Halloween Ghosts Decor.
How adorable are these scrap wood Halloween ghosts? Not to mention how simple they are to make and free if you are a craft hoarder like me! But even if you aren’t you most likely have everything you need for this project already at home.
This year my kids asked if we could do a little spooky Halloween decor than I’m used to. Typically I just stick with the typical fall colors orange, reds, and browns and do pretty pumpkins, leaves and that sort of thing. Then I leave the fall decorations up from September-November.
No scary kind of decor of any sort. But now that a few of my kids are getting a little older (9 and 7) they really wanted the scary stuff this year. Especially, my 7-year-old boy, he’s really into the gory stuff. Which I’m ok with, it’s all about making the kiddos happy right? I figured I’ll do a little scary from the beginning of October mixed with some fall until Halloween and then really break all the fall stuff after Halloween.
After all one of the things I remember most about my childhood is my mom decorating for every season. I loved that and would get so excited to come home from school to see all the new decorations and most of the time she would also have out a yummy treat! I want my kids to remember those precious childhood memories of me doing that from them also. Some may call me a Pinterest mom but call it what it is. I love-making my babies happy.
So I didn’t have any scary Halloween decor and i didn’t want to spend much money on it either. Santa’s coming, y’all already know so I’m trying to save. So I started brainstorming also known as pinteresting it these days. And seeing what I had around the house that I could use. I came across these super cute pumpkins made from wood and I thought how cute would ghosts be?
In my craft room closet, I keep lots of pieces of scrap wood from various projects just in case I need to use for something. Bam! These small 4 small pieces of 2×4’s left over from my DIY Floating shelves couldn’t be more perfect for this project.
Now I will go ahead and apologize. I’m sorry but I don’t have any pictures of this project during. Normally I try to take as many pictures as possible of a project so my readers can really see exactly how to do the project themselves. But I’m going, to be honest, I didn’t plan on writing a blog post about this. My son (was home sick from school) and I did this one afternoon in about 20 minutes at the kitchen table.
I only decided to write this post because I posted a picture of my spooky Halloween mantle on Facebook one afternoon. And I’m telling ya you wouldn’t believe how many people asked where I bought the ghost. Shocker! So to avoid messaging all the people I told them I’d do what I do and write a post telling them all exactly how to do this project. So here we go guys, I’m telling you super simple.
All your going to need for this Halloween Ghosts craft is
- A few pieces of scrap wood in various sizes
- White paint and paintbrush
- Black paint and the small paintbrush for the faces OR
- Cricut or cutting machine and black vinyl to cut the faces which is what I did.
First, you need to paint your wood pieces white and let dry.
Now you can paint on your ghost face.
If you are using your Cricut or cutting machine below are the ghost faces I created to use. You can just save these images to use on your own machine.
And that is all you have to do for this super simple craft.
Is it not so cute and easy?
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