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Friday, October 5, 2012

Cute Win & Spooky Candle Project

I have to tell you that I won the cutest giveaway the other day.  It was from Cathy over at Quiltaples.  She selected two winners and I happen to be one of them.  Well look who came flying down to Florida to live at my house.  He is really very sweet:)

Cathy was also kind enough to send along a little pear...I mean the guy needed a snack coming all the way from Maine to Florida...and some wonderful herb tea - love it!!  Thank you so much Cathy and anyone who wants to see some really adorable critters, stop by Cathy's blog:)

My daughter and I, yes she loves to craft with me - which I love, came up with an idea to create some spooky Witches Brew!  She had seen some plain glass bottles with neat labels in the halloween section of a store and asked if we could make some.  I thought it would be neat to grunge up some bottles we had on hand and make them look a little older and spookier.  Here's what we came up with;

We designed our own labels and decided to put some candles in the top.  I then proceeded to dip those in some red wax (she wanted a little blood effect) and added some stained cheesecloth around the necks.
It was pretty simple and fun, and you can actually burn them!  I could have used longer candles but I just had one on hand that I broke to make two.  When they burn down you can just pop in or out what remains and add more.  The dripping wax down the bottle also adds to the effect of the spookiness!
Have a great weekend:)


Cindi said...

LOL of course there had to be some blood! The bottles are perfect for Halloween. I love that your daughter crafts with you! The owl you got is so cute Lori, I love his eyes! Congrats. Have a great weekend!
Be blessed,

BumbleBeeLane said...

Congrats on your win! The bat is silly and fun.The witch bottles turned out nicely.Warm Blessings!~Amy

The Gingerbread Gem said...

The bat is cute and funny! I could cuddle him all day long ;-)


Cathy Richards said...

Thank you for likeing my little bat! The pear you can use as a pincushin! but we could also say that they bat is a "fruit bat" LOL. and love those candles that you made! they look so easy to make! any ideas for xmas ones?

Barb said...

Hi Lori,
Congratulations on your winnings...love that batty!
Cute idea for witches brew!
Enjoy your day,

SweetPepperRose said...

Hey Lori! cute little bat!