Making these easy diy tabletop ghosts only takes a few minutes and uses items that you probably have on hand. These make a cute addition to a Halloween party table.
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I love finding ways to re-use items I have on hand and combining them with supplies purchased at a dollar store. These gauze ghosts do just that.
Easy DIY Tabletop Ghosts
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Supplies Used for DIY Tabletop Gauze Ghosts
- Set of candle holders
- Old Christmas Ornament
- Gauze – Dollar Tree calls it “Creepy Cloth”
- Self Adhesive Vinyl
- Wire Cutters
- Hot Glue
For this month’s craft de-stash challenge, I didn’t buy any new materials. I’ve had these candle holders for a while. Last year I used them in a simple Halloween Vignette. I had several packages of the creepy cloth that I bought last year from the Dollar Tree. The ribbon, twine, and vinyl were all in my craft stash. I bought a bag of old Christmas ornaments at Goodwill last year to use for crafts and these were just the right size for my Halloween ghosts.
Using wire cutters, I pulled the top from the ornament. That way the ornament will sit flush inside the top of the candle holder.
Since the cloth is loosely woven, I wrapped the base and stem of the candle holder with it to cover the copper.
I cut a piece of the cloth long enough to drape over the ornament and flow down the candle holder.
To give the ghost more of a shape, I wrapped a piece of twine around the neck area and tied it off in the back.
For the eyes and mouth, I used a small circle punch to cut pieces from self adhesive vinyl. Then, I trimmed one of the pieces into more of an oval shape for the mouth.
After looking at the ghosts, I didn’t like the way the twine stood out. I thought it needed to be covered.
I used satin ribbon to cut bows and a tie for the ghosts. These are hot glued in place with a small dot of glue against the twine.
I like not so spooky Halloween decor and these fun ghosts fill in well with that. It took less than 30 minutes to make a set of three of them and since I used items I had on hand, I didn’t need to spend any money for them.
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