Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Love Potion Bottles~ A Tutorial

I had a little itch to make something for Halloween this morning, and I was thinking about love... ah, love, sweet love ...

I had taken down my rolled paperback book wreath from the front door. I had just found some bottles at an Estate Sale so a project was born.

This bottle with the cork top was perfect.

First I ripped the paperback book rolls off the wreath... not very carefully and filled the bottle. (As you can see, or not see, you really don't even need to have anything in the bottle.)

Next I hunted up some witches on the internet, printed them and added a label "Ancient Witch Spells for Love Potions" and "Drink Up, My Pretty!"

Then I used my distress ink pads to "Dirty Up" the label and scrunched it up into a ball. Flattened it out again and glued the label onto the bottle with a glue stick.

We're almost through. I took some stained material I had down in the dungeon and dirtied it up more, glued it on the top and bottom. Tied a another dirty piece around the top to finish it off.

Now comes the really fun part. I lit a candle and dripped it all over everything. I loved that part. But you might be able to see that I accidentally lit the fabric on fire. Oops!

Reminded me of why we shouldn't play with fire! Be careful!

The type is one that came with my computer called "Cracked".

Did you enjoy the tutorial? I haven't written one in a long time, and I am out of practice!

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  1. Great tutorial! I have a few bottles that I found thrifting this summer, just waiting on a shelf for this very tutorial! Thanks, Theresa xoxo

  2. Oh, I LOVED your tutorial! I love anything involving melted wax. And I too, have a box full of old bottles. Hmmmm.....you've got me thinking!


  3. Fun! I have some old bottles...will have to try this...
    Thanks for sharing...great tutorial!
    Tammy :-)

  4. That looks AMAZING! I love how vintage and authentic it looks. Thanks for linking up to my Halloween Party!

    - Megan

  5. Hi Joan,
    I absolutely love this! What a great project for Halloween. It sounds like me when you said you accidently lit the fabric on fire, made me laugh!
    Have a great day!

  6. This is too cute, but if you lit your fabric on fire I would burn down the house! LOL

  7. I really like this. Thanks for the tutorial. First time here! Glad I stopped by.

  8. Enjoy your blog and all your treasures. I have been following for a while. I have a dilemma today though. I have recently viewed a blog post, made a mental note to go back to it, then forgot which blog I was on. So, my question is have you recently posted a blog about a new rug in your kitchen? Thanks.

  9. A very clever and original idea!! Love it!


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