Ghost Maiden Yard Decorations | At Home With P. Allen Smith

Ghost Maiden Yard Decorations | At Home With P. Allen Smith

November 1, 2019 19 By William Hollis


Let me show you how to make some ghost maidens
for your front yard. One of the reasons that I love Halloween so much is it’s an occasion
you can really kick in your imagination. Hey, I like to decorate, and these are really fun
to create. These are ghost maidens and they are so simple to make. Aren’t they fun? They’re
maidens from 175 years ago in their Antebellum dresses. But to make these, you wanna be well
prepared. I want you to wear gloves and long sleeves because the base of these, well, it’s
made from chicken wire. When you cut chicken wire it can become prickly. Okay, you wanna
pay attention to this part, it’s very important. You can find these little tent stakes at discount
stores, and they’re very, well, essential because they pin the skirt down to the ground
and will keep your ghost maidens from flying over into your neighbors yard. Now, what’s
great about this is you start out with this basic form. As I mentioned, you can use the
cheesecloth and do really anything you want. While these girls look spooky enough without
heads, I thought, well, why not use a Lumina pumpkin as a head. So what I started out with
was a half inch piece of rebar and drove it into the ground. Notice it’s dark colored
— I didn’t paint it white because I want it to go away, disappear at night. Then I
just pushed this pumpkin down over the top of the rebar, gently, just by starting a little
hole in the bottom of the pumpkin. And then from here I just attached so more cheesecloth
in the form of a vail so it’ll blow in the wind and give it an even spookier sort of
feel. The other thing that I’m gonna do: At night, I’ll be able to put a flood light out
here and just cast light across them, which will even bump up the spook factor even more.
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