Easy DIY Ghost Mickey Mouse Luminary

Make your own quick and easy ghost Mickey Mouse luminary to light up your Halloween decor! Just a few minutes and a couple bucks turns a Dollar Tree ghost lamp into your favorite charming Disney character.

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DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Purple, Remodelaholic

Spooky Disney Halloween: DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your creative juices flowing for some spooktacular decorations. If you’re a Disney fan and love crafting, we have the perfect project for you: the DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost luminary.

This easy Dollar Tree craft combines the iconic Mickey Mouse silhouette with the ghostly charm of Halloween, making it a fantastic addition to your spooky decor. If you love Mickey’s Haunted Mansion, this brings a tiny piece of it home to your mantel, or use it as a night light for your kids room.

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In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of creating this bewitching masterpiece in just a few minutes! But that’s not all; we’ll also explore why this craft is perfect for Halloween, offer some creative variations, answer common questions, and provide helpful tips for making your own Disney Halloween magic.

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Why This is a Great Halloween Craft

The Magic of Disney Halloween: The DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost brings together the beloved Disney character, Mickey Mouse, with the eerie spirit of Halloween and The Haunted Mansion. This unique blend of cuteness and spookiness creates a perfect balance for your Halloween decorations. It’s an excellent way to showcase your love for Disney while embracing the spirit of the season. No ghost exterminators needed here!

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Budget-Friendly: Halloween decorations can quickly add up, but this craft is not only fun but also incredibly budget-friendly. All the supplies you need can be found at your local Dollar Tree, making it an affordable project that anyone can enjoy. Save money on your decor, and put the rest of your money towards your Disney tickets 😉

How to Make A Ghost Mickey Mouse: Step-by-Step Tutorial

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Supplies And Materials, Remodelaholic

Mickey Mouse Ghost Supplies

  • Dollar Tree ghost lamp luminary
  • Glitter (White, black, and your color choice – I used orange and purple)
  • Black Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Black Paint Pen
  • Two 2-inch Styrofoam Balls
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint Brush

This cute Mickey Mouse ghost luminary is SO easy because you just add Mickey ears and a bit of glam to a premade ghost lamp. If you can’t find one at your local Dollar Tree, here are some other good options we found for lamps, luminaries, and other ghosts that are ready for Mickey ears! Look for a ghost figure with a rounded head to match the iconic Mickey mouse silhouette.

Step by Step DIY Ghost Mickey Mouse

Before you start: Be prepared for a little mess; it’s all part of the fun. Cover your workspace with newspapers for easy cleanup.

Step 1: Prep foam balls

Begin by carving off about a quarter inch from both Styrofoam balls on one side. This will create a flat surface to attach the balls to the ghost’s head.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Cutting The Foam Balls, Remodelaholic

Paint the Styrofoam balls with black paint and allow ample time for them to dry. Apply several coats of black paint to the Styrofoam balls to ensure the creases are well-covered.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Painting The Ears, Remodelaholic

Step 2: Paint ghost eyes and mouth

Use the black paint pen to fill in the inside of the mouth and eyes on the ghost lamp. Once again, let it dry completely.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Painting The Eyes And Mouth (1), Remodelaholic

Step 3: Add white glitter

Now, it’s time to add some shimmer. Paint the top of the ghost with Mod Podge. However, refrain from painting the bottom inch of the ghost for now.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Applying Mod Podge, Remodelaholic (1)

Sprinkle white glitter generously on the ghost’s top.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Add White Glitter, Remodelaholic

Step 3: Add black or color glitter

Proceed to paint the bottom inch of the ghost with Mod Podge and sprinkle black glitter over it.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Black Glitter, Remodelaholic, Remodelaholic

For an extra pop of color, add some orange or purple glitter to the mix.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Add Orange Glitter, Remodelaholic

For added Disney magic, use the same process to apply black glitter to the painted foam balls.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Add Purple Glitter, Remodelaholic

Step 4: Attach Mickey ears

Finally, use your trusty hot glue gun to attach the dried Styrofoam balls to the ghost, forming Mickey’s iconic ears.

