Create a Ghoulish Garland!

posted on September 21, 2012 by  |  posted under Decorating, Halloween  |  11 Comments

Create a Ghoulish Garland

Happy, happy day! Yes, it is Friday – and that makes this day amazing in and of itself – but even more importantly, we are welcoming a fabulous guest today! I am thrilled to introduce Gillian from “Seasons Gredings” and her tag line says it all…”festive to a fault”! She is here to show us how to create something gorgeous and gloriously ghoulish for our Halloween decorating! Check out this beauty:

Create a Ghoulish Garland
So, let’s give Gillian the warmest of HowDoesShe welcomes! Take it away, Gillian!
Hello everyone!
This is Gillian Greding from SEASONS GREDINGS and I am beyond thrilled to be spending time here on the crazy fantastic– How Does She?
Talk about a blogging dream come true!!!
I’d better not screw this up!!!
My blog, Seasons Gredings, is all about the seasons and holidays (I’m pretty much a holiday crazy lady), so I am super excited to bring you a vintage Halloween garland just perfect for the upcoming spooky season.
I call this garland my bits and pieces garland because it’s literally made up of bits and pieces and odds and ends of stuff from around the house.
No joke– I literally walked into my kitchen and grabbed a bunch of supplies that might look good on a garland and then headed to my office for some Halloween scrapbook supplies (you know those scrapbooks that I buy stuff for constantly, but never actually make a book out of.  I might as well put the stickers all over my computer because that’s where all the photos are).  I digress…
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Create a Ghoulish Garland
  • Coffee filters
  • a variety of cupcake liners (I used Martha Stewart Halloween ones)
  • tulle on a spool
  • tinsel garland (I get mine off of tacky decorations from the Dollar Store)
  • witch sign (from Michaels)
  • plastic spiders
  • glitter spiders
  • Halloween journal cards
  • a variety of spooky stickers
  • ric rac (the length you want your garland)
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Find the middle of the ric rac and add your center embellishment with hot glue
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Flip a cupcake liner inside out and glue it to the center of a coffee filter- make 4
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Trim the coffee filters
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Glue 2 of the coffee filters to the ric rac on one side
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Now glue the other 2 filters to the other side sandwiching the ric rac
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Tie a short length of tulle to each side of the garland by tying a simple knot

Create a Ghoulish Garland


Print out small family photos and add them to journaling cards and add a sticker or two- make 4
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Sandwich the ric rac with 2 journaling cards on each side
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Turn cup cupcake liners inside out and glue to ric rac on both sides
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Cut 4 lengths of tulle and add to each side
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Punch 4 circles out of spooky paper
Add them to the center of 4 trimmed coffee filters
Add sticker
Create a Ghoulish Garland
You can buy super expensive mini Halloween tinsel OR you can buy these from the Dollar Store and remove the tinsel and use that
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Glue garland onto coffee filters
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Sandwich the ric rac on both sides using the coffee filters
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Cut 8 lengths of tulle and tie 4 onto each side of the garland
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Add stickers to each side of the tulle knots
Continue adding these embellishments until you reach the length of garland you want
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Create a Ghoulish Garland
Create a Ghoulish Garland
THANK YOU, HowDoesShe, for letting me hang out with the cool kids today!
You are the best!!!!
Thank YOU Gillian! If you loved this as much as we did, and you are itching to see even more – check out her blog, “Seasons Gredings” for even more fun tutorials. For example, you can learn how to make this gorgeous puff headband:
Happy creating!
Create a Ghoulish Garland
    1. September 21st, 2012 at 6:52 am
      Jillian {Her Split Ends} says:
      I love that this is still very chic looking could be great for kids or adults!!

      ~ Jillian
    2. September 21st, 2012 at 7:39 am
      Shelley says:
      I love how vintage/spooky it looks! Great tutorial!
    3. September 21st, 2012 at 10:30 am
      TonyaB71 says:
      This is SO cute & I can totally make this!!! Thx so much!!!
    4. September 21st, 2012 at 11:08 am
      Rebecca says:
      I am seriously making this. It's awesome!!! Thanks for your inspiration Gillian. I'm not usually a fan of Halloween decor (I know, I know, G!) but I love this.
    5. September 21st, 2012 at 11:55 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      I love the whimsical side of Halloween - cute idea!
    6. September 22nd, 2012 at 12:00 am
      chellie says:
      i'm in love with this garland! thanks, gillian, for sharing it! i must get started on mine right away!
    7. September 24th, 2012 at 3:27 pm
      lana says:
      The garland is great.....easy for me to make and the kids too.
      This gal Gillian is doing some fun and good tasting things, I'm not a computer person...but I have to check her out about every few days...something always clever and easy to follow instructions....Have not gone away disappointed yet......I love the holiday... so expect alot of visits......
    8. September 25th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
      Patricia McDonald says:
      Well, after seeing Gillian' garland, I loved it but thought it was beyond my crafting ability. Then I saw the instructions and was happy to see that it was so well described, I could definately do it. I love it, the whole presentation is amazing, very original. I'm a fan! Will definately check out Seasons Greding.
    9. September 25th, 2012 at 11:39 pm
      ashley @ little miss momma says:
      LOVE how this turned out and LOVE Gillian's blog!
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