Halloween and ghosts go hand in hand, so what’s a person to do if they are not into scary Halloween decorating? These cheesecloth ghosts are the perfect option. And, if you like the scary part of Halloween you can put them in the trees and spook them up a bit!
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Cheesecloth Ghosts Supplies:
- Liquid Starch (This is the one I used)
- Wax Paper
- Ghost form objects
- black felt
- Floral Wire
Cheesecloth Ghosts Instructions:
Step 1) Cover the object you are using for the head with waxed paper.
Step 2) Using floral wire or what you have to use for shaping your ghost.
Step 3) Put your ghost base together. In my case I used floral wire, an old glass vase and a metal orb.
Step 4) Cover your work area with waxed paper.
Step 6) Wring out the cheese cloth and pull apart.
Step 7) Drape cheesecloth over your ghost base. Repeat until you like the look of your ghost.
Step 8) Let dry. I left mine overnight.
Step 9) Pull the completely dry ghost off the mold.
Step 10) Attach felt eyes. You could also use googly eyes or buttons, be creative and use what you have on hand!
Other Cheesecloth Ghosts Alternatives:
Be creative with your cheesecloth ghosts! I had an old light fixture hanging around and when I first took this off the light globe it reminded me of a ghost. So I used it it a couple different ways. The first way was to put it on top of another glass vase and layered it with cheesecloth without “arms”.
The second way I used it was to cover it directly to make a smaller ghost. I didn’t put wax paper over the top to test and see how it would work and because I wanted to use the full shape of the light. When it dried it pull right off the glass but it was easier to take off the waxed paper.
Here are my three different Ghosts: The back ghost is the one with the wire arms, the ghost on the left is done with the light cover without arms and the one on the right is just the light cover. Are they not just the cutest little guys!
Diva Tip: Put a bow on one and you have a girl ghost, spray them with glow in the dark spray paint and they will glow or put a battery operated candle under them! Just let your imagination go crazy!
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