Things that you will need:
- Large black or white plastic table cover (or large garbage bags)
- Dry cleaning wire hangers
- Rope or anything to hang your ghost with
- Glow Stick (optional)
I chose to rip the plastic table cover into two halves which gave me perfect squares of 54"X54". Ripping the plastic instead of cutting, gave me a great weathered edge. Go ahead and try to get the same affect throughout the remaining 3 sides of your square. I lightly pulled the plastic apart 2 inches at a time to get a similar look as seen below.
I used a medium sized, helium quality balloon (helium not necessary). Blow it up roughly the size of a human head. The smaller your balloon, the less cloth' you will need to cover it. This way, your black cloak for the 'ghost' will be longer and will look better. Longer the better.
Here is how I made this-See above illustration. I had to use an illustration because I didn't have a chance to photograph the steps because it honestly took me about five minutes to finish this thing. Really simple and easy to do. I now realized that I should have photographed it since it took me way too long to put together this illustration :)
- Place balloon in one corner of your square as shown.
- Fold over so that the entire balloon is covered. Tie and secure with tape, rope, ribbon etc.
- Should look like #3
- Place wire hanger on the INSIDE as shown. This is the shoulder of your spook'.
- Make sure the HOOK of your hanger is pierced through the plastic cover. This can be used to hang on nails, or tree branches.
Tip: Insert Glow Sticks inside of the balloons for an even scarier party. I tried inserting tea lights but that was a fail since it popped my balloon!
First image of tree is courtesy of photographer David Julian