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Make your own boo-tiful garden ghosts for Halloween
20 Oct 2022
Create a spooktacular display for your backyard this Halloween with these garden ghosts. These fab-boo-lous designs are made from pallets but any leftover wood will work including fence posts or timber offcuts.
You will need:
- Long lengths of pallet wood or timber offcuts.
- Electric drill
- Jig saw or band saw
- Resene testpots in your choice of colours, Fleur used Resene House White, Resene Quarter Parchment and Resene Black
Step 1: Start by screwing two lengths of pallet wood together by cutting a small length of scrap wood and screwing it to the back as a horizontal brace. Attach one horizontal piece at the top and one piece at the bottom.
Step 2: Use a jig saw or band saw to cut a rounded top to one end of the wood. Sand any rough edges smooth.
Step 3: Roughly paint on some Resene House White, leaving some wood showing through to give the ghosts a spooky translucent look. You might want to try using a dry brush or use a rag to wipe off some of the paint.
Step 4: Next, paint on some Resene Quarter Parchment to form some contour, shape and warmth around the face of the ghost.
Step 5: Finish by painting on a face with Resene Black. Weatherboards in Resene Triple Ash and windows in Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream.
project and images Fleur Thorpe
Published: 20 Oct 2022