Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Old Bottles Get New Life!

Hey y’all!  Sherry here today with a quick Halloween decoration you can make to add a little something something to a neglected area of your home!  If you are like me, I love Halloween and have decorations in all the common rooms in our home.  As a matter of fact, my daughter mentioned on October 1st it was time to get the decorations out . . . it’s in our plans for any day now!

One thing I’ve been wanting to do since I first received the Halloween Wicked Collection last year, was to make some bottles to stick in the china cabinet.  I’ve had stashed back as bookends, a couple of old whiskey bottles that I retrieved from the trash when we were clearing out my grandfather’s home.  I’m pretty sure they were something my grandmother kept, but then again they could have been my grandfather’s.  I do remember that when I was a little thing, and sick with sore throat and/or head colds, my grandmother would make us hot toddies.  

Anyhoo, here’s what I came up with.

Halloween Bottles

The labels were made from manila shipping tags and the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique, using Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  

Even though it’s hard to tell in the photo, the edges were outlined with a gold leafing pen, then distressed just lightly with a pair of scissors.  To finish off the bottles, some ribbon was tied around the top and held in place in some hemp twine.

That’s all for me except to say thanks for stopping by!

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Robyn said...

fun quick and creative project

BlackCats said...

Ah, hot toddies...they sure did seem to help for a bit. Nice way to use old bottles.

Quietfire said...

I love these! Great bottles. Real keepers! with wonderful memories attached. Thanks for sharing!

Evie53A said...

Great bottles!

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