Thursday, September 27, 2012

Make Your Own Shower Curtain Ghosts

Here's a fun Halloween project you can do with your kids and will last for years to come!


They're Shower Curtain Ghosts and everything need to make them was obtained at the Dollar Tree!


Here's what you need:
White Shower Curtain Liner
Black Spooky Cloth
Clear or White Bowl
String
Duct Tape
Black Permanent Marker

First, tie the string around the bowl, securing it with duct tape.  Leave a long strand at the top.


Next, put on one piece of Black Spooky Cloth.  Simply pull the long string through the center.


Then, cut out a square and a rectangle shape from the Shower Curtain Liner.  Cut fringe around all of the edges to make it more spooky!



Using the Permanent Marker, draw a face for your ghost on the square piece of Liner.


Cut a small hole in the center of the rectangle and pull the long string through.  Do the same for the square piece.  Pull the string through and they're ready to hang!

This one's a Charlie Brown Ghost!
I hung mine on the front porch and quickly discovered that it was too breezy.  My ghost faces kept getting flipped over in the wind.  So, as an added measure, I weighted them down with some shells.


That has worked perfectly!



They're really fun swinging in the breeze! (Yes, that is a Flamingo Skeleton on the bottom left!!)

The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Shower Curtain Ghosts ($4.00/4 Shower Curtains, $6/6 Plastic Bowls, $1 Marker, $1 String, $6/6 Spooky Cloths)

Total Fake-It Cost:  $18.00/6 Large Ghosts

Compare to this Hanging Ghost from Spirit Halloween for $10 each:

32 inch Hanging Ghost Decoration
Spirit Halloween 
Total Fake-It Savings:  $42.00

3 comments:

  1. These are such funny ghosts - I love them. I am really enjoying watching how people go wild with the decorations at Halloween in the US. Over here in the UK it's not such a big thing.

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Soo cute!! Shower curtain liner will hold up much better than the classic trash bag ghosts =)

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  3. I love that you made these with a shower curtain liner! We've made them with garbage bags before but they simply don't hold up and we end up throwing them away. Thanks so much for sharing!

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