Sunday, October 25, 2009

Upcycled Ghosts

One of the most fun projects I came across when I was researching 'upcycling' was turning your empty milk jugs into ghosts! The Bee thought this was the greatest idea ever and was very enthusiastic about getting them done. He's such a creative clever boy. And his numerous projects keep us quite entertained. Tonight he put up Halloween 'posters' on every surface he could reach. Did I mention he's very enthusiastic?
The Bug did a great job on his jug too and these goofy faces make us smile every time they light up!

(The Bug's jugs are on the left and The Bee's is on the far right - I did the much more boring ones in the middle)

You can google 'milk jug ghosts' if you want more instructions, but really, you draw on a face and make a hole in the back (or top) for lights to go in. Easy peasy.

*I did a presentation on 'upcycling' for our church 'frugal fair' in September. Upcycling is basically re-purposing something you may have thrown out or discarded.
I was going to do a post on it, but it's just one of those things I never got around to. There are some great sites on upcycling, etc. if you want to take a look, it can be a lot of fun. I may get back to it with a few more projects I found...


Proud Granny said...

Milk jug jack-o's are a great idea. A couple of years ago I saw a great 'recycle' idea for milk jugs - someone had piled, and I think wired, milk jugs in the shape of an igloo. It looked so amazing and I could just imagine kids having a ball in it!

Peace Sweet Peas said...

we made three and i filled them with colored lights discovering i didn't have any white lights and they look great in front of the fireplace.

mc said...

We turned milk jugs into "baseball gloves" for playing catch. You just open a big hole opposite to the handle and use the jug to catch balls.
I was looking at some painted jar luminaries over at the crafty crow that look great, but I won't have time to make them. Next year. But these jugs, they are so easy! I might have time for these!