A Kid-Friendly Halloween Craft: Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

This ghostly garland is super simple to put together and perfect for little hands to help with.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

You’ll need white yarn, black yarn, baker’s twine, scissors and something to wrap the yarn around.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

I used the side of an oatmeal box to measure my ghosts – any firm piece of junk mail or ceareal box will do for the job. The length of the piece of cardboard will be the finished height of your ghost. Start by wrapping the yarn lengthwise on the cardboard (or junk mail or whatever you have laying around your house) firmly but not too tightly. Each of my ghosts was wrapped about 40 times – but just eyeball it for how full you want the ghosts to be.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

Slide the yarn gently off your form and keep the loops separate.

 

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

Use a 6 inch-ish piece of yarn to tie the tops of the loops together. This will be at the top of the ghost head and will be how you attach the ghost to the baker’s twine to hang.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

Then form the ghosts “neck” with another piece of yarn knotted about 2-2.5 inches below the top knot. You can trim those pieces or just let them blend in with the rest of the tassel.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

Carefully slide your scissors through the loops and cut them apart so they hang freely.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

Next, create the ghost’s face with three small pieces of black yarn. Google eyes, felt, or even a sharpie or paint could work for this step, too.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

Tie knots for the eyes about 1/3 of the way down the “face”.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

Trim the excess while taking care to not trim the knot.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

Then repeat for the mouth.

Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland @ Alamo City Moms Blog

Use the yarn tails at the top of the head to attach the ghost to the baker’s twine (or yarn or ribbon or even fishing line) spacing the ghosts evenly apart. You’re sure to find a place in your house for these spooky friends while decorating for Halloween this year! Want to see and even spookier ghost decoration? Pop over to Handmade Mood and learn how to create creepy ghost photos!

 

Amanda
A fifth-generation San Antonionian - who happened to spend her formative years in Austin - Amanda loves the SAT from the confetti in her hair to the bluebonnets under her feet. Never one to miss a reason to host a party or decorate for a theme, Amanda revels in the 'mas Fiesta' attitude of the city. She's mom to Vivi (2012) aka #HurricaneVivi and wife to Francois, whom she met at Texas A&M (FTAC '05). She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Doctorate in Making it Up As She Goes - which means she's a sometimes-fun-mom. You can find her on Instagram . She loves confetti, croissants, and a cold Ranch Water. Favorite Restaurant: Piatti's Favorite Landmark: Johnson Street footbridge in King William Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Fiesta Medals

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