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How to Make Easy Ghost Halloween Tree Ornaments
Ghost Ornements are Easy and Fun to Make
Spooky ghost ornaments hanging from a tree are a great way to greet your Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween. These ghosts are super easy to make with scraps you have on hand. Make a whole horde of ghosts to decorate your trees or to hang from your porch. If you purchase material for the project, choose gauzy, floaty materials like organza, gauze or chiffon for the best look. Any light breeze will catch the fabric and make the ghosts look like they are hovering in the branches of your trees. Add a little scary music or soundtrack moans to complete the scary atmosphere.
List of Materiasls for Ghost Ornaments
- 2 yards of gauzy fabric
- One dozen ping-pong balls or Styrofoam balls 1" diameter
- Black permanent marker, fine point
- 4 yards of 1/8" ribbon or string cut into one foot lengths
Makes one dozen ghost tree ornaments
Putting It Together
Step 1 - Lay out your fabric on a large table.
Step 2 - Cut your fabric into squares, about 12 - 18 inches. No need to measure, just eyeball it and make rough cuts. The scragglier the better.
Step 3 - Pick up a ball and drape the fabric over it, roughly centering the ball under the square.
Step 4 - Gather the fabric under the ball to create a "neck".
Step 5 - Tie one end of a piece of ribbon or string around the neck and knot it securely.
Step 6 - With your Sharpie marker, draw a scary or distressed face on the head.
Step 7 - Hang the ghost ornaments in your tree.
Photo Gallery of the Steps to Make Your GhostClick thumbnail to view full-size
Supplies You May Need
Get everything you need at your local craft store or online. None of the materials are expensive, and you may even have some on hand.
What Are Your Favorite Halloween Decorations?
I've seen some great house decorations for Halloween. Folks in my area really are into the holiday. Vote on your favorite look decorating your home. Then, tell me about the best Halloween décor you have ever seen?
What is your favoirte house look for Halloween
How do You Celebrate Halloween?
Or do you celebrate at all? When my husband was little, his family got with other neighborhood friends and hosted parties while the trick-or-treating was going on. More recently, our church hosted a Trunk-or-Treat celebration every year. Families would decorate the trunk of their cars and fill them with goodies. The kids would troll the parking lot getting goodies from the trunks of the cars. A chilli cook-off, along with brought goodies fed the costumed hordes, and prizes were given for the best costumes.At home, we make our annual Apple Cider Donut recipe and Hot Apple Cider. Kids at the door always say, "What smells so good?"!
What are your Halloween traditions?