Halloween DIY Cheesecloth Ghosts

stiffy ghost
Make it: Tabletop Ghosts

This spooky cutie was made with cheesecloth and Stiffy.  Frighten your table guest with mini macabre ghosts. Add a little glitter for extra sparkle!

Three yards cheesecloth
“Stiffy” fabric stiffener- by Plaid
White, iridescent ultra-fine glitter
Cylinder chip can
3” styrofoam ball
Cookie sheet
Aluminum foil

1. Place the styrofoam ball on top of the chip canister. Place on a cookie sheet and cover the can and ball with foil. Extend the foil to make a base for the ghost.

2. Cut the cheesecloth into 6 pieces. Pour the “Stiffy” into a bowl and add glitter. Soak each of the sheets of cheesecloth. Lightly wring each sheet and drape over the chip can and ball, covering all of the foil. Pool the cheesecloth at the base of the ghost.

3. Set the ghost aside to dry for 24 hours. Carefully remove the foil covered chip can and ball.


  1. That is such a great idea, who would have thought that a simple cheesecloth could look so effective!