Easy DIY Halloween Ghosts Lights

I love Christmas, but why not start a little early with Halloween lights?  The best part is that you can make this ghost shape in 10 minutes.  You can make one large light or a bunch of little ghosts using glow sticks instead of a plug-in light.      

ghost light

Halloween season reminds me of the annual Halloween party that my sister used to throw.  Every year was a different haunted house.  I tried this once, but it’s a LOT of work.  

Hanging up a ghost is a great idea because it’s so easy and inexpensive.  This is a good decoration for your front porch or inside the front door. It would NOT work in your front yard because the paper lanterns are a little too fragile.  

Supplies Needed

Most of these supplies can be purchased at IKEA, but if you aren’t near an IKEA I’ve listed alternate sources.

You could use a white sheet, but the gauze is inexpensive and gives the ghost a little bit more of a creepy look.  You could also do this with a styrofoam ball, but the paper lanterns have a built-in light.   

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Easy Steps to Assemble Your Ghost’s Head

This is one of the easiest Halloween crafts you’ll ever make. There are just three steps. 

  1. Assemble the paper lantern according to instructions.
  2. Cut out two felt circles for the ghost’s eyes and a nose.  Tape them to the lantern.  You could use a hot glue gun, but if you use tape you can remove them easily after the spooky season is over.   You could also use a black permanent marker.  
  3. Mount the light.  I used a hook included in the light.  Once it’s up you can drape the gauze or an old sheet over the lantern.  I didn’t cut a hole in the gauze. I used two pieces of gauze, one draped over the front and the other over the back.  

You sen see the easy tutorial in this video.    

This is a fun way to add a little spook to your Halloween night.  Happy decorating!  

For more Halloween decorations, check out this mummy door (a fun Halloween project you can make with leftover fabric) or this simple Halloween table.

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