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 back 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 Creative Crafts – Halloween Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Me and My Inklings and Meg from Makeable Crafts and Ann from Bella Crafts Publishing. Featuring Halloween craft projects each day this week from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity AND stop back each day this week to see what we recycle!

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

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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. 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 Halloween Edition with Creatively Beth Bella Crafts Publishing Makeable Crafts and Laura Kelly Designs #creativecrafts #creativelybeth

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!!

Ann with Bella Crafts Publishing is my second co-host and has created the cutest Mummy Trick or Treat Bag for her grandlittle girl Audrina. Look at those eyes peeking through!!

My third co-host for Creative Crafts Halloween Edition is Meg from Makeable Crafts who created a gorgeous Handmade Halloween Door Decor project. Loving that polka-dotted fabric and check out the lacing!!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

  • September 23, 2020 at 6:51 am

    What a wonderfully simple idea – I love these, going to share with my sister woh works in Foundation Class x

    • September 23, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Thank you, Rebecca! They are SUPER easy!!

    • September 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      And they are super easy, Marie!!

  • September 27, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Too cute, Beth! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

    • September 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks, Ann! I love linking up every week!

  • September 28, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    I’m featuring you this week across all of my social media! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the To grandma’s house we go link party!

    • September 29, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks for the feature, Tarahlynn! They are so easy to make!

  • September 28, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    These Halloween ghosts are so clever! I think I’ll have to make a few of them.

    I’m going to feature this at our Party in Your PJs tomorrow night on my Grandma Ideas site. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea!

    • September 29, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you Nina!! These ghosts are so quick and cute!!

  • September 30, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Super cute Halloween upcycle decor.
    Have a great day,

    • September 30, 2020 at 11:32 am

      Thanks a bunch, Kippi!!


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