$1 Ghost Tassel Garland

SONY DSCHi! I know Halloween is only 10ish days away, but I have a super cute and easy little garland that will be just perfect to add to your Halloween decor! If you saw my 24 Spooktacular Halloween Mantels and Vignettes post, then you know that I don’t really decorate much for Halloween. We aren’t huge celebrators, though we will hand out candy and probably take Jade trick-or-treating when she’s older. That being said, I did create this cute little tassel garland so we’d have something kind of “spooky” outside our door so kiddos would actually want to come trick-or-treating to our house. And, it only cost me $1 to make! Holla!

I’ve seen a lot of tassel garlands on Pinterest, and they’re all made with tissue paper. I wanted my garland to be hanging outside, and I knew if it rained on Halloween (which it has a little the last few years!), then the tissue paper would fall apart. So, I thought I’d use a plastic Dollar Store tablecloth! This thing can get dumped in a bucket of water and it’d still come out looking just dandy.

To make this garland, you’ll need:

  • 1 white plastic tablecloth
  • Glue gun + glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie
  • Twine or yarn

I had everything else already, so this was incredibly easy to make.

1-6 collage1. Start with your tablecloth fresh out of the plastic. unfold your tablecloth ONE time, NOT all of the way. It will still be folded up, so they’ll be more layers in each section.

2. Cut up the crease of the fold for each section.

3. Cut through both ends of your tablecloth section, so the tassels will be free hanging, not connected.

4. Cut strips up one side, only about 1/3 of the way up. They don’t have to be perfect!

5. Flip your section and do the same on the other side, only cutting 1/3 of the way up.

6. Start rolling, with the “tassels” at either end.

7-12 collage7. Once all rolled up, hold the middle and shake so the tassels will hang more free and not be stuck to each other.

8. Twist just the middle section, and then overlap and add some hot glue to hold.

9. Cut a small strip of extra tablecloth and start wrapping around the top to make the “head”

10. Glue in the back, and glue down any excess tablecloth on top to make it more round.

11. Use a Sharpie and draw a “ghost” face

12. Repeat directions 1-11 to make as many ghosts as you wish! Put a line of hot glue on the back of the “head” and glue on some twine or yarn to make the ghosts look like they are free flying. Hang outside where your Halloween guests can enjoy!

SONY DSC I hung ours over the window so the kiddos will see it as they walk up the stairs to our porch. Hmm, they almost need some kind of light behind each one to make them stand out! Christmas lights, perhaps? 🙂

SONY DSCI’m so loving how easy this was, and how cute it is!! And the price tag is truly my favorite part. AND, because it’s plastic, it will easily hold up for many Halloweens!

SONY DSCI hope you all have a FAB rest of the week, friends!

How do you decorate for Halloween? Do you go all out or just add a few little decorations? I’d love to know!

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27 thoughts on “$1 Ghost Tassel Garland

    1. Thank you Sarah!! I agree, a little spooky is just right. I wasn’t sure how the tablecloth would work, but it turned out great! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

    1. Thanks Shonee!! I’m all about being able to reuse stuff, so this will still look perfect next year even if it’s outside! 🙂 Hope you’re having a fabulous week, friend!

    1. Thank you!! Yes, that’d look SUPER cute wrapped around a porch!! I might make a few more of them too, to adorn our stairs up to the front door! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    1. Thanks, friend! Super durable, until my cat gets to it and rips of some tassels… which happened, but you just gotta go with it anyway! 😉 Have a great weekend!

  1. G’day! How cute! Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty!
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    1. Aww, thank you Christine!! They are so fun to have hanging outside! Can’t wait to use them again next year. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week!

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