Thursday, September 19, 2013

Upcycle Milk Cartons ~ Halloween Decor

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Save your milk cartons! They can be turned into great Halloween decor!
Materials:
Milk Cartons
Scrapbook Paper
Orange Paint or Paper

Collect your cartons for the number of letters in your word.
Cut the cartons down to the size you need. The width of the cartons are 3 3/4 inches wide so for both 'o's I made them 3 3/4 inches tall. For the 'b' I doubled half the height of the width to make it 5 5/8 inches {follow that?}.
Now wrap your cartons up much like you would a gift. You may need two pieces of paper per carton depending on the size.
Now trace your letters {or design} on to your cartons
You're ready to paint! {If you would rather not spend the time painting you can always cut the letters out of orange paper and paste them onto your cartons.}
I'm thinking about adding some glow in the dark paint!
I also added in some pumpkin faces on the side boxes.
Have fun making your own!!!

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10 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea!! Great work. Congrats on your liebster award!

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  2. This is such a fun use of old milk cartons! I don't even think twice about what I could do with mine! This would be perfect for our Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge. This week's theme is thrifty upcycles! I hope you'll come party with us! http://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/get-your-diy-on-week-3/

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  3. Awesome! I love cheap, creative ideas. Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-30.html

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  4. What a great recycling project this is. And something we can do with the little ones.
    Happy WW.

    Thank you for linking www.craftyspices.com

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  5. What a great way to reinvent a milk carton. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I've been wanting to create something similar for Halloween, but I was going to use wood, and haven't been able to find the right size. I love that you reused milk cartons! I wonder what I have around here I could use. Thanks for sharing at the Pinworthy Project Party.

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  7. I LOVE what you have done. You should come show off your creativity starting at 8PM CST at Craft Frenzy Friday! http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/09/craft-frenzy-friday-6.html It won't be a party without you!

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  8. What a great recycle Becca! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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