It’s October and Halloween is quickly approaching, even though I still have no idea what all of us will dress up as. But I am however thinking about crafts and fun. I would not be me if I didn’t incorporate Recycled Milk Boxes into one of the crafts. God knows I am swimming in them even though lately my husband is trying to prove to me that there is no difference between regular and organic when it comes to milk and he is doing a good job (please help). In anycase there are bunch of cartons still laying around and even more ideas floating in my little noggin. For now lets get back to Halloween.
I took some already painted milk boxes and printables that I found on oneprettything. They were however too big for a milk box so I had to copy them and minimize by 50%. There are a lot of different free templates on line so look around you may find something better.
I cut out the witch from the template
and traced her into Milk Box. You see I have no artistic talent at all. I may be creative but you ask me to draw a witch and it will look like a horse. Really, well maybe a donkey carrying a broom.
But if you do have talent you can always draw your own one. Don’t forget to get creative, and rub it in my face you talented person, you.
I cut out the witch with little cuticle scissors and realized I did it all wrong. I should have traced and cut first then painted since some of the paint chips off with cutting. I did have the painted milkboxes waiting for something to do so I used them.
After the witch is done there are a few ways you can proceed. You can buy an LED light and place it inside leaving it the way it is
You can cut the top off, glue colored paper (orange of course) into the inside and place a cheap tealight (apparently a name for the little lights you put inside the pumpkin).
I do the ladder, its cheaper and makes it a fire hazard adding a little excitement to Halloween, you know not much different then the real Christmas tree.
So apparently I did not use enough paint on the left one. It is so much easier to use darker colors.
Another great thing about these is that they are really light and you can duck tape them to outside walls, or even on the trees leading to your property.
If you do make sure to use the light since those tealights burn out really fast and could cause fire when and if a falling leaf traveling north with the speed of 2.5 miles and hour would be pulled by the earths gravitational pull and just happen to land inside the box and not extinquish the tiny itsy bitsy flame.
Note: You don’t have to use milk boxes for any of these milk box crafts look in your fridge other things will work as well. Right now in my fridge cream, stock and orange juice all come in a nifty cardboard container.