Dryer Ball Ghost Bowl Fillers

Today's repurposed Halloween project is an easy one! I'm creating ghost bowl fillers from white dryer balls and buttons. 

You may even have all the supplies at home to make this cute and quick project for Halloween. If not, I can tell you where to get them.

If you love to fill your wooden bowls with fun things for the seasons then this easy project is for you! 

Take a look...

bowl of ghosts and a skeleton

If you've been around a while you know that I've used white dryer balls for a number of repurposed seasonal projects. 

package of dryer balls

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These dryer balls are just so versatile! Besides helping to dry clothes, these whited felt balls have become pumpkins, snowballs, and even a cute pin cushion on Homeroad! 

Today, they are going to be ghosts. I'm going to fill a wooden bowl with ghost dryer balls and embellish it with skeletons! 

white dryer balls

This was an easy one, all I had to do was to gather my collection of old buttons


I am using several different size buttons on a couple of different size white dryer balls. This is one of the packages of dryer balls I used. 

At first I started sewing the buttons onto the balls. It was a good idea but they actually weren't flush enough with the balls. 

dryer ball with button eyes

I decided to switch to hot glue. Good old hot glue works for everything! 

hot glued button eyes

I glued eyes and a mouth on each dryer ball. Sam wanted that ball in the worst way! 

sam and dryer ball with eyes

I even used a small grommet and a small washer for the mouth on some. 

dryer ball ghosts with hardware faces

That's it!

bowl of dryer balls

A simple project with a big presence. 

skeleton and ghost bowl fillers

Fill the bowl with ghosts and add a skeleton friend to decorate the bowl. 

skeleton holding wooden bowl of ghosts


felted ball ghosts with button faces

Mix in small skeleton bones from the dollar store.

ghosts and bones bowl fillers

You can even mix in some small pumpkins! 

ghost dryer balls and skeleton

I think they came out adorable and they will be a big hit with my grandchildren. 

skeleton and bowl of ghosts with overlay

Please pin for later --->>

skeleton with bowl of ghost dryer balls and overlay


Bowl of dryer balls and overlay

I just know my 6 little grandsons now having a toss with dryer ball ghosts! 

dryer ball ghosts in a bowl

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skeleton with dryer ball ghosts



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .