Halloween is coming up quickly, and I don't know about you, but I'll be ready to start decorating soon. Usually when I get my home ready for Halloween, I tend to avoid the creepier, crawlier stuff and go straight for cute and classic. A few jack-o-lanterns, some fake cobwebs, and a ghost or two. Or, in this case, a whole string of them! The mini “boos” on this DIY Halloween banner are a cute and quick addition to a styled mantel or cart, or simply haunting on a wall or door.
All you need to make this DIY Halloween banner is some cheesecloth, plastic golf balls (I found mine at Target for around $4), and some hot glue. If you want to make this project with kids, substitute the hot glue for white glue, and add additional drying time before handling.
Cut the cheesecloth into squares, roughly 10 inches wide. Each ghost is made of four squares of cheesecloth, doubled up. Stagger each square on top of one another so they don't line up exactly.
To create the head of each ghost, cut a section of twine, and double-knot the end. Thread through the holes in a practice golf ball.
To create eyes for the ghosts on the DIY Halloween banner, use a one-hole punch to cut out circles from black construction paper. For little mouths, cut triangles, ovals, and smiles from the paper.
Find the middle point of the cheesecloth squares, and pull the weave apart slightly, just enough to feed the twine on the golf balls through. Add a dab of hot glue to the top of each golf ball to hold the cheesecloth in place.
Finally, using hot glue, attach eyes and mouths to your tiny little spirits. Thread onto a long piece of twine, and hang. Eek!
Are you getting excited for Halloween? Even if you don't like the ghoulish or ghastly, everybody loves candy, right?