This easy DIY ghost garland is the perfect addition to your mantel or staircase this Halloween! Made with lace and Dollar Tree golf balls, this makes for super cute and inexpensive holiday decor!
When you were a kid, did you ever make ghosts out of lollipops and dryer sheets or Kleenex? For some reason, that is the one craft I remember making with my mom (don’t worry, she’s the first to admit she’s not much of a crafter, that gene skipped a generation).
Well, if you can make a lollipop ghost, you can make this easy lace ghost garland! Keep reading for the super simple tutorial!
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What you need to make a DIY lace ghost garland
- white lace fabric, cut into 8″ squares (each ghost needs 2)–you could also use white cheesecloth
My 3 favorite quilting tools make cutting fabric a breeze!
- plastic golf balls: I found mine at Dollar Tree, but these golf balls are the closest I could find online–you could also use ping pong balls
- white yarn, cut into 5″ pieces (each ghost needs 1)
- black stiffened felt or black Sharpie
- wiggly eyes
- hot glue
- more yarn or string for hanging
- tapestry needle and needle threaders
How to make a ghost garland from lace fabric
Layer two pieces of lace fabric on top of each other so they’re offset (as shown in the image above).
Center a golf ball in the middle and tie the lace around the golf ball with a 5″ piece of yarn. Make sure your knot is tight, then trim the yarn close.
Hot glue wiggly eyes to the ghost’s head on the opposite side as your yarn knot (so the knot won’t be seen).
Cut mouth shapes from the black stiffened felt and hot glue to the ghost’s head. Feel free to mix up smiles, frowns, or simple “o” shapes. If you’d rather, you may also draw on mouths with a Sharpie.
Measure your mantel, table, or wherever you’ll be hanging your garland and cut a piece of yarn or string accordingly (I’d say make this at least 6 feet long–mine measures almost 7 feet).
Thread one end of the yarn through a tapestry needle with the help of a needle threader.
Begin threading the ghosts together by sliding the needle in and out of the lace at the top of each ghost’s head (and missing the golf balls).
Spread out the ghosts so they are even and leave yarn on each end for hanging.
Ta-da! How easy was that?! This ghost garland is the perfect non-spooky Halloween decor!
And I love how it looks in combination with my Halloween felt circle garland!