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Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Ghost!

After many ant bites and a windy day Gretchen and I finally got our ghost up!
It was fun working with Gretchen but wind was a challenge and of course the ant bites.

What I did I use to make these! Well your not going to believe it! While at Lowes and discovered these fence post. Don't ask me what kind of fence people use them with but they worked great. Easy to put in the hard ground and their pretty secure.
Off to the dollar store and I bought 6 knight helmets that were broken on each end so they gave them to me for half off which was 50 cents a piece. I finished breaking off the front part of the helmet and threw those away and then with double sided tape I taped these helmets to the end of the fence post.

We then put different sizes of cheap fabric that I bought a Wal Mart and tied the material together to make it look like their holding hands.

That was what they looked like when I finished last night. This morning the wind had them where you could not tell which ghost was holding which hand. lol Pretty crazy looking when I found them this morning. So I got a bag of small safety pins and used the heck out of them. I then took little nails used for picture hanging and put the longest part of the material in the ground with a nail to hold it down while the wind blows out here on the north forty.
While doing this I kept being bit my ants but never could see a bed of the darn things.
Gretchen was busy writing so I did it alone today. They actually looked better after pinning and nailing but of course my bateries went bad in my camera. Never have I had so much darn trouble keeping batteries charged than I do for this camera.
I put batteries on my shoppping list for tomorrow because of course I have to take pictures of Kaci and Bailey when they come Saturday. But I will have to get permission from their mom and dad about using them on my site.
All of you sent me great suggestions and I appreciate you. I think all of them would of worked just as good as these helmets and maybe even better. I had it in my mind to use this shape of a head so when I spotted the helmets I knew thats what I wanted to use.
Now will they look good in the morning is another story!
Remember I told you this house was haunted! Well it has been acting up again and night which is driving Tinkerbell wild. She is not sleeping now at night and trying to keep me awake.
Pain has really been bad this week so off to bed early!
Sweet Dreams to you


Cherie said...

The ghosts turned out super GREAT!!! You did a fabulous job. I really want to do this probably next year!
I hope you feel better after a good nights rest.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Love the ghosties adorable I will remember that for next year !
Its a really cute idea !

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Thanks so much I am sorry the pictures are so dark. If you click them on to enlarge you might can see them better. When I get batteries I will try to take better pictures.
Off to bed.
Love you all

susanc said...

They turned out great Maggie! Sure hope you can get some sleep tonight and that your pain gets better. xoxoxo

Julie Harward said...

Well, it was worth it! They look really great! I think they are getting ant bites wonder they are dancing! LOL

jojo said...

They turned out so well, wow. I just could not think of a way to do this but now that you've shown me I just might give it a try over the weekend.
The kids are going to be so excited to see the ghosts dancing around!!!
take care sweetpea, get some rest and give your back a little relief. love you.


Yikes! They look pretty spooky to me! :-)


yaya said...

I love them! I'm such a Halloween goof and I really enjoy seeing others take this fun, not for kids only, tradition and go crazy with it. I'm having a Halloween party this Sat. and will have many decorations but those are really the cutest! How cool that your house is haunted too. Maybe that's why the batteries are being drained...that's pretty typical of hauntings!

GerryART said...

Your Ghost kiddies are EXCELLENT ! ! ! ! !

Looks as though there ARE kiddies under those creepy 'sheets'.

Love ya,

Orange Sink said...

Love those ghosts Maggie! You really went through a lot to make them but I think it was worth it! Fun!!!! Wonder what they would look like with some snow on them..... Northern Wi ghosts usually get a dusting or two! LOL
Cathy G

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OOO Maggie they look fantastic!! The kiddos are gonna be so surprised! Awesome job.
SUre hope you have a better day tomorrow.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Your ghosties are great! Perhaps now that you've put these up in your yard, the indoor ones will go out and play with the outside ones!

Sorry to hear you're under the weather again. Hope you take it easy this weekend and feel better soon!

acorn hollow said...

They look so great! I bet they look good when the wind blows a bit looks like they are moving. thank you for following my blog and leaving a comment. I am going to follow along with you also.

Sailing Simply said...

Very cute! Your persistance to find all the right details really paid off. It looks wonderful! Sorry to hear you may have stirred up the "other" ghosties! Perhaps they are not fans of the kiddies moving in on their turf! LOL!

Linda said...

I am really glad we don't have any little ones that come to our door anymore. Your ghosts are kind of cute though.

Arkansas Patti said...

Ya done good ole yellow haired grannie. Love the hand holding look. Sure Kaci and Bailey will approve.
Pretty sure your resident ghost is jealous of the interlopers.
Now if you could just get her to appear for the kids?
Think you might have over done. Do rest that back and feel better for your company.

Kim said...

