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This Adorably Spooky Trend Is Sending 100s To Their Local Thrift Stores.

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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. 

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!


Added in some flowers too :’) did this with a friend and honestly 10/10 day. #ghostpainting #ghostpaintings #spookyszn #spookyseason

♬ Oh Klahoma – Jack Stauber

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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