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“Bannack Brown” is the original Montana Ghost Wood color. A beautiful brown patina, it’s reminiscent of the old structures in Montana’s Bannack State Park. The peel-and-stick application gives you endless possibilities – create accent walls, doors, stunning ceilings, and more!
- 25 square feet per box
- 1′-5′ random length pieces
- $5.00/ Sq. Ft.
Each box includes 25 square feet of random length pieces. The pieces are equipped with double sided tape for easy installation and removal.
Weight : 10 lbs
Dimensions : 60 x 6 x 6
Weathered: this texture resembles a raised grain look.
Circle Sawn Weathered: this texture consists of a circle sawn texture with a raised grain.
Our primary focus is standing dead spruce and lodgepole. Other species available upon request.
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Proper acclimation of Montana Ghost Wood is essential to favorable product performance. All wood products expand and contract with changes in the ambient moisture; following these tips will help to minimize the movement of the Ghost Wood products after installation:
1) Locate the Ghost Wood as close to the point of usage as is practicable. (For indoors, locate in the room of usage.)
2) Block off of the ground, cover the top only and protect from direct sunlight and precipitation.
3) Stack using spacers between the layers to allow for free air circulation.
4) Allow to acclimate for 10-14 days or longer depending on conditions.
The goal is for the moisture content of the Ghost Wood to be as close as possible to that of the place of usage.
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After taking a few summer trips to Bannack State Park, it always amazed us how all the old structures still stood. It only made sense to put that name to the color of our first Montana Ghost Wood product.
Founded in 1862, when John White discovered gold on Grasshopper Creek, Bannack was where the great Montana boom began. Many prospectors, refugees from the Civil War, and businessmen hoping to strike it rich rushed to Bannack, then known as the Queen of the Gold Camps. Thievery and vigilantes abounded. In 1864, Bannack was named as the first Territorial Capital of Montana but soon the Capital moved on to Virginia City where new loads of gold were found. From the late 1860s to the early 1930s, Bannack continued as a mining town where individuals experimented with mining techniques and raised families. By the 1950’s most people had left and the State of Montana declared Bannack a state park. Today over 60 structures full of raw beauty may be viewed. The cemetery holds the ancestors of many early Montanans and reveals their history.
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DIY Easy Wood Ghost Decor for Halloween:Free Download
Get ready to spookify your space this Halloween with a touch of DIY magic! Our DIY Easy Wood Ghost Decor is here to add a hauntingly adorable vibe to your outdoor Halloween decor.
Each year that goes by we add just a little bit more Halloween decor to our home. Growing up my mom and dad decorated for all the holidays and it was such a great memory for me. I want to do the same for my kids too.
This year I thought I would do a fun little DIY for our sidewalk that leads to our front porch using minimal tools! Something spooky but yet super cute for all the kids that will come trick or treating.
Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a beginner just dipping your toes into the DIY world, the free download I have created and the step-by-step instructions will guide you through creating your very own boo-tiful wooden ghost decorations.
Let’s get started on our DIY wood ghost!
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- Orbital Sander
- Exterior Wood Glue
- Safety Gear- Ear & Eye Protection
- Black Permanent Marker or Black Paint Pen
- 120 Grit Sandpaper
- Outdoor Wood Glue
- Wood (I had a scrap 1x6x4 Pine board laying around that I used)
- Dowel Rod or Wood Scraps for the stakes(I used 0.75-in dia Round Poplar Dowel )
- Rust-oleum Paint + Primer Satin Spray Paint in a white color (I used Blossom White)
- Rust-oleum Matte Clear Spray Paint
Free Ghost Download
I searched all over for the exact look I wanted for our halloween ghosts but, wasn’t satisfied with all the clip art I found online and the Circuit store. So I drew one up!
Down below you can print off my PDF File of my hand drawn ghost, so that you too can create your own Halloween ghosts decor.
Free Download: Ghost Template
Elevate your Halloween decor game with our DIY ghost template!
How To Make DIY Wood Ghosts
Step one: trace your ghosts.
First step is deciding on a design. You can either print off my free ghost download or Google simple ghost shapes. Once you print out your ghost you need to cut it out with some scissors so that you can trace it onto your piece of wood.
