Spooky Gauze Ghost Doll

I came up with the idea for this ghost craft project while doing a Bing search for Halloween art dolls. Many of the dolls I came across were a bit to creepy for me, so I settled on making a more whimsical ghost doll using gauze and an old t-shirt. If you want to make this spooky gauze ghost yourself, download my pattern here. This doll is very simple to make and will add just the right amount of spook to your Halloween festivities.

Spooky Gauze Ghost Doll

Spooky Gauze Ghost Doll

Here’s What You’ll Need
ghost pattern
old white t-shirt
2 pieces of floral stem wire
needle and thread
white floral tape
1 roll white gauze
2 small black beads
Elmers craft glue
paint brush
batting (enough to fill the ghost)

1) Download, print, and cut out ghost pattern. Pin the ghost pattern onto a piece from an old white t-shirt, and cut around the pattern. Double the fabric to get both sides of the ghost cut at once, or repeat to get a second ghost.

2) Loosely hand stitch around the ghost, allowing no more a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a one inch opening at the top of the head, for stuffing. Also, leave a very small opening at the tip of the tail to insert the wire.

3) Wrap 2 pieces of floral wire together with white floral tape, covering twice.

4) Insert the wrapped wire into the tail of the ghost up to within an inch of the head. Secure the tail of the fabric to the wire with the white floral tape.

Spooky Gauze Ghost Doll

5) Stuff batting into the ghost, stuffing it around the wire and keeping the wire to the center of the ghost as much as possible.

6) Stitch the head of the ghost closed.

7) Shape the tail into a spiral.

Gauze Ghost Doll How-To

8) Mix equal parts of glue and water. Cut gauze into strips of varying sizes. Using a brush, put a light coating of glue mixture all over the ghost. Wrap the ghost with the gauze strips, brushing more glue as needed to hold the strips into place. Continue wrapping gauze until ghost is completely covered. Allow to dry completely, over night.

9) Sew two beads into place for the eyes.

Spooky Gauze Ghost Doll How-To


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  1. Rebecca Parsons says

    Awww i love this idea. I have some gauze left form a surgery I had. Always wondered what I could use it for.

  2. Stacey Roberson says

    What a cute ghost doll! Looks simple to make and with items that I probably already have in my home. These would be great to hang in the trees in the front yard.

  3. Carla S says

    I like this. This is a great use for gauze- which usually sits around unused.You could hang these ghosts on your porch.

  4. Carolann Leibenguth says

    Super cute idea, I sometimes volunteer with a childrens group and this will be a great project for us next year. Simple but not to spooky :)

  5. Jana Williams says

    This is Really Adorable & it’s Something that Most People Can Do Easily with the Simple Instructions! Fall is My Favorite Time of Year & Decorating for Fall or Cooking Fall Treats is the Most Fun I have All Year! Who Needs to Buy Expensive Decorations when you can Make them yourself? Great Post! Have a Blessed Day! Jana

  6. Susan Wilder says

    Loving this cute lil ghost! Got my project for this weekend to make w/my two grandsons, ages 3 & 5. Thanks so much!

  7. says

    This is so cute! Thank you for the step by step ~ so helpful!

    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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