I fell in love with this project as soon as I saw it on Pinterest.
It's a cheesecloth ghost, and crafters have been making them for years.
Do a search for cheesecloth ghosts on Pinterest or anywhere online, and you will find many sites to inspire you for ideas.
Here are the supplies you will need:
Balloons (for the ghost head)
Wire for arms (a wire hanger, twisted, or even unfolded paper clips will work
A base for the body. (I used both an empty wine bottle and a small jewelry body display)
Besides the liquid starch and cheesecloth, the rest of the items I had around the house. So, the total cost for this project was only about $10. You will have plenty of liquid starch left over to make many more ghosts.
Prep time: about ½ hour to make; but it takes about 24 hours for the project to fully dry.
Here's the step-by-step process:
Lay down copious amounts of newspaper on the surface you are working on. You want to make sure the spray starch doesn't soak through.
Using your tape, attach a balloon to the top of your base (the ghost body). Make sure the balloon is secured on all sides.
Using tape, attach the wire for arms for the ghost. (Arms are optional. I like ghosts with or without the arms.)
Drape the cheesecloth over your body, making sure that enough gathers at the base of the ghost. Arrange the cheesecloth on the figure to give it its shape.
Mix one cup liquid starch and one cup water in the spray bottle. Spray your ghost with the mixture making sure the entire ghost is saturated. The paper underneath the ghost will collect the extra starch.
Allow the ghost to dry overnight.
Once the cheesecloth hardens, gently remove it/peel it from the base. I first pop the balloon and then lift it off the base. The starched ghost is fairly resilient, but you still want to be gentle.
If you want you can use black felt for the eyes and mouth. I don't like faces on my ghost.
I put and electric candle underneath the ghost and placed in my living room.