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Hanging Bat Ghosts

Hanging Bat GhostsThese Hanging Bat Ghosts are seriously so very cute. They’re more like friendly Caspar than a spooky poltergeist. You can hang these adhorable DIY Halloween decorations from the trees in your front yard or string them over your front door. Trick-or-treaters will love them and parents will be glad you aren’t terrifying their children. They may even want to know how you made DIY Halloween decor! You can easily make these at the last minute if you find yourself strapped for time this year. Make an adorable group of ghosts to cheerfully haunt your house this year with some easy DIY Halloween decorations.


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  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Balls: 4”
  • Cheesecloth
  • Fabric Paint: Black and White
  • Craft Foam Sheet: Black
  • Monofilament Line or Craft Wire
  • Straight Pins
  • Cardstock
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Hanging Bat Ghosts Template


1. Cut two 12” squares of cheesecloth.  Lay squares together so that you have eight corners.  Drape the cheesecloth overtop of the ball.  Trim cheesecloth as needed.

Hanging Bat Ghosts

2. Print templates onto cardstock and cut out.  Trace the bat wing template onto the black foam sheet and cut out.

Hanging Bat Ghosts

3. Paint the face onto the ghost with the black fabric paint.  Add white highlights to the eyes with white fabric paint.  Let dry.

Hanging Bat Ghosts

4. Cut small slits into each side of the ghost.  Glue the wings into the slits.

Hanging Bat Ghosts

5. Tie monofilament line or craft wire around a pin and glue into the top of the ghost for a hanger.

Hanging Bat Ghosts

Hanging Bat Ghosts

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