Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Haunted Ikea Stråla Woods

I'm not at all into "crafty-cutesy" Fall/Halloween decorations. I try to keep it to a minimum. But on the other hand I have kids who love Halloween. I have to find a happy medium.

My favorite thing to use for Halloween decorations are spiders. It's not too morbid and still scary enough!

With Halloween approaching I had the idea to repurpose an old white Ikea Stråla Christmas light that I had in the attic. It had turned yellow and didn't look so pretty anymore.

Ikea Stråla white forest light

Ikea Stråla white forest light

So I came up with the idea to turn it into haunted woods. I first wanted to cut a ton of eyes into the trees and back them with yellow transparent paper to make the eyes glow but it was so hard to cut out tiny eyes in this really thick paper that I quickly realized ghosts would be a much better option.

Ikea Stråla Haunted Woods Hack by cuckoo4design

I drew the shapes of the ghosts on the pine trees and cut them out with scissors and an X-ACTO knife. I also have a house peeking from behind a pine tree. Then I taped the ghosts and anything else that I wanted to keep white and spray painted it black.

Ikea Stråla with ghost

Ikea Stråla spray painted black

Voila... now we have a black haunted pine tree forrest.

Ikea Stråla Black Haunted Forest
I will keep it on top of my fridge during Halloween season because it stands out against my white cabinets.

Ikea Strala Halloween haunted woods light hack

Ikea Strala Halloween light hack

The kids thought it was the BEST. That's all that matters.

Talk to you soon fellow webbers und guten Tag.


  1. What a great idea! That is absolutely adorable. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

  2. Love this! Can you make me one 2? ;)

  3. That looks really good! That should be on one of those Ikea Hack sites!

  4. Brilliant!!!! Love it!


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