Cheese Cloth Ghost

I've been trying to come up with some homemade ideas to decorate for Halloween. Im not big on Halloween as I was brought up in a Godly home where it was only about wearing a mask so we could anonymously get free candy around the neighborhood. It was so fun. Then we would attend our church activities for the occasion. We didn't get into all the ghost and goblin decorations and neither did we visit those homes. But we never missed the Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin. Every year we would think he would finally come.

I kept the same rules as I raised my Daughter, but instead, I always liked to add a seasonal touch of Autumn then adding a little cute ghost or Jack-o-lantern here and there. 

I was looking around online for some ideas that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. I found lots of cool ideas of making these ghost using starch and cheese cloth. I found some cheese cloth at the dollar store.

My first attempt was to use spray starch then using a hair dryer to hard dry it, That was a flop. It didn't work for me so I made a paste of cornstarch and water and started over.

Mix: 1 cup cornstarch and 2 cups of water together. 
Microwave in 30 minute intervals for a total of about 2 minutes. It will turn into a thick paste. Squish your cheese cloth into it until its covered. Then place it on your frame which consist of a balloon on a bottle. You can get creative and ad arms using a clothes hanger but I decided to keep it simple since my patience are only about two minutes long.
Let it dry over night and wah lah.

A ghost. I love it. I let my Daughter add the special touches to make it come alive with cuteness.

Speaking of Charlie Brown; This one looks a lot like the one on the Halloween special.

I may make another so my Daughter can use it at her Halloween party. Or better yet, Ill just let her do her own. Either way, they are fun, easy, and quick. Perfect to do at home with the family.

I've shared this at:
.cooking-and-crafting-with-j-j at pluckys-secondthought 
the-wednesday-showcase at asavoryfeast
dare-to-share at pamspartyandpracticaltips
be-inspired-features-and-link-party at elizabethandcovintage
amaze-me-monday at dwellings-theheartofyourhome


  1. That was fun. I enjoyed it and your work always has the professional quality. I did a silly one today when trimming the shrubs. I had a plastic pool I didn't know what to do with . I threw it on a Big round azalea. Looking at it I saw a hat. I came inside and got a couple old cd's for eyes. a red t-shirt rag twisted for a mouth and a green tea jug for a nose. and make a face, very amateur but it was fun.
    I always learn something from your thoughts. I like creative folk who show the secrets.
    Love it. You always do good.
    JD .

  2. Hi Lisa,
    I love your cute ghost you made. It's so festive a perfect for a Halloween party.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  3. HA! So cute! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. Love the little bow! What a cutie of a ghost! Excellent tutorial on how to make one.

  5. Why not paper mache’ ? Glue mixed with water. Dip cheesecloth into it and then drape over whatever u want to make Let dry

    1. Yes. That is another option. Modpog works too.