Illuminated Ghost Garland

Do you decorate for Halloween or do you just keep your fall decor up? I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween but some of the decor and crafts are just too cute! I have a few things planned for this year and I’m sharing my first one today.

I’m slowly getting in the Halloween spirit around here by sharing an easy way to spruce up your porch or mantel with these Illuminated Ghost Garland.

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Sometimes it’s hard to find Halloween decor that will stand out both during the day and at night for all of those trick-or-treaters. This ghost garland will look adorable on your porch during the day and at night…

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…Flip on the switch to see the ghosts light up for your visitors! Boo!

And believe it or not, it’s super simple to make.

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Supplies Needed:

– Strand of White Lantern Lights

– 2 Yards White Cotton Fabric

– White String

– Scissors

– Black Sharpie

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Cut ten 14″ squares. Fold them into a triangle and cut the tip off to create a hole in the center of the square.

Carefully remove the lantern from the light. Thread the light through the hole in the square piece of fabric.

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Carefully secure the lantern back in place and wrap the fabric around the sphere.

Tie a piece of string around the bottom of the sphere to hold the fabric in place. Using a sharpie, draw ghostly eyes and a mouth!

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And you are done! Where would you put your little ghosts?

About 

Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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Comments

  1. Stephanie Rose says

    Being the Halloweenie lover that I am, I always decorate to the 9’s! This is such a fabulous idea and these little guys will look perfect hanging down my stair railing for my annual costume party!

    Thanks for the awesome share!

  2. says

    Okay, I am totally making this tomorrow! I love, love, love this! Thanks so much for sharing! I am stopping by eighteen25’s Halloween party! I am your newest follower BTW, love your blog!

  3. says

    Okay, I am totally making this tomorrow! I love, love, love this! Thanks so much for sharing! I am stopping by eighteen25’s Halloween party! I am your newest follower BTW, love your blog!
    Kami @ sweetcharli

  4. says

    Cute! That’s such a good idea with the mini lanterns, it might be fun to do a big ghost on a bigger lantern like that. If I find any on sale I will definitely be doing this! Thanks!

  5. says

    You just made my day.
    They are so cute! I mean spooky. Scary. Abhorrent. No, really!
    I must get one of those battery- operated fairy light chains and hang them from my matelpiece- absolutely perfect for what I have in mind!

  6. says

    This is great. I love that it looks equally good during the day as it does at night. Plus, it gives me a good reason to splurge on those mini-lantern lights. On the deck for summer, and repuporsed for fall!

  7. Meghan Hanger says

    Love this, I’m living on my own for the first time this year and I’m so excited for this Halloween and all the coming holiday’s. This will be a fun project for me and my boyfriend… I’ll make them and let him put them up ;) .
    Thanks for sharing!

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  1. […] This ghost garland is both funny and scary but, most of all, it’s adorable. It’s also super simple to make. You need a strand of white lantern lights, white cotton fabric, white string and scissors. Cut 14” fabric squares, fold them into a triangle and cut the tip off to make a hole in the center. Thread the light through the hole. Secure the lantern back in place and wrap the fabric around the sphere. Tie a piece of string around the bottom and draw ghostly eyes and a mouth.{found on site}. […]

  2. […] With this DIY Halloween home décor we up the level of difficulty a bit. The best part of this garland is that during the day they serve as a cute line and during the night the ghosts light up giving the perfect Halloween look. To get started on this, you will require white string, scissors, and a black sharpie marker, strand of white lantern lights and two yards of white cotton fabric. You need to cut ten 14 inch squares, fold them into triangles and cut the tip off to create a hole in the center. Remove the light from the lantern and thread it thought the hole you made in the fabric. Secure the lantern and wrap the fabric around the sphere. Tie the bottom of the sphere with a string to secure the lantern. Use a sharpie to create the ghost. Light them on to see how they look. Here is a step-by-step tutorial for the illuminated ghost garland. […]

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