These solar-powered DIY ghost decorations glow in the dark. Can you believe that they only cost me a dollar to make?

These solar-powered DIY ghost decorations glow in the dark. Can you believe that they only cost me a dollar to make?

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor. Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!

These solar-powered DIY ghost decorations glow in the dark. Can you believe that they only cost me a dollar to make?

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Project Estimate:

  • Solar Light – $1
  • Cheesecloth – on hand
  • Stickers – on hand
  • Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

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Step one:  Place black stickers on the lamp shade to make the eyes.  I cut mine from vinyl, but you can do the same thing with “0” and “o” stickers.

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Step two:  Fold the cheesecloth in half and drape it over the solar lamp. (Note:  turn the switch to “on” before covering the lamp.)

These solar-powered DIY ghost decorations glow in the dark. Can you believe that they only cost me a dollar to make?

Step three:  Use the ribbon to make a “neck” and hold the cheesecloth in place.

I placed my lamps on upside down votive glasses so they would stand taller.

These solar-powered DIY ghost decorations glow in the dark. Can you believe that they only cost me a dollar to make?

The lamps will glow longer if they are outside.  You could attach them to a post or rod and place them on your fence or in your yard.  They’d be cute hanging, too!  I have kept mine inside, on a counter under lights, and when the lights are turned off in the evening, our ghosts awaken and glow.  They’re more cute than scary, so they’re perfect for decorating a kid friendly Halloween party!

These solar-powered DIY ghost decorations glow in the dark. Can you believe that they only cost me a dollar to make?