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!

Halloween Garland made of a String of Ghost Lights - DIY

Supplies Needed for Ghost Lights:

  • 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.
Uses for Cheesecloth - Halloween Ghost Garland

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.

Halloween Garland Idea - Light up string of ghost lights

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!

DIY Ghost Lights - DIY Halloween Decor Idea

Here are the Ghost Lights with a ghost on every light.  You can do what you like better!

Halloween Garland made of a String of Ghost Lights - DIY

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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You can also browse my complete collection of Holloween projects here

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