Upcycled Plastic Bottle Ghosts

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Turn plastic soda bottles, water bottles or seltzer bottles into cute ghosts to put on your porch or to add to shelves inside your home.


  • Clear Soda and Water Bottles in different sizes
  • Poly-Fil stuffing
  • Black Felt – 9” x 12”
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • White Chalk Pencil


Remove the labels from the plastic bottles and wash them. Let dry.

Carefully cut off the neck of the bottles with a craft knife or scissors.

To keep the ghosts tall, cut off just below where the plastic bottle curves to the pour spout. For shorter ghouls, you can cut further down.

Draw ghost faces on the felt with white chalk. Cut out with scissors.

Helpful Tip: Cut inside the drawn lines so that you don’t see little bits of chalk around the edge of the eyes and mouth.

You could use black craft foam or construction paper instead of felt, too.

Stuff the bottles with Poly-Fil.

Glue the ghost face cut outs to the outside of the plastic bottle. You don't need a lot of glue!

Instead of a hot glue gun, you could try liquid craft glue, a really strong glue stick or double-sided glue dots.

This is a super easy Halloween craft that you can make with kids! They can draw whatever type of ghost face that they want.

I also have an easy project of how to turn milk jugs into ghost luminaries. It's fun to put these outdoors on Halloween night to add a spooky glow!

Be sure to check out all of my easy DIY Halloween decorations to make!

For more easy Halloween upcycling ideas, you will want to see my tin can Halloween lanterns and cute Halloween candy buckets made from coolers.

I’ve also got some great outdoor ghost decorations made from laundry detergent containers and a trash can. You can see it all on my blog at SingleGirlsDIY.com or watch my Youtube video! (And please subscribe!)

Suggested materials:

  • Plastic Bottle   (Grocery Store)
  • Black Felt   (Amazon)
  • Poly-fil Stuffing   (Amazon)

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  • Donna Kerry Donna Kerry on Oct 18, 2021

    But obs leave the water out if. Using candles lol

  • Trish Trish on Oct 25, 2021

    I left the neck of bottles on, stuffed them with the Polly fill & the sea bead lights. I took thin straight sticks that are a couple inches longer than bottles & shoved them inside back of the bottles. This way I could place my ghosts in to my garden window boxes. Just shove sticks into dirt & it helps them stay secured. They won't fly away.