DIY Glow In The Dark Halloween Ghost Craft

DIY Glow In The Dark Halloween Ghost Craft

Maybe you don’t know this, but the first post I ever did for this blog was a craft post on how to make Homemade Paper Lanterns. It wasn’t too much longer that I was sucked into the food blog scene and haven’t really looked back.

I do still love to get my crafting hands dirty, and this little DIY is so easy, I hope you forgive me for my break from those food posts I love so much.

Make a dozen or so to hang from your trees on Halloween, they turned out a little creepy in the best way.

Materials (for 1 ghost):

1 large clear plastic christmas ornament (I found this at Michael’s Arts & Crafts for $1)

1 to 3 glow sticks (or glow necklaces) that are small enough to fit inside the ornament

Round black felt stickers, or black felt cut into cricles

6 feet of cheese cloth (most grocery stores sell this in the baking section)


Remove the metal top from the ornament. Place the glow sticks inside (but wait until dark to break the glow stick). I found that two or three work better once its dark.

Replace the metal top.

Add the black felt stickers (or cut out circles and glue them) to the ornament to resemble eyes.

Cut the cheese cloth into 2 foot strips. You can also cut it into various lengths to add a bit of dimension.

Layer the cloth over the ornament and push the metal ring through the cloth.


That’s it, takes about 5 minutes.

Here is day time creepy ghost:

And night time creepy ghost.



19 thoughts on “DIY Glow In The Dark Halloween Ghost Craft

  1. After having a freakout about how I was going to make all the decorations I need to fill my huge yard for my Halloween party, I found this post. LOVE them, and was able to make 30 in just about 15 minutes. All ready to go, can not wait to see them all lit up at night!

  2. I just finished making my first one of these. So cute but you can see the glow stick right thru the cheese cloth. I have 3 layers of cloith even place some spider webbing over the ornament. Can still see thee exact shaspe of the glow stick. It’s worse in the dark. Help????

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