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Halloween Front Porch

Not so Ghastly Ghosts for the Front Porch

These ghosts are made up mostly of things I was able to scrounge around from home.   They are super simple to do and inexpensive, this way I am able to put them out early and won’t have to worry about them being taken.  They did a pretty good job of becoming cute greeters for our Halloween front porch.
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Supplies

Two large flower pots (mine are from Costco)

Two old sheets (twin size from thrift store)

White material (large flour sack towels worked well)

Two dollar store soccer balls  (or any you have on hand)

Plastic zip ties or bungee cords

Black felt for eyes or googly eyes (Michael’s)

Signs or sayings

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Tutorial

Wrap the soccer ball in a large white towel or rag.  The rag needs to be thick enough to semi cover the marking on the ball, and long enough to hang down the sides of the flower pot.
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Twist the end of the towels and secure the sides with elastic bands.  Repeat for the second ghost.
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Turn your flower pots so that the narrowest part is at the top.

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Place the ball on top of the flower pot and secure in place using bungee cords or tie straps.  I purposely left two of the ties sticking out on the side to hint at the presence of arms.

Cover with a sheet and arrange so that none of the flower pot is showing.

Attach the stick on eyes, if your not able to find the google eyes at Michael’s you can use black material, felt or paper.

Attach a Cute Saying

These two sayings are perfect for trick or treaters.  Another idea I had was using dollar store chalkboards and writing “Hi I am Trick” on the first ghost, and ” Hello, I am Treat” on the other one.

I saw these little signs at  60% at Michael’s so I splurged.  I am curious to see how many adults may read the sign and ask.
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Drill  holes in the top of the signs, run wire and attach at the back.  Once they are wired simply pin them on to the front of the little ghosts.

Lighting

Our little sentries are being lit up with blue lights from our Christmas lights.  They would look great in purple I think, but what can I say, the blue ones were free and available.

 

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Happy Halloween

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Halloween Front Porch

    1. Thank you Morgan. Glad you like them and think the kids will as well. Its great seeing all those excited munchkins.

    1. Thank you, I prefer the not so scary decorations. Especially for front porches with the little ones coming to the door.

  1. I think you are the queen of ingenuity! Very simple and very effective – your ghosts are adorable! Are the blue Christmas lights INSIDE of them, or shining on to them?

    1. Hi Kristine. They have large blue flood lights shining on them. I think twinkle lights may look more like Christmas, but I didn’t try them.

    1. Hi Marie. They were so easy and inexpensive to make. I saw a big bin of sheets at the thrift store for two dollars each and thought how I would have loved that as a kid for a ghost costume, so I bought two.

    1. Thank you Debra. I am hopeful that many readers have those tall plain planters as these are from Home Depot and I saw similar ones at Costco.

  2. Thank you Melissa. I am always thankful when I can figure an easier way to design something. It doesn’t happen nearly often enough.

    1. Thank you Trish. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have loads of storage. Most of my storage space is used up with Christmas decor.

    1. When I was little every year I asked to go as a ghost and my mother ever year said I couldn’t have a sheet. I came across a whole bin of sheets in the thrift store and though this is the year. It kind of went from there lol. I did see some ghosts on Pinterest but they had no instructions with them so I created my own.

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