Today is the last day of Halloween craft week. Here’s what went down this week:
- Tuesday: Newspaper print Halloween crafts + scrap bunting
- Wednesday: Halloween coasters
- Thursday: Recycled keyboard letter pumpkin
- Friday: Yard ghosts
Today we’re spooking up your yard for free with wire hanging ghosts. You can toss them in the bushes or the trees or both! And their waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about bringing them inside at night. You only need 3 things: plastic bags, wire hangers, and black Martha Stewart paint (with the pointy tip).Oh, and a pair of scissors.
You need a large-ish plastic bag with a small logo. Winn Dixie and Target bags work perfectly. Just cut off the logo, so you have a nice white ghost, and bend your wire hanger like this…
Decide how the hanger best fits in the plastic bag. I found it was best to habe the hanger fit into to corners of the bag. Make an x where you want to the hanger to poke through.
Next, I just covered the hanger and tied the plastic as neatly as I could make work.
Now, it’s time to add the face, and you’re done. The Martha Stewart Paint with the pointy tip makes it super easy. If you’re hanging the ghosts in tree is helps to twist the actual hanger part so your ghosts face forward. If you have no yard (like me) you can hang your ghosts from a tension rod in your window! See…
The 1st ghost takes a little longer, but once you make one… you’ll be whipping these suckers out in no time! Ghost faces would be fun for kids to paint. My mom told me my ghosts were ugly. I think they’re awesome! What do you think?