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.
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.
Most of these supplies can be purchased at IKEA, but if you aren’t near an IKEA I’ve listed alternate sources.
- Paper globe light IKEAs Regolit (aka paper lanterns)
- Plug in light, IKEAS Havsris,
- Black felt for the ghost eyes and nose
- Gauze fabric (or any sheer fabric)
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.
- Assemble the paper lantern according to instructions.
- 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.
- 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!