrapped your Dum Dum top, cinch the fabric around the base of the sucker, where it meets the stick and hold firmly and lay your sucker flat and tie up the base with your ribbon or twine and tie tightly with a bow. I used a baker’s twine with a metallic silver ply, for an extra shimmer in the bow- but you can certainly use thin ribbon in any design or solid color.

I tied up all my suckers all at once to make the process go faster, before I started adding the faces.  You can actually give these little ghosts without faces too-

Step 3:  Next, uncap your Stickles glitter and add your two eyes and mouth to the front of each tied up sucker.

TIP:  I created my long faces of my ghosts by adding a large dot and then using the end of my Stickles tip, I pulled the glob of glue downward.  This gives your ghost faces a droopy and ghostlike appearance.

That’s it!  Three steps and you are done.  Let your Halloween ghost favors dry overnight and they are ready to go.  I love this project because there is no baking and no sewing and kids love them too.

These would look great poked into a Styrofoam block and displayed standing up, as cupcake toppers or fill up a Halloween decorated basket with these adorable ghosts.

If you need more Halloween inspiration, click – HERE for all my previous Halloween ideas here on the blog.

Be sure to stop by my Etsy shops to get your last minute Halloween decorations and home decor-

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Pumpkin Roundup

FRESH IDEAS FOR PUMPKIN DECORATING

Flame Pumpkins

Halloween is now 3 days away and you have hopefully decked out your home with some spooky decorations.  Its not too late to add in some creative pumpkins for All Hallow’s Eve! Here is a collection of crafty and DIY ideas for some last minute Halloween decorating with pumpkins.  First up- carve some flames in your pumpkins, light them up, and pile them high for a campfire arrangement in the yard.  Gather some sticks, small logs and leaves around them and make a unique statement in your yard!

PicMonkey Collage

Painted pumpkins are certainly not a new idea- but here are some trending ideas for this 2015 Halloween –

1.) Paint funny or traditional Halloween phrases on your pumpkin front on top of black chalkboard solid backgrounds.

2.) Create stripe painted pumpkins in yellow, orange and white for a candy corn design- super easy!

3.) Out of time and need a quick pumpkin decorating idea- paint them in solid gold- why not?! Gold everything is trending! Or paint real leaves gold and pin them to your pumpkins.

4.) Think Alice in Wonderland plus Tim Burton for some whimsical painted design in stripes, chevrons, and polka dots.

PaperDecoratedPumpkins

In a pinch and need a quick decorating idea and don’t want the mess that goes along with carving pumpkins – simply buy a faux styrofoam pumpkin and add cut Halloween designs with pins to the outside of your pumpkins. Click here – FREE PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN TEMPLATES and use these to print and cut out some designs.  Add spiders, bats, ghosts, and black cats to your spooky DIY pumpkins!

Monogram Pumpkins

Carve your family monogram for a quick and easy carved pumpkin!

Lighted Pumpkins

Since marque lights are so popular, why not add some to your pumpkins. Carve out your pumpkin and easily poke holes in a random pattern or a perfect planned out repeat design and add in battery operated string lights by poking them through the holes.

Jackolanterns

Here is a twist on the traditional jack-o-lantern carved pumpkin, carve your faces and then paint them jet black so they really pop and light up in the darkness of night on Halloween!

VinylPumpkins

Finally, if you have a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut cutting machine and some vinyl on hand- cut out out some stunning fancy designs or lettering and add to the front of your pumpkins.  Create a stacked design with three of four pumpkins.

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Wishing you all a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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