Ghostie Cozies DIY project

Today is my birthday–and so I am giving you a little DIY project as a gift :)
I love Fall, Halloween, and decorating this time of year! I also love decorating ideas that do not take up extra space—enter the ghostie cozies…

Not only are these little ghosts decorations, they are also little cozies made to slip over jars of pasta, rice, flour…Anything you might normally store around your house in a jar. In the bathroom–maybe slip one over your mouthwash. In the kitchen over a bottle of olive oil, or those storage jars with rice. In the craft room–slip it over a jar of pom poms. :) I think you get the point.

You can find my ghost cozy pattern for printing here. Just choose “print to fit page” and then you can use it as a guide for your very own ghosts.

You’ll need:
-White Felt
-Black Felt
-Craft Glue
-Sewing Machine
-Water Soluble Pen (or a pencil works just as well)
1. Cut out the paper pattern and trace it onto felt (two layers, one for each side of the ghost)
2. Next sew along the traced line of the ghost. Leave the bottom open.
3. Cut your ghost out and turn right side out.
4. Now cut some eyes, a nose, and mouth from the black felt. They can be any size and shape you would like (how about a sad ghost?) Use the craft glue to glue them in place. Once dry your ghost is ready!
You can make smaller ghosts, taller ghosts etc. depending on what you want to cover. The ghosts will even stand on their own without something underneath them, so if you don’t have anything that could be covered, just make some ghosts and stand them up all over your house.

Have fun! Please remember this pattern is for personal use only and should not be sold.

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41 Responses to Ghostie Cozies DIY project

  1. Amanda says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi! Hope you have a great day!

  2. Carrie says:

    Very cute! Happy Birthday to you! :)

  3. Ricki says:

    Happy Birthday, Heidi! Thanks for the cute ghosties.

  4. katie says:

    happy happy birthday, heidi!
    max and i will have to eat cupcakes today in your honor. haha.

    thank you for the project! i can’t wait to try it out.


  5. This is such a cute idea! Thanks!

  6. lauren says:

    awww, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! september birthdays are the best! my daughter turnes 14 in one week from today <3

  7. kelly* says:

    Happy Birthday!!! It’s my fiance’s birthday as well!! Thanks for the DIY i love it!

  8. Rachel Nix says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Today is my birthday too!!! This made my day!!!!

  9. mollie says:

    ooooh…I think I need to get working! my family is going to go nuts for these!

  10. Petry says:

    Happy Birthday, cutie! Hope your day is full of magic. You rule.

  11. joetron2030 says:

    Happy birthday, Heidi!

  12. elsie says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i hope it’s the best!
    i linked your tutorial on my blog. you’re so great. XO.

  13. Shannon says:

    Happy birthday to you!

  14. margot says:

    so cute! happy bday!

  15. kittee says:

    happy birthday, heidi!


  16. This is so adorable! Perfect project for me and my tween girl.

  17. Joanna says:

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day. :)

  18. Emily says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

    These ghosties are SO cute! Thanks for sharing! This will be a delightful project to do with my boys!

  19. Tasha says:

    Very cute! I hope you have a wonderful birthday doll.

  20. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing your cute pattern. :)

  21. Love this. Happy birthday to you.,.,.,.,.,.,

  22. Kelile says:

    LOVE this idea! i cant wait to make a million of them for my house. :)

  23. Lilly says:

    Happy Birthday, Heidi! :)

  24. melissa says:

    happy birthday! thank u so much for your daily inspiration:)

  25. megan says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! Today is my birthday as well! I hope you have a fantastic first day of Autumn!

  26. Angela says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi!! I hope you have an awesome day today and that all your birthday wishes come true! =)

  27. stefanie says:

    happy birthday! And I L-O-V-E this DIY!!!

    xo, stefanie

  28. Marcie says:

    The ghosts are cute, BUT I am head over heels with your Pez wall!!

  29. P says:

    Happy Birthday! This idea is too cute.

  30. Rachel says:

    Aww, these are so cute Heidi! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking to these. Happy Birthday! Here’s to a fabulous and magical day!

  31. Asha says:

    You’re my new favorite blogger, I come to your blog every day excited to see what you came up with next. You’re very talented. So HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  32. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi!
    Cute ghosts!!

  33. debbie says:

    happy birthday, Heidi! my childhood friend who is also named Heidi shares your birthday! ;) hope you had a great day!

    p.s. …a few years back she and I got to Renegade in Chicago and got ourselves some cute bananas, houses, and donuts from you!

  34. Jen says:

    Happy Birthday!

    I just saw your ghosties on Elsie Flannigan’s blog and feel like I received a present this morning being led to your blog. I am loving your plushies (especially the toilet and tp) and the hamburgers and who am I kidding. They’re all fantastic.

    Hope you had a great birthday! And thanks for sharing your crafty genius with the world.

  35. Silvia says:

    Happy Birthday!! hope you enjoyed it!!

  36. Andrea Deal says:

    Hi Heidi!
    Happy belated birthday.
    I just love your blog. And when I saw these adorable ghostie cozies, I had to make one.
    I followed your advice and made a sad one, with artistic direction from my three year old son of course, and just posted about it this evening,
    Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  37. Renee says:

    Love the ghosties. Love your other crafts.

    Added your site to my favorites.

    Happy Birthday.

  38. Nicola says:

    Aw, happy Birthday, I love these ghosts! :)

  39. Noreen says:

    Thanks for the cute present! Happy Birthday!

  40. katie says:

    I love these ghosties!!! I featured thwm on my blog here:

    Happy late bday!

  41. skippy says:

    such lovable ghosties,
    LOVE your PEZ collection, I have several hundred, but most of mine are still in orig. pkgs. have about 30 or so that are loose.