Posted by Amanda Turnbull | Posted in | Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011
In the spirit of Halloween (and my first house!) I kicked up my decorating a notch this year to include a few outdoor decorations. Finding easy, DIY outdoor projects was a little tough though, so I came up with one of my own.
Some cute little ghosties to liven up your trees without blowing into the neighbors yard or getting tangled up in branches.
Styrofoam balls for the heads (size depends on how big you want your ghosts to be)
A big nail at least 1/4 inch longer than the diameter of the Styrofoam balls
Fishing line (I used white thread, but it proved to be not quite tough enough)
Nuts, washers or other heavy, string-able material, for weight.
Ghost fabric. I used both a water-proof nylon and white garbage bags.
Before you begin: use the balls and fabric to estimate how you want you ghosts to look. Then cut squares to your desired size.
1. Start by using the nail to punch a hole through the center of each Styrofoam ball. Set aside.
2. Cut lengths of fishing line about 2 yards long and string your weights to the center of each length of string.
3. Bring the ends of the string together and thread through the head of a needle. Use the needle to pull the string through the Styrofoam ball. Do not un-thread the needle.
4. Stick the needle into the center of your fabric or garbage bag square and pull through. Tie a double knot at the Styrofoam ball to secure the line in place.