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Easy DIY ghost lanterns

easy diy ghost lanterns

These easy DIY ghost lanterns are a fun way to add a spooky touch to your home for Halloween. Plus something the kids can help make too!

Ok so today I’ve got an easy Halloween DIY. Seriously, super easy and if you’re looking for a last minute idea, this is it. I’m showing you how I made these easy DIY ghost lanterns. These are perfect for lining your stairs to add a little festive touch. I surprised the kids when they came home from hockey the other night and when they walked in they just loved it!  I got all of the things at my local Dollar store but you could get just about anywhere! Scroll down to see how to make these easy DIY ghost lanterns.

You will need:

  • white kraft paper bags
  • battery operate tea lights
  • black marker or crayon

Easy diy ghost lanterns

Start with your kraft paper bags. Mine had handles so I just cut the handles off using scissors. With a black marker or crayon, draw on each bag a pair of eyes and a nose.

easy DIY ghost lanterns

Next you will get the tea lights and put inside each bag.

Easy DIY ghost lanterns

Then just line your stairs or place them where ever you would like. These would also look good on a mantle!

Can you spot my little furry assistant?

easy diy ghost lanterns

For more Halloween fun check out my free printable to Booze Your Friends! Click here.

If you’re looking for some Halloween or fall inspired recipes check out:

These leftover Halloween candy cookie bars

Crockpot Pumpkin spice hot chocolate – add some Rumchata or Fireball for the adults 🙂 

Pumpkin baked brie

This delicious fall sangria

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  • Reply
    Kristy Mastrandonas
    October 27, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    OMG, I love these adorable paper bag ghosts, Nicolle! They’re so cute and festive and look perfect on your stairs! I also love how quick and easy they are to make!

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      October 27, 2022 at 3:52 pm

      thank you Kristy! Thank you so much for putting this together and for having me!

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    October 27, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Well, how darn cute are these? I love this simple Halloween idea, friend. I bet my 8-year-old would have fun making these!

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      October 27, 2022 at 3:52 pm

      yes the boys loveddd them!!!

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    October 27, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    I absolutely love this idea! So cute for Halloween!

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      October 28, 2022 at 6:37 am

      Thanks Kylie! I love your butter board idea! I will be trying it for sure!

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    October 28, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Super cute idea!

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      October 30, 2022 at 7:36 am

      Thanks so much Jenna!

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    September 11, 2023 at 10:43 am

    These are so adorably cute! I cannot wait to try making these with my children. I think they’ll love it. Thanks so much for sharing this idea!!

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    Jodi Graham
    September 11, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    OMG I love love love this idea! How simple and clever! AND they look great! Thanks so much for the post 🙂

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    September 11, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    nice project this Halloween for the kids

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    Anna Price
    September 12, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    I think these are the perfect DIY/craft project of all time! I love that you used battery operated lights. I want to make these lanterns with my niece who is 5. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Donna Reidland
    September 14, 2023 at 11:14 am

    Very simple and cute!

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      September 14, 2023 at 7:57 pm

      thank you Donna!

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    Two Chicks and a Mom
    September 16, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    So Cute and easy! Going to make a few for our youngest grandkids’ house and then send supplies along for them to make some, too! Thanks!

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    Laurie Cover
    September 16, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    Sometimes simple just works!

    I like easy, and these fit the bill!

    Thank you for sharing your post with our readers at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop! Every person brings such a unique personality to the party, including you!

    Have a wonderful week!


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    Jennifer Wise
    September 17, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    Ah, these are so fun. I love how easy they are! Fun craft to make with kids, too. Visiting from the Dare to Share linkup.

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