Saw cheesecloth ghosts videos trending on TikTok and now you want to learn how to make cheesecloth ghosts for your Halloween decor, and that in a budget.
Cheesecloth ghosts are a classic and eerie addition to any Halloween party or to give a ghoulish presence to your home. These airy, lightweight fabrics are perfect for creating adorable, ethereal and flowing ghosts.
These cute little spooky-friends on TikTok are getting plenty of eyballs for them being easy, aesthetic, cheap and fun to craft.
In this guide, we’ll demonstrate step-by-step how to create Halloween-themed cheesecloth ghosts. Let’s dive right in and get started with cheesecloth ghost craft!
Materials You’ll Need:
- Cheesecloths (Choose the grade that suits your ghost’s desired thickness)
- Buttons for eyes
- Mod Podge or liquid starch for molding
- Pipe cleaners for arms
- Balloons or styrofoam balls for heads
- Jars for modeling
- Plastic wrap (optional)
- Additional decorations (optional)
- Tea lights (optional)
Steps to Make Cheesecloth Ghosts
Make sure to lay down trash bags on your work surface because things can get quite messy!
1: Prepare the Base
To begin, create a base to mold your cheesecloth ghost on. Use pipe cleaners to form the arms and secure a round object on top of a jar to create the ghost’s head. You can also cover your ghost structure with plastic wrap for reuse with multiple batches of ghosts.
2: Soak Cheesecloths
Take your cheesecloths and soak them in Mod Podge or liquid starch. Ensure they are completely saturated, then wring them out. This step is crucial as it makes the cheesecloths more pliable when wet and allows them to hold their shape as they dry.
3: Drape Cheesecloth Over Model Gently
Drape the soaked cheesecloths over your balloon-jar-pipe-cleaner model. Shape the cheesecloth to give your ghost character. You can gather some cheesecloth at the bottom to create ruffled feet and let your creativity run wild. For added sturdiness, consider incorporating tea towels into your cheesecloth ghosts, as suggested by TikTok user @carolina.casual.
4: Let It Dry
Allow your cheesecloth ghosts to dry completely, which may take one to two days. Once dry, you can add decorations like button eyes, objects for your ghosts to hold, or even place a tea light underneath for a spooky glow.
There you have it! You’ve successfully crafted your own cheesecloth ghosts for Halloween. These eerie and budget-friendly decorations are sure to add a hauntingly delightful touch to your Halloween festivities. Enjoy creating and displaying your spooky cheesecloth ghosts!