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Wickedly Easy Ghost Crafts

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If you like your Halloween full of bats, boogeymen and boos, these spooky ghost crafts will make you hauntingly happy! Afraid they’re too difficult to DIY? It’s wickedly easy to get ghoulish with Aleene’s Fabric Stiffening Glues and cheesecloth. Read on to get inspired to make your Halloween a total scream this year.

What you need:

Aleene’s Fabric Stiffener & Draping Liquid

Aleene’s Stiffen-Quik Fabric Stiffening Spray

- Cheesecloth 

- Foam balls of various sizes

- Skewers

Step 1

Large cheesecloth ghost craft

Forget about things that go “bump” in the night; what about the things that go “boo”?! Made with Aleene’s Fabric Stiffener & Draping Liquid and lots of cheesecloth fabric, this larger ghost craft is perfect for your yard or perching on your front porch to spook out friends and family when they arrive. Use a balloon or ball as your larger ghost form and apply a generous amount of Fabric Stiffener to the cheesecloth before draping it over the form to dry. Once it dries, remove it from the form, glue or paint on facial features, then place your ghost craft on a stand for a BOOTIFUL Halloween display. It’s also light enough to hang from your roof for extra eerie effects! 

Step 2

Cheesecloth ghosts table display

Not into life-sized ghosts? (Not that we blame you. Eek!) Create a smaller display like this mini ghost craftthat’s perfect for showcasing on a side table or table centerpiece. Still creepy, just a lot less so. For smaller ghost crafts like this one, you can use Aleene’s Stiffen-Quik Spray on small swatches of cheesecloth draped over foam balls. Once they’re dry, paint on their tiny features and create a spellbinding scene that gives you chills every time you walk by it.

Step 3

Hanging cheesecloth ghost crafts

If you’re going for true haunted house vibes, you could also hang your ghost crafts from the ceiling, a chandelier or a doorframe. Make ghouls of various sizes with Fabric Stiffener & Draping Liquid, and after they’re dry, thread fishing line through the tops. Then hang the ghosts at different lengths for a screamworthy display and let’s be honest – some extra Fright Night fun. Are you making ghost crafts with Aleene’s this Halloween? Tag us on social @aleenesdiy and let us know what you’re making! 


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Easy Ghost Crafts with Aleene's Stiffen Quick