Step Two: Cut Out DIY Ghost
Now it’s time to cut out your ghost! Put on your ear and eye protection before this next step. Using your jigsaw cut out your ghost. Make sure that you clamp your wood to your surface. This makes it easier and safer to cut out.
JIGSAW TIP: When cutting with your jigsaw I have found it to be a learning curve. When cutting out your shape I found it easier to just go for it and try not to go slow. The slower you cut the harder it is to follow your line and it makes the saw jump on the board.
Step Three: Sand
To make this job easier I used my Ridgid Orbital Sander for this next step. Using your sander and some 120 grit sandpaper you want to smooth out and round out the edges of your ghost. If you messed up at all when cutting out your ghost this is a good time to fix that with your sander.
Keep in mind they aren’t meant to be perfect and it looks unique and handmade when each ghost is slightly different. Once you have the edges smooth don’t forget to give the rest of your ghost a nice once over so your spray paint will have something to stick too.
Step Four: Add Wooden Stake To Ghost
If you plan on putting these ghost in the ground like I am you are going to need a stake of some sort. I used what I had on hand and it was this 0.75-in dia Round Poplar Dowel . You can use whatever you like, like dowel rods of any size or a 1×2 would be perfect.
I chose a length of 9 inches when cutting my stake. Once you have your stake cut down to size use a little wood glue and whatever nail gun you have to attach it. I chose to attach 3.5 inches up from the center of the ghost.
Step Five: Paint DIY Wood Ghost & Draw Ghost Features
Now for the fun part, making those friendly ghost come alive! Take your Rust-oleum white paint and spray on a couple light coats. This will take a little while since you have to wait for each side to dry and then flip it.
Another good idea is if you have a box laying around you could poke your stake into the box and spray paint both sides at one time.
Once your paint is dry, you will want to draw any features you like on your wooden ghost. I suggest using a paint pen or even a black permanent marker for the features.
Step Six: Seal Your Wooden Ghost From The Elements
Do not skip this step!
As boring as it is to seal a masterpiece you will not want to skip it for this project. I always recommend using a spray sealer because it makes life easier. Putting your ghost back in their painting position, spray a couple thin coats all over the ghost, including the stakes.
Once your Halloween DIY ghost are dry you can stick them in their finally resting place for the Halloween season!
You did it! If you built your own ghost send me a photo, I would love to see them! Just send me an email at [email protected] or DM me on Instagram ! Happy building!
To save it for future reference make sure to save it on Pinterest!
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About The Company
Since being founded in 1976, Biterroot Valley Forest Products has been creating quality materials in new and innovating ways. One popular product line created is Montana Ghost Wood®. Montana Ghost Wood® is perfect for consumers looking for the visuals and character of reclaimed wood with the performance of a new wood product. In addition to the build quality of Montana Ghost Wood®, consumers will also appreciate reasonable pricing and ease of installation!
Montana Ghost Wood® strives to use SFI and FSC certified lumber, beetle kill pine, and forest fire killed timber for the creation of their products. If you consider yourself to be an eco-conscious person, Montana Ghost Wood® is the product for you! Not only will purchasing Montana Ghost Wood® be kind to your wallet, it will be helping the environment as well!
Benefits of Montana Ghost Wood ®
Little to No Maintenance
The proprietary, eco-friendly finish will continue to weather more over time when exposed to UV light, moisture and inclement weather. Regular maintenance for reclaimed wood is recommended.
Montana Ghost Wood® is cut to exact sizes. As a result of this precision, there is little waste left over when the product is installed.
Little to No Defects
Unlike the rest of the industry, Montana Ghost Wood® checks for defective boards each step of their proprietary process. Where normally 30%-70% of reclaimed wood ends up being unusable, Montana Ghost Wood® eliminates that problem almost entirely.
Nearly Half the Price
With Montana Ghost Wood®, you get nearly half the cost of true reclaimed wood while keeping the incredible aesthetics!
Continually improving their “green” and sustainable practices is a high priority for Bitterroot Valley Forest Products.
Montana Ghost Wood® delivers products that are created “green” from start to finish by using eco-friendly finishes that have been effective for over 60 years.
