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DIY Linen Ghosts

Now that the whispers of fall are upon us, it’s time to pour ourselves a big mug of hot apple cider and enjoy all of the coziness that the season entails… the crisp chill in the air, changing colors of leaves, and Halloween’s festivities.

Your little goblins at home are probably starting to count down for their evening full of trick-or-treat so follow these simple DIY steps for creating fun (not frightful!) linen ghosts to decorate your front yard before the candy-filled night arrives.

  • Fabric
  • Craft stuffing (optional)
  • Black markers
  • String

Step 1: Cut fabric into squares. (18x18 is a good size, but you can try other sizes if you prefer).

Step 2: Lay one piece of the fabric flat on a table. Form a ball in the center using either a second piece of fabric or stuffing from a local craft store.

Step 3: Gather the fabric around the ball (to create the ghost’s head) and secure the “neck” using a piece of string.

Step 4: Draw ghost’s face with markers. (And let the kids get creative by using other items around the house to decorate!)

Step 5: Display the ghost on the front porch or hang from trees around the yard. To hang, cut two small holes on top of the ghost’s head and run string through to make a loop.

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