Saturday, October 3, 2009

Quick Halloween decoration

I saw a post on The Graphics Fairy where someone had made Halloween potion bottles so I thought I could come up with my own more macabre creation.

I saved a couple of bottles from the recycling bin and soaked them to get all the labels and sticky stuff off.

I had two paper mache skulls that had been rolling around the house waiting for me to do something with them.  First I cut a hole in the bottom to fit the bottle cap.  I painted them red and black, let them dry, then applied crackle medium.  Once that was dry I painted over the black with a subtle yellow, and over the red I painted white.

While they were drying and doing that magical crackling effect, I found some vintage looking Halloween labels on Love Manor's flickr group, but you can find many different ones online.  I printed them, cut them out and then made them into stickers using my Xyron machine.  I adhered the labels to the bottles and then dripped paint in and on them for added interest.

Now to make a spooky vignette somewhere in the house.  I will post pictures when I get it all together.

1 comment:

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh my heck what a cute idea. So it!