Pillowcase Ghost

Decorating the house for the holidays is a great way to spend some family time together and get excited about the holidays. This weekend we created this spooky ghost to liven up the neighborhood this Halloween.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I found these pillowcases at a thrift shop. I drew the outline of a ghost for my young kids, but older kids can do this step on their own. Make sure the head and arms hit the top seam; those ares are where the ghost will hang off your tree.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    My five-year-old told me exactly how she wanted the ghost to look ("now make the bottom curve up and down..."). I cut around the ghost and up the side seams, but I left the top seams as is.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Emma got to work on the important stuff: giving our ghost a spooky face! (Make sure this step is done over cardboard, to protect your workspace.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    When the faces were done, we hung these guys in our front yard. Now they're ready to spook trick-or-treaters!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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