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Spooky Ghost Light

Learn how to create these spooky ghost lights to decorate this Halloween season!



We love decorating for Halloween in our family! We love decorating inside and outside. And today I am sharing a project that you could use inside or outside but is super fun, simple and sooooo dang cute! Check out these super cute Spooky Ghost Lights and then stop by my blog HERE for a few extra tips and tricks and to learn where I sourced my supplies.


Create Ghost Mold

You will want to begin by creating some sort of mold to mold your ghost around. We used an old towel that we attached to a shovel handle with masking tape. Feel free to get creative here.

ghost mold

Drill Hole in Plastic

Then we drilled a hole in the center of the sheet of plastic.

drill hole in plastic

Heat Plastic with Heat Gun

Next we simply used the HT400 Heat Gun to heat the plastic up and let it mold around and fall over the mold we created on the towel. This will take some time so be patient with it.

We found it best to work in sections to heat up an area and almost let it fold in on itself. Then move on to the next area.

Be sure to wear your gloves too because this heat gun gets HOT!

heat plastic with heat gun

Paint the Ghost

After the ghost is created, you will simply spray it with white spray paint.

spray painting ghost


Then add eyes and a mouth with black vinyl.

add eyes to ghost

Add Lighting

Next it is time to add your lighting. We fed the cord through the hole in the top of the ghost.

Then we connected the cord wiring to the socket by removing the cardboard cylinder and screwing each wire into a screw on the side of the socket (one wire per screw.)

add light to ghost

Enjoy Your Spooky Creation

We replaced the cardboard cylinder, screwed the light bulb in and our little cute ghost was now a glowing ghost!

It really is pretty easy to do the lighting, but I do walk through it in a few more details on my blog here.

This sponsored post was created by Ashley at Simply Designing. Head to her blog for the full details here.

light up ghost
Products Used


16” x 20” thin Plastic sheet

Wagner HT400 Heat Gun

White Spray Paint

Black Vinyl


Broom/Shovel Handle

Old Towel

Masking Tape

Candelabra Lamp

Lighting Cord

Candelabra Socket

Safety Gloves


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