Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pottery Barn Halloween Hanging Ghost Tutorial

It’s two weeks until Halloween and I’m starting to put the finishing touches on our décor at the Garza house. I always grab inspiration from Pottery Barn Kids for some “not too spooky” ideas.
This year I’m lovin’ their Set of 3 Hanging Ghosts, but not lovin’ the $59 price tag.
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So, after heading to the Dollar Store…here’s my version for a whopping $2.00 per ghost.
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I took 3 different sized bouncy balls from the kids section at Dollar Tree and spray painted them white. You might luck out and find white ones, but mine had bright animals all over them. The objective is to not see them under the lightweight cheesecloth.
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Then in the air hole in the bottom of the ball I pushed in a small white nail.
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I also purchased the Cheesecloth Fabric at Dollar Tree in the Halloween section. Its called Bloody Fabric and has fake blood all over it. If you are doing three ghosts, get three packages of fabric. I threw it in the washing machine with a lot of bleach to get the red (blood) areas out. Then I draped it over the ball, making sure the nail head peeked out of the fabric at the top.
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I used a black Sharpie to draw the eyes on my ghosts.
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Use some clear fishing line (you can get it at Walmart in the camping area) to tie a knot around the nailhead.
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Your ghosts are ready to hang!
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I made 3 ghosts using a large, medium and small bouncy ball to represent our family…so you could add a ghost for each child to make it more personal.
Not bad for $2.00 a ghost!
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Happy Haunting!!!

4 comments:

Michelle said...

These turned out really great! Thanks for stopping by my blog BTW...
Your furniture makeovers are fantastic! Just a little tid bit for you, we used to live in Frisco. Now we are in the great piney woods of E. Texas. It's def. not Frisco anymore. LOL

Lindsay said...

LOVE this idea! Thank you for the tutorial! I love how it looks just as the good as the original!

Precious Sister said...

Wow....these are so cool. Love your kind of thinking, that you just didn't like the price tag and decided to make your own:) And they turned out so great.

Thanks for stopping by our blog, by the way:)

Have a great day!
Annika

Kristen @ Urban Farmhouse said...

Thanks for stopping by guys!

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