Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spook-tac-u-lar Day 25: Ghost Doughnuts

Welcome back to Day 25 of the 31 Days of Spook-tac-u-lar Crafts.  Be sure to stop by and see what Rhonda has to share with you at http://www.scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/ when you are finished visiting here.

I am so excited about the project I have to share with you today.  It is one of my favorite things I have made for this Halloween.  Ghost Doughnuts!!  I just love how they turned out.  (By the way, I have another Halloween doughnut project that is also a favorite of mine coming up later this week that I cannot wait to share.)
To make these, I started out with Little Debbie Cakes Doughnuts.  They come in individual packs of four doughnuts.
To make my ghost, I cut out a circle template with the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge on the Cricut at a size of 10.25 inches to use as a stencil.  I had white satin material that I traced these onto and then cut out using pinking shears so the bottoms would not fray.
I then used hot glue to attach the circle at the very top of the doughnuts.  You just want to form the material over the doughnuts so it will fall down to look like a ghost and apply a small amount of glue.  You will still be able to get the package opened at the bottom without messing your ghost up.
Next, I used a sharpie to draw a face onto the front of my ghosts.

Here is a picture of how the doughnuts look under their ghost sheet.
Once all of my ghosts bases were made, I used hot glue to attach bow ties to some of them and bows to some of them.

Now, for the container I had a small black bucket from the Target $1 area that I put styrofoam pieces into.  I stacked the styrofoam to make a little step to stagger the ghosts on.  Once the styrofoam was in the base, I covered it with a black sheet of paper so you wouldn't just see the styrofoam.

I then used white vinyl to put my saying on the outside of the bucket.  I used the Batman Cartridge to cut the font.
Then, I stacked my ghosts into their new home. 

I am entering these into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut: Spooky time (project with a ghost): http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/
Cutting Up With Class: Show and Tell: http://www.cuttinupwithclass.blogspot.com/


PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Jean, OMG!! too CUTE and YUMMY!! Love the fun idea:) TFS

Eva said...

ha ha, so cool! Love these!

Eva :0)

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

So creative and cute! I dropped by from Jani's link up show and tell party. ~ Blessings


Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Jean!!! I love this idea to have for the kids when they come to my door!!! How cute!!! Buster and I are soooo getting ready for the neighborhood kids and this would be great to have for them! Thanks for sharing this one!!! I don't where you come up with these adorable ideas but I just love em'!!!

Peggy Sue said...

what an awesome idea! that really is a riot, love it!

Running Turtle said...

ADORABLE!! I have looked for these donuts since your Skeleton Halloween project last year!!! Love the creativity...great display!!

Rhonda Emery said...

so silly and cute love these adorable ghost. I will take them all home. ha

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Hi Jean,
These are so much fun!!! I'm so glad to see you join us at FCCB :)

Cricut Couple said...

OMG! This is brilliant! I love those little powdered donuts and this would be a really great way to conceal them! Oops... Did I say that outloud? I mean to share them. I have to say though... they are a guilty pleasure. I usually eat them in secret... well... until someone sees the sugar afterwards. Hee! Hee!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are sooo fun! Love the funny ghost faces!

Jani said...

These little ghosts are so adorable! Very clever. Thanks for linking up at Cuttin' Up With Class.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love, love, love...super adorable. :)

Sarah said...

Shut the front door super stinkin' adorable! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

How very clever and fun sugar alternative :). Your house is going to be popular with these - tfs!

callyannc said...

Oh my heck! These are genius! What a clever and cute idea! TFS CallyAnn

Creative Cutter Room said...

So Clever Jean!!! Love your work as usual-TFS the inspiration. Hugs Cathie

Lisa R. said...

So cute! Great idea! TFS

G-ma said...

Cool idea. TFS

Cheryl First said...

Jean - if you had any idea just how addicted to those little powdered sugar donuts I am, you'd have an idea just how cute I think this is!!! Love it!!
Thanks for linking up at CUWC!
CUWC Design Team

Sabrina said...

These ghosts are just so cute and fun and I love the doughnut idea! And their little container with the sentiment is just as cute!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

Jens Craft Corner said...

Ghost doughnuts! These are really cute. My kids love these! Never thought to make ghosts out of them. Another great idea!

Luanne said...

sooo cute and yummy!


Kate said...

This is SUCH a fun project! Your ghost doughnuts are fantastic! Great job!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut.
Small Bits of Paper

Glenda said...

Such a cute and fun project! Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB!

Lisa said...

I'd love to take one of those ghosts home with me.