DIY Network

diy halloween decorations

Halloween Decoration: How to Make Human-Size Ghosts (page 2 of 3)

Chicken wire and gauze come together to create ghoulish ghost figures that can stand on their own or fly from the trees.

More in Decorating

Step 5: Form the Arms

Cut a 32-inch length from a 1-inch cell chicken wire roll. Cut it in half lengthways. Form two cylinders for arms. Pinch at elbow and wrist joints for both arms. Twist small wire at elbow joint to hold bent position.

Step 6: Attach Body Forms

Use small wires to attach both arms to torso. Twist wire ends of the head base to the top of torso and shoulder area.

Step 7: Add Shoulder Support

Untwist the wire coat hanger or use strong wire to insert into back along shoulders and arms for support. This will help give the shoulders extra support, and help the arms stay in place.

Step 8: Form the Legs

If you plan on hanging your ghost, you can skip making the legs and start move to Step 12.

Roll a four-foot length of 2-inch cell chicken wire into two cylinder shapes. Twist the cell ends to the back to hold shape. Create two of these so you'll have four cylinders (image 2).

Wrap a 42-inch piece of the 1-inch cell chicken wire around the two pieces (image 2). Twist the ends at the seams to hold.