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DIY Boho Rope Ghost

Make this cute boho rope ghost decoration in 30 minutes or less! Our easy Dollar Tree DIY craft is fun for all ages!

A white rope ghost hanging on a wall.

This cute rope ghost is very similar to my mop head ghosts. Be sure to see both crafts!

These are just two of our many Dollar Tree craft ideas.

A white ghost hanging from a string on a table.

How to Make a Rope Ghost


  • Free Rope Ghost Pattern (Base and Face)
  • 2 packs of Nautical Cotton Rope, 6.8 feet each (we purchased it at Dollar Tree, but this macrame cord is similar)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Hot Glue Gun or Craft Glue
  • Jute Twine
  • Black Felt
  • Chalk Pencil or Straight Pins (optional)
  • Ruler
A box with scissors, a rope, and a box.


Step 1

Download, print and cut out our rope ghost pattern for the base and the face.

Trace the semi-circle pattern onto a piece of cardboard and then cut out.

You will want to use sturdy cardboard, such as a packing box, rather than a piece of poster board or thin cardboard.

A piece of paper with a marker next to it.
A pair of scissors next to a cardboard box.

Step 2

Place the rope around the cardboard base without using any glue yet. Position the end of the rope to be about 12 inches from the top of the pattern base and then lay around the curved portion of the pattern base and continue the same length on the other side of the ghost pattern.

Cut the rope at that point.

A rope measuring tape and a ruler on a wooden table.

Step 3

Glue that piece of rope to the cardboard base, being sure to cover the cardboard around the edges.

A pair of scissors and a pair of scissors next to a piece of rope.

Step 4

Continue this process with more pieces of rope. Each additional piece will be smaller than the first, since you are filling in the smaller gaps inside. However, you want each piece to hang just as long as the first piece, 12 inches from the top of the pattern base.

A white rope with a green glue gun on a wooden surface.
A pair of scissors and a glue gun next to a rope.

Step 5

If the rope pieces are not all the same length, then trim the ends of the rope ghost to be about the same size in length.

A pair of scissors and a rope on a wooden table.

Step 6

Unravel each section of rope by hand. You will unravel the rope up to the point where the cardboard base begins.

A white rope hanging on a wooden table.

If needed, trim the ends again to make them even or a length that you prefer.

A crocheted hat and scissors on a wooden table.

Step 7

Trace or pin the patterns onto black craft felt and then cut out.

A pair of scissors and felt pieces on a table.

Step 8

Glue the craft felt eyes and mouth to the boho ghost face.

A knitted ghost with a glue gun on a wooden surface.

Step 9

Measure a 12” piece of jute twine and cut. Turn the ghost over and glue the jute twine to the back of the cardboard to become a hanger.

A cardboard box, scissors, glue, and a mop.
A crocheted ghost hat with black eyes.

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