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I'm sure there is a thread about this somewhere but I couldn't find one. I'd like to make some inexpensive yard ghosts for the yard. I saw a DIY on utube I like using tomato cages that looks pretty easy but was wondering if someone had any other ideas on how to make them and had pictures or easy how to instructions. I just want something simple that won't cost an arm and a leg to make :confused:. Would appreciate any help!
 

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I made a ghost circle for pretty cheap. Don't have any pics and it's not up yet this year but only cost I had was the wooden dowels and plastic table clothes with are like $1 each.
Thanks. I think those ghost circles are really cute. I just don't know how to go about making one. What did you use to stuff the heads of the ghosts with?
 

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You could also buy chicken wire at Lowes or Home Depot and make the ghostly forms yourself. Be careful it bites and you need to wear gloves.
 

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You could also buy chicken wire at Lowes or Home Depot and make the ghostly forms yourself. Be careful it bites and you need to wear gloves.
I think we have some chicken wire. I might try that if I can't figure out how to make them from tomato cages. Thanks for that idea.
 

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Check out ghostly forms on Pinterest or You Tube. THen drape them with cheesecloth. Our DT even has some cheesecloth---might not be long enough though. There is something that you can spray on the cheesecloth to make it glow in the dark, too. I can't remember what.
 

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Thanks. I think those ghost circles are really cute. I just don't know how to go about making one. What did you use to stuff the heads of the ghosts with?
I just stuffed plastic bags from the grocery store,etc. with newspaper and/or other bags and shaped them into a circle. Then I put that into another plastic bag and duct taped them onto stakes, dowels, etc. whatever I had laying around. Then I put white plastic table clothes over them. I cut the rectangle ones in half so they were square. I put it over the stakes in a diamond and then also added one of the circle ones over that and used strips of a plastic painting drop cloth to tie around the necks.
 

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I've used upside down tomato cages wrapped with muslin and then an empty gallon milk jug inverted on top of it. Lit from underneath with clear Christmas lights.
 

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Thanks! Both of those sound like good ideas. I should have time this week to play around with those ideas.
 

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Last year we shaped chicken wire (as mentioned above, wear gloves!) and then sprayed it with glow in the dark spray. She still glows when she gets a bit of sunlight!

My wife was a little careless with the glow in the dark spray paint so we have a spot around the side of our house that glowed like a radioactive swamp for months afterwards, so watch out for that too!
 

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An artist made forms out of trashbags... Basically it looked like he used grocery plastic bags and a heat gun. Might be another option to looke at, make a chickenwire form or something out of wood/pvc and then build up a person. Much like distressing a skeleton...
 

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Last year we shaped chicken wire (as mentioned above, wear gloves!) and then sprayed it with glow in the dark spray. She still glows when she gets a bit of sunlight!

My wife was a little careless with the glow in the dark spray paint so we have a spot around the side of our house that glowed like a radioactive swamp for months afterwards, so watch out for that too!
LOL.....That glow in the dark paint must be pretty good!
 
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