DIY Halloween Ghost Lights

October 19, 2020 No Comments
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We love celebrating Halloween, and decorating our house with lots of DIY and shop bought decorations. These simple to make DIY Halloween Ghost Lights are more cute than scary, but are a great addition.

In previous years we created some ghost crafts using muslin and fabric stiffener. They were really simple to make and looked very effective. Since then I have been meaning to make lots of little ghosts to attach to a string of battery powered LED fairy lights I had.

They came out really well, and the kids loved helping make them. So if you would like to see how we made our DIY Halloween Ghost Lights, read on, or pin it for later!

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What You Will Need

  • Muslin material or white cotton
  • Fabric scissors and small scissors
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Bowl
  • Fabric Stiffener (we used Stiffy which I bought from Amazon)
  • Pin pong balls (you can also use golf balls)
  • Black felt
  • Hot glue gun

How You Make Your DIY Halloween Ghost Lights

  • Cut some squares of muslin material. Ours were approximately 18cm square. Don’t worry if they are not exactly square or all the same size.
Squares of muslin material
  • Fold each sqaure into quarters and snip off a small piece of the corner to make a small hole in the middle of the fabric. The size of the hole will depend on what size lights you need to push through.
  • With the material sill folded, dip half into some fabric stiffener. Then unfold the material and smooth the fabric over a ping pong ball with the hole at the top, pinching it slightly at the bottom.
A piece of muslin fabric, dipped in fabric stifner and placed over a ping pong ball
  • Leave to dry. After an hour I turned them over to allow the other side to dry.
The fabric ghosts waiting to dry
  • When dry remove the ping pong balls. They can take some persuading to remove, but don’t worry you can reshape the fabric after.
  • Cut small ovals from black felt for eyes. You could also use black cardboard if you don’t have any felt. Glue the felt ovals onto the fabric ghosts.
A muslin 'ghost' with two felt ovals stuck on for eyes
  • The last stage is to push the individual lights through the hole in the top of the ghosts. We chose to do every other light, and secured each one in place with a blob of hot glue on top.

That’s it! As soon as the glue is dry they are ready to hang up and enjoy!

Mini Halloween ghost lights made from muslin material
A string of homemade DIY Halloween Ghost lights

So what do you think of our DIY Halloween Ghost lights? Do you love celebrating Halloween as much as we do? I’d love to hear about your Halloween makes in the comments.

Kerry x

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Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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