2014 Lawn Ghost Tutorial!!! NEW IDEAS!!


Hello my SpaRkLy FriEnds!
Halloween is just around the corner
 and here are a few new ideas on making my lawn ghosts!
My Lawn ghost tutorial has had over 90,000 viewers since I first posted it in 2010!

Here are the new ones! 

 These ghosties more frilly and vintage.

 And I had them hold hands in a semi circle instead of a ring.

I also added a cutie patootie sitting on my bench,

And two Victorian gals wandering off to the woods.
I totally love these little Fairy ghosts!


Plastic drop cloths from the Paint section of the hardware store
Iron Rebar in various lengths (Concrete section of hardware store)
Clear packing tape
Paper or fallen leaves to form head
Plastic grocery bags to stuff paper in to form head



 1.  Hammer your rebar into the ground 
in a circle formation

2. Cut lengths of drop cloth double the height you want your ghosts

3.  Form the head by balling up paper.  You can stuff paper or fallen leaves or shredded junkmail into white plastic grocery bags (double it) preferably without printing.  If they are printed then turn them inside out, or use a white plastic small garbage bag.

 When you have a large enough ball place in center of stretched out drop cloth section.

4.  Gather the  drop cloth and cover the paper forming a head, almost as if you were covering a lollypop

5.  Place "head" of rebar and wrap packing tape around plastic to form neck.

6.  Randomly cut up from the bottom of the plastic to form ribbons

7.  Gather at the waist area and tape again
Your ghosts should now look like armless
lollypop dolls at this point.

8.  Cut several long strips of drop cloth to form arms.
These are crisscrossed and tied around chest area, then each "hand end" is knotted to the next ghost's "hand end" to look like they are holding hands.

9.  Place your heap of lights on the center and plug in!

You can keep these up thru Christmas-
Just add wings and string the lights around them
and they
Just don't forget the aluminum foil halos:) 
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Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

GIVEAWAY- Crown Making Class!!!

 Hello my sparkly friends!
The Pixies and I decided to have a giveaway!!
We are teaching a class in
CROWN MAKING at Artful Gathering 2014,
and thought it would be nice to 

Give one lucky sparkly friend a free tuition to our class!! (Value $95!!)

All you need to do is leave a comment!

 1.  Leave a comment and tell us why you would love to make crowns!!

Easy Peasy!!!
The winner will be drawn on Thursday July 31st from the comments on this post.
Registration for Artful Gathering ends on Wednesday July 30th!!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies
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Crowning Glory Starts Tomorrow!!!

Hello my Sparkly Friends!!!
The pixies and I are over the moon excited to start teaching our Crowning Glory crown making class over at Artful Gathering 2014!!

We really Love crowns and all things sparkly- so if you do too please join us in class!
Here are some of the crowns we will be doing...

The Pink Pixie Forest Studio Tour 2014

Hello my Sparkly Friends!!  Come visit me in my lil studio and say hi to the Pixies!

We are thrilled to be a part of  Where Bloggers create 2014 so get a nice cup of tea and i will see you inside!!  I actually created this video for my Crowning Glory Class at Artful Gatering 2014, butI thought it would be nice to see here too so I hope you enjoy!!

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Crowning Glory- a Mixed Media Crown Making Class!!

 Hello my sparkly friends!
I just finished shooting and editing my crown making class for Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat this summer!
Here is the video promo - let me know what you think!

And here are the crowns we will be making!
First we have the "Fairy Crown"- here are two versions

Then we have two versions of the Silver Crowns made with Rhinestones and Chandelier Prisms

And we will also be doing a Paper Crown with Jewels, Antique Lace and Moss!

There will be so many cool techniques covered to add to your artsy technique arsenal, you will be doing a happy dance!

The class runs for 6 weeks starting July 16th and -and is $95
I hope you will come join me!
I really had such a great time doing these videos- I'm thinking maybe I  might just start video posting at some point... Hee heee
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies

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Making Crowns

 Hello my sparkly friends!
Even after spending hours on Pinterest, I couldn't find any crowns that I really loved, so I decided to take up crown making!  Here are a few of my new babies, the Pixies and I had so much fun making them!


Please leave us a comment and tell us what you think!!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies
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