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Halloween Ghost DIY for the Front Porch

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Outdoor Ghosts for Halloween

These outdoor ghosts for Halloween are spooky cute when paired on your holiday Halloween front porch.  These ghosts are mostly made from things I already had at home, starting with my front yard  tall flower pots.  They are a fun Halloween craft that can be put together with children.  What I really appreciate about these little ghosts sentries is they are inexpensive;and I don’t have to worry about leaving them outside to get stolen, like expensive Halloween decorations.

Halloween Front Porch with a DIY Outdoor Halloween Decoration of a cute ghost.

Halloween decor is so much fun to do, whether it’s scary for the older crowd or pretend scary and cute for the little ones.  These are definitely for the little ones.  One year when my boys were teens I created a haunted house and the little ones were too scared to come to the door.  Ever since then I keep my outdoor decorations closer to a  cute Halloween.

Flowerpot Ghost Supplies

Two large flower pots (mine are from Costco)

Two old sheets (twin size from thrift store worked well)

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

Halloween porch decoration for the front door. These Halloween ghosts are perfect DIY Halloween yard decorations.

Halloween Front Porch Ghost 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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A soccer ball for making a Halloween ghost for the front porch. A cute more than scary outdoor Halloween decoration.

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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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Wrapping a soccer bowl to make a DIY ghost for Halloween. A cute outdoor yard decoration for a Halloween Porch

gTurn your flower pots so that the narrowest part is at the top.

How to make a Halloween ghosts ornaments for the outdoors, or Halloween porch.

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 you’re not able to find the googly eyes at Michael’s you can use a 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.

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Lighting

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

Hal.loween front porch with not scary DIY Halloween outdoor ornaments of ghosts.

Happy Halloween!

A sad faced Halloween porch ghost made with bed sheets and flower pots. He has plasty googly eyes, and the image has lots of bright cheerful blue. A not scary DIY Halloween decoration for outside with cheerful colours like white and soft blue.
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22 Comments

  1. How inspired! Did you think these up yourself, Leanna? I think I might try these next year.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      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.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Christina, I am glad you like it.

  2. That is a great idea! I love 15 minute crafts. My fav thing about these? They’re big decorations that you don’t have to store!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

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

  3. LeannaForsythe says:

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

  4. These are adorable!! They look great on your porch and I love how simple they are!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      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.

  5. Super cute ghosts, Leanna and love how you have them illuminated! Happy Halloween back to you.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      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.

    2. Thank you for sharing your awesome ghosts with us at the Talk Of The Town Party, Leanna. You are my feature this week! See you Tuesday at 6 pm.

    3. LeannaForsythe says:

      Oh Marie that’s super wonderful. You made my day lady. So much appreciated.

  6. 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. LeannaForsythe says:

      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. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much Debbie. Have a happy Halloween, I hope you get lots of trick or treaters.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

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

  7. I LOVE these ghosts! They are so funny!! I know that trick or treaters will love them too!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

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

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