Here's what I started with: A balloon on a stick, some fabric strips, white fabric and lace, and black lace.
I took a couple of pieces of white fabric and covered the balloon and used a strip of fabric to tie them in place.
Next, I attached a hanger to the back of the balloon to prevent the next layers of fabric from just falling down around the stick.
Oops! I forgot to take a picture of the eyes and mouth that I painted on the front of the balloon (head). Oh well, you will still see them later.
I took another piece of fabric and wrapped it around the painted face and tied it with a strip of fabric. Spooky!!
Wait, some bats would definitely add to the atmosphere. I have just the thing: plastic bat belt buckles (how's that for alliteration?) They were also a part of the boxes of craft supplies that I got. I also have some pieces of black and silver that I cut off of something else-- but that's a different blog. Can't post that one until after the Halloween party at my nephew's school. Now, that's going to be interesting.
Anyway, I need to get back on topic.
I pulled the material through the belt buckle to make it look like bat wings.
I added the bats to the rails, along with some lace and the result is the Goblin watching the door. I can't wait for my dog to have her first encounter-- it will be interesting. To be safe, I even tied a piece of lace around the rails to hold the goblin in place.