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CheyElizabeth
« on: October 20, 2008 10:29:16 AM »

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.

*These aren't my idea, I saw something like this on a blog a long time ago and don't have a link for it*





How to make them

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!

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

3. Alignt 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.

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

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.


Then plug them in and enjoy!

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dr_marti
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008 11:38:48 AM »

I think these are really cool - I hadn't seen anything like that before!  I'm going to try making some myself.
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Roxy1976
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008 01:51:53 PM »

I love this - such a simple idea but so much fun!!!!!! I have a basement flat so am going to make some of these to catch the eyes of passers by!

Thanks for sharing!!!!
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iloveoctopus
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008 04:19:37 PM »

that is so neat! do you think it would work with those little electric tea light thingies?
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008 03:38:38 PM »

Very cool. I'll definitely have to try this out.  Grin
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thepaintinglibra
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008 04:15:47 PM »

That is a GREAT IDEA! If you don't mind - I am going to do something like that for my halloween party! Cheap and it puts plastic to a good use!
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CheyElizabeth
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2008 05:45:55 AM »

that is so neat! do you think it would work with those little electric tea light thingies?

yes! They work just fine =)
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2009 08:57:41 AM »

I really like these.
I am going to make some!

Great job!

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2009 02:47:21 PM »

right off to drink lots of milk brill how cute are these  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013 02:35:41 PM »

Very cute, inexpensive and clever!  Cheesy
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