DIY Ghost in a Cloche Halloween Pottery Barn Dupe

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Create a charming Pottery Barn dupe for Halloween with this ghost in a cloche! It’s easy to make, budget friendly, and you’ll love that you created your own spooky masterpiece that looks just like the Pottery Barn original.

Halloween decor with a ghoul in a glass cloche with fall leaves.

I was recently browsing Pottery Barn’s new arrivals and their new fall & Halloween collections. As I was scrolling and making a mental list of all the things I needed, I’m sorry wanted for the upcoming fall season, I stumbled upon the cutest Halloween decoration. A ghost in a cloche.

For those of you that have been around here for a couple of years you know that I am not a Halloween person. In fact, it’s my least favorite holiday and has been since my first vivid memory of trick or treating at the age of 5 (I cried the entire time my parents took us around the neighborhood for candy). Needless to say there isn’t much Halloween decor that goes up at Eleanor Rose Home.

However, when I saw this adorable yet spooky ghost in a cloche on Pottery Barn’s website I knew I needed this for our home. Adorable and spooky Halloween decor is the kind I like! But the price tag? A little steep for me at $29 plus the cost of tax & shipping.

Pottery Barn ghost decor for Halloween with a ghoul in a cloche.
Pottery Barn’s Ghost in a Cloche

Instead of splurging on the original ghost in a cloche, I decided to make a Pottery Barn dupe and DIY my own for a fraction of the original cost! I was surprised at how easy this craft was to make, and I love that I was able to save a little money by making this dupe at home with supplies I already had on hand.

Here’s my easy step by step tutorial on how you can make your own ghost in a cloche that looks similar to the original from Pottery Barn without spending a fortune.

How to Make This DIY Pottery Barn Dupe Ghost in a Cloche

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a DIY newbie, this project is both easy and budget-friendly. With a few simple materials and a little creativity, you’ll have Halloween decor that looks just like Pottery Barn’s.

Supplies for Halloween craft that includes cheesecloth, Mod Podge, skewers, and more.

Ghost in a Cloche Supplies

  • Glass Cloche
  • Cheesecloth
  • Mod Podge
  • Small Foam Balls
  • Wooden Skewers
  • Styrofoam
  • Black Felt
  • Fairy Lights

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Note: You can customize this Pottery Barn dupe to be even more budget- friendly. Instead of using a glass cloche, repurpose a large glass jar or a clear vase. No cheesecloth? Use an old white bedsheet or even a tattered curtain to give your ghost character. Raid your craft supplies for buttons or beads to create eyes and a mouth. By using into your existing materials, you’ll not only save money but also give your ghost in a cloche a unique touch that reflects your personal style.

Making the Easy Cheesecloth Ghosts

Step 1: Prepare the Ghost Structure

You’ll need a styrofoam base for this tutorial to hold the ghost upright. Wrap your styrofoam base in foil or plastic wrap to keep it clean for future projects.

Once the base is ready, insert the wooden skewers into the styrofoam. You’ll want to make sure that the skewers are short enough so that the ghost will fit inside your glass cloche.

Budget friendly Halloween craft that is easy to make with only a few supplies.

Place a styrofoam ball on top of the skewer to form the head of the ghost.

To make the shape of arms, add more skewers at shorter heights.

Step 2: Prepare the Glue Mixture

Mix together two parts Mod Podge to one part water to create a thin glue mixture. More Mod Podge can be added to the solution if the mixture is too runny.

Mod Podge glue mixture for a holiday DIY.

You’ll want a consistency that is thin enough to wring out the excess glue but think enough to create stiffness when it dries.

Step 3: Add the Cheesecloth to the Glue Mixture, Drape, & Let Dry

Cut a rectangle of cheesecloth to your desired length (make sure it will fit in the cloche), then dredge the cheesecloth in the glue solution until it fully absorbs the glue. Wring out the fabric completely.

Untangle the cheesecloth, spread it out, and drape it over the ghost structure. To make sure the ghost will stand upright, gather together the cheesecloth into bunches where the fabric meets the bottom base.

Cheesecloth ghost for Pottery Barn Halloween dupe DIY.

The ghosts can take 1-2 days to dry completely based on humidity and the amount of glue in the cheesecloth.

Step 4: Add Eyes & Mouth to Cheesecloth Ghost

To add a little character to your cheesecloth ghosts, add small felt eyes and mouth with fabric or hot glue.

You could also use paint or vinyl to attach facial features to your ghost.

Cheesecloth ghost in a glass cloche on a farmhouse kitchen table.

Adding the Ghosts to the Cloche

Once your cheesecloth ghosts are dried and you’ve added eyes & a mouth, it’s time to add the ghost to the inside of the cloche.

Before you place the ghost in the cloche, take the fairy lights and place them up and inside the ghost leaving the battery pack exposed (that will stay outside of the cloche).

Once all of the lights are inside the ghost, place the ghost on the base, and cover with the glass cloche.

Pottery Barn ghost in a cloche dupe for Halloween decor.

There you have it!

Your very own Pottery Barn dupe ghost in a cloche that looks just as captivating as the original but cost you less than a fraction of the price.

TIPS

  • When covering the plastic or foam ball with fabric, ensure the draping is loose and flows naturally. This will give your ghost a more spooky appearance.
  • Don’t be afraid to try different facial expressions for your ghost. Experiment with various shapes and sizes for the eyes and mouth until you achieve the perfect look.
  • Look for old clothing or fabrics that you can upcycle into your ghost’s form. This not only saves money but also reduces waste and makes your project more sustainable.
  • Take your time and enjoy the process. Crafting can be a rewarding experience, so let your creativity flow, and don’t worry about perfection. The charm of this project lies in its handmade appeal!

Displaying Your Ghost in a Cloche

Find the perfect spot to display your DIY ghost in a cloche whether it’s on your dining table, mantelpiece, or entryway.

This spooky centerpiece will be the star of your Halloween decor.

Halloween decor with a ghoul in a glass cloche with fall leaves.

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xoxo, heidi

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6 Comments

  1. This is such a cute ghost Heidi! I love a good PB dupe! I’m going to share it in my weekly newsletter on Friday! Have a great week!

  2. Such a fun idea! Stuff like this always intimidates me but it looks easy enough. My daughter will love this. So cute!

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