I’m usually somebody who doesn’t necessarily decorate for Halloween. But I’ve started making exceptions. You can see my skeleton scrap wood sculpture that I made last year. I decided to do another DIY Halloween decor for the outside using old fan blades from a ceiling fan we removed from our living room and made these upcycled ghosts.
This project is definitely budget-friendly and easy to complete. And this is a project that could be done in summer, late summer, or early fall for Halloween.
Supplies Needed for Upcycled Ghosts
The ghosts are set in concrete so that they can sit and not be disturbed by the elements of wind or rain. Although they will take up some space when stored. If you don’t have old fan blades you could use any other piece of scrap wood and round the top of it.
The first step will be to set the fan blades in concrete. My tip for doing this is to spray the bucket or container you are using with a cooking spray so that the concrete will release when set.
Justin helped me mix up the concrete and we put the fan blades in and left them overnight.
I then taped off the base so that I could spray paint the ghosts.
Once the spray paint had dried I looked up “ghost face” in Cricut Design Space and used my Cricut machine to cut out four different ghost faces.
If you don’t have a cutting machine you can just paint the faces on instead. And there’s really no right or wrong way here.
I just think they’re super cute. They’re super decorative for Halloween and will look great displayed with pumpkins and the mums and the kids love them.