Say “Happy Halloween” with this sweet, handmade Halloween Card

Tissue paper, Mod Podge and an egg of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam are all you need to make the spirited, Halloween ghosts on this Halloween greeting card. While you’re at it, use your supplies to create a few extra ghosts and hang these cuties around the house. Or, add a wood pick and insert them in a flower pot or floral arrangement. (For another DIY Halloween card, check out the Handmade Halloween Jack-‘o-Lantern Card I shared a short time ago.)

Cute DIY Halloween card. I'd make extra ghosts to decorate the house, too. #DIY #Halloween #Ghosts

Halloween Ghost Greeting Card by Patty Schaffer.

To make a Halloween Ghost Greeting Card, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 2” egg
  • Scrapbook paper, one sheet
  • White tissue paper
  • Wiggle eyes, six, ¼”
  • Letter stickers: B, O, O, or other Halloween sentiment
  • Mod Podge
  • Mini glue dots
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; small paintbrush; serrated knife or plastic knife*

Note: If you’re working with kids on this project, please have them use the plastic knife, and closely supervise them while they’re cutting the foam egg.

To make a Halloween Ghost Greeting Card:

1. Fold in half an 8-½” x 5” piece of paper, creating a 4-¼” wide by 5” high card.

2. Cut the 2” foam egg in half vertically. Slice ¾” off the wide end of each half.

Tissue paper ghosts to DIY. Tutorial on #DIY #Halloween #Ghosts

Apply the tissue paper to the narrow end of the egg, forming the head. Leave the other end flowing to make a flowing ghost shape.

3. Cut 16 – 20, 2-½” x 4-½” white tissue paper strips.

4. Apply Mod Podge to the rounded front of one half egg. Starting at the narrow end, press on a tissue paper strip. Repeat, adding on more layers of tissue paper and Mod Podge, shaping the strips around the narrow end of the egg to create the head. Leave the ends of the strips loose and flowing to form the ghost shape. Secure excess tissue paper to the back of the ghost with more Mod Podge. Repeat with the second half and make another ghost.

5. Make a small head for the bottom of the card using one of the ¾” slices cut from the egg in Step 2. Brush Mod Podge onto the foam slice, and wrap tissue paper around it.

6. Add googly eyes to each ghost using the mini glue dots.

7. Glue ghosts to the greeting card.

8. Spell out “BOO” using letter stickers.

How else would you use these little ghosts to decorate for Halloween?

If you missed it, here’s another Halloween card by designer Patty Schaffer.

DIY this Halloween card with a mini felted pumpkin.

Handmade, Halloween Jack-‘o-Lantern Card by Patty Schaffer.

If you’re making plans for Halloween crafting this weekend, here are six more ways to make haunting, Halloween ghosts.

Tutorials for Halloween Ghost Crafts

Six more ways to make a Halloween ghost!

Who’s planning on Halloween crafting this weekend?

Happy crafting!


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9 Responses to Say “Happy Halloween” with this sweet, handmade Halloween Card

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  2. CraftyB says:

    We are having a Halloween Party at work. This would be a fun sign for the event!!

  3. Malia says:

    On my gosh! I adore your the ghosties and pumpkins! You post the best projects at Crafts n Coffee!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Malia, that is so sweet of you! I’m a big fan of the Halloween crafts for kids you’ve shared on Yesterday on Tuesday! The Felt Ghosts are adorable! Sharon

  4. LisaM6 says:

    What fun boo cards. I can see making the ghosts into snowmen. Fun fun
    Great tuts.

    • Sharon says:

      Cute idea — with a little tweak, these could be snowmen. But let’s not think “snow” quite yet — though we saw a few suspicious, white pellets falling from the sky on Saturday . . . Sharon

  5. The pumpkin card is ghoulishly awesome!!! Love the ghosts! TFS!

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