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Applying The Ears

This DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost is a fantastic Dollar Tree Halloween craft that allows you to infuse the magic of Disney into your spooky season decor. With its budget-friendly supplies, creative potential, and the flexibility to customize it according to your theme, this craft is sure to delight both Disney enthusiasts and Halloween aficionados. So, gather your supplies, follow our step-by-step tutorial, and create a Halloween masterpiece that combines the charm of Mickey Mouse with the haunting allure of the season. Happy crafting! 🎃👻✨

Variations for the Craft

  1. Glow-in-the-Dark Mickey Ghost: Instead of using colored glitter, you can opt for glow-in-the-dark glitter to make your Mickey Mouse Ghost truly come to life at night with an ethereal glow.
  2. Mini Mickey Mouse Ghosts: Scale down the size and make several smaller Mickey Ghosts to create a spooky Mickey Mouse army to decorate your Halloween party. No lonesome ghosts here!
  3. Custom Colors: Don’t limit yourself to just white, black, and one additional color. Get creative with your glitter choices and create Mickey Ghosts in a variety of colors that match your Halloween decor.

Get in the Halloween spirit with some of our favorite movies

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion
  • Hocus Pocus
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Ghostbusters (original 1984 or new 2016 version)

Watch all of these and more on Disney+

Common Questions About the DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost

Can I use different types of glitter?

Absolutely! You can experiment with various colors and types of glitter to match your Halloween theme.

How do I use glitter without making a huge mess?

If you hate the mess of glitter but love the added glitz for crafts, use glitter glue, glitter markers, or glitter paint instead. Seal with a clear acrylic sealer to ensure that the glitter stays on your craft and not all over your house.

Can I use a different base instead of the Dollar Tree Ghost?

While the Dollar Tree ghost is a convenient option, you can adapt this craft to different ghost decorations as long as they have a similar shape. That could be any ghost decor, or even a white paper lantern! Here are some of our picks:

How long does it take for the Mod Podge to dry?

Mod Podge typically dries within 15-20 minutes, but the exact drying time can vary based on the thickness of the application and environmental conditions.

More Dollar Tree Halloween

DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary [Dollar Tree]

This DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost is a fantastic Dollar Tree Halloween craft that allows you to infuse the magic of Disney into your spooky season decor. With its budget-friendly supplies, creative potential, and the flexibility to customize it according to your theme, this craft is sure to delight both Disney enthusiasts and Halloween aficionados. So, gather your supplies, follow our step-by-step tutorial, and create a Halloween masterpiece that combines the charm of Mickey Mouse with the haunting allure of the season. Happy crafting! 🎃👻✨
Print Recipe
DIY Mickey Mouse Ghost Luminary Purple, Remodelaholic

Ingredients

  • Dollar Tree ghost lamp luminary
  • Glitter White, black, and your color choice – I used orange and purple
  • Black Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Black Paint Pen
  • Two 2-inch Styrofoam Balls
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint Brush

Instructions

  • Begin by carving off a quarter inch from both Styrofoam balls. This will create a flat surface to attach the balls to the ghost’s head.
  • Paint the Styrofoam balls with black paint and allow ample time for them to dry. Apply several coats of black paint to the Styrofoam balls to ensure the creases are well-covered.
  • Use the black paint pen to fill in the inside of the mouth and eyes. Once again, let it dry completely.
  • Now, it’s time to add some shimmer. Paint the top of the ghost with Mod Podge. However, refrain from painting the bottom inch of the ghost for now.
  • Sprinkle white glitter generously on the ghost’s top.
  • Proceed to paint the bottom inch of the ghost with Mod Podge and sprinkle black glitter over it.
  • For an extra pop of color, add some orange or purple glitter to the mix.
  • For added Disney magic, use the same process to apply black glitter to the painted foam balls.
  • Finally, use your trusty hot glue gun to attach the dried Styrofoam balls to the ghost, forming Mickey’s iconic ears.

Notes

This cute Mickey ghost luminary is SO easy because we are just adding Mickey ears and a bit of glam to a premade ghost lamp. If you can’t find one at your local Dollar Tree, here are some other good options we found: Walmart | Amazon | World Market | Michaels — and wouldn’t these hanging luminary globes be so cute with Mickey ears!
Tips:
Be prepared for a little mess; it’s all part of the fun. Cover your workspace with newspapers for easy cleanup.
Variations for the Craft
Glow-in-the-Dark Mickey Ghost: Instead of using colored glitter, you can opt for glow-in-the-dark glitter to make your Mickey Mouse Ghost truly come to life at night with an ethereal glow.
Mini Mickey Mouse Ghosts: Scale down the size and make several smaller Mickey Ghosts to create a spooky Mickey Mouse army to decorate your Halloween party.
Custom Colors: Don’t limit yourself to just white, black, and one additional color. Get creative with your glitter choices and create Mickey Ghosts in a variety of colors that match your Halloween decor.

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