I'm pretty sure you all know that I love a good craft or a good DIY. Things have been a bit hectic around our house for the last couple of weeks, so I've wanted to have fun and be creative while decorating for Halloween, but I've needed to find things that were quick and easy for my Halloween crafts this year. I made cute Halloween decorations for our house that were crazy quick, cheap, and easy. Is there a better combo? Yes there is….this is also a wine bottle craft! Oh Yes!
As usual with any good wine bottle craft, you will have to start with some empty wine bottles. I know, rough? Right? The fun thing is that at Halloween you can have all kinds of fun with the empty wine bottles. You can turn them into all kinds of fun potions, tonics and brews. Just don't forget to perfect your evil laugh while you are crafting. Your family may think you have gone nuts but it will be loads of fun, not that I'm speaking from experience or anything. wink, wink.
I've got a full tutorial for you on how to make your own wine bottle Halloween crafts. I have to warn you though, it will probably take longer to read this post than it will to do the actual craft. 🙂
- Empty wine bottles – labels removed and cleaned
- Empty jars (I bought mine at the dollar spot at Target)
- Halloween stickers or label kits
- Adhesive, glue, or Mod Podge
- Washi tape (optional)
- Bottle corks
I started with the label kit that I bought at Hobby Lobby. It was not stickers. I used my huge tape runner to place adhesive on the back. I used a lot of adhesive because the label kit I bought was a thick paper, maybe cardstock.
It needed lots of adhesive so it would stay on. Now, a day or two later, they are starting to peel a little bit. I think it might be best to use Mod Podge so they will stay on for the whole Halloween season. I will probably go back and do that as they begin to peel more.
Adhere your label to your bottle. These labels were large and colorful, which I thought was a cute way to add some color to this craft and to my Halloween mantel.
I added colored labels to three of my wine bottles.
I used the darker wine bottles because my other Halloween stickers wouldn't show on the darker bottles.
The necks of your bottles can be embellished with some Washi tape if you like. I added liquids, you know potions and brews, to most of my bottles. I didn't want the cat or a kid knocking them over and colored water staining the house. I put the screw tops back on the wine bottles that had those (hey…don't judge my wine selections!) and I found some wine corks that could go back in the other bottles.
The screw top lid looked bad with the wine company branding on it. Washi tape was the perfect solution to cover that right up.
The other sticker set that I used came from Michael's. I really like it. It just needs to be used on lighter color jars and bottles or it really doesn't show up.
Now that you have your bottles prepared, you need to make some potions, tonics and brews!
I made some poison. The family really better take me seriously this Halloween season or I just might make them drink some poison! 😉
This is just water with food dye. I used one drop of red and one small drop of yellow in this to give it a slightly more orange look (you know to go with the Halloween colors).
The tonic was the hardest one to do. The purple would get way to deep really easily and you couldn't see the label on the jar. I found that if I added the food dye to make the color that I wanted, then poured half of the liquid out and added more water to the jar to fill it back up, I would get a much lighter version of the same color. That way I could get the color I wanted.
The Witch's Bubble Brew is just water with one drop of green food dye and the Bat Juice is just water with the color of the wine bottle. I thought of adding food coloring to that bottle, but I thought it would just get too dark and not look good.
In the end, the hardest part of this craft was cleaning the labels off the bottles. The rest was just fun and quick! The potions, tonics and brews are on my mantel, which I'm hoping to have pulled together and show you sometime next week.
What kinds of Halloween crafts have you made this year? Any quick and easy ones you'd like to share with us?
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