Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost

{Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost} 

Earlier this week, I shared 7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas, including this Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost. Now, I’d like to give you a full tutorial for this project and show you some photos along with the instructions…  to make creating your own ghost even easier.

Halloween Crafts

 This is a classic craft and one that is perfect for your little ghosties and ghoulies!

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Materials: Cheesecloth, Plaid “Stiffy” Fabric Stiffener, styrofoam balls, wood dowels, large empty soda bottle, bowl, craft glue, scissors, googly eyes, wire or cardboard paper towel holder covered in plastic wrap. I’d also grab an old towel to protect your work surface. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost

 Put the dowel into the styrofoam ball.

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost

 Put the ball and dowel into the plastic bottle (to give it support). 

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghosts

Use wire OR a cardboard paper towel holder covered in plastic wrap to make arms. I found the paper towel holder worked well for this size ghost. Squeeze the Stiffy into a bowl and saturate a piece of cheesecloth.

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 Place the bottle etc on a towel to catch drips. Layer a few pieces of the wet cheesecloth over the bottle/ball/dowel and shape to your liking.

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Let it dry overnight… cool huh? The Stiffy makes the fabric super stiff.

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 Add googly eyes with glue.

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Enjoy your ghost! You can easily hang it with fishing line, yarn or thread. Or just let it “sit” there.

Cute, right? Happy Ghost Making! 

Sharing at some of these fun parties.



  1. says

    My niece and I made a version of these one year and had so much fun. I hope lots of your readers will do this fun project with their children.
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  2. Sil says

    If it rains while the ghost is hung up outside will it cause damage? I just don’t want it to loose its shape. Have you had to deal with this yet? Thanks ! Def want to make one with my little sister in law!


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