For Halloween, creating a spooky decor is number one on our to-do list. What’s another fast and easy way to create a creepy ambiance? Use cheesecloth! A black or white one will work. There are many uses for cheesecloth. Here are a a few tips and tricks that will help you maximize the use of cheesecloth for Halloween.
- Table cloth – If you have a large enough piece of cheesecloth, it can be used to create a creepy ambiance on your dining table. You can use the entire piece of cheesecloth and lay it flat, or bunch it around bowls and plates to create texture. Don’t be afraid to rip the cheesecloth into pieces if you want to have a more spooky, haphazard look.
- Banister wrap – Wrap long pieces of cheesecloth around the banister and the railings to create a “deserted haunted house” look. This idea works with porches as well.
- Mantle cover – Cover your mantle with a long piece of ragged cheesecloth before putting your decorations on top. Be sure the fireplace does not have a fire going on at the moment. We want everyone to stay safe.
- Mummy gauze - White cheesecloth makes great mummy gauze. Cut the cheesecloth into strips and wrap it around your body. To amplify the spookiness level, use a red marker to draw on “blood stains.”
- Ninja wrap – Black cheesecloth works well to make breathable face wraps. Wrap your head with strips of black cheesecloth. Leave spaces for the eyes to see.
- Trick or treat bag – This project is a little more advanced in difficulty. Though cheesecloth is sheer, it is still strong enough to hold goodies. Double up the layers if you want a heftier bag. With needle and thread, you can make a drawstring trick or treat bag. Decorate with felt and pom poms for added uniqueness.
We have a black cheesecloth table cover available at Home Seasons right now! For $6.99, it measures 60″ x 84″, perfect for using it as a table cover or cutting it apart to DIY other projects. Do you know any other uses of cheesecloth for Halloween? Please share with us!