Yep, it’s that time of year… Halloween decorating season! With less than a month until the scariest day of the year, it’s now (finally) acceptable to deck your space from floor to ceiling with pumpkins and kitsch-cool Halloween decorations.
I used my Cricut machine to make these oh-so-simple transparent ghost decorations (although you can use a craft knife or scissors, instead). They took less than 15 minutes to make, but look great when strung together in the corner of a room. I especially love the semi-transparent effect and how they catch the light… it’s extra spooooky in flickering candle-light! 👻
Easy Transparent Ghost Decorations for Halloween
Supplies and tools
- A4 sheets of clear, thin acetate (tip: cut up some cheap plastic folders and use them)
- Thin thread
- Washi tape or similar
- Cricut machine (alternatively, you can use scissors or a craft knife and mat)
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Option 1: If you have a Cricut machine
This is nice and easy! Simply load up Design Space and search the image library for a ghost image you like. Add it to your canvas and resize to fit your acetate sheet. Add a small hole to the top of the ghost’s head and use the slice tool to cut the hole out. Then simply cut the image out with your Cricut.
I used these settings to cut acetate on my Cricut Maker:
- Medium grip mat (the green one)
- Fine point blade
- Medium cardstock setting
Option 2: If you don’t have a Cricut machine
It’ll take you slightly longer to make these transparent ghost decorations without a Cricut, but it’s still a pretty easy craft project. Start by finding a ghost image you like and printing it out (alternatively, you could sketch or trace one). Cut out this paper template, then use it to draw the ghost outline onto your clear acetate. Cut this out as neatly as you can and score a small cross at the top, to hang it up from.
With your transparent ghost decorations cut out, simply string them up with some thread and Washi tape. I like the effect of clustering a few together against a dark corner… that way, you only notice them when they catch the light!
As always, I’d love to know what you think about this project. Have you ever used clear acetate in your makes, or on a Cricut machine? Let me know in the comments below! – Mike.
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