Add some festive decor to your Halloween party with our DIY bat and ghost garlands! You can make each in three super easy steps.

Evite DIY Bat & Ghost Garlands

Time: 30 minutes (including drying time)

Yields: 7 bats & 7 ghosts


  • 14 foam craft balls
  • 14 thumbtacks
  • 28 googly eyes
  • Craft twine
  • 2 pieces of black construction paper
  • 1 piece of white tissue paper
  • Black spray paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Evite DIY Bat & Ghost Garlands

Step 1: Spray-paint foam balls and let dry for 15 minutes. Tip: We stuck wood skewers into our foam balls so we could turn them as we painted to enable full coverage. While paint is drying, draw and cut out bat wings.

Step 2: Fold in the end of a wing 1/4″, apply hot glue to the outer fold, and affix to ball. Glue on googly eyes.

Evite DIY Bat & Ghost Garlands

Step 1: Cut a 5″x5″ piece of white tissue paper.

Step 2: Push thumbtack into center of tissue paper and affix to ball.

Step 3: Fold tissue paper down, then glue on googly eyes.

To string the garland, push a thumbtack halfway into each foam ball, wrap twine around it, push down the thumbtack, and continue until done.

Evite DIY Bat & Ghost Garlands
Hang these garlands as decor for your Halloween party, then invite friends and family over with the free Evite invitation below or another one of our Halloween invitations to make creepy crafts and garlands to decorate your home for the holiday!

Evite Halloween Invitation


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