I love the way this simple Egg Box (Carton) Halloween Bunting turned out. It’s so simple and effective and definitely one for the kids to help with or even do by themselves and one of the many DIY Halloween decorations we bring out every year. Some of our other Halloween decorations include this wonderful Feather and Felt Garland, T-Shirt Yarn Halloween Wreath, and Spooky Halloween Soap.
Materials For The Halloween Ghost And Bat Garland
How To Make The Halloween Ghost And Bat Garland
1. Cut the lid and the side tab off your egg box.
2. Take the base of the egg box and cut it into three pieces as shown in the photo. Then cut each of those pieces in half again.
3. You will be left with six pieces. Take the two end pieces and put them to one side. You will be able to make another bat from them which I will put in a separate blog post.
4. Trim the edges of the remaining pieces to form the ghost and bat silhouettes Make the edges rounded for the ghost and sharp n’ pointy for the bat. You will get two of each out of each egg box.
5. Paint the bats black and the ghosts white on both sides. Depending on the colour of your egg carton you may need to do a few coats of white paint. If you have grey egg boxes you could leave them unpainted. I prefer to use thick poster paint as it doesn’t make the egg carton so wet and dries with a matt finish. The white is lovely as it’s an old-fashioned white/dirty white rather than a brilliant white which works really well for this bunting.
When the paint is dry add the eyes. I chose to stick googly eyes on the bat and paint the ghosts face but you could googly eye both.
6. Measure out a length of twine or ribbon and using a glue gun (you could use tape) carefully glue the twine to the back of alternate bat and ghosts. You need to glue the twine at the top or they will tip forward. Leave about half a bat/ghost sized space in between each one.
For extra fun you can paint a layer of ‘glow in the dark’ paint to the ghost shape!