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DIY: Pac-Man and Ghosts 80’s Decoration Garland

November 23, 2011

For Della’s birthday last Friday, I was in charge of decorations. Beyond clusters of neon-colored balloons, I knew I would need to make a fun garland… because, well, that’s just what I do. I make garland.

“Hi, my name is Kate, and I’m obsessed with making garland.”

So, who else would I theme the garland around but iconic Pac-Man and his vengeful ghosts?!

This is super easy. I know you can do it. And, for your convenience, here is the Pac-Man and Ghost Template cut-out, so you can just fold and cut to your heart’s content.


  • Use template provided and print Pac-Man onto legal-sized sheet of paper and ghosts onto regular-sized sheets. Pac-Man is of course yellow, with the ghosts at varying colors.
  • Fold the sheet over so that the fold is at the top of the drawing. Cut around the edges, but do not cut where the fold is… this is how the creatures will hang from the garland! (Even very sweet husbands can do this, right, JD?)
  • Glue eye buttons on one side of the ghosts… these are found very cheaply at your local craft store. I think they really added to the ghosts!
  • Hang on yarn so they will hold on and not shimmy around the string. Done!

With very little gluing and mostly cutting, you can have a very fun decoration on the cheap!


Happy Thanksgiving, guys! I’ll be back next week with a few gift idea/suggestions for you. Off to make my sweet potatoes and sorghum!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2011 9:57 am

    Quite possibly the best post of 2011!


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