Things You Will Need:
-Glass bottles (for example: wine bottles, sauce bottles, beer bottles)
-Chalkboard Spray Paint (or Matte Black Spray Paint)
-Something to put under the bottles while you paint (like newspaper)
-Printable Labels (or chalk if you want to draw your own)
-Mod Podge or Glue (If you’ll be applying the labels)
-(Optional) Black Ink Pad & Blending Sponge
-Creepy-looking Artificial Flowers
Clean your bottles thoroughly, and venture outside with your supplies. (If weather does not permit, make sure you are in an extremely well ventilated area so that you don’t inhale the paint fumes because that’s not good for your body.)
Lay out your newspaper (or whatever you have to protect the ground.) Place your bottles onto the paper with enough space between them that you can spray each bottle without affecting the other bottles. When I started this project I did one at a time, but I quickly realized it’s easy to do multiple at once!
Spray the bottles. Thoroughly coat your bottles, slowly moving from top to bottom, all the way around.
Wait for them to dry! I waited about two hours before touching up areas that needed it (like where the bottle curves up at the base.) Then I waited another couple hours for the touched up areas to dry. While you’re waiting for things to dry, you can do steps 5 and 6!
Print your labels and cut them out.
The reason I suggest having the ink and blending tool is because I am honestly awful at cutting things out with scissors. In order to avoid ugly white edges on the labels (and to cover up any uneven cutting): Ink one edge of your blending tool and gently brush the sponge along all edges of the label. You may need to re-ink the sponge a couple times and then continue darkening the edges. I also very lightly grazed the inked sponge around the inside edges of the label to create a vignette look; this adds a lot more creepiness!
When the bottles are completely dry, you’re now ready to glue the labels onto the bottles! I used a brush and Mod Podge, but you can use white Elmers glue too.
Add a couple black roses (I found roses at Michaels that had skeleton hands coming out of them!) And voila! You’ve got super cool Halloween decoration for you home.
You can use many different size & shape glass bottles. I used a sauce bottle to make a little poison vile. I also painted a couple salsa jars, added a label, put candy inside, and plan to use as party favors!
Here are links to the Supplies I used:
Halloween Roses: http://www.michaels.com/rose-stems-by-celebrate-it/10480499.html#pmpt=qualifying&sz=24&start=78
You can find the free printable labels on my Pinterest page (along with a lot of other cool DIY Halloween Decor Ideas!): https://www.pinterest.com/pin/716213146959924723/
Ink Blending Tool: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=42083
Mod Podge Matte: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=55160¤cy=USD