Reclaimed From Mother Nature
A vast majority of the timber used in the creation of Montana Ghost Wood® is harvested from timber killed in forest fires, or beetle kill pine.
Montana Ghost Wood® cares about ethical logging practices. That is why they lumber they use in the creation of their product comes from FSC and SFI certified sawmills.
Montana Ghost Wood® doesn’t let anything go to waste. When the milling is complete, all chips, shavings, and sawdust are bagged and recycled. From there, the leftovers are sent to local farms and ranches in Montana. Uses for these supplies include bedding, compost, and more!
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Montana Ghostwood is a faux reclaimed siding product that can be used for both interior and exterior.
* When being used on the exterior of the home, we do recommend you seal the product.
The product comes in four different colors. Here at Rocky Mountain Reclaimed we offer the two most popular colors available:
- Bannock Brown
- Silver City
How It Ships
This product does not come pre-packaged, and it is a general lumber type product. It comes in an 8, 12, and 16 foot boards, with either a 1×6, or 1×8 inch profile.
This shiplap product comes with the standard nickle inch reveal, with the circle sawn marks indicative of the Montana Ghostwood line.
What Is Faux?
Montana Ghostwood is a fresh pine product that has been stained to look like reclaimed lumber . It is a much more economical option for home or business owners who would like to replicate the look and feel of authentic reclaimed wood without paying the higher prices.
Montana Ghost Wood® May Not be for Everyone… And that’s ok!
Montana Ghost Wood® is a specialty wood product. With that in mind, there’s a good chance that it will not fill the need of every person who is looking for faux reclaimed wood. For example, if someone were looking to obtain a product whose color would never change, Montana Ghost Wood® might not be the product for them. Montana Ghost Wood® was designed to change color as time goes on. Color changes are dependent on location and climate.
Options for Montana Ghost Wood®
Bannack Brown™ is the original color for Montana Ghost Wood ® . After many trips to Bannack State Park, it inspired the look that this line of reclaimed siding is based on. Many buildings in the area have the original wood that has a beautiful brown reclaimed patina. It was the perfect choice to name to the color of the first Montana Ghost Wood ® product.
Silver City™ Silver City ™ was the second color developed for the Montana Ghost Wood ® product lineup. The idea was to replicate the silver-gray appearance of reclaimed barn wood seen in other parts of the country. Inspired by Butte, Montana, the name came arose from Silver Bow County. Some of the most beautiful silver and gray barn wood structures can be found in this historic area.
Ruby River™ Ruby River ™ was the third color of the product line for Montana Ghost Wood ® . A popular place to fish in Montana- the Ruby River, begins in the Gravelly Range of southwest Montana, flowing down the mountains into a broad, arid valley and into the Ruby Reservoir. In this region you will find a collection of 100-year-old barns that were once painted red. The red paint has since faded away on most of these barns, leaving beautiful structures with weathered patinas of red and silver-grey.
Blackfoot™ Blackfoot ™ is the latest color for the Montana Ghost Wood ® . Like the Ruby River, lots of time has been spent fishing and enjoying the Blackfoot River. Here too, are old wood structures that have aged to a color of black and brown-rust. This river has some of the most colorful old barns in Montana along its banks.
Weathered- resembles the old, naturally weathered raised grain appearance
Circle Sawn Weathered – circle sawn markings combined with the old, naturally weathered raised grain appearance
Allow 3-4 weeks for production
Colors – Bannack Brown and Silver City
Texture – Circle Sawn Weathered
Standard Items include:
1×4 Square Edge 12’ or 16′
1×6 Square Edge 12’
1×6 WP4 Silver City Only 16′
1×8 Square Edge 12’
1×8 5/8 Ship-Lap 12′ or 16’
1×10 5/8 Ship-Lap 12′ or 16′
1×12 Square Edge 12’ or 16′
1×12 5/8 Ship-Lap 16′
Face Coverage for Square Edge Products:
Special Order Features
Allow 5-6 weeks for production
Colors – Blackfoot and Ruby River
Texture – Weathered and Hand Hewn
Montana Ghost Wood® is available in 1×4 through 2×12 material with any profile pattern.
