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DIY Halloween Décor: Jarring Ghosts

POSTED October 1, 2020 IN: DIY Projects

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You may not have a “Ghostbusters” quality containment unit but you can capture some little ghosts of your own with jars from Goodwill!


Supplies you will need:

  • Dry twigs and Spanish Moss or Lichen – Craft store or find outside
  • Canning jars of various sizes – Goodwill
  • Hot glue gun, not pictured – Craft store
  • Styrofoam balls: less than .9” – Craft store
  • Flit Styrofoam piece: 1/2” thick – Craft store
  • Black Sharpie marker – Drug store
  • First-aid gauze – Drug store
  • Pocket knife or Exacto knife – Craft store


1. Using the lid from your canning jar, trace a circle onto your Styrofoam. Carefully cut out the traced circle using an Exacto-knife or pocket knife.


2. Glue your Styrofoam circle to the inside of the jar’s lid to create a base.

3. Add some twigs to your base and place some dry Spanish Moss or Lichen on the bottom to cover the Styrofoam.


4. Cover one of your Styrofoam balls with a piece of gauze. Add eyes to your ghost by holding the point of your Sharpie onto the gauze and letting the ink bleed into it.

5. Place your ghost on/between the twigs. Gently lower the jar over your arrangement and screw on the lid. Make jars of varying sizes and pair with pumpkins for a display!


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