Milk bottle ghosts
These milk bottle ghosts are perfect for placing on the steps up to your front door, or along your garden path.
Rinse out your old two-litre plastic milk bottles and leave them to dry. Set up your table and cover it with a Resene drop cloth to protect it from splashes and spills.
Use a black marker to draw eyes and mouths on the front of the bottles – you can do these in any shape you like.
Take a fine brush and paint in the eyes and mouths with Resene Black.
When you’re setting them up, illuminate the spooky ghosts by cutting a flap in the label at the back and popping a battery-operated tealight into each one.
An old square-based water bottle is the ideal shape for making a spooky skull, which is painted in Resene FX Nightlight so that it glows in the dark.
Turn the bottle upside down and use a black marker to draw two circles for eyes, an inverted heart for the nose and a wide jaw with vertical lines for the teeth. Then draw the skull shape around the outside.
Cut out the eyes and nose, then cut out the top of the skull, leaving the bottom half of the jaw behind.
Cut out a piece of plastic and fold it to make a hanger for the jaw, then attach it with a hot glue gun.
Cut out the base of the jaw and bend it into shape. Fold hanger tabs at the top of the jaw and attach it then attach it with your hot glue gun – this gives it the extra creepy ‘mouth open’ effect.
Now create the back of the skull by cutting it out of the other half of the water bottle. Attach it with hot glue.
Prop it up on your table and paint it with Resene White. Then when it’s dry, apply a coat of Resene FX Nightlight and you’re done! Hang it over the light on your front porch to give some serious scares as night falls.