Outdoor Halloween Decoration: Hanging Ghosts

Haunt your front yard with these easy-to-craft floating fabric ghosts. Hang them from a tree or light post to give Halloween guests a fright.
Hanging Halloween Ghosts

Hanging Halloween Ghosts

Ghost Family Decorations

Create an entire family of ghosts to welcome guests and trick-or-treaters.
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Materials Needed:

  • white paper lantern (without lighting kit)
  • white fabric
  • black felt or foam sheet
  • scissors
  • fabric glue or hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • shepherd's hooks for hanging (optional)
  • string or twine

Assemble Lantern and Drape Fabric

Gather supplies; be sure to get enough white fabric to cover the size lantern you're using so it drapes nicely (Image 1). Assemble paper lantern, then drape fabric over it. Cut a slit in the top of the fabric to allow the lantern's metal hanging hook to pop through. Tie a piece of string or twine to the hook for hanging ghost. Trim fabric as needed along the bottom to create ghost shape.

Paper Lantern for Ghost Shape

Paper Lantern for Ghost Shape

Add Felt Face

Cut three oval shapes from a piece of black felt or foam to use as the eyes and mouth (Image 1). Attach them with hot glue or fabric glue then hang your ghost from a low tree limb, light post or shepherd's hook (Image 2).

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