Sharing an easy DIY ghost Halloween decor idea that is simple and fun. The best part is you likely already have everything you need to make it yourself!
I know its early to be thinking of Halloween. Believe me, I am still very much enjoying summer! However, I’ve been seeing this simple diy ghost Halloween art on Instagram and TikTok and wanted to share my version. This way you have time to gather the supplies if you want to try it yourself.
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What you need to make this easy DIY ghost Halloween Decor
- A framed piece of art. Its important that it is framed with glass so the art is not permanently ghost-ified. If you cant find a piece you love, check out these downloadable images you can print and frame yourself.
- Water based paint (I used a leftover paint sample and my favorite Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash)
- Small paint brushes
How to make easy DIY ghost Halloween Decor
Step 1: Find your art
This is probably the hardest part of the whole project. I searched through my decor stash and found a vintage autumn print that I bought from the thrift store last year for $5. Now is it’s time to shine! You can use any picture that you can imagine incorporating a ghost or pumpkins, but the important thing is that it is framed with glass so the painted ghost can be removed later. No vintage art was harmed in the making of this Halloween decor! However, if you print an image you might choose to skip the glass frame.
Step 2: Decide what you want to paint and where
I just did one ghost in front of trees, but I have seen others add ghosts peeking out from behind trees or out of windows. I’ve also seen people add pumpkins. You can be as creative as you want here. Depending on your picture and vibe you’re going for, you might want to add bats or spiders. If your really talented a scarecrow would be super cute!
Step 3: Paint
Now for the fun part, using a little paint to transform your art into Halloween decor. I was sure to use water based paint on glass so after Halloween the ghost can easily be scraped and washed off. This way the art will not be ruined or permanently altered. It will also allow the piece to be more versatile since it wont be strictly Halloween decor once the ghost is removed.
Step 4: Enjoy
I love a simple DIY that uses items I already have in different ways. This project checks all the boxes. I also think this project could be really fun for kids. Let them look for pictures in magazines to cut out and customize. The possibilities are endless!
Let me know if you plan on trying this simple DIY this year. I hope that by sharing this early it gives you time to source a good vintage piece of art of your own to use. If you are on Instagram, be sure to tag me so I can see what you create.
Are you looking for more Halloween inspiration? Check out my Halloween Farmhouse Tour.
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