Halloween Wine Bottles
Yes, you can say Halloween is all about the costumes and candy. But, I think it’s the decorations that make it cool! In my house, this is the holiday where my husband loves to join in the planning, executing and enjoying of the decorations. He’s like a kid in a candy store! So, a few years ago, when my mom gave me an article from her Woman’s Day magazine about wine bottle spirits, I jumped at the chance to make this craft. I think these bottles make the most unique decorations and provide the perfect excuse to enjoy an adult beverage; not a bonus you get with many crafts. But beware; if you want to make lots of these, you’ll probably have to ask friends and family for their extra bottles. Ghost Simply take a clear wine bottle and use a black paint pen to draw a ghostly face to your satisfaction. Spider Web For this, I used a clear wine bottle and spray painted it black. You can also do this with unopened bottles of red wine if you’re having a party. Just remove the labels and then follow these instructions to make the webbing. For the webbing, use a white paint pen. Make a dot wherever you’d like the center of the web. Then draw straight lines outward from the dot. Connect the web lines, starting at the center, with shorter lines that curve toward the center dot. Space the lines further apart as you move away from the center. Pumpkin Use an empty green tinted wine bottle. Wrap the bottle with painter’s tape. Draw your best jack-o-lantern face on the tape; then cut along the edges of your drawing with a razor blade. This will allow you to remove the excess tape while leaving the design still attached to the bottle. Spray the bottle with orange paint leaving the green top of the bottle unpainted. Once everything is dry, remove the taped design and you’ll be left with a jack-o-lantern that will last from year to year.