Does your DIY Halloween décor need a refresh? Upcycle your Halloween decorations with COLORSHOT! This simple tutorial from Oh Yay Studio will show you how to create colorful cheesecloth ghosts and matching painted pumpkins using COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paints. It’s so easy to add vibrant color to your spooky crafts with COLORSHOT!
Cheesecloth ghosts (and other Halloween décor)
Protective surface cover
Prepare your work station with a protective surface cover (such as a plastic sheet or cardboard) and lay out your cheesecloth ghosts and other décor to be painted. This project is a perfect way to upcycle last year’s Halloween décor with vibrant, colorful spray paint! If you want to make some ghosts from scratch, check out this super simple cheesecloth ghost tutorial from Aleene’s!
Hold your cheesecloth ghost by the head and begin spray painting the bottom third with your desired color, rotating the ghost as you’re spraying to achieve even coverage. To create a smooth gradient effect, hold the can of spray paint farther away from the cloth.
The sky is the limit with these colorful ghosts— try making them two-toned for an extra pop of color, fade them from colorful to black for extra spooky vibes, or use metallic spray paints for a really lustrous look! You can also take this moment to create more matching Halloween décor or upcycle any other decorations that need a refresh; Oh Yay Studio spray painted plastic pumpkins to go alongside their colorful cheesecloth ghosts!
Don’t forget to give your cheesecloth ghosts some spooky eyes to see through! Use sharp scissors to cut out eye shapes from black felt. Apply a bit of Aleene’s Felt & Foam Tacky Glue to one side each eye, then press onto the cheesecloth ghosts to secure.
Once the spray paint and glue have dried, your spooky and cute crafts are ready to display! These colorful cheesecloth ghosts look adorable next to matching mini pumpkins. What other DIY Halloween décor will you customize with COLORSHOT?
We want to see your take on these colorful cheesecloth ghosts! If you’re using COLORSHOT for your spooky crafts and DIY Halloween décor, snap a photo and tag us on social media @mycolorshot!