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DIY Silly Ghost Balloons

DIY Project, Styling and Text by Studio DIY
Photos by Jeff Mindell

Ghosts don’t have to be scary. These ghost balloons show all their emotions and are the perfect, silly touch for a costume party or for greeting trick-or-treaters at your door on Halloween!

DIY Halloween Ghost BalloonsDIY Silly Ghost Balloons


Ghost Balloon Supplies



  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • White balloons (9” work best)
  • Ribbon
  • White tissue paper (use large sheets)
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Black dry erase marker
  • Pink or red vinyl (optional)
DIY Silly Ghost Balloons How To Collage



  1. Inflate the balloons with the Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie with ribbon.
  2. Fold a sheet of tissue paper in half lengthwise (hot dog style), and then fold it into thirds widthwise. Cut a scalloped edge along the bottom of your tissue paper.
  3. Unfold your tissue and cut into two, down the length of your first fold. You will use one for each ghost.
  4. Place a few pieces of double-sided tape along the non-scalloped edge of your tissue and adhere it around the center of the balloon. If the tissue does not reach all the way around, you can add a smaller piece to fill in the gap.
  5. Draw your faces! Use a black marker to draw eyes, sunglasses, a mouth—whatever you so choose. You can also cut pink tongues, red hearts or other “accessories” out of vinyl and attach them to the balloon for an extra pop of color.
  6. Tie your ghosts together or place them individually along your driveway, by your front door or around your party. You could even leave them face-less and let guests draw their own and take it home as a Halloween party favor.
DIY Ghost Balloon Faces

Show off your silly ghost balloons with our party planning communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Looking for more great Halloween party ideas? Check out this Boo-tastic Pinterest board.


Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.


Written by: Kelly Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more. When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground

Written by: Studio DIY

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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