Milk Jug Ghost

by Noreen Doll.

Making a cute Milk Jug Ghost is fun and easy.

Cute Milk Jug Ghost by Crafty Journal

You Will Need

1 empty gallon milk jug.

1 white plastic bag.

black Sharpie.

piece of wire or string about 15 to 18 inches long.

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Ghost

Milk Jug Ghost


Wash out an empty gallon milk jug.

Remove cap and place the bottom of a white plastic grocery bag or a white kitchen trash bag over the rim.

Put the lid up inside the bag and screw back on, securing the bag on the neck of the milk jug.

With the bag at the bottom and the handle at the back, use a black Sharpie to draw ghostly features on the milk jug.

Make two holes in the bottom of the milk jug (which is now the top) and run a wire in and out. Twist the ends together and it’s ready to hang on a tree branch.

Fluff out the bag so the breeze will catch it and make it wave.

Milk Jug Ghost by Crafty Journal

Milk Jug Ghost


Make several for a yard full of ghosts!

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. How cute….and I bet it looks very cool in the breeze!

  2. That’s cool – and kinda scary looking with those crazy eyes!

  3. That’s cute. I bet my kids would enjoy making this.

  4. What a clever idea for the kiddos in the fall!


  5. Hello! Stopping by from Busy Monday – this is super cute, I think my kids would love it!

  6. love it so super cute and love that you reused what you had

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  7. Great and quick – LOVE it. Joining from Inspire me Monday

  8. So cute – and nice and easy to make too!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. I remember making these when i was a child, it would be a fun time, then the excitement of then hanging and watching they flow in the breeze. Time to bring them back. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  10. I love this idea! I pinned it and will definitely be doing it in a month or so!

  11. my kids would love to have a go at this, such a simple but clever idea

  12. This is so cute! What a fun idea! Thanks for linking up at Well Crafted Wednesdays!

  13. So easy and yet super cute! The kids would love to make this!
    I would love for you to share this on our made for or by kids linky

  14. How fun is this?! My little ones would love to make one of these! Thanks for sharing this week!

    Take care,


  15. My kids will LOVE making these this year. I’m so glad I found your post.

    I came to you from Too Cute Tuesday.

  16. So much cuter than the one I tried to make last year with just a plastic bag!
    Stopping by from Kids Activities Blog!

  17. Very cute! Thanks for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  18. This is such a cute idea! Visiting from Creative Thursdays :) definitely gets the Halloween spirit started early…. Thanks for sharing!!

  19. Very cute. Great for the kiddos to make :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

  20. Visiting from Show Your Stuff.
    Thank you sharing this! I’ve been trying to find an easy, inexpensive Halloween craft for kids (we have an event at work). This is perfect and something we haven’t done yet.

  21. That is a great idea. I will have to remember to tell my granddaughter. She loves Halloween and this would be perfect for her to make.

  22. Beautiful idea! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    My PINK
    Have a great weekend.

  23. What a great simple idea for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Cute! Found you on Six Sisters

  25. So cute! I have the perfect tree in the yard for this project. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  26. This is a cute idea and a great way to use up milk jugs.

  27. Easy, cheap and fun. This will definitely be pinned. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  28. This is so cute! I’ll have to try to make these with my little guys. They are only 20 months, but I could let them go to town with a sharpie. (Though they might end up with more on them than the ghost.) Anyway, I’d love for you to share this (or any other fall-themed posts) you have planned at my Fall Bucket List Idea Share. Just started and open all of September. Thanks so much!

  29. So darn cute! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  30. This is so cute! I love how simple it is. I’m featuring this tomorrow on my blog! Thanks for linking up!

  31. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

  32. You are getting a lot of attention on this fun craft! Good for you!!

    Thank you so much for linking up your wonderful Halloween craft in our weekly Crafty Showcase. Your item was picked by our Bowdabra Designers as one of their favorites from the week. We are featuring you today in our Feature Friday post. We will also feature you on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest post today.

    Are you on Pinterest? I wasn’t sure. Let me know and we can invite you to our exclusive Bowdabra Feature Friday Board. You can pin all your crafts there and we will repin!

    Have a super weekend! See you back Sat-Thur at our next Crafty Showcase.

    Thanks you!


  33. Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous project over at Craft Junkie Too. I have it featured on my facebook fan page this week-end. You can view that here:

    …and grab the featured me button off of my blog if you’d like. :)

  34. I wonder what they would look like if you put a small string of white Christmas lights in them? May have to try. Love the idea.

  35. Thanks for linking up at Or so she says…! I hope you’ll add me to your list and come back this Saturday!

  36. Cute idea!!

  37. How easy and beautiful ghost. Recycle and create, I like your cause. Greetings from me and the Czech Republic

  38. Love the ghost! It reminds me of Casper the Friendly Ghost.

  39. Imagine how scary this would be if you’d paint it with glow in the dark paint .. lol

  40. Cute & easy!

  41. How fun is this. Great tutorial. Hugs, Marty

  42. So cute! My kids would love having these in our yard. Thanks for linking up at the Lovely Ladies Linky. I’ll be sharing these on my facebook page today. :)

  43. Another fun craft and not hard for young one’s to help. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  44. Oh my, that looks so fun and easy! I can’t wait to make one!

  45. Love it! Mind you we don’t get gallon bottles of milk here in London, so will have to do a smaller version! Going to pin this onto my Halloween Ideas board. Found you via the Anything Goes Linky btw!

  46. Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this project on my Top 10 Upcycles of the week!
    Ten Best Upcycles of the Week
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  47. Awesome milk jug crafts, Noreen. Cool. Take care, Linda

  48. Very cute! Just wish I had a tree big enough to hold such a cute ghost

  49. How cute and simple! I love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesdays! We love having you! :)

  50. Very Cleaver idea… Great recycle and great kid craft. Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events…Hugs Tammy

  51. SO creative!! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two.

  52. How fun! I can’t believe how simple this is! Love that! Thanks for linking up at Get Your DIY On! Have a great evening!

    ~Abby =)

  53. So excited to feature this as part of my ‘Share It Saturday’ collection.
    Thank you so kindly for linking up.

  54. How neat and so easy for the kiddos to do all alone!

  55. so adorable! I have plans for at least three of these in my yard! Thanks for hooking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  56. I love this cheap and easy Halloween decoration! Halloween is my favorite time of year with all the ghost and gobblins:) Pinned to my Halloween board for me and the kiddos to make lots of ghost and hang in our front yard!

  57. Super cute and creative! I love your milk jug ghost.

  58. How clever! Sounds so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  59. Very cute! What a good way to re-use a plastic milk jug!

  60. That is such a cute ghost! I could hug him 😀

    Thanks for sharing this at Wake-Up Wednesday, the party I am co-hosting.


  61. Thanks, I think he’s cute, too. The little person who created him is also very huggable!

  62. That is very cool! you can also fill it up with candies and you have yourself a pinata.

  63. We do this for halloween too though on a smaller scale as our milk jugs are smaller! Popping by from Parenting Pin it Party

  64. What a fun idea! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  65. What a cute idea. We just so have an empty milk jug. I think I am going to make this with the kids this week. Going to pin this for later.

  66. Such a cute and crafty idea! Thanks for sharing your spooky ghost on the Monday Funday Party!

  67. Sweet, great idea :)

    Thanks for linking up.

  68. What a fun idea!! Thanks for linking up to Handmade in the Heartland!

  69. We love making these. Thank you for linking up to the Weekly Kids Co-op – I am featuring your post this week.

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