Want to freak out your
neighbors? We do! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a chicken wire
sculpture in your garden just in time for Halloween! An amazing realistic
chicken wire ghost!

The original artist who
created this piece is artist Slim Jim from “Whacky Archives”

What you
will need:

  • Hex Netting 20 GaugeWhich
    you can buy at Far North International
  • Made of 20 gauge
    steel wire
  • Long lasting and
    weather resistant
  • Hex netting with
    1-inch openings
  • Measures 50-feet by
    24-inch width

– 5 Steps:

Step 1:

Cut a piece of chicken wire
to form a cylinder. Cylinder Circumference: would comfortably fit around your
own hips. Cylinder height: from the ground until above your waist.

The cut piece of wire has cut-open hexagram spokes on the side(s) where you
just cut it off your roll of chicken wire. Now weave these cut-open hexagram
spokes with one-another so as to close the cylinder shape. Now the cylinder
shape stands up on its own.

don’t make a straight cylinder, but rather one whereby the top diameter is
smaller than the diameter at the bottom. This will make your sculpture more
stable. This first cylinder shape is going to be the legs & waist of your
ghost sculpture.

Step 2:

Make a second cylinder for
the upper-body. The diameter of this cylinder should be smaller than the ones
of the legs-waist cylinder. Overlay and attach it to the first circle and mold
the overall form with your hands to make it look like a spooky figure.

Step 3:

Cut a smaller piece to shape
into a head form with neck/shoulders/chest and place it on top of the other two
pieces of chicken wire and weave in the ends to attach it to the ghost

Step 4:

Now it is time to give the
ghost a certain pose. Use an image or freestyle it!

Step 5:

Adjust your sculpture as
needed. It doesn’t need to be perfect – after all, it’s a ghost! It does not
have to be exactly life-like in shape.

And you’re done!

You can go an extra
step and hang the sculpture to a tree to let it swing in the wind and/or spray
paint the sculpture with glow-in-the-dark paint for an amazing night time glow!

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for this tutorial goes to finecraftguild.com


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