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!
- Solar Light – $1
- Cheesecloth – on hand
- Stickers – on hand
- Ribbon – on hand
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.
Step two: Fold the cheesecloth in half and drape it over the solar lamp. (Note: turn the switch to “on” before covering the lamp.)
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.
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!