Glass Light Globe / Shade Ghosts

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5 Minutes

Outdated glass light shades (frosted or white) are a staple at thrift stores and home salvage shops. Here's a fun, EASY way to repurpose them for Halloween!
Click HERE for the full tutorial and all the details!
If you look in the home lighting section of just about any thrift store or home salvage shop, you'll find any number of these glass light globes / shades. They're inexpensive and often have a great "ghost" type shape.
So here's perhaps the EASIEST Halloween DIY / Repurpose project ever. First, clean up your glass light shades (chances are they will be pretty dirty and gross). And then, add silly little ghost faces!
They look pretty cute just like that, don't they? But trust me, it gets better! A little "ghostly illumination" takes them to the next level! I'm pretty sure I just heard a boo...
Click HERE to find out how I created that eeeeeeerie, ghostly glow!
Doesn't get much easier, quicker, or cheaper than that...
Super bonus- they're small and easy to pack away after Halloween. So you'll be able to use these year after year, and they'll never go out of style. Happy Halloween...and I have to say it, BOO!

Suggested materials:

  • Glass light shade  (Thrift store)

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Sadie Seasongoods

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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3 of 5 questions
  • Christy Roppel
    on May 9, 2017

    OK, WHY did you have to frighten me so!?? Gosh, that “BOO” almost made me spill my coffee! ;)
    Love these
  • Amy
    on May 17, 2018

    Sadie....Great idea!! How do you get that boo-tiful blue color. Must have missed it. Thanks, Amy K

    • Bonnie
      on Jan 21, 2019

      She said the "stick " lights she used just gave off a blue hue..

  • Liv28402086
    on Aug 21, 2019

    Wow what a great idea. I'm going to do this. Its so cute. Thank you!! How about maybe some small hats in different colors.?

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  • Dawn
    on Mar 9, 2017

    Going to keep this idea for Halloween. I don't really get any trick or treaters anymore but I think this would be so cute to do.
  • Linda Abate
    on Feb 24, 2018

    Oh wow, this definitely is a project for adding to my halloween decor. These are so adorable. Thanks for sharing.
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