Looking for a cute and easy Halloween craft? These no-sew ghost bowl filler are easy to make and look so cute tucked in a bowl, or make a few and wrap up as gifts! They’re boo-tiful!
How cute are these ghosts? I love the shabby look to them. Not only are they cute, they’re so easy to make too! You can whip up a bunch quick.
Gather up a few supplies and you’ll be on you’re way to making these cuties!
What you need
- Muslin fabric (see below on how I stain mine to look shabby and primitive)
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Black paint pen (I use a sharpie paint pen in black)
- Polyfil or use the filling from an old throw pillow
- Stamps, optional – click HERE for the stamps I use
- Pattern – download below. Make sure your print settings are set to ACTUAL SIZE so you it doesn’t shrink the pattern.
To make these cuties simply print and cut out the pattern.
Next you’ll need some muslin fabric if you’d like them to look like mine. See below on how I grunge my fabric to look old and primitive. Feel free to have fun and make these with any fabric you’d like. If you have some scrap fabric on hand you can use that too.
Trace the pattern on the fabric. Then place another piece of fabric underneath and pin together. Next cut your pieces of fabric.
Hot glue around the edges, leaving about 1/8-1/4 inch seam. Leave an opening on the bottom to fill.
Add filling then close up hole with hot glue.
Next add a little eyes and mouth with paint pen.
To make these even cuter tear a piece of muslin fabric. I stamped the fabric then hot glued it to the ghosts.
HOW I GRUNGE MUSLIN
I stain my muslin in coffee to give it more of a primitive/rustic look. To do this, I take 2 quarts warm water plus 1 cup instant coffee in a large bucket and mix it until dissolved.
Next I dip my muslin in the coffee mixture and then ring it out. I do this a few times until I get the desired look. Then I set it aside to dry.
I take the left over coffee mixture and pour it into a spray bottle and use that to spray on fabrics to make them look grungy.
Another way to do it is take 2 cups warm water with 1/2 cup of instant coffee, mix it together and pour into a spray bottle. Then I’ll spray it on fabric. Let it absorb for a few minutes then dab it off. I’ll do this a few times until I get the desired look.
If you aren’t staining a lot of fabric you can divide this recipe. Sometimes if I’m in a rush and I’m just staining a half yard of fabric I’ll add a few cups warm water to a bowl and sprinkle in some instant coffee. Once it’s dissolved I’ll dunk my fabric until I get the desired look.
If you make these too I’d love to see! Make sure you snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @motherthyme.