Decorating in 60 Seconds!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been leaning towards a ghost/spirit theme for my outdoor decorating, from do-it-yourself tombstones to a spooky specter I picked up on sale.

This year as I was cleaning the coach lights on either side of my garage, a thought hit me: what if I could turn these lights into lighted ghosts? And today I did just that.

For each light, buy 4 yards of a lightweight, see-through white fabric. Poke around the fabric store and look for gauze, voile, scrim or muslin — whatever is on sale. I found a polyester white voile in the Halloween costume section of my fabric store for $2.50 a yard. You will also need about 1 to 2 yards of black ribbon or tulle for each light.

And here’s the 60 seconds: Toss the fabric over the light and tie at the bottom with the black ribbon or tulle. Here’s what you get:

Kinda cute! Because this is fabric, and every fabric I know of is flammable, make sure that the light bulbs are safely enclosed in glass.