More and more people are decorating for Halloween, and this DIY Ghost Ornament is a perfect addition. And I don’t mean a little skeleton in the yard or a pumpkin on the porch. There are lots of people nowadays that go all out, inside and outside of their home or workplace. There are even people doing Halloween trees.
This DIY Ghost ornament would be a great fit for a Halloween tree or an addition to a wreath. And it’s so easy to make.
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I can hear you asking now “What’s a Halloween tree?” Some people are taking a white or black Christmas tree, while others are using a twiggy branch or several. They’re then decorating it for Halloween with ornaments, ribbon, garland, and so much more. They both work, and they both look great.
How to Make a DIY Ghost Ornament
- Clear Christmas ornaments with removable tops
- White acrylic craft paint
- Googly eyes
- Permanent marker
- Plastic cups
Take the top off the ornament and set aside.
Squirt some white acrylic craft pain into the opening. Probably a tablespoon or so.
Swirl the paint around so that the inside of the ornament is covered completely. If you need more paint, add more.
Turn the ornament upside down and let the excess paint drain out. I like to use a plastic cup like the ones you use for a BBQ for this. This should only take a couple minutes, and you can reuse the paint.
Place the top back on the ornament.
Glue on googly eyes. You can either freehand this, and guesstimate. Or you can make a small mark where you’d like the eyes to go, and place the eyes over the marks.
Using a permanent marker, draw on a mouth. Get creative, and make it fun or cute or spooky. This is going to give your ghost all of its personality.
Tie a length of ribbon onto your ornament, and hang it up!
Isn’t this DIY Ghost Ornament easy to make? And the results really are practically fail proof. You could create a whole ghost family in an afternoon. If you felt particularly adventurous, you could do these with glitter instead. Simply follow our Glitter Ornament tutorial for the first part.