Sunday, October 17, 2010

Caution:

My head is spinning with the Halloween and Fall inspirations all over the blog world.  I am more motivated than ever before to put together some things for my own house.  And yes, I would say that's a good thing!

I have admired the jars that have scary labels on them, and since I love re purposing glass jars already, I had to give it a try.  Karen from The Graphics Fairy has some terrific labels, and I printed them immediately.

For the glass jar, I used my StazOn ink (in black) and a paintbrush to swirl inside my glass.  I was going for a creepy smokey look.  What do you think?




I cut out the label and inked the edges.  I crumpled it up a few times to make it look worn.  I used Mod Podge to put it on the jar.




I had some black leather-like cord, so I braided and tied it around the top of the jar. 

I knew that I had some spring flowers in my basement, and I got inspired! I took them outside and spray painted them with oil rubbed bronze paint.   Spring colors were not going to cut it for this vase.  I wonder if my neighbors thought I had lost it?  Hmmm...




At first I thought I would paint the flowers again, but I really love how you can see some of the original colors coming through.  

I know I said I'm not a big fan of Halloween, but I'm truly enjoying these seasonal projects. 
Happy Sunday! 





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29 comments:

  1. I think there is already a jar or two in my refrigerator that would be considered scary with no extra work! LOL

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  2. Wow, this turned out awesome! Love it.

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  3. Ooooh I like the results from the Staz-On. Great idea! I probably have a couple of scary jars in my refrigerator too!

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  4. Great idea! Love the color of the flowers!

    @Patrice Very funny! I might have one or two of them as well!

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  5. I like this idea! It's a nice piece of decoration that everyone can make with what they find at home. Thanks for sharing!

    Chrissy

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  6. What a great idea! I love that you added the poison label!

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  7. What a fun project, Christine! That really does look like smoke in the jar!!

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  8. ORB on flowers, that's a first! I like the glass effect you achieved with the StazOn ink. I can see using that technique for other creative projects. Nice job!

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  9. Too funny that you sprayed those flowers, it is just the right look though! Your jar turned out so cute, I love the smokey effect you did! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

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  10. I love the smokey look....very creative!

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  11. Very poisonous and smokey! A great project.

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  12. Great idea...Morticia Addams would love it :)

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  13. I totally love that!! Seriously, I'm not much of a Halloween decorator myself, but this jar rocks! I love the smoky color, and the label. . . and those flowers? PERFECT!
    Great job!!

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  16. That looks great! and lol, I think my neighbors have grown used to me outside spray painting something almost every day

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  17. I'm with you, not a huge fan of Halloween. But, I do love the fall! The jar turned out really cool.

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  18. LOVE this! I'm not a huge fan of halloween either, but I gotta get festive about it since it's one of my husband's favorite holidays!

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  19. I think it turned out great and I had never thought of using Staz On for the inside of a glass bottle. That's a fab tip. Thanks for joining us at A Crafty Soiree... love to see you again on Thursday!

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  20. The technique for making the glass look spooky and poisonous is fabulous. Thanks for sharing...I must try that.

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  21. Great idea...Morticia Addams would love it :)

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