I’m haunted by Cheesecloth Ghosts (and this week’s winners announced)

Today, I’m sharing a craft confession. I love Cheesecloth Ghosts. But that’s not my confession. For several years now, I’ve had the fabric stiffener, cheesecloth and of course, the balls and cones of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to make Cheesecloth Ghosts for Halloween. This is a craft my daughter would love, too. And here’s my confession – the cheesecloth, the fabric stiffener, etc., sit on the shelf, unused. So, today I’m going to share a few tutorials from other bloggers who have made Cheesecloth Ghosts. And, I’m asking you to hold me accountable. By this time next week, we will have made our own Cheesecloth Ghosts!

DIY Cheesecloth Ghosts with Crafts Unleashed. Super cute! (And super easy)

Cheesecloth Ghosts from Crafts Unleashed.

The process for making Cheesecloth Ghosts is pretty darn simple (yes, I have no excuses here). One of the variations is in the type of fabric stiffener you used. Crystal at Crafts Unleashed used a purchased, ready-made fabric stiffener for her mini cheesecloth ghosts.

Christina from Discount Queens made her own fabric stiffener using white glue and water. Note the googly eyes, too (everyone’s favorite, right?).

Super-cute Cheesecloth Ghost from Discount Queens. Love the googly eyes!

Cheesecloth Ghost from Discount Queens.

Shatzi from Love and Laundry also made her own stiffening “goop” from cornstarch and water.

Love & Laundry made these adorable Cheesecloth Ghosts.

Love & Laundry made her own fabric stiffener from cornstarch & water.

Over at Everyday Crafting, Crystal used spray starch, and added arms using a wire hanger. (As you can see, the arms are optional. I plan to add them – I like the creepy silhouette with raised arms).

Everyday Crafting shares a super-simple Cheesecloth Ghost. I am making this!

I like the flowing arms on the Cheesecloth Ghost from Everyday Crafting.

All You magazine shares a super-sized ghost made with an 8” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. They show the Cheesecloth Ghost hanging up outside. If it’s going to rain, don’t hang your ghost up where it will get wet. Scary things could happen!

Love this Cheesecloth Ghost from All You magazine.

If you hang your ghost outside, make sure it’s protected from the rain.

Dritz, the company that makes cheesecloth, has a Cheesecloth Ghost tutorial, of course. And they pair their cheesecloth with a ready-made fabric stiffener.

Boo! Great tutorial to make a Halloween Cheesecloth Ghost from Dritz. (Dritz makes cheesecloth.)

Dritz, maker of Cheesecloth, has a tutorial, too.

For a very simple, less messy version, you can do what Ashley at Simply Designing did. She draped cheesecloth over her balls, and cut the cloth into tatters. And that’s it. You’ll like her motivation, too. A few years ago, Pottery Barn was selling a trio of similar ghosts for $59, and Ashley made hers for less than $20!

These Cheesecloth Ghosts from Simply Designing could not be any easier! Lots cheaper than PB's, too.

Ashley at Simple Designing skipped the fabric stiffener. I think her tattered ghosts look pretty creepy!

There are even itty bitty Cheesecloth Ghosts in our Ghost Cloche.

Three itty bitty Cheesecloth Ghosts decorate this Halloween Cloche. Adorable! And, the cloche is made from a repurposed plastic soda bottle. CraftsnCoffee.com

Halloween Ghost Cloche by Kathleen George.

So, that’s my craft confession. And remember, you need to check back in next week to hold me accountable. This is the year we make Cheesecloth Ghosts!

How about you? Any craft confessions you care to share?

And finally, I’m excited to announce the winners of our two craft magazine gift packs – woot! Thanks to random.org, the winners are Jessica Weyrowske and Becca Christensen. Congratulations, ladies. Please contact me with your shipping info so I can send the magazines to you. Enjoy!

P.S. If you enjoy reading Crafts ‘n Coffee, won’t you please share us with your crafty friends? Thank you!

Happy crafting.


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4 Responses to I’m haunted by Cheesecloth Ghosts (and this week’s winners announced)

  1. ColleenB. says:

    What adorable little ghosts; every single one of them.
    Congratulations to the winners

  2. LisaM6 says:

    Those are too cute. Wishing I had the room to store all the neat Halloween decor. Those ghost are too cute.

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