Final Halloween inspirations for 2011

As I already mentioned, I packed away all my Halloween and fall supplies a couple of weeks ago, and am working feverishly on Christmas stuff at this point in time.  Losing an entire week of ‘production time’ from that bee sting really put me in ‘panic mode’ to get ready for the upcoming show.  And in all the hoopla I forgot to post pictures of the last batch of Halloween decorated bottles I did.  So, here ya go!

Craft store packaged labels, Dollar Tree skulls glued on top (using e6000 adhesive) and skull and crossbones cut from a border piece.

Old spice jars with spray painted lids.

Spice jars with stained paper added behind the labels.


Stained paper glued and tied around the tops of bottles.  Little skeleton came from a Dollar Tree garland that I cut apart.








Don’t miss the SALE at Stars this Saturday and Sunday. 

I’m offering 20% off all regular priced items during the sale.

More (mostly!) handcrafted Halloween decor

Big bottle of witches brew!  Vintage half gallon glass bottle found at a rummage sale.  Label printed on stained paper (My recipe for ‘tea stain’; not actual TEA) and glued on.  Glitter spider and skull border purchased in scrapbook supply section at craft store.  Mini glitter skeleton was part of a garland that I cut apart.


Stone gargoyles under glass cloches.  (priced separately)

LOTS of  little Halloween framed things.  This one I used old book pages for the background and to print my word on.  Orange tagboard frame from a set of assorted frames found in the scrapbook section.  Gothic style black frame.

Vintage gold frame; old dictionary page backing; raven silhouette (bought pre-cut); another tagboard frame, this time a black one and quotation printed on old book page.  When creating these things I ‘play around’ with the various components; trying different arrangements to find which I like best before I glue anything in place.

Glitter foam bats (leftover from last year!) mounted on old book pages and in vintage gold frames.

More of the black silhouettes.  This owl on al old book page with a heavily stained mat border and frame without glass.

Spider and web silhouettes bought already cut out.

ALL of these items have gone to my space at Stars for sale.