It's easy to make festive decor from recycled bottles and jars! Repurpose and upcycle them into pumpkins, mummies, and ghosts. This is a great to do with kids or crafting party. These make great gifts & party favors as well!
Repurpose Jars & Bottles for Halloween Fun!
I'm going to start with the orange bottle you see here in the picture. I got this at Dollar Tree a few years back and was looking for a new way to use it.
I grabbed a sharpie and made a face on the bottle. You'll see how I light him up at the end...
I have 2 coffee syrup bottles but you can use any bottles you like. Start by spreading Mod Podge on the bottles one at a time.
On one bottle attach white tissue paper to the glass bottle.
On the other bottle Mod Podge on orange tissue paper. You can use a large piece to attach to the bottle or small square size for a more stain glass effect.
Once you have all the initial Mod Podge and tissue paper on your bottles. Coat the bottle with a layer of Mod Podge on top and let dry completely.
Once they are completely dry, use a sharpie and draw faces onto the bottles. If you want to protect the bottles further - after the marker dries completely, spray the bottles with acrylic sealer. You'll see how I light them up at the end...For the mummy - I used a glass jar.
For the mummy - I used a glass jar.
I hot glued on some google eyes.
I hot glued a gauze roll to the top of the jar.
I wound the gauze roll around the jar, and at the bottom cut the end of the gauze and hot glued it to the bottom.
This is how I lit each of these projects - Mummy - tealight (or battery operated tealight)Mod Podge Pumpkin - 20 strand of orange lightsMod Podge Ghost - USB bottle lightOrange Bottle Pumpkin - solar light
Here they are lit up!
You can mix and match any of these ideas.
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I'll be making this and more upcycled & repurposed decor on on Hometalk's Facebook Live DIY - October 8th at 7pm EST.
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- Recycled jars and bottles
- Tissue Paper (Dollar Tree)
- Mod Podge (Walmart or Amazon)
- Sharpie (Dollar Tree or Amazon)
- Tealight (Dollar Tree or Amazon)
- 20 strand orange lights (Dollar Tree or Amazon)
- USB bottle light (Amazon)
- Solar Light (Dollar Tree or Amazon)
- Gauze (Dollar Tree or Amazon)
- Google Eyes (Dollar Tree or Amazon)
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Published October 5th, 2017 8:53 AM