TikTok is well known for spurring trends… sometimes good, sometimes bad. But you’ll simply scream with joy for this adorable new trend — thrifted ghost paintings! The concept is pretty simple and wonderfully creative.
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You go to your local thrift store, find an unassuming painting you like, bring it home, and pull out your paintbrush to add some ghosts!
Take a look at this example below:
This trend has spawned hundreds upon hundreds of adorably spooky artwork shared across social media. We’ve inevitably found a few favorites, so here goes!
1. Spookifiying The Children
This classic painting features a bunch of children playing on the playground, so the artist in question decided to spruce them up a bit to fit the theme. The finished product is quite adorable, with the children dressed as witches and sheet ghosts, frolicking on a slide!
2. The Spooky Manor House
This artist found a painting of an old brick manor house and decided to ghost it up a bit! Of course, you can find the expected sheet ghosts in the windows and door of the home. My favorite touch, though? The adorable ghost swinging in the tire swing!
3. A Ghost Painting Party Is Fun For All
Painting is always better with friends! This artist had the wonderful idea of throwing a thrifted ghost painting party, inviting friends over to enjoy refreshments and do their own paintings. The results were simply stupendous!
4. A Romantic Ghost Painting For Your Spooky Heart
This one adds a beautiful little touch to the ghost trend, a bouquet of flowers! The final product looks as though one little ghostie is bringing the other a little gift they plucked. How sweet!
One thing I love about the internet is that it is a perfect media for sharing creative ideas and thoughts. Someone, somewhere, thought up a cute little idea to paint a ghost on a cheaply-purchased thrift store painting, and it has brought joy to millions. Spreading joy is truly a blessing!
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