DIY Cheesecloth Ghost Centerpiece
Follow these simple instructions to learn how to make cheesecloth ghosts-- video tutorial, included!
The DIY Cheesecloth Ghost Centerpiece is just the homemade Halloween decoration you need to take your home from boring to spook-tacular. With this craft video tutorial from Terri O., you can make a ghostly centerpiece your guests will absolutely adore (you may just find yourself crowned "The ghost-ess with the mostest"). Don't want to replace your candy bowl centerpiece? No need to worry. Learning how to make cheesecloth ghosts works for more than just your table. Place each "floating" ghost strategically around your house to create an atmosphere fit for all ghouls. Homemade Halloween decorations are a wonderful way to pass the time while waiting for the big day to arrive. So, breathe life into this quick and easy DIY cheesecloth ghost, and it will keep your house haunted all season long.
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Time to CompleteUnder an hour
- Fabric stiffener
- Small container
- Splat mat
- Black felt for eyes and mouth
- Small terra cotta pot
- Styrofoam — 1 to fit snuggly inside the pot, 1 large piece for the head, and 2 small for the arms
- Wood dowels
- Plastic wrap
How to Make Cheesecloth Ghosts:
Make a form for your ghost. This is how I made mine but you can come up with your own idea too. Insert the large Styrofoam ball into the pot. Insert the dowel into the Styrofoam and add the head to the top.
Insert dowels into the Styrofoam for the arms. Wrap plastic wrap around the Styrofoam so that the cheesecloth won’t stick.
Cut a piece of cheesecloth making sure it is big enough to drape over the form.
Set the pot on the mat in a place where you can leave it over night.
Saturate the cloth with Stiffy and drape over your form. Mold it and shape it the way you like it. Let dry.
Once dry, pull out the form and cut round eyes and a mouth. Glue it to your ghost.
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