13 Days of Halloween: Ghostly Yard Decor!

As part of our 13 Days of Halloween, we wanted to show you guys how to create awesome packing tape Halloween decorations! They are a lot of fun to make plus it makes your yard or front porch look like it is being haunted.
13 Days of Halloween
Two Crafted Ghost Figures

What you will need:


Let's Get Started:

Step 1

Start with an Arm

Wrap Arm in Cling Wrap
First thing first, wrap your partner’s arm with one layer of cling wrap. This will keep the tape from sticking to his or her arm and help the mannequin keep the intended shape.
Wrap Arm with Tape
Once the arm is wrap, add layers of tape around each arm. Some people may want a thicker mannequin, some people may want a thinner mannequin. It is all a matter of preference.
Cut Tape and Cling Wrap from Arm
Once the arm has enough tape, cut the tape and cling wrap CAREFULLY with scissors. With tape, repair the arm so that is has the original structure. Now you are done with an arm!

Step 2


Wrap Torso with Cling Wrap
Like with the arm, wrap a thin layer of cling wrap around your partner’s torso.
Wrap Torso with Tape
Next, add tape around the torso.
Cut Tape and Cling wrap from Torso
Once the torso is fully taped, carefully cut the torso cast so your partner can take it off easily. Repair the torso piece with tape. At this point, you can tape the arm you have already created to the torso.

Step 3

The Other Arm

Repeat Arm Step
Like you did in step one, create an arm. Follow step one for full details. If you accomplished step one, this step should not be very difficult. Remember to tape the arm onto the torso. It should look like this!

Step 4


Wrap Legs in Cling Wrap and Tape
Like with the torso, wrap your bottom and legs in a thin layer of cling wrap.
Cut Tape and Cling Wrap from Torso
Once wrapped, take the tape and envelope your partner (and the cling wrap). Then, carefully free your partner from the plastic cocoon. When legs are retaped to the original form, tape the legs to the torso!

Step 5

(Optional): Create a Head

Create a Head
Use a Styrofoam mannequin head instead of your partner’s! Wrap the head in cling wrap. Tape it up! Then carefully cut the cling wrap and tape to remove the Styrofoam. Tape the head back to the original form and then tape the head onto the torso!
Finished Ghostly Mannequin
Once they are finished, you can put them in your yard or on your porch for a ghostly effect! Want to make them really stand out? Add LED lights underneath to give them a creepy yet energy efficient glow! It’s a great, spooky Halloween idea to turn your creepy meter up this season!
Wattson Lumen
Wattson Lumen

Certified receptacle. Amped up electrical supplies enthusiast. International Popstar and unqualified lifequard. Wattson prefers to lighten your day with humor and led lights (Just don't ask him to jump in if you're drowning).

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