Good morning! Hope everyone is having a cozy, fun October! I have been busy decorating and making Halloween treats and I decided that one thing I really needed for my Halloween decorations was ghosts. They are a classic Halloween decoration, (not to mention the easiest costume ever) but they aren't too scary for little kids. Although now whenever Princess sees these ghosts I made, she says, "Ooooo SCAEERY Momma!" In her usual dramatic form, even though she is totally not scared at all. I have always wanted to make these, but I always put it off thinking it was too much of a pain in the butt. But it is really simple, so I'm not sure why I waited so many years. Here is a simple diy for making Halloween Spooky Ghosts. These are great because you can hang them like I did or even stand them up (the stiffener makes this possible) on your table or mantle for display.
You will need:
Cheesecloth (or lace makes particularly elegant ghosts, or plain muslin)
Fabric stiffener (remember this stuff from the DIY Lace Crowns?)
Pipe cleaners to shape the ghosts arms (optional)
Ghostly forms (I used a toy ball taped to a plastic mug. But you can use, balloons, mason jars, soda containers. As long as you have a rounded top and then a basic form for the body it will work. They are pretty forgiving ghosts.)
Sewing needle and white thread (only if you plan on hanging them)