Ghosts mirror - DIY Halloween decoration 2022
Contact with the spirit world is possible!
But often you can't get rid of the spirits you called. Whether you like it or not, they constantly want to communicate with you through mirrors and pictures, and some even cross over into our world.
With our Halloween craft tutorial, you can easily recreate this creepy situation as a spooky and original Halloween decoration.
Materials needed for the ghost mirror
To make the spirit contact you will need the following materials:
- a decorative picture frame with a sturdy back (it doesn't necessarily have to be round)
- doll head
- double sided tape with scissors
- spray adhesive
- decorative cobwebs
Make sure that the head and frame are in good proportion to each other.
If the head is too small, the effect is quickly lost.
Tip: Wrapping cobwebs around the doll is quicker if you prime the picture surface and the doll's head white beforehand. Then you don't need so many cobwebs, because the back wall and the doll's head won't show through. (Due to the better image quality, we have omitted this in this tutorial).
Stick a piece of tape in the middle of the picture frame back wall. Use it to fix the doll's head. The piece should not be too small.
Stick the head on the tape.
The tape should be strong enough to hold the doll's head all by itself for some time. (After wrapping the cobwebs, it is relieved).
Spray the doll's face with the glue. This is necessary so that the cobwebs are as close to the face as possible.
Here we go. When you take the cobwebs out of the package, they will be in a cotton ball like state.
Gently but firmly pull them apart with both hands until an area of fine little threads forms.
Pull these over the top and over the edge to the back and (if possible) around once. (The cobwebs are amazingly stretchy and elastic).
Now you need to work hard: The desired effect will only be achieved if you repeat the process described above very often. (If you have primed the head and back wall white beforehand, it will go faster).
Make sure to spin as fine a web as possible. As soon as the first layer is applied, you can also attach smaller spider web pieces specifically to individual places. The threads usually stick together well and quickly find a hold.
If necessary, you can use the spray adhesive to provide additional hold or fix the spun web. Especially in the facial area, repeated spraying can be useful so that the contours are not lost under the many cobwebs.
It is important to fix the net at the edge so that it does not sag later but has sufficient tension.
At the end, tighten it again and fix it - if necessary - with some glue. On the back you can also help with the adhesive tape.
Now all you have to do is insert your spiderwork into the picture frame and clamp it in place.
Ready is a sensational and really scary Halloween decoration.
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