|In my journey around the internet, I came across this information sheet on how to make some scary Halloween bottles too. Click to embiggen for more Halloween goodness.|
I didn't want to have hand drawn labels on my bottles and jars, because I knew I'd never be happy with how they turned out. Somewhere online, I came across vintage looking Halloween labels and I started saving them. On an unrelated side note, I don't "get" Pinterest. I've been saving images of things I like and projects I want to do on my computer for years. That's how I knew I could make these labels.
I'm still working on a few other containers, but these are pretty much done.
To be on the safe side, I left the jars of dirt and twigs open and sitting on my kitchen counter for a few days, trying to dry them out. I didn't want condensation build-up on the inside of the jars. I printed out the labels at work on the color printer on regular paper and used a glue stick to put them on.
I actually have a couple more bottles at home, that I'm going to be working on soon: poison, human skin and petrified butterflies. I think I'll fill them with iced tea (so I be seen drinking out of it for Halloween), some candied ginger (so I can be seen eating them for Halloween), and some silk butterflies from AC Moore.
But I have so many more fun labels that I want to use, so I probably aren't too close to being done after all. :) I intend to scatter these around the kitchen and dining room for Halloween as decorations. Since they are all nice bottles and jars, I can easily box these up and put them away when Halloween is over. Right now, I'm just sticking them in the cabinet under my china hutch.
I figure if I got an early start on them now, then I'd have plenty of them when Halloween rolls around so it wouldn't be a mad scramble at the last minute. My husband was actually surprised that I was starting my Halloween crafts so early this year. :) I think it's cute I was able to get that kind of honest reaction out of him.