5-Minute Garden Shovel DIY Halloween Ghost

2 Materials
$10
5 Minutes
Easy
When you find an old, sorta rusty and totally broken garden shovel, do you toss it? Of course not! You re-purpose it into a happy Halloween ghost plant stake. When a gardening shovel is no longer useful for digging holes, transform it into a friendly ghost for a touch of cute spook in the garden! And the best part? This project took all of 5 minutes!
5-minute garden shovel Halloween ghost
Give the gardening shovel a good cleaning to get off any dirt and debris. Let it dry before painting.

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Paint a happy face onto old garden shovel.
If you want a happy ghost friend, paint a smiling face onto the shovel. Or go ghastly with a spooky scary face instead!
Once fully dry, which also only takes a few short minutes, give this garden shovel turned Halloween ghost a coat of clear coat protection. This is especially good if using as a plant stake outdoors.
Protect your ghost with clear coat spray.
Once again, let your ghostie fully dry before placing outdoor in the garden as a fun and friendly Halloween plant stake!

Do you want another Halloween cheap and fast upcycle? Turn a black t-shirt into an easy sew black witch cape! 

Suggested materials:

  • Garden Shovel   (Craft Acrylic Paints)
  • Clear Coat Spray

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