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DIY Halloween Ghost Garland PDF


Who wants to make a Halloween ghost garland? we all do! Designed as an accompaniment to my super popular Halloween pumpkin garland, I have designed 6 different spooky (but friendly) ghosts to keep the kids occupied during a rainy Autumn day – just in time for Halloween.

This Halloween ghost garland craft is super easy and can be enjoyed by seasoned papercutting grown ups and and kids alike. Instantly downloadable, my Halloween ghost garland printable allows you to cut your own ghost bunting with 6 DIFFERENT ghost shapes and faces. They all have their own unique look and personality – why not give each one a name? or decorate with (eco friendly) clear glitter?

Ideal for Halloween parties or simply a paper craft to keep the kids occupied during half term, this template PDF set comprises six A4 templates featuring 6 different ghost designs and also a sheet of step-by-step instructions with photos.

What is included in your Halloween Ghost Garland download:

  • x1 A4 PDF of step by step instructions with photos guiding how to cut your paper ghost garland
  • x6 A4 PDFs of ghost templates – each one with a different shape and face
  • That’s 7 PDFs in total

What you’ll need to make your Halloween Ghost Garland:

  • A4 printer (or access to a printer)
  • 6 sheets of white or grey paper (I recommend 90-120gsm)
  • A scalpel or small scissors
  • An A4 cutting mat (or A3, whatever you have)
  • Double sided sticky tape (or staples, glue or sellotape to stick to the string)
  • String (or bakers twine, emroidery thread or fishing wire)

How to cut your Halloween Ghost Garland:

Full step by step instructions are included in your PDF bundle – you’re going to need access to a printer to print the A4 sheets. It doesn’t have to be a colour printer, black and whit is totally fine. I recommend printing onto white or grey paper with a weight of between 90gsm and 120gsm, although normal bog standard home printer paper will do just fine!. You could use a heavier paper or card stock, but really thick card can sometimes hurt your fingers when cutting.

You’ll need a self healing cutting mat. They’re available in A4 and A3 sizes in most craft stores such as HobbyCraft or The Range. Read more about it in this blogpost – How to papercut using papercutting templates.

You’ll need a scalpel – I use a swivel scalpel and a fixed blade, but it is up to you – works with whatever you’re comfortable with. I’ve written a blogpost about the tools you need for papercutting – so you can read more about scalpels here.

Cut your way through each ghost template following the printed step by step instructions. Print out as many ghouls as you need. There’s x1 ghost  per sheet, each one different, with 6 in total which makes roughly 1.5 to 2m of pumpkin garland depending on how spaced out you stick them to the string.

Relax and enjoy!

When you’ve finished I would love to see your efforts so remember to tag me over on Instagram @kyleighspapercuts so I can give you a little cheer!

Design, artwork and images © Kyleigh Orlebar/Kyleigh’s Papercuts. Copyright/usage limitations. This template is strictly for personal, hobby use only. Not for resale (in its template form or once cut). It must NOT be copied, altered, reproduced, sold on or cut and sold under any circumstances.  If you’d like to share your progress, please use the hashtag #kyleighspapercuts on social media so I can keep up with your progress. I’d love to see your finished papercuts. Happy cutting!

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