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Ghost Lights

I am so excited to share this little project with you all!  My string of “Ghost Lights”.  I heart them!

Items Needed:

  • Cheesecloth
  • 20 ct. light set (white cord preferred)
  • Black Felt or cloth (or Black Vinyl for Silhouette/Cricut if you have one)
  • Mod Podge
  • scissors
  • tacky glue
  • popsicle molds or small dixie cups

I started out by unfolding my cheesecloth.  It came in a big folded ribbon.  I ended up using 2 layers of it in roughly a 7″ x 7″ square.

Next I draped the cheesecloth over my popsicle mold.   I made a glue mixture of Mod Podge and a *very* small amount of water.  I just wanted to thin the Mod Podge out a bit so that it didn’t leave dried glue clumps on the openings of the cheesecloth.  Next I used a paintbrush and painted the top half of the cheesecloth over the mold using my Mod Podge Mixture.  {I tried using spray adhesive, however it didn’t quite stiffen the cheese cloth enough.  The spray adhesive only stiffened my arm hair!    The Mod Podge mixture worked great!)

While the glue was drying I cut faces and mouths out of black felt.

Once the ghosts were dry, I carefully pulled the cheesecloth off the molds and using tacky glue, glued on the felt pieces for the face.

Insert a light through the top of the cheesecloth.  Some of mine just poked right through and others I had to help by cutting a small slit in the top.   (I purchased my string of lights at Hobby Lobby in the craft section where they have those glass block craft ideas.  My string had the lights really close to one another so I opted to insert a ghost every other light.  I believe if you use actual Christmas lights (white cord of course) they will be farther apart and you can do a ghost on every light.)

The pictures don’t even do them justice when they are hung and lit!

I couldn’t resist making one of these little guys with a mustache!  Mustaches are so popular right now and I wanted one of my little ghosts to be cool and popular! ;-)

I also really like this angry guy!  The options for faces are endless!

Hang and enjoy!    Check back because I have many more fun Halloween ideas to share!!!

Note: These are recommended for indoor use only!

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And That’s What Che Said…

 

63 Responses to Ghost Lights

  1. These are great! May I put up a link for you to my Halloween site?

  2. Maureen says:

    Dear Cheryl,

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. These are just the best. I concider myself to be creative and crafty and I feel totally brain dead after seeing your ghost lights.
    Hopefully here’s some advice that will help you be able to stay at home with your boys. A book you need to read is called “Dinner’s in the Freezer” by Jill Bond. It is available used through Amazon or Inter Library Loan. This program has really cut back on my grocery bills and my cooking and cleaning time. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

    Maureen

    • Cheryl says:

      Maureen, Thanks so much for the nice comment! It made my day after a rough drop off at school with my son! Also THANK YOU for the book suggestion. I am set out to find it right away! I really appreciate it!!! I hope to talk to you again!

  3. Soooooooooo cute! I am pinning this! Stop over for a visit sometime!

  4. Brittany says:

    What a fun idea!

  5. Priscila says:

    These are so cute! I love the little faces!

  6. Marilyn says:

    Super lovely.. I found ya per Motivate me Monday and your site totally motivates me get up & get artsy.. : )) Lovely blog.. I’m Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com and i’m following ya officially with SMILES.. Hoping you can stop by sometime and return the follow/simply say hello.. Thanks & have a great week.. *Following you on pinterest too*

  7. Madison says:

    So smart and so simple! I love it. :)

  8. Jenn says:

    I totally LOVE these!! If you get a chance, I would love it if you could link this up to my party, The Creative Spark, tomorrow night. Pinned this!
    Jenn
    http://www.cleanandscentsible.blogspot.com

  9. I love this….you can never have too many twinkle lights….and now they have a theme….Great Idea!

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  11. Debbie says:

    Very, very cute! Great idea. :)

  12. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts says:

    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!!
    - Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  13. Bethany says:

    Your little ghosts turned out so cute! Very clever idea. Thanks for the inspiration

  14. Brittany says:

    This is pretty much the cutest thing EVER! My little girl got a kick out of them and wants to make some of our own, so thank you for the inspiration! :)

  15. So so cute—and I love the different faces! So simple and wonderful—I really adore your style!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy
    (and thank you so so much for linking up!)

  16. Ann says:

    These are so fun, I may have to make these for my booth at the antique mall. Thanks again for sharing.

