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Ghoulish ghost decorations
I made these cute little spooky guys in about 20 minutes if you include paint-drying time. =) They look GREAT and glow like crazy but of course, my cell phone camera didn't capture the amazing glowness.

Plus they are CHEAP and recycled!

Posted by Cheyanne from Houston, Texas, United States • Published See Cheyanne's 5 projects »

  • Step 1

    Collect a few milk jugs, I used gallon sized ones but I'm sure skinny ghosts from the half-gallon jugs would look great too. If you can't drink that much milk before Halloween, do what I did and ask friends/family!

  • Step 2

    I painted the caps black because I had no white paint, but I think they'd blend in more if they were white. But definitely paint them because mine were a mix of blue and red and that's SO not Halloweeny

  • Step 3

    Align them up so that all the sides with the label are facing the back. Using black acrylic paint (I bet a sharpie would work too), paint some ghoulish faces.. I made mine up as I went along.

  • How to make a decorative light. Halloween Milk Jug Ghosts - Step 4
    Step 4

    I used a razor and cut out a hole in the back, using the sticker label as a guide.

  • Step 5

    Then I divided a strand of 100 orange Halloween lights ($3.50 at Walmart) into 4 parts and shoved them inside.. I think clear lights would look better because Ghosts are white and not orange.. but its all I could find.

    You could also use those battery powered tea lights, just don't use a real candle or anything that emits a bunch of heat!



Flo Di
Flo Di · 7 projects
Recycling for halloween deco!! I give that a 100/10 and it turned out great, I can't wait to try it
Arty Addict
Arty Addict · London, GB · 7 projects
Good way to recycle!
Holly R.
Holly R. · Boise, Idaho, US · 4 projects
I love these! We made a few of these this Halloween they were great.
Mariah K.
Mariah K. · Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US · 4 projects
omg i love these! im obsessed with halloween, i'm going to do these this year and just for my room on a daily basis Happy Thanks!
meeshelle · Edmonton, Alberta, CA · 20 projects
So cool! I'm going to make some of these this year!!
Katie B.
Katie B. · Cardiff, Wales, GB
They are really cute! Love them! Happy
JenJen · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 14 projects
what an unique idea!!! so cuuute x3 can't wait to try it next halloween 8D
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 378 projects
Cute idea! Think we will try this next year for Halloween.
molly g
molly g · 2 projects
thanks so much! i better try it!
camilaustral · Concepcion, Bio-Bio, CL · 9 projects
they are so cute!!! not scary at all.. well maybe a little Happy
i love them
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