How d’ya fancy the easiest Halloween craft ever in the history of Halloween crafts? These Ghost Plant Pots are so spookily simple, I can’t quite believe I haven’t made them before!
In preparation for the annual “How the hell do we fit all the Halloween storage stuff into a tiny and already overcrowded cottage” fest, Beloved and I had a good old clear out. I was encouraged (FORCED, I TELL YOU!) to get rid of several items, including a brand new mop and bucket.
I know, right?
Thankfully, our neighbours are always up for a quality pre-loved item.
I was also told under no uncertain terms that I either do something with these hardly-used ceramic plant pots… or throw them out.
Frankly, I draw the line at tossing out good ceramics, and so…
Despite being a bit of a twee hangover from my Suzy Homemaker days, I still love this trio of vibrant green pots and immediately had Betelgeuse ideas rattling around my head. However, after sitting on the floor of my office for a couple of weeks, I had a sudden flash of inspiration.
I’ve managed to take on three decorating jobs with local shops this Halloween (how fab is THAT?!) and one of said retailers has a great shelving unit in need of a little something-something.
These will be perfect! Especially as the shop owner has an abundance of plants.
“Stop waffling, Sue and tell us how you made them!”
HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE GHOST PLANT POTS
- Plant Pots (or anything you wish to ghostify!)
- Black vinyl (or you could also use black paper and glue)
- Scissors or cutting machine
1 – Design and cut your ghosts. All you need are eyes and a mouth. Make them as quirky as you like!
I created mine on the Cricut, but you could just as easily draw your design on the back of some vinyl and cut it out with scissors.
Equally effective would be cutting out your eyes and mouth from black paper.
2 – Stick ‘em on your plant pots.
If using paper, PVA glue ought to work.
And that’s it!
Did I mention it was easy?!
SO simple, in fact, your 5 year old could do it (although maybe you might want to keep control of the scissors).
I’m totally smitten with these ghost plant pots; I absolutely LOVE how they turned out. So much so, once they’ve finished their shop shelf duty, I’m keeping them!
Not quite what Beloved had in mind.
But in my defence, they do make amazing year-round décor, right?
A hui hou,