Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sisler FAST 5 minute ghost - in three easy steps

5 minute ghost in three easy steps .....with stuff you probably already are tossing away.

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Supplies for this ghost will be slightly different as I don't have another spring-bag laying around. The whole point is cheap but cool.

2 packages of cheese cloth (about 4 yards each)
Home depot is 3.67 but they will meet plus 10% our McCoys price plus 10% off. Our McCoys was 2.29.

white milk jug
2 metal coat hangers
string or ribbon to hang ghost
scissors for the cheese cloth
wire cutters

I have a green house so I can do the really messy work there....LOL You need to hang this while you are working on it. I have some metal plant hangers that I use to hang work from. You could use string even. What do you have laying around?

Step 1: Rinse and poke two holes in the bottom of the jug with a nail or the scissors. Don't stress on the size as the string will be what it hangs from; just make sure that you leave the middle between the two holes intact. This bottom will be the top of the ghosts head. I was frustrated and cut the handle to poke my hand thru so I could string it fast. Hint: Try to remove the label.

Step 2. Cut two wire hangers. I cut near the twisted part on one side to get maximum length. Use the nail again and and make a hole on either side of the spout of the jug. Thread the wire thru the holes then twist each side together. I curled the hook part of the hanger into a circle. In retrospect I wouldn't of made such a big circle. I use it to catch the edge of the cloth on for draping

Step 3. Drape the cheese cloth. I cut the first package in half. As you can see by this pic it isn't enough. I cut the second package in 1/3's. Don't stress. Maybe it was maybe it wasn't. It was just sort of. I used my hands to make a hole to string the cheese cloth over the ribbon hanger. You could use scissors if you want. Making a hole in the cheese cloth section makes it so you don't HAVE to glue stuff up. My idea was to drape it over the thing and when it is time to pack up halloween I toss the jug and hangers.

My other ghost had a bridge between the two arms made of a hanger. I didn't think this one needed it. I also dripped white paint mixed with glue and wall mud. I am not going to do that to this one. It started to rain and I needed to get back to the house. The puppies need their beauty sleep!

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