While looking for inspiration, I saw a picture of ghosts dancing in a circle, holding hands (are they even called hands on a ghost?). It was the cutest thing, not too scary for the grandbabies, and shouldn’t be too hard.
We tend to get a lot of rain, a lot of foggy mornings here in northern middle Tennessee, so the idea of buying yards of white fabric did not appeal to me. A trip to the dollar store and two dollars later plus tax, I was all set up for ten ghosts.
DIY Front Yard Ghosts, on a budget!
- 1 box of 10, 13 gallon white kitchen bags, the kind with ties
- 1 pack of 10 wire hangers (I have no wire hangers in the closets, had to buy them for a buck)
- 20 plastic grocery bags*, at least 10 need to be white
- 1 permanent black marker
These guys were so easy that it would make a nice project for the kids. Call me silly, but I actually enjoyed making them so much that I went and got another round of supplies. (ok budget blown with the gas mileage, maybe lol)
*Last year I bought packs of hanging ghosts and stuffed them with newspaper. At the time of decoration removal, they were soggy, I had to toss them all for fear of “molding” the other decor while in storage. This is why I chose used grocery bags as my stuffing medium. Since there are no holes for “hanging”, they should store quite nicely when removal day comes.
**One last thought. In case you noticed the white toenails, three words (loud) “BLOOD SPLATTER TOENAILS”. I got the third coat of white on last night and sometime today will attempt this other wicked cool thing as seen on the webz!