PB Knock-Off Hanging Ghosts

I love Pottery Barn, but I don’t always love the price.  When I saw their Halloween line this year, I realized that I could easily make their Hanging Ghosts; at a fraction of the cost!

So I set about creating my own version of PB’s Hanging Ghosts.

You will need:

  • Styrofoam balls (8″, 6″, 4″)
  • Black craft paint
  • Small paint brush
  • Cheese cloth (I used about 2 yds per ghost, in 1 yard squares, for a total of 6 yds)
  • Eye screws (3)
  • E6000, wood or other similar glue

First, you will want to insert your eye screws into the top of each styrofoam ball using your glue.  Let this dry completely.  If your a little bit crazy like me, you will want to paint these white so that they blend in with the ghost.

Next, use your black craft paint to paint ghost eyes on each styrofoam ball.  Let dry completely.

Take (2) 1-yard squares and place them over top each styrofoam ball.

Using scissors, cut “rips” in the cheesecloth.

Take each shred in your hand and stretch is down.  This will create a tattered look in the cheesecloth.

What do you think?

Here are Pottery Barn’s Hanging Ghosts.  They retail for $59.00 for the set of three.

And here are my Hanging Ghosts.  They costs less then $15.00 for the set of three.

Pretty cute huh?  I love my new hanging ghosts!  And I am so happy to finally have some more cute outdoor Halloween decor!

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