Haunted night, gardeners delight


Here’s a last-minute Halloween decoration for the avid gardener that is sure to creep out your neighbors – the haunted wheelbarrow. 


  • Wheelbarrow
  • Old, long-sleeved shirt
  • Pair of gloves 
  • Safety pins
  • Pile of leaves
  • Jack-o-lantern

Fill the gloves with leaves and/ or crumpled newspaper and attach them to the sleeves of the shirt with safety pins. Fill up the shirt sleeves with leaves/paper to the shoulders, leaving the body of the shirt empty. Next, lay the shirt in the wheelbarrow and cover most of it with leaves. Let the arms and hands stick out. Finally, place your jack-o-lantern in the wheelbarrow, arranging it so that it looks like a pumpkin head and two arms emerging from the wheelbarrow. Nestle a glow stick inside the pumpkin head for added drama if carved. 

Happy Halloween!

Reference material taken in part from the following sources: The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2022

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