Ghost Party Candle Mat

12 Sep
Ghost Candle Mat

It’s a dead man’s party! Ghostly guests gather by your flickering candle light to revel in the thrills and chills of the Halloween season. Each little ghost is dressed in their party best adding their own ‘spirit’ to this ghoulish gathering. You’ll only need a few sheets of felt and matching thread to stitch up a spooky centerpiece you’ll be happy to be haunted by for years to come.

You will need:

2- 9″ x 12″ black felt sheets*

1- 9″ x 12″ white felt sheet*

Scraps of felt in oranges and gold I used Gold Nugget, Orange Juice and Tangerine. *

Embroidery thread in Black, pink and bright orange.

Felt Ghost Party Template:

*Matching thread

Cut:

Ghosts from white felt

2 – 8″ circles from black felt

Hats and party horn from colored felts as marked on pattern

How to make a ghost party candle mat:

Lay ghosts in a circle on one of the round black pieces, sew ghosts down with white thread and a running stitch or appliqué stitch.

Add facial features with black embroidery thread. Stitch dots for cheeks with pink thread as marked on pattern.

Add a long stitch with a single strand of black embroidery thread where each set of ghost hands meet.

From here we will go ghost by ghost. To make things easier I have given each ghost a name and broken down the steps for each one. Each party guest has unique details but don’t be spooked they are all super simple to create.

It’s time to meet our ghostly guests.

Henry

Henry is the life of the party with his co-ordinating hat and party horn cut from a pale orange. You know this guy came to live it up!

Sew hat and horn into place with a running stitch and matching thread.

Accent the hats with embroidery thread X shapes and finish horn with decorative stitch stripes.

Clara

Clara is a big believer in simple elegance and timeless style in her gold crown and classic frightening frock.

Clara’s crown is sewn down with a running stitch and matching thread and that’s it, simple, elegant.

Izzy

Izzy’s oversized party glasses are sure to lift everyone’s spirits!

The hat is sewn into place with a running stitch and then accented by long stitches of black embroidery thread. The glasses are super easy and are created with orange embroidery thread with just a few simple stitches.

First sew the top of the glasses with one stitch extending from around the eye to the where you want the glasses to extend out.

Create a second smaller stitch pointing downwards for center of the glasses frame.

Next create the bottom of the eye piece with another long stitch connecting the top eye piece to just below the eye.

Starting from the center of the frames (where the nose would be) sew a small stitch downward to create one side of the glasses.

Repeat on the other side to create a second eye piece.

Ralph

Ralph is a free spirit, dancing along and happy to be out of the attic! Stitch loveable Ralph’s party hat into place with a running stitch and matching thread, the small dots are actually just tiny stitches of a single length of black embroidery thread.

Create the pom pom by sewing overlapping stitches with standard sewing thread. Sew small stitches in angles at the pointy end of the party hat.

Walter

No one is more pleased to be invited to the party than Walter. In his tall party hat he’s clearly having the time of his afterlife. Attach the party hat with matching thread and a running stitch and accent with black embroidery thread.

Use bright orange to sew a pom pom to the top as described above.

Ava

Ava is loving every second of this ghostly gathering, sporting a pom pom headband and howling like a banshee she hasn’t been out in ages and she’s not scared of a good time!

For Ava’s headband sew a single length of black thread along the ghosts head and then create two longer stitches near the sides sticking out upwards for the pom poms to sit on top of.

Accent these pop pom stems with a length of standard white thread and diagonal stitches to create stripes.

Then sew pom poms to the ends as described above using white and orange standard sewing thread.

Oliver

Wearing an orange party crown and sporting a slightly tattered sheet suit, Oliver is here for a good time AND a long time.

Sew Oliver’s crown into place and accent with three french knots. His “tattered” ensemble is created with standard black thread and a few small stitches near the base.

Harper

This little ghost looks like it can tell you some great ghost stories (and centuries of spine tingling gossip)

Harper’s hat is sewn down with matching thread and accented with diagonal stitches of a single length of black embroidery thread. A second diagonal stipe is stitched in using standard white thread. Add a french knot at the tip of the hat in bright orange thread.

Once all your party guests have been assembled it’s time to add the backing.

Sew finished front to the second black circle with an overcast stitch and black thread.

Add a candle and enjoy!

Happy Crafting

Andie

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