Outdoor Halloween decorationsPosted: Updated:
Now's the time to start decorating outside for Halloween. There are so many amazing ready-made outdoor decorations available at The Home Depot. However, here are the instructions to make your own easy, very inexpensive Halloween decoration -- a lighted ghost.
-Hardware cloth (chicken wire)
-Plastic drop cloth
-A round replacement light globe
-Tin snip tool
-Cut chicken wire with tin snips to desired size.
-Place light globe in the center of the chicken wire and mold the wire around the globe to create the head of your ghost.
-Wrap masking tape around the neck of the globe to ensure the globe does not fall out.
-Cut and drape the plastic drop cloth over the chicken wire sculpture. This will give the cheesecloth something to drape onto.
-Mix equal parts glue and water in a bowl.
-Dip individual pieces of cheesecloth into glue/water mixture and drape over sculpture, repeat until entire ghost is covered, 2 to 3 layers is best.
-Let dry. It will dry stiff to the touch.
-Draw eyes and nose on with a Sharpie.
-Place in your yard over a flashlight or existing flood light to light up your ghost and enjoy!