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Creepy Halloween Bottle Decor using Cardstock Vellum and Mod Podge

Drinks all around!

Who would guess that these were brand new tiny wine bottles just a little while ago?  Don’t they look cool?!  The photo below shows you how they looked before the creepy makeover.

They used to be GREEN!

I downloaded these images from Silhouette and printed them onto vellum cardstock using my printer.  Back in 2011, when I made this, I used the Silhouette SD to cut them out.  I now use the Silhouette Cameo.  You don’t have to have a Silhouette to do this.  Just find an image you like, print it and cut it by hand.  Done! 😉

Here’s a helpful guide explaining the differences in the current Silhouette Cameo machines.

This is a screenshot from the Silhouette software.

I’m pretty pleased with the way the wine bottle makeover turned out.  You can do it too!  Here’s what I used…

It’s amazing what you can do with just a few supplies.

Of the things you see above, the one thing you have to have is Mod Podge.I used Tattered Angels Glimmer MistCoffee Shop to help age the cardstock vellum I used to make the labels.  I wrapped the top of each bottle with twine, sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, chalked it with black and Copic markered it with gray.  I used Fabri-Tac to glue the twine down.  Just use things you have on hand.  I’m sure you have some things already that can help you achieve an aged look.  When I was little, I remember my Mom aging prints for wall decor using tea.  That’s pretty cool, huh?

I put Mod Podge on the back AND front of each label.  I didn’t worry about getting out all the wrinkles.  I didn’t want to.  I wanted the labels to look old and worn.  However, it would be hard to use vellum cardstock and get all of the bubbles/wrinkles out.  If you want a bump free look, I suggest using printable vinyl.  😉  To give the bottle an old glass appearance, I covered it in Mod Podge too.  Basically, this is a good project for you if you are a messy crafter.  I was in heaven.  LOL!

I’ve been working on this drink recipe ALL DAY! LOL!

After the labels were stuck to the bottles and had dried a bit, I sprayed them with the Glimmer Mist.  I toweled off the excess.  I used that half box looking thing (above) to spray everything in.  It’s a Color Catcher.  Yes, I paid for a half box even though I have plenty of boxes at home.  You know why?  It’s super useful and I didn’t want to make my own.  I recommend them.  It saved both my table and my carpet.  Woo hoo!

Don’t worry, this exlixir is 100% organic.
This potion will turn you into an adhesive roller. Don’t drink it unless you need glue.

 Alright friends, time for you to go get crafty!

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  1. Those are awesome. I so love that idea. I am going to share this link and idea on my blog! I am just excited about this. Super! Thank you.

  2. I Love, Love, LOVE these bottles! They look soooo cool Joy! And yet sooo simple to make…. OR it sounds
    easy by your instructions! LOL Maybe a little time consuming but what a way cool outcome! TFS! 😉


  3. Can’t wait to to get started! Something new to add to my Halloween decor. My daughter and I saw the printable labels at Michaels and we both liked them. Now I’m going back to get them so my daughter and I can make these spooky bottles!!!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and you can never have enough decorations. Thanks. By the way I just found your site and I’m siked! I am just starting to convert my sons room into a craft room for my daughter and myself. My son moved himself down to the dungeon of a basement where he can have his own space and x-box central! Wish I never brought that into my home!!! I was going to covert a room in basement for craft room and now I don’t have to! I have already gotten a bunch of cool ideas for the room from your website! And I will keep following you! You are my NEW SUPER HERO JOY!??

  4. Thank you all for letting me know you liked the bottles. They sure were fun to make. You know what? This same idea would work great for a PIRATE PARTY!! Now where’s Jack Sparrow when you need him?

  5. Hey Crafting Crap-per,
    I’m so glad you found my site & that Super Joy is your hero! You’re super nice. 🙂 I am so happy to hear that my craft room ideas helped you. I have to be honest and say that I broke into a cold sweat when my craft room post actually went up on my site because I thought, “I’ll never match up to those beautiful spaces that are in the magazines and showcased everywhere.” Then my daughter said, “Mom, people want to see where you craft. Your ideas might help someone else.” So, I did it. You know what? It was really freeing! When I get comments like yours it lets me know that I did the right thing by sharing and it makes me want to share more. So, THANK YOU! 🙂
    P.S. I feel your pain with Xbox central. LOL! 😉

  6. I don’t know where I found your recipe for Taco Bean Soup, but I made it last night and it got rave reviews from the family. Thank you for a great idea for a great meal. I also want to thank you for all your craft ideas too!!!

  7. I love these….I’m going to make something like these…but how did you color your bottles…..I just got two green bottles and came back here for inspiration….but I just don’t see how you got your bottles to turn brown…..also I’m a new follower……thank you for sharing….

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