Kara's Party Ideas DIY Halloween Ghost Garland | Kara's Party Ideas



Have you heard of the release of GHOSTS?! I’m so excited to partner with Scholastic this month to help spread the word about the release of Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters!

“This fabulous book is about a girl named Catrina. You see, Catrina (or Cat for short) and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for the new town of Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister’s sake — and her own.”

In celebrating the release of this “ghostly” book, I decided to create a fun DIY Halloween Ghost garland. Follow my easy tutorial below to make your own!


DIY Ghost Halloween Garland


Items needed:
2 Yards of White Cotton Fabric
Round Sucker Lollipops
Black Washable Marker
Black Fine Tip Permanent Marker

Step 1- Cut your white cotton fabric into 10″ squares.


Step 2- Take your washable black marker, and draw a line along the outer edge of each fabric square like shown above.


Step 3- Fill a cup or jar with water and carefully dip the edges of your fabric square into the water like shown above. Leave the fabric piece in the water for just a couple seconds and quickly remove.


Step 4- Lay your fabric squares out to dry. (I put mine outside on the grass, as the black ink tends to bleed onto things.)


Step 5- Once your fabric squares have dried, take your lollipop and place it in the center of the fabric square.


Step 6- Wrap the fabric square around the lollipop.


Step 7- Tie the fabric at the base of the lollipop with a ribbon as shown above.


Step 8- Draw a face onto your lollipop ghost with a fine tip permanent marker.


Step 9- Using a hot glue gun, attach a short piece of ribbon onto the back of the lollipop ghost as shown above.

DIY Halloween Ghost Garland via Kara's Party Ideas

Step 10- String your ghosts onto a long piece of black ribbon and hang. Viola, you now have a darling Halloween ghost decoration!



About the Author

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, and Sisters, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series. Raina’s accolades include two Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Notable lists. Raina lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This post has been sponsored by Scholastic. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Julie says:

    This is SO cute!

  2. Love the halloween garland and I can make it using stuff I have at home which is awesome. Thanks for the great idea.

  3. Laurencia says:

    That garland is too cute!! I want to make one now! And the book looks good too!

    • Mandy Bradshaw says:

      Thanks Laurencia! I know I can’t wait to read the book to my kiddos for our October before bed reading time!