Green Halloween: Ghostly Lights

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Stave away ghoulish creatures with the radiant glow of candelight. If the thought of carving giant pumpkins again this year makes you howl, here are some of the lesser-known green 'ween ideas we've gathered:

1. Floating pumpkin candles
Trace the bottom of a pure beeswax or soy votive candle on the top of a miniature pumpkin. Cut the out circle carefully with a sharp blade and then pop the candle snugly within. Rinse, repeat. Fill a glass bowl with water and float your pumpkin candles on the surface. 2. Tin jack-o-lanterns
Fill a clean, empty soup or vegetable can with water and place it in the freezer. Then, steady the frozen can over a bag of rice and punch holes, using an awl and hammer, to form your desired pattern. Defrost and dry your can, and then paint its exterior with oil-based enamel.

3. Spirit jugs
Draw ghost eyes and mouths on some empty milk jugs using a marker. With a sharp blade, cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug. Wind a string of clear, low-wattage holiday lights between the jugs, stuffing several bulbs into each jug.

Difficulty level: Easy

Green Halloween: Ghostly Lights
Stave away ghoulish creatures with the radiant glow of candelight. If the thought of carving giant pumpkins again this year makes you howl, here are some of the lesser-known green 'ween ideas we've gathered:

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