October 8, 2011

Day 2 of the Fang-Tastic Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the Fang-Tastic blog hop! If you missed day one or have not started from the beginning please head to the amazing Alyssa'a blog, she organized this group and did an amazing job! She gathered a stellar group of sponsors:

And the line-up of talent in case you get lost:
You should have come from here ----> http://ourchangeofart.blogspot.com  (Jennifer)
You're here ----> http://craftyrktsci.blogspot.com  (That's ME!)
You're headed here next ----> http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com  (Kim)

Ok so today I am using more Trendy Twine! Ready for today's project?
It's a witches potion charger! I thought the googly eyes added just the right touch of creepy :) I got the purple charger at Michael's for $2 and blinged it out using a rhinestone template from The Scrapoholic. The bottles were made using a technique I found on a blog somewhere, I can't remember where it was so long ago. All you have to do is spray 1/4 cup of liquid pledge (the liquid not the aerosol can), yes the stuff you use to clean with. Swirl it around to coat the entire inside surface of the bottle, pour your choice of glitter into the bottle (I used Martha Stewart glitter), cover the top of the bottle with a paper towel, and shake to your hearts content! If the first does of glitter isn't enough you can always add more and keep shaking. These were so easy to make and so fun! I have seen a wine bottles done like this, they take half of the large Martha Stewart glitter bottles to be coated. Here I just used four $0.99 bottles I found at Michael's. Here are close ups of each of the bottles. They all have print and cut tags from the Best Witches Party set in Jin's Fall Picks Bundle at Lettering Delights.
Ready for the Trendy Twine goodness? This is probably my favorite bottle :) I used the Orange Licorice twine for this one:

So are you ready to make your own potion bottles now? I have them sitting on the bar in our kitchen and they look really cool! We are having a small get together tonight so I may have some more pictures of the Halloween decor that I've been making tomorrow along with another project featuring another fang-tastic sponsor! 

Don't forget to leave your love for a chance to win a shopping spree at The Digi Bistro. There are 3 ways to enter on the day one post here. Today you have one more chance to enter:
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite Halloween/Fall drink, it can be adult in nature, something to keep you warm on these chilly fall nights, or just something you really enjoy any time of the year.
You have until Monday at 11:59 pm to enter, I'll pick a winner Tuesday morning sometime. Now head over to Kim's blog.

Happy Fang-Tastic hopping and crafting,


  1. So cute! I love this idea...def lifting it!

  2. Wow! Great project. You must have used tons of glitter!! Love it!

  3. Love it! I am definitely going to have to try this.

    My favorite drink to warm up is a citrus/spice drink my mother-in-law taught me to make...orange juice, lemonade, pineapple juice, cinnamon and cloves...all warmed up, it's so yummy.

  4. Love your bottles..they turned out great! My fave beverage is the "bewitched brew" we would make on Halloween when we'd all be outside in the cool temps trick or treating. It's really just glorified cocoa, and we'd make finger cookies to go with..great fun.

    Bewitched Brew
    1/4 cup cocoa powder
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg
    1/4 tsp. salt
    3-1/2 cups milk
    1 tsp. vanilla
    dash of cinnamon

    Combine cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in pan; add the 1/2 cup hot water slowly. Heat to boiling, stirring, and cook 2 mins. Add milk; but do not boil. Remove from heat, add vanilla. Beat with mixer until frothy and serve.

  5. Love your potion bottles. I made the Christmas Ornaments (round bulb type) using a similar method. They turned out cute too. Never thought of doing the bottles. Thanks for sharing. My favorite Halloween drink would probably have to be Hot Chocolate.

  6. Fabulous decor! I like hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  7. Hot Chocolate!! I love the bottles. Eye of Newt is really cute:) Luppydog@embarqmail.com

  8. Love those bottles! TFS

    Lisa G

  9. very clever!!! Love it! Those eyes all around are too cute!!!
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  10. Freakin' fabulous!! I love it!


  11. Fabulous potion bottles. A great party conversation started and it looks beautiful sitting on your table.
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  12. I love the bottles, thank you for the tutorial I will be making some for Halloween and Christmas. My favorite drink for the autumn season is hot spiced apple cider. Its just so nice to sip while looking at the turning leaves.

  13. Love your googly eye tray of your glittery bottles for your magic potions.
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  14. Hot cranberry tea...not tea at all, just called that. It is made with cranberry juice cocktail, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and red hots candies. OoooOOOOoo soooOOOooooOOOooo yummy!
    PS...I LOVE those bottles.

  15. Wonderful bottles... Love the idea! Spiced Apple Cider is my all time favorite Fall drink. But I also love the Pumpkin Spice Latte when Starbucks put it on the menu in the fall.

  16. I just love those glittery potion bottles!