I don't know about anyone else but I will admit I am a huge procratinator putting everything off until the last possible second, and then I get overwhelmed and frustrated and then end up doing nothing. Please tell me I am not the only one!?! So I made a promise to myself that once the kids started school this year I would come up with a plan to be more organized heading into the holiday season with things like decorating for each holiday, traditions for our family and so on and so forth. With that in mind when I went shopping on Tuesday I found plenty of inspiration to complete the vision I had in my head for Halloween and my projects are complete and ready for decorating. I know its a little early but I'm always really good the first time when I challenge myself....now lets see how I do for the next holiday! ;)
To create these projects I used my new printable project kit which can be purchased below. It is called "Wishing you Happy Haunting" and today I am going to show you the first project I created using it and then each day next week I will show another project. There just might even be a giveaway involved on Monday...hint hint. So check back!
I will admit that when I decorate for holidays I like small vignettes that you can place around the house that don't scream "I just decorated for the holidays and drug every last thing I own from the attic for the last twenty years out". (I did that the first year we were married and my husband almost cried because he was the one who had to lug it all down.) Lots of clutter these days makes me a little nutty so I try to keep things simple, grouping like things and spreading it out throughout the house away from little helping hands.
When I saw these corked vials from Tim Holtz at Micheal's the first thought that popped into my head was "potion bottles". Maybe I have seen too many Harry Potter movies or maybe just shopping with only one child instead of four gave me a better perspective on things, I'm not quite sure. But I knew I wanted to create bottles with cute labels where I could place them along side some of my vintage bottles as a vignette on our entry way table so into the shopping cart they went.
So using these cuties here is what I came up with:
And here are the simple steps to make them:
- Print the label sheet from the kit on Avery full sheet labels #8165. There are 29 labels of different sizes on one sheet to mix and match on your projects.
- Trim labels.
- Distress as desired.
- Adhere to the bottles...and you are done!
But what bottle is complete without the actual potion?
(Did you spy my latest addition to my flower frog collection?? I got it on vacation two weeks ago and it is 6" across....I am in love with the patina on it! Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...)
I think these would also be great as mini treat bottles (just fill them with the mini m&m's.) At least that is what my 5 year old requested in his! ;) They would also make spooky mixed media art, jewelry and the really thin ones are a great size for cards!
Stay tuned on Monday for a giveaway and another project using this kit.
Have a great holiday weekend!
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