I love Halloween and decorating my yard for trick-or-treaters. This year, we are definitely watching our spending limits, but I still want to have the fun of decorating!
After a little research, I found out how easy it was to make some DIY creepy ghostly Halloween heads, and they will be perfect!
According to instructions found on Wholesale Halloween Costumes, you only need a few supplies:
Using those materials, you will end up with fun Halloween decorations for your yard!
Use the box cutter to carve out holes in the eyes, deep enough to fit the base of the tealights.
Test the tealights to make sure they are working. Hot glue the bottom of each tealight into the eye sockets. You should be able to turn the tealights on/off by rotating the top, while the base stays securely attached to the foam head.
Using a foam brush, cover the foam head in decoupage glue.
Drape a layer of cheese cloth over the bust. As you press the cheese cloth onto the bust, make sure that the votive eyes are unobstructed, so that you can still gently turn them on and off beneath the cheesecloth. This will seem a little tricky, but is well worth the effort.
Let the decoupage glue dry. Apply a thin layer of black water color to the cheeks of the bust, and a few faint lines going vertically across the mouth. This will mimic skeletal teeth.
Spread out the cheesecloth along the bottom of the bust, and use the fabric stiffening spray to help the cheesecloth maintain it’s billowy look.
Insert a floral pin or screw eye to the top of the bust and add some clear or iridescent ribbon for hanging. If using the floral pin, you can apply some hot glue to secure it in place.
Turn on the eyes, and hang the bust in a dark hallway or outside to scare trick-or-treaters.