DIY Ghost Lights are the cutest addition to your Halloween decorations. My Ghost String Lights are both easy and fun to make and you can customize their faces!
These lightweight strand lights are perfect for spooky season and look great inside on your fireplace mantel or on your front porch.
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Supplies Needed for Halloween Ghost Lights:
- Cheesecloth or Gauze pads (opened up) or lightweight white fabric
- 20 ct. light set (white corded Christmas Lights work great!)
- Black Felt or fabric (or Black Vinyl for Silhouette/Cricut if you have one)
- Mod Podge
- tacky glue
- popsicle molds or small dixie cups or a small jar
How to Make DIY Halloween String Ghost Lights
I started out by unfolding my cheesecloth. It came in a big folded ribbon. I ended up using 2 layers of it cut in roughly a 7″ x 7″ square. Repeat for as many ghosts as you want.
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!
You can also browse my complete collection of Holloween projects here
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