make it: the new way to make plastic bag ghosts

by mari

DIY Windsock Ghosts - Plastic Bag Ghost Craft - DIY Halloween Decorations | Small for Big

We’ve made plastic bag ghosts the usual ways in the past, but I never liked them very much. They didn’t have enough oomph for me when they were in the tree!

So, we’ve come up with a new method. It’s still super easy and quick to make, but the final ghosts blow in the wind much better, and I like how their faces look without having to be all scrunched up at the neck. Ready to dive in?

diy windsock plastic bag ghosts craft for halloween

What You Need:

  • Embroidery Hoops – various sizes will work, I used 4″ and 6″
  • Tall Kitchen Trash Bags with a drawstring top
  • Sharpie permanent markers
  • Scissors

diy windsock plastic bag ghosts craft for halloween

What You’ll Do:

  • Fold up the bottom half of the trash bag and cut strips about 1.5″ – 2″ wide all the way across.
  • Then snip the bottom seam of each strip to open them up.
  • Draw your Ghost’s face on the top of the bag.
  • Now open up the bag, and then close the drawstring top about halfway.
  • Insert the inside of the embroidery hoop inside the bag, near the drawstring, and the outside hoop on the outside of the bag.
  • Adjust the drawstring top of the bag within the hoops until it’s fairly even – make sure the drawstring loops are fairly even too.
  • Now tighten up your embroidery hoop – it’s ready to hang!

diy windsock plastic bag ghosts craft for halloween

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