I am so excited to share this little project with you all! My string of “Ghost Lights”. I heart them! They were really fun to make and only require a few supplies and your imagination!
Supplies Needed for Ghost Lights:
- 20 ct. light set (white cord preferred)
- Black Felt or cloth (or Black Vinyl for Silhouette/Cricut if you have one)
- Mod Podge
- 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. Using a paintbrush, I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top half of the ghost head.
Note: I mixed a *very* small amount of water into my Mod Podge. I wanted to thin the Mod Podge out a bit so that it didn’t leave dried glue clumps on the openings of the cheesecloth.
While the glue was drying I cut faces and mouths out of black felt. Get creative! UPDATE: If you have a Silhouette Cutting Machine you can grab the ghost faces from my Boo Bowling and they would work perfectly for this project as well!
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. I tried hot glue but it was really, really hard to keep the cheesecloth layers separated with the hot glue. The front wanted to glue to the back!
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.
Here they are with a ghost on every other light!
Here are the Ghost Lights with a ghost on every light. You can do what you like better!
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! Note: These are recommended for indoor use only!
If you like Ghost Projects, I invite you to check out these projects!
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