Halloween Craft-Milk Jug Ghosts

21 Oct

I LOVE decorating for holidays! Halloween is, by far, my favorite to decorate for. We are on a very tight budget, so I have had to come up with some DIY decorations without breaking the bank. These Halloween milk jug ghosts are one of my favorites and definitely one of the most popular among our visitors. They are very easy and inexpensive to make.
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Plastic milk jugs (the opaque kind work best)
Black permanent marker
String of white Christmas lights
Little squares of white material (optional)
Rubber bands (optional)


1. Make sure your milk jugs are all washed out, clean, and dried.

2. With the marker, draw on a ghost style face on each one. Make sure the side you draw on has the handle in the back. I did each of mine different and even used a pint jug to do a baby ghost face!
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3. Using your scissors, cut a hole the size of a golf ball in the middle of the back of each jug.

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4. Take the piece of white material and put it over the top of the jug. Use a rubber band to hold it in place. Another option is just to paint the lid white.

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5. Line the jugs up in the order you want to display them. Take your string of Christmas lights and push about 7 lights into each jug thru the hole you cut in back. You can experiment around with this depending on how long youf strand of lights is and how far apart you want your ghosts.

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6. Now, just plug them in and you’re good to go!

I did 5 jugs for the top of my book shelf . I used two gallon, two half gallon, and one pint jug to make a family of milk jug ghosts. I also am in the process of making a second set using mini milk jugs my mother has been collecting for me. This craft is so customizable and easy. I can’t wait to see how everyone makes it their own!

Thank you Sunbeams and Heartstrings for this adorable guest post.  Visit their blog and tell them how much you loved their craft.  Follow them on Facebook and Pinterest too!

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