On the occasion of the arrival of October, Designmag is getting down to creative projects! Recently we saw some Halloween decorating ideas for indoors and outdoors. Today we’re going to continue on the same page to explore some DIY Halloween ghost decorating ideas..
4 Halloween decoration ideas to make yourself around ghosts
Contents of this great file, an idea to transform ordinary balloons into ghosts with funny expressions. Try making them to decorate a buffet or dining table for your party. Our second Halloween decoration creative project invites you to discover how to make a pinata in the shape of a ghost. It’s a fun idea that will appeal to the little ones as you could fill your ghost pinata with candies and other sweet treats. Next, we show you how to use felt fabric and decorative foam cones to make ghosts in various colors. And, to finish, a decorative idea with a light garland and mini ghosts made from ping pong balls.
Below, these 4 creative Halloween decorating projects that are fun and perfectly suited to the mood of the evening of October 31 !
Halloween decoration idea with balloons transformed into ghosts
Our first Halloween ghost decoration idea is very simple and a lot of fun. It involves transforming balloons into ghosts suspended in the air. Here are the steps to follow to achieve it !
Materials needed to make a Halloween decoration in the shape of ghosts from balloons
- white balloons
- printer paper
- tissue paper
- vinyl tape in black and pink (or colors of your choice)
- a hot glue gun
Halloween decoration making tutorial with balloons in the shape of ghosts
Blow up your balloons. Cut out the mouth, arms and eyes from the vinyl tape.
As a model, you can use the expression of an emoji or any other creature that inspires you !
Then take a sheet of white tissue paper. Cut it in half vertically, then in half horizontally. The piece you have left is the one you will use for the ball.
Continue with the manufacturing and move on to the preparation of the body. Cut a piece that will serve as the body for your fan. Apply hot glue halfway up the balloon.
Using hot glue, the arms that should be on the sides of the balloon. Be careful not to use too much hot glue on this piece, otherwise the balloon will no longer float.
Peel off the vinyl backing from the mouth and tongue and attach them to the phantom. Once they’re placed, you can’t take them out, so be careful where you stick them.
Repeat step 6 with the ghost’s eyes. And there you have it, your decoration for the witches and ghosts party is now ready. !
Halloween decoration idea with ghost piñata
We continue with a second tutorial devoted to the theme of Halloween decoration with ghosts. Specifically, it’s about making candy-filled ghosts for kids. A ghost-shaped Halloween piñata kids will love when you fill it with sweet treats !
Materials needed to make a ghost piñata
- a paper lantern
- white and black crepe paper
- double-sided adhesive tape
- regular adhesive tape
- white paper / cardboard
- candy to fill the decoration
Tutorial for making a Halloween decoration with ghost piñata – part one
First, assemble your paper lantern by following the instructions on its packaging.
Cover the hole at the bottom of the lantern with a sheet of cardboard glued in place.
Don’t worry about making this piece perfect, you just want to make sure it seals the bottom to keep the candy from falling out. The fringe, which you will make by following the instructions at the bottom, will eventually hide this little cardboard. So you can paste it as you want.
Cut out a crepe paper “skirt” for your piñata. This skirt should be just a little shorter than the height of your lantern. Make sure it is wide enough to cover your lantern lightly with a bit of overlap.
Set aside your paper skirt. Start cutting the rest of your paper into strips. In the images in our tutorial, the straps are approximately one inch wide. Make sure each strip is long enough to wrap your lantern tightly.
Our handy tip for this step: you can skip this step if you choose to use white banners instead of crepe paper.
Once you’ve cut all of your thongs, start decorating them to create bangs. To do this, just slide the scissors into the bands. Then stop in the middle, so that you don’t cut completely. The end result will be a nicely fringed piece of crepe paper !
Note that this step will be much faster if you double or triple the straps. To do this, fold your strip of crepe paper to cut several layers at a time. So this is a great way to make your Halloween ghost decoration project even faster. !
Tutorial for making a Halloween decoration with ghost piñata – part two
Once you’ve fringed your streamers, set them aside. Now is the time to go back to the crepe paper skirt created in step 3. Now it’s up to you to decorate it by creating fringes on the bottom of the skirt..
Apply pieces of double-sided tape to the back of your fringed crepe paper strips and start gluing them to the crepe paper skirt. Walk down and work your way up to full skirt coverage.