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Easy Scrap Wood Ghost Display (DIY Halloween Decor)
Learn how to make this cool DIY wood ghost display from scrap wood. It’s an easy DIY Halloween project for woodworking lovers who love to create decor.
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DIY Wood Ghosts Halloween Decor
I admit I love Halloween a lot, and so does my hubby. So much so that we actually got married almost on Halloween day. Who does that??? Me! We had a haunted reception, with the wedding party going on a haunted train ride afterward. 🙂 It was a super fun night and one we will never forget.
If you love Halloween as much as we do, I think you’ll enjoy making this DIY wooden ghost display that will send chills down your spine! LOL, more like a smile on your face. It’s harmless. I do my best to make kid-friendly, creative decor that is not too scary.
Today, I’m sharing a step-by-step with easy-to-follow instructions on creating adorable wooden ghosts using old pieces of fence pickets. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced DIY enthusiast, this woodworking project can be completed in a few hours, making it the perfect way to add a touch of hauntingly cute decor to your Halloween festivities. So, grab your tools, and let’s get crafting!
- Scrap wood (1×4 cedar or pine fence pickets)
- 2X6 piece of lumber (for the base)
- Electric Sander or Sandpaper
- Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint (white paint)
- Caviar Chalk Mineral Paint (black paint)
- Artists Brushes
For more beautiful DIY wood ghost inspiration, check out the links below.
DIY Wood Ghost Decor
DIY ghost painting
Cute Wooden Spoon Ghost
Gathering Your Materials
Before you get started on your DIY wooden ghost project, you’ll need to gather a few materials. Don’t worry; the items required are simple, and more than likely, you’ll have leftover wood from another wood craft project.
The beauty of this wood craft is that it embraces imperfections, so don’t worry if your scraps are a bit weathered or have some character. In fact, those imperfections will only add to the charm of your creation.
How To Get Free Wood For Crafts
Do you want free wood for craft projects? Wood fences don’t last forever, and when new ones are built, the owners of these fences are more than happy to give away the old ones. As long as you are willing to haul it all off, you, too, can have an endless supply of fairly good quality wood.
I’m still using fence picket scraps from 5 years ago. SCORE! I get so giddy when I can create amazing decor for almost nothing, and so can you.
Step 1: Creating the Ghost Outline
Because my display is going inside our fireplace, I measured the height and width of the fireplace before cutting my wood pieces to the desired lengths.
You’ll want to stagger the height of the wood ghosts so that each one is visible with the tallest to the back, so I suggest you do a dry run and lay them out to get an idea of the height differences before cutting each board.
Also, you’ll need a 2×6 board for the DIY wood ghost base with 2 more wood pieces to attach the ghosts to. The length of the base is totally up to you. I chose the 2×6 because it’s heavy enough to support all my little ghosties. 🙂
The first step is to create the ghost shape of the head. Use a pencil or a sharpie marker to draw the outline of a ghost. Feel free to get creative with the shape, whether you prefer a classic ghost silhouette or a more whimsical feature. Use your imagination when creating your DIY wood ghost.
STEP 2: Cutting Out The Ghost Shape
Next, grab your jigsaw and carefully cut along the drawn outline. Take your time and follow the lines as closely as possible to achieve a clean and precise cut. If you’re new to using a jigsaw, remember to prioritize safety by asking for help and always wear protective goggles and gloves.
Because I work alone and only have two hands, I find using clamps to secure the boards to a steady surface makes cutting with a jigsaw much easier. Using a jigsaw takes some practice but is not difficult once you get the feel of the saw.
For the faces, draw the eyes and mouth in fun shapes. Change them up!
Next, you’ll need a drill and a large bit to make a hole in the eyes and mouth so that you can slide the blade of the jigsaw into the hole to make the cutout.
STEP 3: Sand To Remove Rough Edges Of Your Ghost
After cutting out your wooden ghost, preparing the wood is important to ensure a smooth finish. Inspect your wood for any large splinters or rough spots that could cause harm. Use 150-grit sandpaper to carefully remove these imperfections, taking care not to damage the overall shape of the wood.
