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How to make a ghost decoration?

Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and add spooky decorations to your home. One classic decoration that never fails to delight is the ghost. Whether you’re hosting a haunted house party or want to add some festive flair to your space, making your ghost decorations is a fun and budget-friendly way to get into the Halloween spirit. In this article, we’ll explore several DIY methods for creating ghost decorations that impress your guests and add a touch of whimsy to your Halloween décor.

1. Classic Cheesecloth Ghost:

  1. Inflate a balloon to your desired size for the ghost’s head.
  2. Drape a cheesecloth over the balloon, ensuring it hangs loosely and resembles a ghostly shape.
  3. Dip the cheesecloth-covered balloon into liquid fabric stiffener until fully saturated.
  4. Carefully remove the balloon and cheesecloth from the fabric stiffener, allowing any excess to drip off.
  5. Hang the cheesecloth ghost to dry overnight, ensuring it retains its ghostly shape.
  6. Once dry, use scissors to trim any excess cheesecloth and add eyes with black felt or a marker.
  7. For a spooky Halloween display, hang your cheesecloth ghost from the ceiling or in a tree.

2. Recycled Milk Jug Ghost:

  1. Rinse out and dry, empty milk jugs.
  2. Use white spray paint or craft paint to coat the outside of the milk jug(s) in white, creating a ghostly base.
  3. Once the paint is dry, use a black felt or a marker to add eyes and a mouth to the milk jug, creating a spooky face.
  4. Cut a small hole in the top of the milk jug and thread string or fishing line through it to create a hanging loop.
  5. Hang your milk jug ghost decorations from trees, porches, or other outdoor spaces to create a ghostly Halloween scene.

3. Glowing Balloon Ghosts:

  1. Activate a glow stick and insert it into a white balloon.
  2. Inflate the balloon and tie it off securely.
  3. Use a black felt or a marker to add eyes and a mouth to the balloon, creating a spooky face.
  4. Attach string or fishing line to the tied-off end of the balloon to create a hanging loop.
  5. Hang glowing balloon ghosts from trees, ceilings, or other elevated surfaces to create a beautiful Halloween display.

4. Spooky Ghost Lanterns:

  1. Cut white tissue paper into strips or squares large enough to cover the outside of a mason jar.
  2. Use Mod Podge or white glue to adhere the tissue paper to the outside of the mason jar, creating a ghostly glow when lit from within.
  3. Once the glue is dry, use black construction paper or a marker to add eyes and a mouth to the mason jar, creating a spooky face.
  4. Place a tea light candle or battery-operated LED candle inside the mason jar to illuminate the ghostly design.
  5. Display your ghost lanterns on tabletops, mantels, or outdoor surfaces to create a ghostly ambiance for your Halloween festivities.

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