Halloween Simple Ghost Garland

DIY Essential Oil Diffusion Method

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Two things I love in life are: being creative and essential oils! So I thought I would get a little crafty and create something for Halloween. These little ‘ghosts’ are super simple to make and are simple to use as a DIY essential oil diffuser.

The steps are super easy and you will have your own little ghosts garland hanging on your wall in no time! To get started you will need the following supplies:

  • 1m (or yard) of white fabric. I used poplin as that is what I had on hand.
  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Quilting ruler
  • Thick string
  • scissors
  • Needle
  • Tissues
  • Essential oil of choice

Step 1: Once you have everything you need, cut your fabric in to 15cm squares. I made 15cm squares as that’s the width of my quilting ruler. It made the job super easy. I only had enough fabric to make 14 ghosts but make as many you like!

Jemma Bailey Halloween Ghost Garland fabric cut into 15cm squares

Step 2: To start, it’s as easy as rolling up a ball of tissue and placing it into the centre of the fabric. Fold/bunch up the fabric around the tissue. Tie off the tissue in the centre of the ball with thick string to make a ‘head’. You just made your first ghost!

Jemma Bailey Halloween Ghost Garland rolled tissue into ball sitting on fabric with 3 pre-made ghosts
Jemma Bailey Halloween Ghost Garland making ghosts
Jemma Bailey Halloween Ghost Garland finished ghosts prior to threading for hanging

STEP 3: Thread a long needle with a long piece of thick thread to join all your ghosts together. I threaded mine slightly to the side of the head to that they you stick out a little when I hung them on the wall.

Jemma Bailey Halloween Ghost Garland threading needle through ghost head
Jemma Bailey Halloween Ghost Garland laid out ready to hang

STEP 4: Ghost garland hung on my wall with some of the kids artwork. I love the picture of Groot and the Hulk (which is a perfect combo for Halloween don’t you think!!!) These ghosts are a little ‘thin’. You can keep them like this, or fluff them up a little to make them look a little more ‘floaty’.

Jemma Bailey Halloween Ghost Garland hanging on wall thin
Jemma Bailey Halloween Ghost Garland hanging on wall plumped up

Step 5: The hard work in making your ghosts garland is finished. But you have one last step. Simply pick out the essential oil of choice and place a drop on a couple of the heads of the ghosts. If your oil is a citrus oil, it may leave a coloured mark so place a drip to the back. The scent from my garland lasted about 3 days before it needed reapplication.

Jemma Bailey Halloween Ghost Garland hanging on wall with hand adding drops of Easy Air essential oil doterra

Now its time for you to make your own little ghost garland! I would love to see your finished products, so head on over to my facebook page, and share your photos with me! You can find me here: https://www.facebook.com/thejemmabailey/