Halloween Milk Jug Ghost / Pumpkins

I started this project thinking I was going to make ghosts, but some of the faces I made sort of look like pumpkin faces.  So, I’m declaring these “Milk Jug Pumpkins”.  It was so simple, I think the hardest part was remembering to not recycle the jugs.  I collected these over a few weeks, but I wish I would have had more.  I think I’ll add-on to this idea next year with my original intent – Ghosts!

Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:

  1. Milk jugs – I love the one 1/2 gallon jug I found.  I’ll have to add a few more next time
  2. Black Sharpie Markers
  3. Scissors
  4. Box Cutter
  5. Christmas Lights (white for ghosts, orange for pumpkins)
  6. Google – used it to find different ideas for the faces

It’s really simple.  Clean out the jugs and let dry.  Draw faces on with black sharpies, I went over the faces twice, it made them darker.  Then I cut 2 holes on back side, first using the box cutter to start the hole, then the scissors to make it larger.  The hole should be about the size of a half dollar, then fish the lights through and keep the jugs in a row.  Plug them in and there you have it, Pumpkins!

These will travel great in the camper and I will line my sidewalk for Halloween at home.  Now, the house is almost fully decorated, bring on the trick or treaters.  How do you decorate your site/house?  Have you ever tried to make some of the decorations yourself?

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7 thoughts on “Halloween Milk Jug Ghost / Pumpkins

  1. Do the Christmas lights make the milk jug hot and how many lights did you put in them? I am afraid they might melt the milk jug.

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