Try This At Home – Jack Skellington Halloween String Garland

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Jack skellington garland

This is halloween, this is halloween! Well, not yet but who said we can’t start planning our decorations?

This Jack Skellington garland is perfect to put a spooky touch to your home! Plus is super easy to make.

So put on “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Disney+ and spend a cozy afternoon crafting!

SUPPLIES:

  • White cotton string
  • Black felt
  • Water balloons
  • Liquid fabric starch
  • Regular paper or cardstock
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Blow up your water balloons so they are about 4 inches wide and tie off the ends.
  • Cut the white cotton string into long lengths (about 5 feet long).
  • Print the Jack Skellington template, you can find it here. Then cut out the eyes, nose and mouth and trace them onto the black felt.
  • Cut out the pieces from the felt (you’ll need a pair of eyes, nose and mouth for each Jack string ball)

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  • Pour liquid starch into a bowl then place your ballon into the bowl. Then dip the ends of your 5 foot white string into the bowl and wrap the string around your ballon, soaking the string in the starch before you wrap.
  • Add more lengths of white string. Once the balloon resembles a very messy spider web, hang the balloon up to dry. Make sure to place paper towels or craft paper under the balloons as they will drip.

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  • Cut a piece of string about a foot long and tie one end to the end of the balloon (this is the string you will use to hang your ballon so it can dry).

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  • Repeat this process with each Jack string ball you wish to add to your garland.
  • Once all the string balls are dry, pop the balloons and pull them out through a gap in the string.
  • Glue on a pair of eyes, a mouth, and nose to each ball. Then tie them to a long ribbon, yearn, or string garland, evenly spacing them.
  • Cut off extra string after you have ties them into place. And done!

Now you have a Jack Skellington garland to decorate your house for Halloween or even Christmas!

Credit: Disney Family

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