|Place bag on top (not pointed end) of
stick. Secure bag at "neck" to board with tape
Place sheet over bag & board. Center of
sheet should be top of head and hang equally on sides. Tie at neck with a
little string or fishing line.
Get a feel for the size of the circle you will have
(depends upon sheet and tree size). Gently drive stakes (boards) into
ground with hammer. You may have to move them so don't drive in deep
yet. It's ok to pound stakes thru sheet.
As in the photos, tie ends of sheets together. Attach
a piece of black thread to where ghost "hands" meet. Tie other
end of thread directly above hands to a tree branch. This will keep
them off the ground and give the effect you want.
Place next ghost and continue until all are done and
circle is right size and look. Move ghosts in or out to get the look you
Secure stakes (deeper) if you have not already done
so. (If you have used PVC pipe you can use short pieces of rebar to
support the PVC.)
here to see 2002 plans for this prop.