Scarily Easy DIY Ghost Decoration For Halloween

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As we don’t have any children, we don’t usually decorate for Halloween. But 2020 feels different somehow.

We all need a little more to look forward to this year, so we’ve decided to make more of an effort and get involved with some quick and easy Halloween crafts.

Up first is a super easy DIY ghost decoration, which also doubles up as a lantern once the dark and gloomy October evenings hit.

Here’s how we made it…

DIY Halloween Ghost Decoration

Easy DIY Halloween Ghost Decoration

What you’ll need:

Instructions:

1. Fill your jar with LED lights or a flameless candle and discard the lid.

Taping balloon on mason jar

IMPORTANT: Do not use real candles for this project as it’s a fire risk!

2. Turn on the lights if you want to use your ghost as a lantern straightaway.

3. Tape your blown-up balloon to the top of your jar so it’s sitting on top of it.

4. Place your white cotton over your balloon and jar.

You could also secure it down with some tape if you’re worried about catching the sheet.

Top Tip: Try to drape your cotton so that it falls away from the bottom of the jar slightly. Otherwise you end up with more of an alien ghost like you can see here:

DIY ghost decoration

5. Tape your ghost eyes and mouth onto the white sheet.

Double-sided sticky tape is best for this as then you can use your cotton for another project once Halloween is over.

Taping ghost eyes on white sheet

6. Place your lantern in your window or on a shelf or table and have fun!

And there you have it! One super simple DIY ghost decoration for Halloween!

Finished DIY ghost decoration

If you make your very own DIY ghost lantern or anything else inspired by this blog post, then we’d love to see it so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @houseofmahalo!

Do you like this DIY ghost decoration? Pin this tutorial now, make it later!

Easy DIY Ghost Decoration | Ghost Lantern DIY

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Justine is one half of the newlywed duo behind this home and craft blog, as well as the couples travel blog Wanderers of the World. When not away travelling with her husband and Rough Collie, she's always making something or busying about the house. So really, it's no surprise that House of Mahalo was born!

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