You can now purchase a premade Zero in my shop HERE.
While looking at the invites for Jeremy's party, my husband jokingly suggested that I make a "Zero" decoration. I couldn't get the idea out of my head so I finally decided to give it a try and came up with this:
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nightmare Before Christmas, Zero is Jack Skellington's ghost dog. Here is the picture that I referred to while I was making it:
It's not perfect but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! It actually looks more like Zero than I thought it would.
In case you ever need to make your own Zero, here is a basic rundown of how I did it:
For the head, I drew out the profile on a sheet of paper until I was happy with it. Then I cut this shape out of two pieces of white fabric, sewed them together leaving the neck open, turned it inside out, stuffed it and sewed the neck onto a 24"x24" piece of white fabric.
For the ears, I cut out the basic ear shape then hot glued 24 gauge wire all around the edge with the fabric wrapped around the wire a bit to cover it. I left about 1" of wire sticking out at the base of the ear and stuck it into the head I had made and then hot glued the ear to the head to make sure it stayed in place. I then bent the ear wire into my desired shape.
Finally, I glued on black felt for the eyes and a large orange pom pom for the nose. Then I sewed on a thread to hang it from the ceiling and threads on the back three corners that I taped to the walls.