Easy DIY Hanging Ghosts from Fabric Scraps – Spookify your Home for Halloween

Easy DIY Hanging Ghosts from Fabric Scraps – Spookify your Home for Halloween

DIY Hanging Ghosts hanging over dining room table

👻 It’s ghost season! Let’s get rid of some scraps with this no-sew project for Halloween

DIY Hanging Ghosts are a fun and easy way to add to your Halloween decor. In this step-by-step I’ll show you how to create them using fabric scraps and fabric starch. If you have anyone with latex allergies you are in luck – I do too so I figured out how to do it without balloons making it a latex free craft for Halloween.

Once dry, these whimsical ghosties can stand on their own or hang and fly with fishing line. Whether you’re hosting a haunted house party or just want to add some ghostly charm to your space, this DIY project is a must-try. 

DIY hanging ghost supplies


  • Fabric scraps
  • Fabric starch
  • A glass w/balloon or other rounded top to use as a form
  • Felt or fabric for eyes / mouth
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fishing line if you want to hang
  • Patience (it takes 12-20 hrs to dry)



00:00 introduction
00:19 Latex free craft tutorial
00:29 What to use instead of balloons
01:08 Dollar Tree Craft Supply
01:27 How to make DIY starch ghosts
02:45 Google Eyes or felt eyes?
03:12 Add felt eyes
04:03 Add string and hang
05:37 Ideas for shaping your ghosts

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👻  Tara Reed

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