How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch

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These Halloween ghost lights are the easiest DIY craft to make for Halloween! One of my readers, Cindy, submitted this project after she shared it on Facebook. I asked her to tell me how she made it and she was nice enough to send some tutorial pictures.

Thanks, Cindy!!

(Psst! Learn how to make a Halloween spider with lights, too!)

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Thrift Diving

 

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Easy DIY crafts for Halloween - Thrift Diving

 

 

Materials Needed

  • 6″ foam ball
  • Tomato cage
  • Rubber band or something to clasp the ends of the tomato cage together.
  • Twisty ties
  • String of white lights
  • Black felt
  • Scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • White sheets

 

Don’t you love that kind of project?!

This looks like something you could do in about 30 minutes or less for two!

STEP 1: Turn the tomato cage upside down.

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Use a tomato cage turned upside down. - Thrift Diving

 

STEP 2: Secure the ends with a hair tie or rubber band.

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Use a hair tie and tie the ends of the tomato cage together. - Thrift Diving

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Clasp the ends together. - Thrift Diving

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Clasp the ends together with a hair tie. - Thrift Diving

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Tomato cage tied at the top. - Thrift Diving

 

STEP 4: Attach the foam ball and lights.

The foam ball head will stick on the top.

Use the twisty ties to secure the lights to the metal tomato cage.

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Stick foam ball on top and use twisty ties to secure lights. - Thrift Diving

 


How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Foam ball on top and lights attached with twisty ties. - Thrift Diving

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Foam ball head and lights make DIY ghost lights. - Thrift Diving

 

STEP 5: Place a white sheet over the tomato cage.

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Use white sheet to make DIY ghost lights. - Thrift Diving

 


How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Place sheet over the tomato cage. - Thrift Diving

 

STEP 6: Cut out eyes and a mouth in black felt.


How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Cut out black felt eyes and mouth. - Thrift Diving

 

Spray on the eyes and mouth with spray adhesive.

 


How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Use spray adhesive to attach black felt eyes and mouth. - Thrift Diving
How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Use spray adhesive to attach black felt eyes and mouth on white sheet. - Thrift Diving

 

Your DIY ghost lights are done!

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - AFTER - Thrift Diving

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Make multiple ghost lights. - Thrift Diving

 


How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Light up ghost lights. - Thrift Diving

 

Isn’t that super easy??

What’s even cuter here is that the little boy has his shoes on the wrong feet!

But this gives you an idea of how tall these DIY ghost lights stand. Love them!

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Under three feet. - Thrift Diving

 

Cindy was super creative with this project and I’m thankful she allowed me to share it here on Thrift Diving!

These would be fun in the house, too, don’t you think?

Something to light up a dark corner in the house.

 

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights For Your Front Porch - Make your own DIY light up ghosts. - Thrift Diving

And I just want to give a shout-out to Cindy’s husband, Barry.

This man has some mad scroll saw skills!

I have never used a scroll saw before (only a scroll blade on a jigsaw), so I was intrigued when he showed me his work.

Isn’t this beautiful?!

 

Barry Watts woodworking

 

Thanks, Cindy and Barry!

And if you love this Halloween project with ghosts, learn how to make this cute wooden spider with lights for your porch or mantel!

 

 

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How to Make Halloween Ghost Lights for Your Porch - Save to Pinterest

How to Make Light-Up Ghosts For Your Front Porch

 

Please leave a comment and let Cindy and Barry know how much you love their projects! I’m sure they’d appreciate the support! 🙂

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34 Comments

  1. ERICA J MCCARTY says:

    Love the lights inside!! Never thought of that!
    You can save a step by cutting black duct tape into the eyes and mouth…it is already sticky so no clue required!

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