DIY Spooky Ghost Wreath

Decorate the front door with a festive DIY wreath. An unexpected material makes this craft an easy 10-minute project. Plus, get more outdoor Halloween decor ideas.

Fold-out paper wedding bells transform into adorable ghost shapes with the help of paper eye shapes and strips of cheesecloth. Attach the playful ghosts to a store-bought wreath for a fast and easy (and budget-friendly!) piece of Halloween decor. 

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What You'll Need:

  • Fold-out paper bells
  • Black cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Cheesecloth
  • Wreath form 

Step 1: Make ghost shapes

Create the ghost shape by unfolding and attaching the ends of a paper wedding bell; look for these in the wedding decor section of your local crafts or party supply store. Cut round shapes from black cardstock to create eyes and a mouth and attach with hot glue. 

Step 2: Cover in cheesecloth

Cut squares of cheesecloth large enough to cover the paper bell and drape one or two squares over the ghost. Add beads of hot glue to the top and down the back of the bell shape to secure the cloth to the ghost shape. When the glue is dry, trim the bottom of the cheesecloth in a wavy pattern so it flows around the bottom of the ghost. 

Step 3: Attach to wreath

Use hot glue to attach the ghosts to a store-bought wreath form. You can hang the wreath as-is, or add an extra element of spook by wrapping more cheesecloth around the wreath form. To hang the wreath, attach a removeable hook to your front door and hang the wreath; if the hook is visible after hanging, use an additional piece of cheesecloth to cover it. 

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