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How to make a milk jug pumpkin

I saw this on the internet and thought it would be a fun project to do.

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Take your clean milk or water jug and take the label off.

Take your clean milk or water jug and take the label off.

Cut out a hole in the back of the jug where the handle is. It needs to be big enough to put the string of lights in.

Cut out a hole in the back of the jug where the handle is. It needs to be big enough to put the string of lights in.

It should look like this.

It should look like this.

Get your paint out. I think one is called poster paint and the other is just water color paint. Both seem to work well for me.

Get your paint out. I think one is called poster paint and the other is just water color paint. Both seem to work well for me.

Start painting your jug orange.

Start painting your jug orange.

You should now have a nice light colored orange jug. You don't want to put the paint on to thick or the string lights won't show through. Let it sit and dry for a while.

You should now have a nice light colored orange jug. You don't want to put the paint on to thick or the string lights won't show through. Let it sit and dry for a while.

Take your marker and draw an outline for the face that you want.

Take your marker and draw an outline for the face that you want.

Eyes, nose, and mouth outline.

Eyes, nose, and mouth outline.

Use black paint to color in the features.

Use black paint to color in the features.

All done.

Grab your lights and put them in through the hole in the back.

Grab your lights and put them in through the hole in the back.

This isn't the greatest picture, but it does look nice with all the lights off.

This isn't the greatest picture, but it does look nice with all the lights off.

I am by no means even close to being an artist but it was fun trying out different faces on the jugs. This one is suppose to be Frankenstein.

I am by no means even close to being an artist but it was fun trying out different faces on the jugs. This one is suppose to be Frankenstein.

A space alien.

A space alien.

Dracula!

Dracula!

Werewolf, grrr!

Werewolf, grrr!

  • An empty milk gallon jug, rinsed and dried.
  • Scissors or x-acto knife
  • Paint
  • Marker
  • String lights