Burlap Ghost Garland Tutorial
November 1st craft stores typically mark all of their Halloween décor down 50% or more. This makes it super easy to find good deals on decorations you can use in the following years.
Sometimes, it’s just as much fun and even cheaper to make them yourself.
Here’s an easy to follow tutorial for a ghost-themed burlap garland that would look great draped across a mantle or doorway.
Burlap Ghost Garland
Here’s what you will need:
- Burlap (You can buy this in small spools or by the yard at most craft stores)
- Ribbon, 1 long piece to secure your ghosts and several smaller pieces.
- Batting or scrap fabric or cotton balls
- Glue gun and glue sticks
Optional: White acrylic paint, and paint brush.
Cut your burlap into squares. The larger the squares, the larger the ghosts! For the garland pictured above I used 6”x6” squares. Cut as many squares as you would like ghosts.
Brush a light coat of paint over each square and allow to dry.
I decided to paint my squares to give the ghosts a lighter color, but if you prefer the natural color of the burlap, or have burlap that is already lighter then skip this step.
Fill the squares with a small ball of batting or scrap fabric or cotton balls.
Tie a ribbon to section off the ball or head portion of the ghost. It is best to double knot your ribbon to make it secure.
Glue the backs of the ghosts to the long piece of ribbon you chose to use as your strand. Allow to cool before hanging.