This easy DIY is one of the cutest Bangs for your buck! Check out the tutorial on how to make Dollar Tree Ghosts.
If you have been around this website or on my Instagram– you know how much I love dollar tree projects! They are inexpensive (even though the items aren’t a dollar anymore!) And this set of ghosts is one of my top favorites I’ve made! They cost less than $3 a piece and make a giant statement sitting on my table! Grab the supplies so you can create the cutest set of ghosts!
Why you will love these ghosts
- This DIY is inexpensive. $2.50 for the main supplies and then any embellishments you might already have in your crafting stash!
- So easy! This craft took about 5 minutes! It probably took longer for the glue gun to heat up then to actually make these!
- A perfect craft night project! I love coming up with easy crafts that a group can do, and this is one of them! Everyone can make their own set of ghosts!
Supplies to make a dollar tree ghosts
- Dollar tree hanging ghost
- paper towel holder
- black felt
- hot glue gun
- any embellishments (pumpkins, cauldron, flowers, etc)
- battery operated light (optional)
How to make a ghost
These ghosts are so easy- even if you aren’t a big crafter- you could totally make these!
1. Disassemble the ghost
The first step to assembling the ghost is to disassemble the ghost you purchased from the dollar store. There are little tags that connect the foam head and arms to the material so just snip them off so you have 2 separate pieces
2. Assemble the ghost form
I used a little hot glue and then some tape to adhere the ghost head to the paper towel roll.
If you are making a set or a trio of ghosts and want a few different sizes of ghosts you can attach the head of the ghost to different parts of the paper towel roll. You can place it higher up or place it so the paper towel roll is right at the top of the head. I also used a clear pitcher from the dollar tree to make a shorter one. Anything see-through like a vase or a tall mason jar would work.
3. Add the material
I didn’t love the original ghost face, so I placed the material with the ghost face on the back. I added a little hot glue and covered the ghost face with extra fabric.
4. Manipulate the ghost and embellish
If you want your ghost to be holding something, or waving, just bend the arms to the position you like. One of my ghosts is holding a pumpkin- I just hot-glued that right to the material and foam hand of the ghost shape. I have seen so many amazing versions, People have added witch hats, little shoes peeking out the bottom, or fall flowers as a crown! Be creative!
5. Add your Ghost face
Take your black felt and just cut a few circles. I didn’t do a mouth- just two circles for eyes! You can decorate your ghost any way you want! I thought taking a little blush might be fun on the cheeks of the ghost!
6. How to make the ghosts glow
This is an optional addition- but one that is so spooky and cute! I have some battery-operated candles that I put under each ghost. Since the pitcher is clear and the paper towel holders are open, the whole ghost just light up! They look so cool!
I have THIS SET OF CANDLES– They are awesome because they have a remote so I can just push a button and all the candles around my house light up to give off some great Halloween vibes!
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- Floating ghost from dollar tree
- paper towel roll
- black felt
- small pumpkin, flowers, etc
- hot glue gun
- Take apart the ghost. Snip off pieces so you have two seperate items
- Hot glue or tape ghost head to top of the paper towel roll
- Add fabric back over. Place face on the back of the head and glue fabric over
- Cut out circles out of felt and hot glue to the ghost
- Bend arms how you want them. Add in pumpkin or any embellishments.
Add tea light or candle underneath your ghosts for a spooky element!