I got the idea to make my own ring around the rosy ghosts when I saw some in a yard in a nearby town. I thought they were the cutest things! I am very frugal so I tried to come up with a way to make them that was very inexpensive but they would still last a while.
You Will Need...
- Green yard sticks (used for keeping tall plants from tipping over)
- PVC pipe (1-1 1/2 inch)
- white garbage bags
- clear zip ties
- white shower curtains from the dollar store (prefer Target...they are sturdier)
- black felt
- hot glue gun and glue
Step by Step Instructions
Making your ghosts….
Cut PVC pipe to about 36 inches (adjust if you see necessary. You want the shower curtain to hang down enough to cover the pipe)
take a white garbage bag and add some crumbled up newspaper to create a head for your ghost. Do this for the number of ghosts you’re going to need. I did five. Zip tie the garbage bag shut to keep newspaper in place.
Cover the garbage bag with the white shower curtain and put over the PVC pipe. Zip tie the shower curtain at the head but tightly around the PVC pipe. You should now have a “ghost.”
Cut out some black eyes and mouth from black felt and hot glue onto your ghosts.
PLACING IN YOUR YARD
Find a tree to have your ghosts play around.
Pound the green yard stakes into the ground. It is much easier to do this that to pound PVC pipe into the ground….let alone remove after Halloween when the ground could be solid from the cold (Here in MI anyway). Space the green stakes evenly apart but close enough that the ghosts can hold hands
Slip each PVC pipe over the green stakes
With the hanging shower curtains which are now ghosts, connect the ghosts by tying them together in a knot. Do this for all ghosts until the are all connected.
You may find you need to move the green stakes to get the ghosts to the desired distance apart.