Kids’ Halloween DIY: Spooktacular Ghost String Lights


I’m a huge fan of Halloween, and an even bigger fan of simple Halloween DIY projects. I combined the two to create these super easy Ghost String Lights that will make an amazing backdrop for a party, fun decor for the mantel or even out in a tree in the front yard to welcome trick-or-treaters.

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These little ghosts are semi-translucent and lightweight, flutter in the breeze, and are just the right balance of spooky and cute. I love the way they look with the lights turned off in daylight as much as in the evening turned on for that perfect Halloween glow. They are neutral enough to pair with all of your favorite Halloween decor, whether you like really creepy, classic style, or even the fun Dia de los Muertos style.

There are a few different ways to make ghost-like figures, and I kept it as simple as possible, using the round frosted light bulbs to give the head it’s shape, and then slipping a piece of gauze fabric over the top. No glue required! Once the bulb is screwed into place, the fabric hangs just right.

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Are you ready to make your own Halloween DIY Ghost String Lights?

Here’s what you need:

Frosted String Lights

1 yard white gauze fabric


A black marker


  1. Cut the fabric into 10 equal squares about 10” wide, it’s okay if they aren’t perfect
  2. Cut a small slit in the very center of each piece of fabric
  3. Lay the fabric flat and draw two eyes within ½”-1½“ away from the slit
  4. Unscrew one of the bulb lights and place the fabric over the screw threads of the bulb
  5. Screw the bulb back into place and repeat with the remaining lights
  6. Hang your ghost string lights and enjoy!

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*Disclaimer: Do not leave lights unattended 


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