4 Quick & Easy Macrame Ghost DIY Ideas For Beginners

Make Your Home Boo-Tiful With These Halloween Handmade Hanging Ghosts

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Halloween season is perfect for doing handmade projects – from carving a pumpkin to making a perfect costume. In this article, we are sharing a few brilliant ideas on how to make an adorable macrame ghost. Each rope ghost craft in our compilation is simple and straightforward. The instructions are quite easy to follow, which means they are suitable for beginners, including young kids. Any of these ghost patterns will be a perfect activity for the weekend to get your family and the little ones amused and creative during Halloween season. They will surely get very excited about taking part in preparation of Halloween décor by creating a simple craft that can last for years to come and stand as a testament to their contribution to family celebrations.
To complete projects below, you will need just a few supplies, including the rope. Royal Corderié Macramé Craft Cord from Hemptique can be used to complete all of the projects listed below. If you decide to learn the basics of macrame, it is fairly easy to get a grasp of it and you will soon be hooked on knotting! To get you started, we are sharing macrame knots guide for beginners, where you can get acquainted with basic knots, such as a square knot. If you have not tried the macrame technique before, don’t worry! Most of the projects in our collection do not require knotting at all, even though they resemble a real macrame handicraft. Let’s get crafting for Halloween season!

Table of Contents:

1.    DIY macrame ghost (with link to step-by-step video instructions) 

2.    Hanging ghost decorations

3.    Miniature rope ghosts

4.    DIY macrame ghost pattern ornament

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1.    DIY Macrame Ghost (with link to step-by-step video instructions) 

The first project we are sharing is a simple and quick boho style wall hanging ghost from Southern crush at home. It doesn’t take a lot of time to make, and it is a budget friendly activity. You don’t need to be familiar with knotting techniques for this project, as it is not technically macrame. It only reminds of it as it is made with rope, but it does not require any special skills. It is an ideal craft for beginners as it is suitable for all ages, including preschoolers. All you need for this craft is some glue and the will to create this cute rope ghost.

Supplies needed for DIY macrame ghost:
  • Cord
  • Scrap piece of cardboard or foam board (semi-circular shape)
  • Black felt (fabric, construction paper, or paint)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Optional; small ribbon or a bow
Rope Ghost 1
Before beginning the project, think of what the ghost’s face will look like. Depending on whether you want to see a happy or a scary face, cut the pieces of black felt (or cardboard) which you need to  later glue onto its face in the end.
For video instructions on how to make this rope ghost, watch this YouTube video from Southern crush at home.

2.    Hanging Ghost Decorations (with video instructions)

Make these sweet hanging ghosts using a free step by step video tutorial below by Macrame for beginners. This is another very effective craft that is so easy to make. By using just a few supplies, like rope and wire, you and your kids will be able to create these beautiful hanging ghost decorations, which can be hung on front doors, in the front yard, or on the mantel. You can make them in different sizes and colors, and they make a great treat bag stuffing.
  • Macrame rope
  • Craft wire
  • Yarn
  • Black felt
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
Rope Ghost 2
Detailed measurements of cordage is listed in the description of the YouTube video. To follow video instructions on how to make these cute hanging ghosts, here is a video tutorial from Summer Macrame.

3.    Miniature Rope Ghosts

This Halloween, treat yourself with these sweet and adorable little macramé ghosts. Even if you have not tried to knot before, this craft will be very simple and quick, as it is pretty easy to recreate. It is fit for kids and first-time crafters, so gather supplies listed below, and make this beautiful Halloween ghost pattern for yourself, or as a gift for your loved ones.

Things you will need:

  • Natural color or white string (two different diameters)
  • White thread
  • Black felt (cardboard, or black paint)
  • Sharp fabric scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Comb
  • Needle for weaving
  • Optional: wooden beads
Rope Ghost 3
This craft takes approximately one hour to make, and full instructions can be found on Gathered.

4.    DIY Macrame Ghost Pattern Ornament

Besides sewing a cute Halloween costume and carving a pumpkin, fall season is all about cute and spooky décor. The next creative craft we have for you will surely be one of the favorite ones for your little kids to try, since this little macrame ghost is soft, plush, and super cute. 

If you are looking for an affordable and stylish handmade Halloween décor, this is it! It can be hung on a front door or a wall to make your celebrations unique and exceptionally festive. Since it is fairly easy to make, why not create several different sizes so you can decorate more than one area of your home. To add a contemporary touch, try using colored rope, or painting sections of finished product with preferred patterns.

Materials you will need for this craft:

  • Rope
  • White yarn
  • Craft (steel) wire
  • Hot glue gun / glue (or sewing kit)
  • Black colored felt (vinyl, cardboard, or paint)
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Cricut ghost eyes or eyelashes
Rope Ghost 4
For detailed instructions on how to recreate this rope ghost ornament, visit the A Bubbly Life website.

These ghost ornaments are made in traditional white color, but you (or your kids) can use a different color if you wish. For instance, you can use a green macramé cord to make Frankenstein or an orange cord to make a pumpkin ghost. Other Halloween creatures you can create are a black cat, a witch, Jack O’Lantern, or a one-eye monster.