DIY Pet Ghost

Celebrate the spookiest month of the year by making your own pet ghost.


  • Large clear jar
  • Fiberfill
  • Wire
  • Paper
  • Cardstock (for bottom of jar and flameless candle stand)
  • Metallic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Tacky glue
  • Two black beads
  • Tape
  • LED flameless tealight candle
  • Design for the front of jar
  • Design for the top of the jar
  • Label
  • Optional:
    • A small decoration for the top of the jar. We used a skull.

Step 1

  • Paint the top, bottom and sides of the jar with the metallic paint. Be sure to leave a space large enough for your pet ghost to be seen. It will take 2-3 coats of paint.

Step 2

  • With the card stock, cut out a circle that will fit in the bottom of the jar.

Step 3

  • Take the wire and shape it into an oval. Attach the oval to your card stock with tape.

Step 4

  • Use the fiberfill to shape your new spooky friend around the wire.

Step 5

  • Use tacky glue to secure the beads to your ghost’s face.

Step 6

  • Place your ghost inside the jar.

Step 7

  • Using cardstock, create a stand for the LED flameless tealight candle. The stand will be taped to the inside of the jar. Cut a hole through the stand for the light to cast a spooky glow on your ghost. Once the stand is taped to the jar, place the LED flameless tealight candle in the jar upside down.


Step 8

  • Print out the design for the top of the jar. Cut out a circle for the jar lid.

Step 9

  • Using the design provided, cut out a hole for your new pet to see through. Tape or glue the design to the front of the jar. Do the same for the label provided.

Step 10

  • Glue a small decoration to the top of the jar.



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