Booooo – the friendly ghosts are here…


It has been very quiet here lately…well actually the last 3 months, but sometimes life just gets in the way. We got married in August, it was a real great DIY wedding that took lots of our love and attention – but was worth every minute of it. We had the most amazing day! So this is the reason for the lack of blogposts on here as I don’t want to rush or publish anything that I am not convinced of. But now I am back and I finally found some time.

Last Sunday I made these small ghosts and think they turned out really well. So, if you’re in need of a quick and easy Halloween DIY, these are perfect. We’ve hung ours up and light the tea lights inside every evening, but they could also be filled with sweets for a Halloween party.


For 3 little ghosts you need:
– 3 balloons
– white transparent paper
– PVA glue
– black acrylic paint
– paint brush
– scissors
– wire or string

Tear the white transparent paper into small stripes. This is a perfect job for children, even my 18 month old little girl could help a bit. Blow up the balloon to the size you want it to be.
Now put a fair bit of PVA on the balloon and stick the stripes of transparent paper on it. Again, this is a perfect job for kids – just bear in mind that it can get a bit messy. Cover the balloon in approx. 2 or 3 layers of white transparent paper and make sure it is all nicely soaked in the PVA glue. Resting the balloon on top of a bowl makes it easier and is also a good space for letting it dry: Let the covered balloon dry for around 24 hours.

Once the PVA/paper mix is dry cut open the top and pop the balloon inside. And last but not least paint a scary (or maybe even friendly) ghost face on the balloon, add two wholes on the sides so that you can put a piece of string or wire through it if you want to hang it up. But they also look amazing on a window sill, scaring the people outside ;).


Although I am not going out of my way for Halloween, it still symbolises cozy evenings inside for me and the warm light that comes from these cute ghosts I just find adorable.

I hope you have a very spooky and fun Halloween – and maybe you even find the time to make a few ghosts like the one’s I made. I bet the kids love it! 🙂

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosie says:

    Congratulations on getting married! I love seeing the results of your crafting sessions – these little ghosts are such cute decorations 🙂

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    1. madebygreta says:

      Thank you, Rosie! I hope you have a Happy Halloween 🙂 x

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  2. Congratulations on the wedding. These came out so cute. They would look great hanging from our trees on Halloween. I haven’t made any ghost yet but i want to decorate the yard this year with ghost everywhere and glow sticks.

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    1. madebygreta says:

      Thank you so much! I hope you had a lot of fun decorating your yard with ghosts 🙂


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