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Vintage Potion and Spell Jars for Halloween

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This Halloween project was inspired by a set of hauntingly gorgeous vintage labels created by Karen - The Graphics Fairy. I had fun crafting something vintage-looking and a bit gothic using recycled jelly jars! Click on the link to my blog post to get the complete steps on how I made these and for an easy link to Karen's labels too!
These jars have labels on both the fronts and the backs. I added elegant trims and plastic spiders!
I started with some empty jelly jars we were about to recycle.
The jars look like they are covered in soot . . .
. . . which was created by sponging on black paint.
After decoupaging on the vintage-styled printables from The Graphics Fairy, I glued on some twine and vintage-style tassel trim around the top.
At night, the battery-operated tealights inside each jar flicker, creating a spooky look in our windows! You can see the supplies list and tutorial with step-by-step images in the blog link below!

To see more: http://www.petscribbles.com/2012/10/vintage-potion-and-spell-jars-for.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY
    on Aug 29, 2013

    Super creative! :)

  • Laura, Pet Scribbles
    Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ
    on Aug 30, 2013

    Glad you like them @Alexandra Arena :)

  • Kathy Elizabeth
    Kathy Elizabeth Charleston, SC
    on Aug 30, 2013

    Love them Laura ! And Karen's @Karen - The Graphics Fairy Graphics look Amazing !

    • Laura, Pet Scribbles
      Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ
      on Aug 30, 2013

      @Kathy Elizabeth Thank you so much @Kathy Elizabeth! Yes, Karen's graphics inspired the entire project: I wanted to craft as pretty as the labels were...in that pretty Halloween gothic sort-of style!

  • Kathleen Bell
    Kathleen Bell Versailles, KY
    on Aug 30, 2013

    @Laura, The Shed blog by Pet Scribbles Love these. Halloween is my favorite holiday.

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy
    Karen - The Graphics Fairy Columbia, MD
    on Aug 31, 2013

    Oooh!! They look fantastic @Laura, The Shed blog by Pet Scribbles !! Nice job!

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