DIY Book Page Ghost Garland

DIY Book Page Ghost Garland

This DIY book page ghost garland only takes a few minutes to make, which is good because sometimes that’s all we have. This year I decided I just couldn’t let Halloween pass by without a little ghostly fun.


DIY Book Page Ghost Garland and festive fall paper medallions.


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Ghosts come in all shapes and sizes, so you can make up your own or copy mine. These are about 1-1/2 wide by 3-1/2 inches tall. Once you have your shape just trace and cut out. No special equipment required, and seriously it only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to cut out a stack of ghosts.

This would be a great activity for kids, who will be so excited to be part of a decorating team.

I had lots of fun with the hole punch. See how the position of the eyes give the appearance of looking in different directions? It gives each one a wee bit of personality, don’t you think?


DIY Book Page Ghost Garland with clothespins.


I love using clothespins to create simple garlands, which makes assembly super fast. To see my fall leaf garland using mini clothespins, visit my post Welcome Fall Entryway With Navy and Yellow.


View of chalk board decorated with a ghost garland.


Last year I dismantled an old damaged book for a couple of projects and still have a few hundred loose pages left for projects. Of course these ghosts are just as cute on white paper or let your imagination go wild using scrapbook paper.

Chalkboards make the perfect spot for seasonal decorating. Mine is adorned with a moss covered letter, which adds a backdrop of interesting texture for garlands.

For the full tutorial click on DIY Moss Covered Letter to view the post.


DIY Book Page Ghost Garland on a trick or treat chalkboard.


This is my first time making paper medallions, which are more time consuming than the ghosts.  They do add fall color though, and even more festive with autumn leaves in the center.


Fall paper medallions with navy background.


DIY Book Page Ghost Garland on chalkboard next to the kitchen bar.


Garlands can go just about anywhere and I love seeing them displayed on a chest of drawers or on the front of an entry table.

Where To Hang A Garland

  • Bulletin Board
  • Mantel
  • Mirror
  • Map
  • Table
  • Curtain Rod
  • Cabinets
  • Door
  • Headboard
  • Bookshelves
  • Window Frame

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DIY Book Page Ghost Garland on a chalkboard.


Remember you can use this same idea to make book page pumpkins, cats or bats into a garland. Do you decorate with a theme in mind or just love it all. Share your favorite Halloween project with me.



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13 thoughts on “DIY Book Page Ghost Garland

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      I started using it for more than a chalkboard last year around Christmas time, and found it’s a fun spot for whimsical decorating.

  1. Kim @Serving Up Southern says:

    Hi Michelle!
    Your little ghosts are way too cute! I have a several hymnals found after a tornado hit our community three years ago. Is it okay to make ghosts out of worship hymnals? 😉 Ha! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!
    >>> Kim

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