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.
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.
For draping, choose Dritz® 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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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?
Pick the perfect size for your project.