My wife came up with a quick and easy decoration for a friend's upcoming Halloween party. We call them Jug O' Lanterns. I’ve seen them used as ghosts before with white lights in them, but we had orange lights so we used jack o’ lantern patterns.

All you need is:

Some empty water jugs (we used 7)

A string of orange “Halloween lights”

Some Jack O’ Lantern stencils (resized to fit the jugs)

Black marker


Sharp knife


Alcohol and paper towels


Please don’t forget to vote for my project!


Step 1: Get some water jugs and maybe a helper...

Water jugs work best because there's no residue to clean out.
Maybe next time I use them I might put some like sand or Kitty litter in the bottom to help them stay upright
I'm sorry that I left out the need for sand, definitely need to be weighted down. I'm glad they were so popular!
I was grateful to find this DIY. I made my own and they were a hit with the neighborhood kids. Couldn't keep them off my porch for two weeks. Thanks!
I'm glad you found it then! Yours look great!
I made a set of these and had them out on the walk Recived a few comments about them. Thanks for the idea <br>
Great idea! Thanks!
These are the best all my moms friends are jeleaus
Cool, I'm going to do a set of bats with purple lights.
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