  17. We just featured your ghost lights on our new Fun Finds Friday!

  18. This idea is so cute! It’s amazing what you can do with a little imagination. I definately want to try! Found you on the Sunday Scoop link party.

  19. HELLO THERE- YOU HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON COM for Super Saturday Spotlight Talent Show. WA-HOO! well done. winks-jen

  20. Angie says:

    These are so CUTE! And SO EASY!!! :)
    I love them!

    Angie @ Artsy You

  21. Kristy says:

    This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

  22. Love! I’d love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

  23. Audra says:

    You’ve been featured! Thanks for linking up! Check it out here: http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/09/link-party-features-no-7.html

  24. Rachel @ Lines across my face says:

    Haha these are too cute. I love the face on that last one. It cracks me up!

  25. thegunnysack says:

    So cute…the various faces on the ghosts are so funny! Thanks for this sharing this at last Monday’s “What In The Gunny Sack?” link party!

  26. Macy says:

    Thanks for linking up to my Tuesday Confessional party last week. You’ve been featured so stop by and grab a brag button! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/09/it-is-almost-time-for-this-weeks.html
    I hope to see you at this week’s link party which starts tonight.
    ~Macy

  27. Jennifer says:

    These are too cute! I like how you did different faces!!
    Thanks for partying with us at Show & Share!!

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  29. Amanda says:

    What a great project! :) I’ve featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/cheescloth-ghost-lights/

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here:
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  30. Love it… what a fun touch and so inexpensive too! Thanks! Vicki

  31. Bethany says:

    I know I’ve already commented on these, but I liked them so much I needed to come back and invite you to my Monster Mash Bash Halloween Link Party that is now up! http://afishwholikesflowers.blogspot.com/2011/10/lets-do-monster-mash.html

    Hope to see you there!

    • Cheryl says:

      Thanks Bethany! I headed over! I also was able to fix your code to get your button to work on my {Che} Parties page :)

  32. AJ says:

    This is super cute. I made these with my son who just had surgery and has to stay pretty still. I’m having a hard time keeping them on my lights though. I used the 50/50 glue/water mix and let them dry on my molds. When I tried to put it over my light the hole got too big and wouldn’t stay on, it just slipped off. Any suggestions?

    • Cheryl says:

      AJ, I would just use a bit of hot glue if you have it to tack it on the plastic part of the light. Otherwise you can put a piece of clear scotch tape over the existing whole that is too large and try again through the scotch tape. I hope that helps!

      • AJ says:

        Thanks for your prompt response! The hot glue is awesome. I used a bit of white thread on a couple that just wanted to be stubborn and loosely tied them around the cord. That helped too. This is just spooktacular and it was such a fun way to spend some quality time with my boy while he’s on the mend. Thank you so much for your great idea. I look forward to finding more gems!

        • Cheryl says:

          Yay! I am so glad you love them! I hope your son recovers quickly! But also glad you got some good quality time in with him!

  33. made my way to your site from aol and and am glad i found it, hope you keep up the good work

  34. Dominique says:

    Thanks so much, I linked this with my facebook as I think it is a super idea for the young ones. This is my nephews first Halloween and I want it to be fun not scary and with these lights I know he will just be amazed (he’s 6mo. old). I love how you can personalize these with the faces, it gives me ideas to do lots more with them. Thanks again~Aloha

    • Cheryl says:

      Yes, we do “fun” Halloween in my house. Not yet to the scray Halloween just yet! I am sure someday when teh boys get older we will be to “scary!” Thanks for stopping by, I hope you come back and visit soon!

  35. Christina says:

    Adorable! Thanks for linking up at my Bewitching Craft link party at http://igottacreate.blogspot.com!

  36. [...] I got this idea from Cheryl at That’s What Che Said. A couple weeks ago she made these adorable little ghost lights for her [...]

  37. Karen says:

    These are great I featured them @ WorkShop Wednesday!

  38. Megan says:

    Those are so cute! What a great way to spruce up basic white lights! :)

  39. Good morning! I wanted to let you know you are in My Stay At Home Nation Spotlight this week! Stop by & check it out. I can’t wait to see what you link up next! Thanks so much!
    XoXo
    ~Iffy~
    StayAtHomeNation.blogspot.com

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  41. Candie says:

    Yay! These are so stinkin’ cute! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby’s Halloween Decor Challenge! :) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/32/halloween-decor

  42. Savannagal says:

    How does one “pin” this? Just wondering,

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