DIY Ghost Decor

DIY Ghost Decor

 

I don’t know about you, but I am a huge fan of the holidays. For all of us in Texas, it is usually still fairly warm in October, but that doesn’t mean it stops us from getting into the holiday spirit. Today we are going to take a look at a fun and quick project that kids are sure to enjoy too while using minimal tools that almost every homeowner will have. Let’s hop into the first project in the DIY Ghost Décor featuring SKIL power tools.

 

DIY Ghost Decor

Tools Used

DIY Ghost Decor

  • Jigsaw
  • Sander
  • Drill or hammer to attach the stake or hang

 

Materials Used

DIY Ghost Decor

  • Plywood (various thickness will work, I used scraps.
  • Paint and decorations

 

Instructions-

DIY Ghost Decor

DIY Ghost Decor

The first step in all of this is to gather the materials and tools you need. I find the more organized I am the better the project goes! This is probably super obvious, but I find I have to always remind myself of that!

I used about an 18 inch by 18-inch scrap of plywood and sketched the cut lines for the ghost. I will say, I am by no means an artist but the good things about using pencils is they are erasable.

DIY Ghost Decor

Now it is time for the cutting. Using a Jigsaw can take a bit of practice to get used to, so it’s a great idea to do a few practice cuts before you attempt the full shape. Skil’s Jigsaw is a great model to start on because the vibrations are minimal and settings are easy to adjust to get your best results.

DIY Ghost Decor

Once you’re happy with the shape, I grabbed a sander and smoothed the edges, as well as the top.

DIY Ghost Decor

Now we are ready to decorate! I used a white paint that is rated for exterior use, Milk Paint from General Finishes in Snow White.

DIY Ghost Decor

I used black acrylic for painting the faces. I added a few additional details to add some extra personality to our happy ghosts with bows.

DIY Ghost Decor

The last thing to do is add a stake or hanger depending on where you want to place it and display your cute decoration!

 

 

Wrap Up-

DIY Ghost Decor

DIY Ghost Decor

I always think this time of year is an exciting time to flex your creative muscles and invent some new ways to use the tools you already have. No matter what your skill level is, projects like these are fun and whimsical, the perfect way to accent your home for the holidays.

This article focused heavily on how a jigsaw can be used to create this project, but the reality is a lot of tools could be used in its place if needed. Jigsaws are a really universal, multi-purpose tool that almost every homeowner will have a need for at some time or another. Let me know the ways you use your tools to add some life to your home!

A huge thank you to SKIL Power Tools for teaming up with me to bring you this fun tutorial! Skil has relaunched its line of tools that are feature-packed for users who want solid performance without the professional price tag. Check out SKIL tools I have reviewed here.

 

 

 

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