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.
- white paper lantern (without lighting kit)
- white fabric
- black felt or foam sheet
- 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.
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).