Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Potion Bottles

Hocus Pocus, Keep your Focus!
Potion Bottle Tutorial
Just in time for those Trick-or-Treaters to come around. Put together some Potion Bottles using these AMAZING new labels!

Halloween is this week and what better to do than add the touch of these potion bottles. You can follow our suggestions for the fillers or maybe do something edible and have fun eating your potions on Halloween!

v 6-7 Glass Bottles
I got some great ones at JoAnn’s that even look vintage
v Download your Potion Labels of Choice from My Silhouette Store

v Glue Stick
v Fillers for the Potion Bottles. Here is a list of what I used, but feel free to use your own creativity!
Pixie Dust – Gold Glitter (Dollar Store)
Snake Venom – Plastic snakes with Red/Blue Food coloring in the Water (Dollar Store)
Dragon Scales – Sequins (Dollar Store)
Mermaid Tears – Clear and purple orbie beads (Dollar Store)
Spider Legs – Black pipe cleaners (Dollar Store)
Vampire Blood – Hand Sanitizer and Red food die (Dollar Store)
Mummy Dust – Ashes from our fire pit or Dirt

Step 1: Download and Print out your labels from My Silhouette Store. I just used my color printer at home. Be sure to measure your bottles so you can size your labels correctly before printing and cutting them out.

Step 2: Fill your potion bottle with your items of choice.

Step 3: Cut out your labels and glue your labels onto the bottles. 

Step 4: And any final touches! You can distress the bottles with ink to make them look more old and worn. You could also make your potion fillers from edible goods and have fun tasting your Hocus Pocus potions on Halloween!

I hope you have fun with the project! I loved making the labels and watching my niece decorate her house with her new potions.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trick or Treat Sign

Trick or Treat….

this is something sweet!
I had so much fun this week using my new font to create some more Halloween D├ęcor. This is an all-time favorite for me.

Rivka’s Renditions ‘Trick {or} Treat’ Shape
(This is a great time to get the shape since it is on sale!)
Silhouette Machine
Black Vinyl
Transfer Paper
2 Large Wooden Plaques
1 Small Wooden Plaque
(you can find these at JoAnn’s or Michaels)
White Paint
Black sparkle tape by Tape Works (for the border)
Chain of Choice (I used one from JoAnn’s)
8 Screw eyes (found at any hardware store)
Pliers (to use for the chain)
Hot glue gun if needed

Step 1: Sand and paint all of your wooden plaques with the white paint. Let dry completely before putting anything else on.
Step 2: Download the ‘Trick {or} Treat’ Shape from my Silhouette Online Store HERE. Size the words to fit your plaques.
Step 3: Cut out your shape.  
Step 4: Using the Transfer Tape, pick up the vinyl and lay it down on the plaque as seen below. 

Step 5: Time to put on your border! Use the black sparkle tape around the border of each plaque. Some parts had a hard time staying down so I used hot glue to fix the little pieces. (you can see what the border looks like below)

Step 6: Measure out where you want to put the Screw Eyes and screw them into each board. Top plaque has 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom, middle plaque has 1 on the top and 1 on the bottom, bottom plaque has 2 on the top.

Step 7:  Lay them out how you want it to hang on your door. And measure out your chain. Begin attaching the chain to the screw eyes using your pliers. **Make sure that the chain for each level has the same number of links so that it isn't crooked once you hang it.

Once you have the chain attached to all pieces you are done and ready to hang your new sign!!

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did! Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October Giveaway!

October Giveaway!

The nights are growing colder and the goblins are out…..but wait! I have a game for you to play!
You will only have 24 hours to get into the drawing and chase the Ghosts away! So till 8pm tomorrow. That's MST.
Visit my Facebook Page to enter the contest!
I will pick 4 survivors and their friends to win this WICKED WAYS font!

Friday, October 17, 2014

By the Pricking of my Thumbs Shadow Box Tutorial

I am so excited about my new Wicked Ways font that I decided to have some more Halloween fun! Below you will find my tutorial for the “By the Pricking of My Thumbs’ shadow box!
Supplies Needed
-       Shadow Box of choice
-       Cardstock or Vinyl for lettering
-       Silhouette Machine
-       “By the pricking of my thumbs” quote by Rivka’s Renditions (you can purchase this shape HERE)
-       Clear Glue (if using cardstock) or Transfer paper (if using Vinyl)
-       Hay for Shadow Box

Step 1: Download ‘By the pricking of thumbs’ quote by Rivka’s Renditions. You can purchase this shape from my SilhouetteDesign Store.

Step 2: Open the shape in your Silhouette Studio and size it to fit your frame. Set up your silhouette with paper/vinyl and cut out the quote. I chose to use 2 different colors to give it some more dimension and flare.

Step 3:  Make sure the glass of your shadow box is clean.

Step 4a: If using Cardstock pull up the negative space from cutting out the quote and place it on the glass where you will want the quote. This is a great ‘Trick-or-Treat’ for those using paper. Use the negative space as a template to place your letters so that they are evenly spaced and lined up!
**Make sure to use a CLEAR glue so that you don’t end up with color streaks on the glass.

Step 4b: If using Vinyl, take your Transfer Paper and pick up the vinyl lettering. I love Transfer Paper because it makes it so easy to line up your lettering just right!

Step 5: Fill your shadow box with the background of choice. In this project I chose to use some fake hay from the craft store.

And voila! You have your own Halloween shadow box! I hope you have as much fun with this project as I did. Don’t forget to check out my other Halloween tutorials HERE!

Thanks for joining me in the Spooky Fun!