Make This Hauntingly Sweet Circle of Ghosts

Delight your neighbors with this simple and spooky Halloween yard decoration.

If Halloween decor is right up your alley, here’s another fun and low-cost project that can be used year over year. The Halloween ghost circle (or “ghost family,” or “ghost party”) is something you can adapt to any size with any number of ghosts, and the curb appeal it offers on a breezy fall day is really quite… pretty! (I mean, scary. Boo! The scariest.)

How to make a circle of ghosts for Halloween.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4’ lengths of rebar
  • hammer
  • large styrofoam balls
  • white cotton fabric (cut into ~4’x4’ squares)
  • white yarn
  • safety pins

Begin by tap-tap-tapping the rebar into the ground with the help of a hammer. The spacing of the rebar is entirely dependent on how many ghosts you’re installing, and how large the squares of fabric you have are. Fortunately, rebar hammered a few inches into the soil is extremely easy to relocate if your circle is a little too tight or too wide.

How to make a circle of ghosts for Halloween.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Push the styrofoam balls onto the top of each piece of rebar. 

How to make a circle of ghosts for Halloween.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Drape the white fabric over the styrofoam, and using the yarn, cinch it in position around the base of the styrofoam ball to create the head of your ghost.

Emily Fazio , 2016
Emily Fazio , 2016

How to make a circle of ghosts for Halloween.

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

How to make a circle of ghosts for Halloween.

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

The rest of the dangling fabric should be pretty wispy. Take one corner of fabric, and extend it to the neighboring ghost. When you pin it to the fabric of the other ghost, it will appear that they’re holding “hands.”

How to make a circle of ghosts for Halloween.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Stand back and admire your ghost circle – see what I mean? Quite a pretty sight, and on a large scale (think: 10+ ghosts) it becomes something really hauntingly eye-catching for passersby. 

How to make a circle of ghosts for Halloween.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

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