This was the easiest DIY. Bonus – I already had all the materials to make it, so it cost me $0. If you’ve followed me at all, you know this is my favorite kind of DIY.
Branch from my yard, or a nice piece of driftwood would great too
Step 1: Find some shells.
I have a TON of shells at my house. I visit the beach often and have collected so many over the years. I even opened an ETSY shop and sell some of my shell creations and love doing it. For this project I shifted through my many, many oyster shells and tried to find ones that had a ghost shape.
Step 2: Optional – Spray paint the shells
Once I had them all selected, I spray painted them white. I wanted them to all be super white so I spray painted them first using some paint I already had. This is completely optional. You don’t have to use oyster shells either.
Step 3: Draw the eyes
After the paint dries, draw the eyes using a black sharpie. Use your imagination and creativity here.
Step 4: Glue
I found the perfect branch in my backyard, but really wished I had a cool piece of driftwood instead. Once you have a branch, tree, driftwood or whatever you’re using, heat up your glue gun and start adhering the ghosts to your branch. You can use E6000 too. This took a little patience as you need to hold the shells in place for a bit to make sure they stick in place.
Step 4: Finishing touches
I placed mine in a vase I already had that has sand in it. You can use whatever container you’d like. I put a few of the extra ghosts into the sand to finish the look.
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