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This is a simple way to make a really cool ghost decoration for the Halloween season. When it's all done, it's just the fabric that's standing up on its own; it does not need any support. All you need is thin fabric, starch, and some objects from around the house to build upon. I used a slightly heavy linen-like cheese cloth, but you can use any thin fabric you can find.
You can use any number of things to make the ghost shape to build on. I used a lightbulb on a plastic bottle and stuck a wire hanger through. You could also use Styrofoam balls and regular sturdy wire. I used spray starch to stiffen the fabric, but you could use goopy liquid starch as well. I started mine at night and let it dry through the morning.
Total Time: 30 minutes plus dry time
Yield: 1 ghost
Simple and easy and cheap! Blow up a balloon and dip a square of cheesecloth into fabric stiffener. Drape over balloon. Let dry and then pop the balloon. Add felt eyes or use a dark marker.
I've seen these ghosts on YouTube. They are very cute! You can also make several little ones, just use a smaller bottle and balloons.