From spooky to scary and everything in between, ghost decorations are arguably Halloween’s most recognized image. Try these choice DIY decor picks to make your house more festive.
Whether looking for a ghost decoration to display in your home for the season or just spook your friends at your annual Halloween party, you’re sure to find something to please—that’s just as easy to create. If you’re looking to fill an empty corner, a pair of black and white ghost piñatas would certainly suffice—just don’t forget to pull them away from the wall should you decide to whack them for their sugary contents! A ghost hoop art project and a spidery banner proclaiming “BOO” are sure to liven up your porch, mantle, or entryway. Halloween placemats featuring a surprised ghost can do double duty once the party is over when you place them out during mealtime for several days afterward. If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive centerpiece idea, try making several ghost lollipop bouquets. When dressed up with gauze and placed in a painted mason jar, they’ll easily take the place of more formal floral arrangements. Last, but not least, glitter ghost cones can be used to feature an array of expressions—from silly to spine-chilling. Placing one on each step will surely put a grin on anyone’s face each time they head upstairs.
Ghost Embroidery Hoop Art
Glitter Ghost Cones
For a trio of ghosts that looks professional and clocks in at under $10, this is the project for you! Using only a handful of supplies (which you may have on hand), these ghost cones look particularly cute arranged in a tray with some craft moss and spiders, like Chris from Just a Girl suggested.
Photo and idea from Just a Girl. Get the how-to here.
This practical, yet charming, Halloween placemat idea will satisfy your crafting itch and appeal to your sensible side as well. Carin from Artfully Carin chose a ghost as her placemat centerpiece, and picked a contrasting color for her backing and thread.
Photo and idea from Artfully Carin. Get the how-to here.
Pom Pom Letter Banner
Draw all eyes to the epicenter of your Halloween party with this attractive pom pom letter banner. Erin from Earnest Home co. shows you how to spell out “BOO” in clusters (that resemble spiders!) for a chic touch to your Halloween get-together.
Photo and idea from Earnest Home co. Get the how-to here.
Stephanie from Make and Tell’s tutorial for these sweet ghost piñatas includes cleverly repurposing paper lanterns and crepe paper—as well as your favorite Halloween candy, of course. You can either hang the completed ghosts with string or place them against the wall to showcase their fringe.
Photo and idea from Make and Tell. Get the how-to here.
Ghost Lollipop Bouquet
Transform an ordinary cluster of lollipops into something presentation worthy with this easy idea from Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess. Achieving these gauzy ghosts only requires a few simple products you may already have on hand, such as a mason jar, spray paint, and twine.
Photo and idea from A Beautiful Mess. Get the how-to here.