We’re the only house in our cul-de-sac that goes all-out with Halloween decorations. Even though we don’t get many trick-or-treaters, I like to let them know that we’re ready for them with our outdoor Halloween lights and decorations.
We have a full display of glowing lights, candlelit carved pumpkins, ghosts in the trees, spiders on webs, and witches around a cauldron. This year I added a couple more DIY Halloween lights to our front yard setup.
DIY Halloween Lights
If you can drill a few holes and twist some wire, you can make these easy Halloween solar lights.
Tools & Materials
Each light can be created for as little as $2 each!
- pumpkin pail (I used the 7″ pumpkin pails from Target)
- drill + drill bits
- floral wire (find it at Dollar Tree, Micheal’s, or JoAnn)
- wire clipper
- solar lights (I used these from Amazon)
Begin by drilling several holes into the bottom of the pumpkin pails. This will allow rainwater (or snow) to drain out the bottom of the pails.
On both sides of the pumpkin pail, drill two small holes near the handle. These holes only need to be big enough to push the wire through.
For each pumpkin light, cut two pieces of wire approximately 12 inches long. This may vary based on the size of your pumpkin pail and solar light. Do a test run before cutting multiple wires.
Bend the pieces of wire around the solar light and twist them together on the sides.
You will have created a harness for the solar light to sit in.
Push the ends of the wire through the previously drilled holes on the sides. Place the solar light into the hole and fold the ends up and into the pumpkin pail.
Make one pumpkin light or many. I made twelve Halloween lights and hung them in a tree just like giant Christmas ornaments.
These fun DIY Halloween Lights can hang from hooks and trees, or be on the ground to create a walking path. However you display your Halloween lights, they will be enjoyed by Halloween lovers like you and me.
Did you make these? I would love to see them and feature them on Scratch and Stitch.
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