I decided I wanted to make something easy and small, not a complete costume, but I still wanted it to be something special, one of a kind. Last year I made a crochet ghost, and, I don't know why, but I really like the cartoon-like drawn ghosts. And this year, it's a ghost pendant, almost entirely made out of cardboard! You could also decide to go for a different shape, the steps would be the same. I hope you like it :)
Step 1: What Do You Need
- cardboard (a cereal box will do just fine)
- blacklight nail polish
- cd marker
- small piece of wire/ wire ring
- solid ring
- small knife
- dark pen
Step 2: Sketching
Next, take a dark pen and mark the final shape. It doesn't have to be perfect, as long as it's traceable it's good enough.
Step 3: Make a Mold
Get your small knife and carefully cut around the edges of the paper. You can see the paper is a bit damaged, but that's alright, you don't need this part. After doing this, you can vaguely see the cutting line on the other side of the cardboard. If the shape isn't already completely cut out, repeat cutting the cardboard on the back, where you can see the line now.
If everything went as planned, you'll now have your completed mold. You might say this takes a lot of time, but I prefer it above tracing the same image using the sketch. With this mold, you can quickly draw the number of shapes you need.
Step 4: Trace! Oh, and Also a Lot of Cutting
But, there's a chance your shape is NOT symmetrical. If you don't want to keep painting because you have to turn one piece around and have the coloured side on the outside (still following?), you can just turn your mold around and draw an extra shape. This will be the first piece you're using.
Next, cut out all those shapes!
The last pic is just there to show you my shape isn't symmetrical.
Step 5: Glue
Befor glueing this on, take an eraser and erase the pencil lines that are still visible. After that, this piece can also be glued on.
Allow the pieces to dry completely before moving on to the next step, before doing anything with the shape actually.
Step 6: Making the Hole
Step 7: Polish
Step 8: The Face
You could also make a second, different face on the back of the pendant.
Step 9: The Pendant
Take a piece of string. Mine is already at the right size and has already been knotted. Put the middle of the string through the pendant. Take the end of the string and pull it through the loop created in the last step. Pull it tight to get your knot.
Step 10: Done!
If you have made a ghost pendant (or an other awesome pendant using the same technique), I would love to see it! What can you come up with?