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Halloween can be such a fun time of year, and you still have time to make this DIY Ghost plate for decorating! It’s easy, adorable, and inexpensive. Plus, even your kids will be happy to help make one or two of them. Part of Halloween that stands out is the creepy stuff, but there are so many ideas and things that are super CUTE too! And, who can turn down the idea of cheap DIY Halloween decor? Decorate the home or office and you don’t have to break the bank, sounds like a win to me!
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Easy & Adorable DIY Ghost Plate
Not only is this an easy Halloween craft idea, but it’s also made from things you probably have laying around the house. If not, they are all inexpensive and easy to snag on Amazon or at your local craft store. Okay, let’s get started on this Halloween craft project.
Terra cotta flower pot saucer – You can pick any size you like. Make them small or large depending on your preferences.
White craft paint or spray paint
Black permanent marker
Hot glue gun or craft glue
How To Make DIY Halloween Ghost
Everything about this DIY Halloween ghost screams simple and playful! You can make several different sizes and decorate or mantle or anywhere you want. They work wonderfully in an office setting too. And if you are looking for an easy Halloween craft for kids, I recommend adding this one to your list.
- Using white craft paint or white spray paint, you will paint the top and sides of the flower pot saucer.
- Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before gluing on googly eyes and using the black marker to create a large oval mouth showing surprise.
That is all you need to do to make this DIY ghost plate! I wasn’t even kidding when I told you it was quick to make. The hardest part waiting for the paint to dry.
DIY Ghost Plate Variations
Okay, so I know this intended to be a ghost, but you could also make it into other decorations as well. So you can use the same basic technique and make a few quick changes. Let your imagination run wild because there are no wrong answers. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.
- Frankenstein – Paint it green instead of white and draw a Frankenstein’s face. Super cute!
- Pumpkin – Just use orange paint instead of white and draw a jack-o-lantern face.
Are Acrylic Paints Washable?
If you opt for an acrylic craft paint over spray paint, you will be happy to know that most of the time the paint is washable. It is a water-based paint, so you can easily wipe it off most surfaces if you do it right away.
Can I Make This DIY Ghost Plate With Chalk Paint?
Yes, you can use chalk paint to make this DIY ghost plate. It will give it more of a farmhouse style look, so give it a try!