Maggie, the ghosts are fabulous. I can almost hear the little ghosties chanting "ring around the rosie". Creepy! (But if you hear them - I would run!)
I'm sure your resident ghost is just jealous of the new company. Put a shot of brandy in Tinkerbell's milk bowl at night so she will sleep. (hehehe)

The French Bear said...

Maggie, they look fantastic!!! You might scare a few people too!!!!
How are you? Gosh I feel like it has been ages since we chatted, I am trying to catch up on all the good stuff and friends, seems like I was ill for a long time!!!
Are you back to work? I guess I need to go back a few posts and read!!!
I have missed you and Ms. Pearl, I think about you lots!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Well they made it through the night. haha
Was actually woke up by Dotty Forest barking at a car that pulled in to take pictures of my ghost.
Could not rest for the life of me last night.
Lots to do today getting ready for the babies but just got an email from the DL their only coming for a few hours Sat and not spend the night because she is coming down with a cold.
You know one thing I have learned in my old age just enjoy what I can of the hours I do get to see my babies. Life is way too short
Love that you love the ghost..I am fond of them and delighted that Kaci and Bailey will see them if not for only a few minutes.

Nezzy said...

Dear Maggie, they couldn't of turned out any better. Your grandkiddos are gonna love your little ring of dancin' ghosts.

Take care of yourself sweetie and I'll be prayin' the you are touched in a mighty way by Gods healing power.

God bless and enjoy this weekend!!! :o)

Sharon said...

I love the ghosts, what a good idea.
I hope that you get some rest and feel better for the grands,
Have a great weekend.

Cherrie said...

Your ghosts look great! Enjoy your time with the kids! Hope you get some sleep tonight!
Take Care,

Seizing My Day said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE those!!! =) I will be lucky to even get my decorations out this year! being a home schoolin.. and a soccer mommy has changed my life for ever!! ha ha! not nearly as organized and on top of things as I used to be!! anyway...

Well Done!! Love them! I peeked at your last post too... Gretchen is a keeper... going to snoop like that for you! ha ha!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

They are pretty scary. I think your posts are maybe for electric fencing for horses. I've actually used them in the past and they don't work very good. My horses think that I put up electric fence just to give them something to play with!

Sue said...

Your ghosts are spooky!

Take care of yourself, okay? Maybe you are overdoing just a bit and kicking up that inflammation again.


Tammy said...




i love them and I don't even like halloween.

sjmcdowell said...

Hello sweet Maggie,

Ahhhh I love your Ghosties...they look like their having quite a bit of fun dancing around your tree!!

Thank you for you lovely comment on my blog and also for entering my giveaway!!

I wish you a wonderful weekend with your grandbabies and relatives...have fun!!

Love YOU!!


Libbie said...

Maggie! I LOVE them! They are soooo cute! I wish the kids could come to your house this year too! Bo would freak out with the ghosts & i love seeing him freaked out :) My tough guy isn't as tough as he pretends to be :)

They might come up with a trick to play on you :) ANnie keeps hiding these little mice trying to freak me out :) I better run because my sis is over but I had to see those ghosts!

NitWit1 said...

I love the ghosts in a circle. Will they be lighted. I can imagine driving down a lonely Texas highway after dark and seeing a seance of ghosts in progress. I might run off the road.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Maggie, how cute!!!!

Pat said...

What wonderful dancing ghosties...the kids are gonna love them! have a beautiful weekend!

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Great job on the ghosts! And you did it on the cheap! Hope the ghost calm down so you can get some rest.

Sares said...

It looks great! The kids are gonna love it. I hope you got a good nights sleep and that you are feeling better. Tell your ghosts to pipe down and go to sleep!

One Heart said...

Ooh, they almost look real all in a circle like that. And with a haunted house to with them...yikes. Very creative. Sorry about the ants.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing my boy a happy birthday. If he sees me calling him my boy at 21. =D They think they are so grown up and all. Just a baby and will most likely always be one to me anyhow.

Have a gorgeous weekend!

Nezzy said...

Hey girlfriend. I just posted about winnin' your giveaway. Dang, If I didn't write I got a 1500 dollar coupon. Forgot the decimal point, that's fixed.

Pop on over when ya get a chance and let me know if everything else is correct. It hasn't arrived, I just stole the pic you posted. I'm sneaky that way. Heeehehehe!

God bless you girl and have a magnificent weekend with your family! :o)

Libbie said...

Just popped by again to show Annie your ghosts! She loves 'em!

Delena said...

I absolutely LOVE the ghosts. I want to do this next year for my party. They look down right scary.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Maggie,

the ghosts are wonderful and what a fine job you made of them. Hope the wind calms down and your ants go away. About your camera, would you be able to get a lead and charge it with power, instead of buying batteries?
Sorry to hear that you have been having pain, and hope that you are feeling better.

Happy weekend