Floating Ghost Décor with Brass Candlesticks

Floating Ghost Décor with Brass Candlesticks

After last Halloween when I created this fun candy holder, I was determined to create a smaller ghost décor project that kinda-sorta matched it. But I desperately wanted whatever ghost project I created to have the appearance of “floating”, if that makes sense. I finally figured out a peculiar, but very Sadie-esque, solution: brass candlesticks from the thrift store!

Brass candlesticks from the thrift store to be upcycled and repurposed for Halloween decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I have an unexpected use for these…

I see these all the time when I’m thrifting…so it seemed like the perfect thing to repurpose and upcycle in a surprising new way! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

So, this is how I created my floating ghost décor! First, I spray painted the brass candlesticks white- I suppose this is an optional step, but I wanted to make sure that they wouldn’t be visible later on.

Spray painting thrift store brass candlesticks white for DIY floating ghost decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Time to go ghost-incognito…

After the paint had dried, I used my hot glue gun to attach different sized foam balls to the tops of the candlesticks…using the larger balls for the tallest candlestick, etc.

Upcycling brass candlesticks as DIY floating ghost decor for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Creating “Ghost Mannequins”!

Now it was time to turn them into ghosts!! I searched the thrift store linen sections for the right fabric, but came up short…so I resorted to hunting the remnants section of my local Joann Fabrics. I needed fabric that was heavy enough to drape well…and for the most part, and old white sheet wasn’t cutting it. BUT, had I found an old white tablecloth at the thrift, that probably would have worked just fine!

Upcycling brass candlesticks as DIY floating ghost decor for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Fabric to dress my ghost mannequins…

I draped a section of fabric over my “ghost mannequin”, ensuring that fabric pooled on the ground all the way around.

Covering repurposed brass candlesticks with white fabric to turn them into floating ghosts for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Doesn’t look like much yet…

Then, I carefully trimmed the fabric so that it just skimmed the ground- making sure it adequately concealed the base of my brass candlesticks.

Covering repurposed brass candlesticks with white fabric to turn them into floating ghosts for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Looking better…

To secure the fabric to the brass candlesticks, I used a simple straight pin (the kind with a flat head)…which I then dabbed a touch of white paint to. Another optional step, but it just helps to hide it a bit more.

Using dressmaker pins to hold the fabric in place on upcycled candlestick ghosts by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The simplest way to secure the fabric…

Almost done!! Now I just needed to add a face to my floating ghosts…with an old favorite craft supply: peel-and-stick black felt. It really is the easiest, low-mess solution (in my humble opinion). I just free-form cut out ovals and circles- you could also look for something like this to make it even easier.

Using black felt to create ghost face on repurposed brass candlesticks as DIY ghost decor for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

NOW it’s a ghost!!

And that’s it- super easy DIY floating ghosts with upcycled brass candlesticks! Aren’t they cute??

DIY floating ghosts for Halloween using repurposed and upcycled brass candlesticks from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ta-da!! My “floating” ghost family…

Be sure to check out my full collection of repurposed & upcycled Halloween projects for more DIY inspiration!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Boo-tiful! (Couldn’t resist.) 🙂

  2. Julia - Vintage with Laces says:

    What a great way to upcycle those brass candle sticks. Your ghosts are so cute and such an adorable Halloween décor, Sarah!

  3. Dear Sadie, I’m retired so have time to ‘surf’ craft and recycled craft sites. I think your’s is the most original, most varied site I have found. You truly have a gift and take the time to share it with others of us who love to do what you do but don’t have the imagination to do it. Thank you for this. jacquey

  4. Patti Boose says:

    I love this ghost idea! Your instructions are always so easy to follow. Thank you.

  5. Fonda Rush says:

    Really nice project.

  6. You did it AGAIN! Gave me another thing to add to my thrift store look-for list! I thot of you yesterday in Michael’s when I saw the yellow/orange cnadle bulbs on clearance! You are SOOO good at this Halloween stuff! I’m wondering if tall glass candlesticks would save me the white paint step! Plus give it a bit of weight so cats don’t knock them over! Nothing is sacred to Squeak and Dutchess!

  7. Very cute and oh so easy! Pinned to my Halloween board.

  8. Cut! Look like a singing ghost trio to me! Ha!

  9. chris tucker says:

    adorbs xx

  10. acraftymix says:

    Yup, only you could come up with something that ‘s so unique and different Sarah. Aren’t they just the cutest little ghosts ever, love how you made them

  11. I literally just picked up those exact candlesticks at an estate sale. Spooky re-purpose! Visiting from Remodelaholic.

  12. Such a clever repurpose for those candlesticks! Great idea as always!

  13. Oh my!! These are too cute Sarah!!

  14. Well these are the cutest ghosts ever.

  15. Very cute & great job Sadie. They are looking so cool now! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Have a great day.
    Khadija
    http://creativekhadija.com/

  16. So so easy and adorable, I always need your boost to get me started! Thank you 😍

  17. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  18. embellishology says:

    These are so cute! I just purchased a couple of candle holders just like the ones you used! I may try this myself.

  19. This is the cutest idea! I wish I could come up with things like this on my own…you truly have a gift to see the potential in everyday items.

  20. I love this! I even have some candlesticks in my hall closet that I was about to donate…but now I am going to make some ghosts. We just started the Whisk It Wednesday link party and I thought you might be interested in sharing there too! Thanks, Carrie

  21. Hahaha! It is the first time I am not afraid of ghosts! So cute!!! Brilliant idea, thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party 🙂

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