10 Uses for Cheesecloth This Halloween

published Oct 21, 2015
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Whether you’re planning a chic Halloween soirée or a tricked-out kitschy celebration, we’ve rounded up some fun ways to incorporate cheesecloth into your decor. Stop by the craft store and pick up a few yards, because this textured, airy fabric is sure to add just the right amount of drama to any party!


1. Design Love Fest This gorgeous table is draped with just the right amount of drama. Corpse Bride? We think not; this table could pass for any classy event—a real-life, living, breathing bride’s wedding included.
2. Valley & Co. Don’t want to spend a ton on party decor? Artfully draped bits of cheesecloth add grown-up servings of spooky.
3. Good Housekeeping For a less chic, creepier look, drape jagged pieces of cheesecloth here and there over the serving table.
4. Country Living Ghostly remnants laid over furniture create the spooky vibe of a very old, very haunted house.
5. Phyllis Hoffman via HWTM Keep things lighthearted and fun by wrapping a vase in cheesecloth and adding goggly eyes.


6. Anders Ruff Did someone say photo booth? Uneven pieces hung from the ceiling at various heights look great as the background for any photo.
7. Martha Stewart For a super-spooky greeting for guests, cut big, gaping holes in one long piece of cheesecloth and hang it in your entry way.
8. Better Homes and Gardens If you’re looking for a fun, low-key party game that fits the spooky theme, wrap a few bowling pins in cheesecloth and add those goggly eyes. Instant mummy, and you’ve managed to muffle the noise!
9. Anders Ruff Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Wrap up in layers of cheesecloth and mummify yourself! Be sure to buy your cheesecloth from a craft store rather than the grocery store; you’ll get more bang for your buck!
10. Martha Stewart For halls reminiscent of Hogwarts, hang cheesecloth-covered floating spirits from the ceiling. Warning: these are crazy spooky at night!