It’s time to haunt up your house a little bit with a spooky Halloween Ghost Garland!  This is an easy project that makes a big impact, day or night.


You will need:

-a string of globe lights
-about a yard of white linen
-a bowl of water
-1/4 tsp of cornstarch
-black fabric paint
-a small paintbrush

1.  Start by cutting your white linen into 8 inch squares.  You need as many squares as you have bulbs on your string of lights.  Mine has 20 bulbs.
2.  Fold each square in half, and then in half again.  Then cut off the corner.  When you unfold your square, it should have a small hole in the center.
3.  Mix water and about 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch in a bowl.
4.  Dip each square in the water until it is fully soaked.

5.  Squeeze out all of the excess water from your square of linen.
6.  Keeping the hole at the top, scrunch and squeeze each square.  The messier the better.
7.  Remove a bulb from your string of lights.  Poke the socket through the hole in the square of linen, then screw the bulb back in.
8.  Flip the fabric down so that hangs over the bulb.  Then squeeze it again so that it is in the shape of a messy ghost.

9.  Hang your string of lights up (don’t turn them on) and let the ghosts dry overnight.
10.  Once they are dry, they will be perfectly messy little ghosts, and the cornstarch helps them hold their shape nicely.  Now you can paint faces on your ghosts using a small paintbrush and fabric paint.  All of my ghosts have traditional ghost faces, because I am not very talented with a paintbrush, but they would be very cute with all different expressions.  Happy ghosts, sad ghosts, scary ghosts, mad ghosts.  I love them all!  But if you don’t want to paint faces on them, or you are running short on time, you can also leave them plain. 

11.  Now hang your string of lights back up and enjoy them!

They really look so fun during the day.  But at night, lit up, they are even cuter.

After Halloween, you can easily throw all of your ghosts in a bag until next year.  They pack down very small for those of you who are space-challenged (like me)!  If any of your ghosts are misshapen when you pull them out next fall, just dip them in water to reshape them and they are as good as new.

Happy Halloween!

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1. 10 Halloween Books for Pre-schoolers That Aren't Scary by Mrs. Chocolate
2. My favorite Halloween books for kids by Mrs. Train
3. 28 Halloween Crafts for Kids by Mrs. Chocolate
4. 20 Easy Halloween Snacks for Preschoolers by mrs. tictactoe
5. DIY Festive Sweet and Salty Holiday Treats by Caroline @ Armelle Blog
6. 40 Cute Halloween Costumes for Kids by Mrs. Bee
7. A Legacy of Homemade Costumes by Mrs. Train
8. Semi-Homemade Halloween Costumes by mrs. tictactoe
9. DIY Halloween Pillowcase by Mrs. Paintbrush
10. Easy & Rewearable Halloween Costume - Olivia the Pig by Mrs. Hopscotch
11. mini halloween party + free labels by Mrs. Jump Rope
12. DIY Mini Spooky Wreath by Jennifer @ Ambrosia Creative
13. DIY Monster Plants by Jennifer @ Ambrosia Creative
14. DIY Halloween Treat Bag by Danyelle @ Dandee Designs
15. DIY Halloween Ghost Garland by Kaley Ann
16. DIY Salad Spinner Spider Web Art by Caroline @ Armelle Blog
17. DIY Natural Face Paint by Victoria @ A Subtle Revelry