Mini Ghost Lights

Mini Ghost Lights

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Add some spooky charm to your outdoor decor with these mini ghost lights! They’re easy, inexpensive, and add can make even the smallest garden or porch extra haunted!

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We wanted to create some spooky lighting to highlight our lilac bushes behind the scary tree projectors, and came up with these mini ghost lights!

mini ghost light tutorial

We’ve seen a lot of larger versions made, but they were too heavy for our bushes and what we wanted, so we decided to make smaller ones.

Starting with solar garden pathway lights, remove the plastic stake below the LED fixture.

remove stake from solar garden path light

We used white creepy cloth to give the spooky effect.

spooky haunted fabric cloth halloween for mini ghost lights

Use a dab of hot glue to secure the end of the fabric to the side of the light. Do not cover up the solar panel on the top.

use hot glue attach spooky cloth solar light

Wrap the spooky cloth around the solar light twice. Work a little hot glue around the entire cloth so it soaks through and adheres to the side of the light brim.

hot glue fabric cloth to solar lamp

Trim the excess cloth, cutting straight down. Leave about 2 feet of material hanging on the bottom of the light. 

Using scissors, cut through the bottom of the cloth to give it the appearance of being torn. 

trim excess fabric from solar light with orange scissors

Using jute twine, secure the end to the light with hot glue. Wrap it several times around the rim to make it look like the rope will be holding the light up.

After wrapping it several times to create a layer of jute, secure the end with more hot glue.

Make an 8″ tall loop with the jute and secured the other side to the lamp with hot glue.

attach jute twine rope end to solar light handle

The result looks simple enough but creates a beautiful haunting effect at night.

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