Easy Halloween Ghost From 1 Wood Board

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by Teresa - We Speak DIY
3 Materials
1 Hour
This year we’re adding a trio of three boo-tiful ghosts to our Halloween decorations and I’m showing you how you can make your own. It takes a little more than one hour to make three and anyone can do it. This is a great project to make with your kids…no matter how young!
You need one board for each ghost. I used boards that are 7 ¾ wide…this gives you plenty of space to draw your ghost’s face. I cut the corners off two of my boards and left one square. You can use any shape you choose. If you like the look of the ghosts with the corners cut off, but don’t have access to a saw, buy fence boards! They come with the corners already trimmed off. Make them in any height you desire. Again, don’t have a saw? The store will cut the boards to your desired height. I made all three of mine different heights.
First paint the fronts and sides of your boards white. Let them dry for about an hour. Next lightly distress with 150 grit sandpaper. Wipe down with a damp cloth or tack cloth
Using a pencil, lightly draw your ghost’s face. I had planned to paint my ghost’s faces with black paint. I didn’t realize until late the night I was making these that I had used the last of my black paint on another project. The last thing I wanted to do was get dressed, drive to the store and pick up paint! I needed a plan B. That turned out to be several black permanent markers. The markers actually worked better and were easier to maneuver than the paint brush when painting in the ghost’s face. Next time they’ll be plan A.
That’s it….your ghost is done! If you want to stick your ghost in the ground, you can add a stake by drilling a couple of holes in the bottom and inserting either a long wooden dowel or metal rod. I’m just going to lean mine against the wall on our front porch and let them help our son greet the trick or treaters.
Suggested materials:
  • Wood boards
  • White paint
  • Black permanent markers or black paint
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