Super Easy Ghost Decorations

Easy Halloween Ghost DIYHi guys! I’m enjoying going all out with Halloween decorations this year. I thought it would be fun to make a little ghost family for our entryway. We have quite a few inside jokes around here about our house being haunted (it’s not haunted… don’t worry!) so these guys fit right in.

Super Easy Ghost Steps

Supplies needed:
foam balls
lace fabric
black sewing pins
tapestry needle
yarn or twine

Wrap each foam ball in fabric and tie yarn around the neck to secure it . Add pins for the eyes.

Use your tapestry needle to stitch and tie yarn (or twine) to the top of each ghost to hang them.

Easy Halloween Ghost DIY That’s it! You can make a huge batch for your home in 30 minutes. I hung mine in our entryway along the stairs and all our nieces and nephews think they are awesome.

Easy Halloween Ghost DIY Easy Halloween Ghost DIY

XOXO. elsie

  • Made my own party of ghosts to haunt the hallway this Halloween… thanks for the inspiration Elsie

  • Beautiful Halloween decoration idea. Thanks for that. If you’re looking for a nice activity idea I suggest you try these DIY scratch cards:

    They’re fairly easy to make, use cheep materials and add a lot to the party.

  • These are brilliant, such a good simple idea. Thankyou for featuring one of my prints in a post a few months ago, I stupidly have only just realised.

  • Love love love this! I had to copy after seeing a sneak peek of these earlier this month! I used tennis balls I already had on hand!

    Here is a link to some photos of how they turned out:


  • Too cute & super simple! That’s my kinda craft! 😉


  • These remind me of childhood, too. I like the spin of using a pretty lacy fabric. Thanks for the inspiration! (I love your blog, E & E!)

  • Wow, these look sooooo amazing. I would love to make some lil’ ghosts for myself but I know I would just pee my pants every time I see them hanging in the dark. I’m just too easily scared out. 🙂

  • I love this idea! I don’t like spiders and gore things, so I go for a cute Halloween decoration (pumpkins, ghosts, black cats), and this diy is perfect 😀

    Thanks for sharing!

  • My older sister made me and my little sister dolls like these a few years ago. So cute!

    My blog:

  • Pretty much the prettiest little ghosts ever!!
    xo Heather

  • They are super easy but I would have NEVER though of using lace! They are more pretty-spooky this way! Can’t wait to craft some this weekend!

  • Such a cute idea! Love your blog! 🙂

    xo, Christina

  • ok. these are the CUTEST Halloween decorations I’ve ever seen. definitely making a big batch of them this season! thanks so much for the amazing idea. it is spook-tacular!;)


  • Oh, I love these! They’re very cute and creative! I love how they look with the lace! Thanks for the idea, I’m gonna have to do this!

  • Reminds me of Casper the Friendly Ghost from my childhood! I LOVE these little decorations!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  • This is too cute! I’m not one for Halloween decorations, but I do love your sweet little ghost.

    Lydia N <3

  • So much fun! We made some the other day with an old striped t-shirt, but I can’t wait to try these elegant little ghosts 🙂

  • Okay, this is completely unrelated to this post, but I’ve just spent the last thirty minutes looking through some of your previous posts and I have a question and I didn’t know which post to ask it on. So, I just came to your most recent one…

    Anyways, my question is: can you tell us more about your hairstyles? Both are so cute and so different. I just wonder if you could do a post explaining how your styles are cut and colored. I’m looking for a new style and could use all the help I can get!

  • Cute! My mom used to make these and hang them up in the trees along our driveway for Halloween!


  • I love this idea! Not too scary for halloween but still really lovely!

    xx Emily

  • Have you tried smelly ghosts? instead you pack it with balls of lavender and hang it around your house or put it in your sock draw!
    hannah @

  • Eek these are the cutest little ghosties! I wish Halloween was bigger over here in England xx

  • I’m going to make some for my dorm. Thanks for the idea!

    Amanda Rose

  • Oh wow.. I will definitely be making these for my little girls first Halloween.

    Beki x

  • I’m not really a Halloween decor person (I really prefer the pretty autumn stuff) but I REALLY think these are cute.

    Very nice. Thanks for the tut!

  • OOh – like teruterubozu! We have one in our apartment that we bring out when we want the day to be sunny. Cute.

  • Love this grown-up version of ones I made with my little boy…I could actually keep these in the living room rather than consigned to his bedroom with our other makes! Thanks x

  • For sweet treats, these are also good to make with a lollipop and a tissue. The kids can make them, draw faces on them and then they get something sweet when they’re bored with the ghost/Halloween is over!

  • Those will really come handy on Halloween. Can’t wait to get the decoration of the apart started

  • How cool! I love the fabric! 🙂

    xxx Lena

    P.S.: It would make my day, if someone checks out my blog!

  • Haha I remember we did this quite a lot in elementary school and decorated them. But with this ghost version they still look cute 😀 Can’t wait for halloween!

    Anh @

  • that’s nice! 🙂

  • So cute and so simple! Makes we want to throw a Halloween party

    Maria xx

  • I love decorations like this. Simple and perfect 🙂

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  • They look like Japanese “weather ghosts”!

    Very cute!

  • Very cute! I really like how the lace looks. I made some the other day with polyfill, eyelet fabric, embroidery thread, and some buttons for eyes. I love little ghosties!

  • Awww – I love the lacy ghosts! What a fun grown-up girl spin on a classic!


  • Awesome!! I love this idea! 🙂


  • And such beautiful, lace ghosts they are! I can see doing this with vintage handkerchiefs too. So cute!

  • SO sweet and fun! The best part is that they seem super do-able, especially for a gal on a time crunch. thanks again girls!


  • These are adorable! I’d love to spruce them up with some glitter. 🙂


  • Wow! These are so cute! I always made ghosts when I was little but I never thought of making them so beautiful. xo Deanna

  • my brothers and i used to make something like this every halloween…except with paper napkins! haha! i love the lace though, it makes them much prettier! 🙂

  • We made these with my mom when I was little :). Thanks for the reminder; my girls would love this craft in addition to the ones we have already done.

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