Cheesecloth Halloween Ghosts

3 Materials
1 Hour

These Cheesecloth Halloween Ghosts make for a fun project and the perfect table decor for your Halloween party! They're easy to make and the kids can even be involved in making them! Plus, they hold candy dishes for your favorite M&M's candies!

cheesecloth halloween ghosts

First we'll gather our supplies.

cheesecloth halloween ghosts
  • Cheesecloth cut into squares
  • Spray starch
  • School glue, hot glue, or tape
  • Black felt - cut into circles for mouth and eyes
  • Scissors
  • Tall glass or cup
  • A Small balloon or another round object
  • Small candy dishes (ramekins work well for this)
  • Candies
cheesecloth halloween ghosts

Step 1

Place the balloon or other object on top of your glass and drape the cheesecloth over the glass, creating 'arms' to wrap around the candy dish.

cheesecloth halloween ghosts

Step 2

Set the candy dish aside. Coat the cheesecloth with several light coats of laundry spray starch, soaking the cheese cloth.

Allow to dry - or use a hair dryer to speed up the process.

cheesecloth halloween ghosts

Step 3

Glue or tape the felt eyes and mouth into place to create your ghostly figure!

cheesecloth halloween ghosts

Step 4

Make a second ghost. Alternatively, you can use stickers or cut-outs to make silly ghost faces.

cheesecloth halloween ghosts

Step 5

Place your Halloween Cheesecloth Ghosts on your table, fill your candy dishes and place them inside the 'arms' of the ghosts.

cheesecloth halloween ghosts

Wasn't that simple? A Fun and easy Halloween DIY cheesecloth ghost decor for your home. Plus, we all love Halloween candy and these serve as the perfect serving dishes for a little treat!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Sarah Liz
    on Oct 11, 2019

    After the spray starch dries, do you remove the glass and balloon for the "ghost" to stand independently? Thank you----this is so cute.

  • Kathy McGrail Jones
    2 hours ago

    Great & simple. Gonna fo this tonight with the grandaughter ! How about adding a battery operated tea light under it to illuminate our little friend?

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