Once you’ve addressed any major roughness, it’s time to focus on creating a clean canvas for your ghostly creation. Take a piece of 220-grit sandpaper or a sanding block and gently rub it along the surface of the wood. This will help to smooth out any remaining rough edges and make the fence pickets easier to work with.
Use sandpaper to sand inside the eye and mouth cutouts for best results.
STEP 4: Painting The DIY Wood Ghost
Now, this step is optional if you love the look of natural wood after it’s been sanded. I personally love the natural wood look but opted to paint mine white, thinking they would show up better against the black background of my fireplace.
I used Dixie Belle’s Cotton (white) chalk mineral paint using a dry brush technique to give the wood a cute ghostly appearance. Full coverage isn’t needed for this look, but if you prefer more, be my guest.
I used a small artist’s brush with Caviar (black paint) to make the features stand out for the inside of the eyes and mouth.
With the same brush, I accented and added shadowing to the top of the ghost. Details are important, so don’t miss this step.
STEP 5: Making The Base Stand (Assembly)
The base for this DIY wood ghost display is simple but effective. I used one 2×6 board and two 1×2 wood strips.
Use wood glue and nails to secure them to the 2×6, with one strip sitting on its side and the other piece lying flat elongated on the 2×6. The flat piece will be the back brace.
Once you have the base built, start adding the wood ghost, with the tallest in the middle, staggering them while securing them with nails. Using a pin nailer makes attaching the ghost quick and easy. But you can use the old fashioned hammer and nails.
Before you know it, you’ll have the cutest DIY wood ghost display ever! I’m pretty stinking proud of this project, and it turned out better than I thought it might. But I always feel this way when I create. You too?
Halloween Scrap Wood Ghosts
Now comes the fun part. Find that special place in your home to display your DIY wood ghost stand and enjoy. The cuteness is almost too much to handle! I especially like the way the heads of the ghosts look like flames. One of the reasons I chose the fireplace and that we almost never burn. We live in Texas. It’s considered a decorative feature. LOL
I always enjoy coming up with fun ways to decorate for the holidays, especially Halloween.
I’d love to hear what you think of this cute DIY wood ghost idea. Got scraps? Why not make a piece that you can use every year? This would also work well on a covered porch or even on a mantle above the fireplace. Where would you use it in your home?
I’d love to hear your ideas and don’t forget to let me know you stopped by. Happy decorating!
Until the next project… xo, Do
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Okay Do, you have outdone yourself!
Total cuteness overload! I am in love. And you’re right, making something wonderful is great, but making it for FREE is downright giddy-producing.
Hi Diane! I’m so glad you enjoyed this almost FREE project. 😁
This is such a cute idea Do! Love your little ghosties! 👻
Thanks friend! It filled the fireplace space perfectly. 🙂
I love your ghosts display in your fireplace. Thanks for the inspiration; I need to make one for my fireplace.
Hi Kathy. I’m excited to see what my grandkids think about it. Thanks for reading. xo 🙂
Do, that is the best Halloween DIY I have seen!!! So cute. You create the best wood projects. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Cheryl! It’s always good to know what I do is being enjoyed by others. As always, thanks for stopping by. 🙂 xo
OMG. . .stunning. . .wish I could see a bigger straight on picture of just the wooden ghosts and no fireplace background.
There’s a photo on this blog post without the fireplace background. Maybe you missed it. I felt the same as you and that’s why I added it.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
The ghost family is adorable! And a perfect home for them. The ghostly print over the fireplace makes for a perfect display. Thanks for all the Halloween cuteness.
I bet your wedding was a blast.
Thanks Joanne! The print over the fireplace is actually an uploaded image to our Samsung Frame TV. It mimics a photo. I love being able to change the art work whenever I want.
Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 xo
Do, another amazing project! I love your ghost projects. This project looks fun, affordable and perfect in the fireplace, mantel or on a porch. It’s very creative, my friend.
Thanks, Tammy! I love when an idea in your head comes together. It’s a fun way to decorate for Halloween with small kiddos. Sometimes the spooky stuff can be a bit much for the littles.
These are so fun Do! Your creativity just spills out! Pinned 🙂
😂😂😂 You should see my studio. I’ve been spilling out a lot lately. Thank you, Cindy. xo 🙂
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