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REPURPOSED GHOST GRATER CRAFT
During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.
I have to admit I am a more fall harvest kind of girl than the scary Halloween type, but this little ghost grater craft is so simple to make and really is a lot like Casper…very friendly.
You can make these for a party craft or just for your own home decor.
Are you ready to boo-gin?
SALVAGE TIP- I’ve very big on using what you got, so make this however it works best for you.
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- Old metal grater
- White craft paint (or leave au’naturel)
- Black craft paper
- Craft glue
SALVAGE TIP–You can find metal graters such as these at thrift stores, yard sales, or HERE!
Ghost Grater Instructions:
- Start by applying two coats of white paint to the grater, if you desire. If you prefer a rustic look just one will do, but for full coverage two is good. Allow the paint to dry.
- Next, cut out the face of your ghost. Using black craft paper, cut out simple shapes for the eyes, nose, and mouth. You can do any shapes of your choosing, but we chose circles and ovals.
- Once the white paint is dry, add a generous amount of glue, a spray adhesive could work here as well) to the back of the paper pieces and press them to the front of the grater to create the face. Hold in place until secure.
- Finish the grater ghost by tying some ribbon or twine on the handle.
Your ghost grater craft is now ready to be displayed!
Don’t you think he really is a friendly ghost? And really the possibilities are endless when upcycling a grater for a craft. You could do:
- Orange paint and make a pumpkin face
- White paint and a snowman face
- Green paint and ornaments for a tree
- Red paint and ribbon and make a faux gift
We just love making use of whatever we have on hand. Not only does it save money, but it also produces less waste as well. Here are a few more upcycle projects we think you will enjoy: