If you’re ready to haunt the house and make it boo-eighty, you’ll need these Halloween ghost decorations to completely cover your yard and living spaces. Kids love to throw a sheet over their heads and wander the halls as if they were spooky. So they’ll be thrilled to try out these products and DIY ghost crafts in October, and many of the supplies needed for the crafting process are items you already have on hand.
When I think of ghosts, I see Casper’s friendly face, but ghosts are said to be lost souls haunting homes or lives because they left this earth with unfinished business. While your kids may not be ready for the menacing version of these ghosts, there are plenty of friendly and quite spooky images that will make the holidays more enjoyable for them rather than fear and nightmares.
But if you’re not handy or don’t have the extra time, there are plenty of different types of ghosts you can buy from Party City, Amazon, and more. And the children can still be admitted. They can choose from glowing ghosts, hanging ghosts and even ghost brushes. And feel free to customize these DIYs however you want to make them.
Whether it’s handmade or store bought, you’re ready to let the ghost begin!
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These three-piece hanging ghosts from Amazon would make a cool addition to your Halloween festivities. Each ghost comes with a string on the top, making it easy to hang. And due to the durable material also suitable for hanging outside. The three different faces – scared, laughing and a choked smile – give a variety of personality not only to your family, but also to your passing neighbors and the trick-or-treaters. The best part are the bendable arms. Your kids will love performing them in different poses. The ghosts can look like they’re pointing, flying, or whatever the kids’ imaginations come up with.
Ghost Pillow Decor
A ghost-shaped pillow is a cute piece of Halloween decor. This one is trimmed with pompoms and has a “boo” ghost face, but it’s the cutest! It’s a hot item from Gardin Road, especially because the fabric (55% linen and 45% cotton) is easy to clean – a necessity for parents. One review says the pillow is “a perfect addition to my non-scary Halloween decorating theme.” And many customers say it’s bigger than they expected. If you like it, grab it, because this pillow is a Gardin Road exclusive product. Although it is a ghost, it will be a cheerful piece to add to your sofa.
Ghost Yard Stakes
There is something about these LED Ghost Yard Stakes from Oriental Trading that makes them look like a choir. I seriously don’t think they’re going to scare anyone, but they certainly enhance the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve
. And they are also fun to look at. It’s a three-piece outdoor set that lights up when the sun goes down, but you can also twinkle the lights to make the trio a little spooky. One review of this product says, “Love these little ghosts! I have them at the end of my driveway, the best part is the timer function so I don’t have to go out every night to turn them on and off! I’m very happy with them!”
If you have some cans, white paint, markers, hot glue, twine or twine, and white ribbons, you have everything you need to make windsock ghosts. The best thing for the kids is when they can see their creations floating in the wind, and here’s how:
– Paint the cans white
– Cut your ribbons and glue or stick them from the bottom of the can
– Draw the ghost faces with the markers on the front of the can
– Hang your ghost ship
The happiest mind on the block should go to this ghost border decoration. It is made of foil and polyester and is 8×16 inches. The kids will probably want to run their fingers through the margins because… hello? Who not? I call this the happy ghost because he has the biggest smile and juicy oval eyes that will make you feel all mushy. It has two cute little hands and holds a black bat in one of them. And these are only $3! So if you want to fill your house with the happiest ghosts ever, get some.
If you don’t feel like making anything and want a painless project, this ghost brush garland screams
choose me! The Party City product comes with 10 ghosts with tassels hanging from them and each face has the same ghostly expression. The garland is 3/4 of a foot long and the tassels are 5 inches. Everyone doesn’t like fully decorated front yards and transforming their house into a haunted house. If your Halloween mood is more low-key, this garland will suit your mood perfectly. It’s a cute piece to add to a hallway or hang on your kid’s walls. Go crazy, get two!
Tissue Paper Ghost
Time to have some fun with tissue paper! All you need are cotton balls, white tissue paper, small rubber bands and a permanent marker.
This is how you make them:
– Place the cotton balls in the middle of the tissue paper
– Collect the paper around the balls to form the head
– Tie the rubber band in the neck
– Color circles and an oval to create the face
The kids can make as many as they want and put their little ghosts in different places around the house!
Ghost plastic bag
The trick to this decoration is to do less! You will need three things: a Sharpie, a pair of scissors and large white Glad garbage bags with handles. Before you roll out your bag, draw your large oval eyes and ghost mouth with the Sharpie. Then pull the bag out and cut the serrated fringes at the bottom. You may want to cut them shorter, but you can determine the length based on where you want to hang your ghosts, which is the next and final step. Hang them on a tree, your porch or anywhere the perfect place for them in your front yard and enjoy!
Stacked Ghost Boxes
Some of these ideas are so cool and simple that you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of them before, and this is one of them. Stop throwing out your Amazon cardboard boxes ASAP as they will come in handy for this DIY project. You will need boxes of several sizes and a marker. Use the marker to draw the faces of your ghosts and make them happy, sad or spooky. Your choise! Then choose a corner of the house or a covered area outside to show your haunting guests. This project will be your favorite strain because it takes so little effort. Your family gets to welcome three new ghost friends, and you should definitely let the kids pick out names for them.
This DIY is as homemade as apple pie and I love it! Start saving your milk and sweet tea pots to make these really cool ghosts. You only need three items: gallon jugs, permanent marker, Exacto knife, and LED string lights.
– Clean your jugs and remove the labels
– Draw on all your funny and spooky ghost faces
– Cut a square in the back of the jug
– Put LED string lights in it
These will look beautiful and light up your garden, especially on Halloween night.
JOYIN Halloween Outdoor Ghost LED Lanterns
I’ve never seen ghosts with such attitude or brutality, but here you go! These outdoor ghost lanterns from Amazon outshine the typical white ghosts. Each has a different expression and their own style colored witch hat, and socks with shoes, and they light up too. All the bright colors draw you in and the personality holds your attention. The children will enjoy this a lot. An enthusiastic customer reviewed this product: “The ghosts are so cute. Very nicely made and fun to set up. Can’t wait for Halloween to show them off.”
Mason Jar Ghosts Luminary
There are many places in your home that you can decorate with these mason jar ghost fixtures, including your porch. And this simple ghost craft is durable enough to last a few years. Supplies include glass jars, white and black acrylic paint, foam brush, fine-tipped brush, and tea lights.
– Paint your pots with the foam brush and let them dry. This can be a thin layer through which the light can shine.
– Use the black paint to create the ghost face of your choice.
– Put your tea light in it
Enjoy your illuminated ghost jar!
Ghost Bunting Printable
Here’s a craft made from a free printable called Ghost Bunting. The sheet has four hand-sized ghosts that your kids can cut out. This craft is a winner when it comes to simplicity as there isn’t much else to do besides printing and cutting. Simply attach the ghosts to a string with tape or hot glue and place them over a doorway, mirror or the area of your choice. For a little extra sparkle, you can add some LED string lights near your ghosts.
If you want to get a little scary with your ghost but not too far out there, this angry Giant Ghost Decoration from Party City is a safe medium. It’s 72x56in, made of fabric and plastic, and costs just $10. This large piece would be great outside your home, or even right behind the front door to deter guests. Since the arms are bendable, you can pose your giant as if he is reaching for the person who sees him. It also comes with a 4 ½ inch loop on its head. “These look great hanging on my trees for Halloween,” says one review. Since the price is super good, why not get more than one?
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