I have a confession to make; please don’t judge. I love Pottery Barn, I really do – but I don’t always love the price. So when I saw their Halloween line of décor last year, I realized that I could easily make their hanging ghosts at a fraction of the cost!
So I set about creating my own version of PB’s hanging ghosts. And you can do the same, simply, inexpensively and quickly!
You will need:
- Styrofoam balls (8″, 6″, 4″)
- Black craft paint
- Small paint brush
- Cheese cloth (I used about 2 yards per ghost, in 1 yard squares, for a total of 6 yards)
- Eye screws (3)
- E6000, wood or other similar glue
- First, you will want to insert your eye screws into the top of each Styrofoam ball using your glue. Let this dry completely. If you’re a little bit crazy like me, you will want to paint these white so that they blend in with the ghost.
- Next, use your black craft paint to paint ghost eyes on each Styrofoam ball. Let dry completely.
- Take (2) 1-yard squares and place them over top each Styrofoam ball.
- Using scissors, cut “rips” in the cheesecloth.
- Take each shred in your hand and stretch is down. This will create a tattered look in the cheesecloth.
- Repeat with the other two Styrofoam balls and hang!
The originals retail for about $59 and my knock-off ones cost less than $15 for all three!!
Pretty cute, huh? I love my new hanging ghosts! And I am so happy to finally have some more cute outdoor Halloween decor!
So if you come trick or treating this year, you will be sure to meet my new little ghost friends!