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Easy Halloween DIY Crafts with Cheesecloth: Porch Decor, Treats & More

October 2, 2019

Oh the things you can make with cheesecloth! (Yes, cheesecloth.)

It might not feel like it in your neck of the woods, but it is October, friends, and that means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween. Did you know that cheesecloth is the wonder product of the season? It’s inexpensive, versatile and available in many different sizes. That makes it the perfect medium for making giant spider webs, ghosts, mummies and all kind of scary decorations.

Easy Halloween DIY Projects with Cheesecloth: Porch Decor, Treats & More


Easy Halloween DIY Projects with Cheesecloth: Porch Decor, Treats & More

Giant spider webs are fun for the whole family.

One of the simplest things you can do with cheesecloth is drape it to create the look of a giant spider web. It’s perfect for use on a covered porch or front door.

So easy.

For draping, choose DritzĀ® cheesecloth by the yard to get really large lengths of cloth. The process is this easy: drape it as desired, use hot glue to apply paper or foam decorations, hang it up! Get more tips over at Trash To Couture for creating the perfect Halloween vignette on your porch using cheesecloth.

Easy-to-Make Halloween Ghost Decorations Made out of Dritz Cheesecloth

The party favorite.

These cheesecloth ghosts always steal the show – everybody loves them. You’ll use white glue to stiffen them into the shape of ghosts. This is another great family or school craft. Place them on the mantel or table centerpiece, prop them alongside pumpkins or make them part of a porch vignette with a giant spider web.

Easy-to-Make Halloween Ghost Treats Made out of Dritz Cheesecloth

Treats for all.

These ghost pops are a real treat. Wrap a lollipop in a square of cheesecloth, add a ribbon bow and use a marker to make a scary face. A truly thoughtful party favor, decoration or trick-or-treating giveaway. (Also a great craft to busy the kids!)

Easy-to-Make Halloween Mummy Pillow Made out of Dritz Cheesecloth

Oh, mummy.

What a great way to repurpose pillows – even if temporarily. This mummy pillow is made by wrapping and pinning or hot gluing cheesecloth around a pillow. Googly eyes seal the deal.

Easy-to-Make Halloween Flying Bat Made out of Dritz Dyed Cheesecloth

A bat to dye for.

Did you know that you can dye cheesecloth? You can! Dritz cheesecloth is 100% cotton so takes fabric dye nicely. This cheesecloth bat is a spooky addition to your Halloween party or decor.

Dritz Cheesecloth is Available in Many Sizes - Great for Cooking,Cleaning, Crafts, Halloween DIY

Check it out.

Take a closer look at the weave on Dritz cheesecloth. It’s so versatile! You now know that it can be dyed or stiffened for craft projects. But it’s also a handy product to have in your arsenal of household supplies. For cooking use it for canning and baking. For cleaning use it for dusting and polishing, or to wax or clean your car. Who knew?

Dritz Cheesecloth is Available in Many Sizes - Great for Cooking,Cleaning, Crafts, Halloween DIY

Pick the perfect size for your project.

Popular sizes of Dritz cheesecloth are the 6-yard and 15-yard packages. Large draping projects call for the by-the-yard cheesecloth which is cut to the desired length at retail.

Ready? Check out all of our Halloween projects and keep up with Dritz on Instagram and Facebook. Lots of scary ideas for sure.

Happy October!