Make sure you overlap them as you go.
Cut the waves into the lower part of the crepe paper skirt. It will be the wavy part at the bottom of your ghost.
When all the waves have been cut, turn the skirt over so that it is face down. Now apply double-sided tape to the back, along the top edge. Then glue it to the lantern by wrapping it all around the middle.
Start covering the rest of your lantern with fringed crepe paper strips, starting from where you attached the skirt and working your way up to the top..
Make sure to layer each layer of bangs on top of the previous one so that no part of the lantern sticks out and all you see is bangs.
Tutorial for making a Halloween decoration with ghost piñata – part two
Once you’ve reached the top and your lantern is completely covered in fringed bands, fill your creation with candy..
When your piñata is filled with sweet treats, cut two pieces of white cardboard in the shape of a semicircle to cover the hole at the top of the piñata..
Stick them with duct tape before covering them with fringed crepe paper.
Make sure you let the hook hang down so you can hang up your lantern !
Cut two ovals and a smile shape out of black crepe paper. These will be the eyes and the mouth of the ghost.
Stick the eyes and mouth on the ghost with double-sided tape and your little Halloween decoration is finished. You can present it to your children now !
Halloween decoration idea with funny ghosts
Who says Halloween ghosts have to have spooky expressions? Here’s a quick and easy DIY Halloween decorating idea with fun, colorful creatures !
Materials needed for Halloween decoration with funny ghosts
- felt fabric in various colors
- hot glue
- decorative foam cones in different sizes
- wooden dowels
- black craft paint
- pipe cleaners
- foam balls
Tutorial for making an original Halloween decoration with Halloween ghosts
Start by cutting your felt fabric into a cone shape. Then wrap it and stick it on the decorative foam cone.
Then use the pipe cleaners to wrap the wooden dowels. You will thus create legs for your ghosts. Then cut the foam balls in half and paint black for the feet.
Once the paint is dry, insert the feet of the wooden dowel into the ball feet. Then push them into the bottom of the cone. Finally, cut out the eyes and mouth for your ghost. Stick it on the fabric and let it dry.
Repeat as many times as you want to create an assortment of cute ghosts in various colors !
Halloween decoration idea with light garland and ghosts
Are you going to organize a party for October 31st? So take advantage of this Halloween decoration idea with a light garland to create an even original atmosphere for your themed party !
Materials needed to make a Halloween light garland decoration with ghosts:
- ping-pong balls (10 or more)
- a small light garland or a decorative sprig with lights
- decoupage glue
- a permanent marker
- gauze sheet or 4-ply gauze pads
Tutorial for making a Halloween decoration with light garland and ghosts – part one
The first step in making your own beam of ghost lights from ping pong balls is to punch holes in the ping pong balls. These holes should be large enough for light to enter. For example, use a large nail. If there is a logo on your ping pong balls, punch the hole there to hide it. This procedure should go fairly smoothly and you probably won’t need a hammer..
Then take the fun step: Decorate your ghosts! To do this, use a black permanent marker to draw the faces. It would be a fun step for the little ones, so don’t hesitate to invite them to participate !
Cut your gauze sheets into a rectangle. Then, fold them in half to get squares. Relax, the result doesn’t have to be perfect !
Tutorial for making a Halloween decoration with light garland and ghosts – part two
Prepare your drying surface. For example, use the egg cartons, they will work great. Try to raise your balls a bit so that they dry without touching the cardboard. You can do this using a little duct tape, for example. You can also prepare additional protection for your workspace. To do this, line the egg cartons with waxed paper, keeping a little aside, in case you need it..
Dilute a little glue with a little water until you get a slightly runny consistency. For every 10 squares of gauze sheets, you will need about 5 to 6 tablespoons of glue. These can be diluted with 2 to 3 teaspoons of water.
Dip your gauze squares in the basin that contains the diluted glue. Now get ready for another fun step on this project! Put your hands in the basin and drain the leaves as much as you can. Place a sheet on a ping-pong ball and smooth over it.
Be careful, at this stage, you should make sure that the gauze covered with glue does not touch anything other than the ping-pong ball and the waxed paper. Pay special attention to other sheets of gauze from a neighboring ghost! Use small pieces of waxed paper to help separate the sticky sheets.
When finished, let dry for at least 24 hours.
Once everything has dried well, you can light your garland. Now all you have to do is display them as you see fit !