Recycled Bottle Halloween Ghosts a Quick and Easy DIY

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Recycling and upcycling have been my jam since I was a kid. Sometimes I even purchase a certain type of product because of its packaging. For my Recycled Bottle Halloween Ghosts project, I purchased Sparkling ICE Water strictly because of the size and shape of the bottle. Now, I am hooked on the Mango Tangerine, it's slightly fizzy but too bubbly. Secrets revealed!

I am so excited to be sharing today as part of the Creative Crafts Halloween Edition, so stop by each day this week to see all of the creative inspiration!

Recycled Bottle Halloween Ghosts by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #creativecrafts #recycledcrafts #halloweencrafts

A Quick and Easy DIY – Recycled Bottle Halloween Ghosts

This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts RECYCLED HALLOWEEN Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Saturday to see what everyone has created!

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Here's what you need to make Ghosts from Bottles and Poly-Fil:


Here's how to create the Cutest Soda Bottle Ghosts:


Wash and thoroughly dry plastic beverage bottles, and then remove all labels. My bottles are a 2-liter soda, a 1-liter water, and a 16 oz. seltzer. You can use any type or size bottle as long as it is clear plastic. Carefully cut off the neck of the bottles with a craft knife. If you don't have a craft knife, a pair of sharp scissors will work.

Clean the plastic bottles and cut off the neck with a craft knife Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #creativecrafts #recycledcrafts #halloweencrafts


Make sure that the bottle ghosts are all different sizes and heights. Don't worry if some of the glue is left on the plastic bottle. Just turn it to the back!

Make sure that the bottles are different shapes and sizes Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #creativecrafts #recycledcrafts #halloweencrafts


Draw ghost faces onto Black Kunin® Classic™ Felt with the White Aquarellable Pencil, and then cut out with scissors. Spooky, scary, cute, and sassy are just a few of the fun features that you can create with the kiddos. TIP: Cut inside the drawn lines so that you end up with a clean, finished project. If you don't have felt you can use black craft foam or construction paper.

Draw ghost features onto black felt with a white pencil Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #creativecrafts #recycledcrafts #halloweencrafts


Stuff the bottles with Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™ by tearing off sections of the fiberfill and packing it inside. Another great way to involve the kids!

Stuff the plastic bottles with Poly-Fil from Fairfield World Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #creativecrafts #recycledcrafts #halloweencrafts


Carefully attach the features to the ghosts with a low temp glue gun and glue sticks. You could also use tacky liquid glue, glue dots, or even a strong glue stick.

Attach ghost features with a low temp glue gun Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #creativecrafts #recycledcrafts #halloweencrafts

Recycled Bottle Halloween Ghosts the Easiest Kids Craft

I hope you will use my Recycled Bottle Halloween Ghosts project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Halloween decor with Poly-Fil from Fairfield. Add your finished ghosts to your home by using doilies, pedestals, pumpkins, and candy. My ghosts are proudly displayed on my mantel and I am drinking more beverages, so I can add to my ghost family!

Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!

Below are more upcycled and recycled projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Creative Crafts – HALLOWEEN Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by each day this week for all the super cool projects!

Creative Crafts Day 1

First up is my co-host Laura with Me and My Inklings and she created a yummy Spider Web Root Beer Float topper from white chocolate candy melts. I can't wait to try this myself!!

Lindsay with Artsy Fartsy Mama is sharing a fabulous Halloween Candy Corn Bowl painted with all the glitter paint. Such a quick and easy craft to gift!

Erica with 5 Little Monsters creates the cutest signs with her Cricut and this Happy Halloween Farmhouse Sign doesn't disappoint, sparkles and ALL!

Elise with Polka Dot Blue Jay created a spooky cute Hocus Pocus inspired tee shirt Tonight We Fly with a FREE SVG file, so you can make your own!

Candice with She's Crafty Crafty is sharing the cutest Jack-O-Lantern Succulent Planters which I can't wait to try soon. Super cute and super easy is just my speed!

Heather from Easy Felt Crafts created a Teal Pumpkin banner project. I love the story behind the teal pumpkin, click through to find out its meaning and download her FREE Printable Templates!

Remember, today is day one! So, stop back by each day this week for more creativity. I promise you won't be disappointed, but rather inspired!

Recycled Bottle Halloween Ghosts by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #creativecrafts #recycledcrafts #halloweencrafts

More Halloween Inspiration

Halloween is my FAVORITE time of the year, so I have a ton of fun ideas and projects. Check out my How to DIY a Skeleton Bubble Bath or the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins complete with FREE Printables or Rainbow Dollar Tree Pumpkins created with Kunin Felt.

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Too busy to make these Recycled Bottle Ghosts right now? Pin it for later!  I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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18 thoughts on “Recycled Bottle Halloween Ghosts a Quick and Easy DIY

  • I am not a crafty person, but these are so adorable! I think they would be a fun project to try!

    • So stinking quick and easy, Jennifer!!

  • This project is so adorable… I love the way each “ghost” has its own personality! Pinning for fun with my grandkids!

    • THANK YOU, Laura, and yes the perfect craft to make with the kiddos!

  • Beth- You always come up with the best ideas for crafts. This is so simple and looks great. Thank you for sharing on the Home Imagined Link Party.

    • Thank you Anna! These ghosts are so simple to make too!

  • So cute and very well done. I will have to share it with our daughter and DIL as they will love it.
    Thank you for sharing your link/s at SSPS. Hope to see you again Monday.

    • Thank you Esme, so easy to make with just a few supplies!

  • Perfect to do with kids. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 132. Pinned.

    • Yes, Dee! Easy crafts with the kiddos is such a fun way to spend the afternoon!

    • They are such a fun decoration to make from trash, Debra!

    • And super easy too!!

  • I’m featuring you this week when the next To Grandma’s house we go link party starts – thanks for sharing with us!

    • That is AWESOME, Tarahlynn – THANK YOU!

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