DIY Ghost Halloween Lights

6 Materials
$2
5 Minutes
Easy

Learn how to make these festive Halloween lights in the shape of ghosts. These pathway lights are so incredibly easy to make, you’ll end up making dozens like I did! It's a fun and easy Halloween craft.


I absolutely love these little DIY ghost lights. I started making them a couple years ago because I couldn’t find any affordable pathway lights that I liked. The first year I made around 10 for just one side of the driveway. Then the next year I wanted more so long story short, I now have around 40 of them.

Glue two popsicle sticks together.

Glue the popsicle sticks to the base of a fillable clear plastic ornament.

Once the glue is dry, feed the fairy lights into the fillable plastic ornament. Then glue the battery pack to the popsicle stick.


Be sure to glue the battery pack with the screws facing up so you can change out the battery if needed.

Cut out a square piece of the tablecloth that’s roughly 18×18 inches. If you’re making a taller ghost, make it bigger.


Then place the base of the ghost light onto the table cloth and add glue to the front and back of the base of the ornament. Glue the tablecloth to the ornament so that the bottom of the table cloth lines up in the front and back.

Add glue all around the base of the ornament and scrunch the tablecloth around it. If needed, you can glue it from the outside to secure it. Just be careful with the glue gun as it can melt the tablecloth.

Use the permanent marker to draw too long ovals for the eyes.

Then your ghost light is ready to use!

Here's how they look all along the side of my driveway.

And here they are all lit up on last year's Halloween.


Suggested materials:

  • 2 Popsicle Sticks
  • 1 Plastic Ornament
  • 1 Set of Fairy Lights
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  • Susan Delaney Susan Delaney on Oct 31, 2021

    Where did you get the fairy lights? The price you listed for the project was $2 but I would love to find fairy lights and ornaments for that price! Please tell me your secret!!😊

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