Floating Paper Ghost Decorations
These ethereal apparitions are made to look like they're floating on air — but secretly, they're hanging from monofilament.
Photography: Andrew Ingalls
Source: Martha Stewart
Starting with a single sheet of tissue, fold it into thirds length-wise. Fringe the bottom 2" using the Fringe Cutter, then use a craft knife to trim ½" above the fringe creating a 2.5" strip. Continue to fringe 2" off the bottom and trim as you go. You will need about 14 strips of fringe.
With the remaining sheet of tissue, create a fringe skirt for the ghost. Using double-sided tape, adhere the strips of fringe to the sheet, layering from the bottom to the top, with a 1" overlap. Cut off an undulating line off the bottom using scissors.
Tape the skirt at the mid-section of the assembled accordion lantern. Double-side tape strips of fringe onto the exposed accordion folds working your way up on either side, covering the entire lantern.
Cut out eyes and a mouth from cardstock and tape onto one side.