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Halloween Elixir with Spooky Poinsettias

September 27, 2016

Annette Green here today with Susan’s Garden design team to share a fun Halloween decor project. I recently received a whimsical (and tasty) bottle of wine from a good friend who knows how much I LOVE Halloween. We drank it up with our friends, and I immediately washed out the bottle and put it aside for a future project. I’d love to share how I altered it into a fun and festive decor piece for my home during the fall season.

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I’ve used the small and regular poinsettia dies for this bottle, but one could easily do the job with one die.

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1. Start with a clean, empty wine bottle. This bottle was purchased in my local World Market store, however one might be able to find it elsewhere.

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2. Adhere a wide strip of Halloween paper to the front of the bottle below the label using plenty of Double-Sided Adhesive Tape.

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3. Die cut one Grapevine Wreath from Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock. Gently sand to expose the white core.

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4. Blend purple ink over the exposed white areas.

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This close-up shows the interesting effect from blending a color onto the sanded area.

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5. After cutting a slit across the Grapevine Wreath, adhere it around the bottle’s neck by placing small pieces of Double-Sided Adhesive onto the back and pressing firmly into place.

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6. From Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut two of each petal piece from the regular Poinsettia. Gently sand the outer edges.

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7. Blend orange ink to the exposed sanded areas as shown, then blend color on the reverse side of each petal.

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8. From Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut six Woodland Leaves. Sand edges and blend several Fall colors.

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9. Lay the largest Poinsettia piece face down on the Leaf Pad and score a vein line down the center of each leaf as shown using the leaf tool.

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10. Flip the petal piece face up on the Leaf Pad and continue making vein lines on each leaf.

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11. Grasp the leaves one at a time with the reverse tweezers and pinch each one with your fingers to shape.

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12. Place the petal piece face up on the molding pad and “cup” it by pressing the medium ball stylus into the center as shown.

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13. Repeat the veining and shaping steps with the remaining pieces, then begin to layer the pieces together with glue.

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14. Vein and shape the Woodland Leaves in the same manner. (Here you see the fully-assembled spooky poinsettia.)

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15. Create two more poinsettias using the Small Poinsettia die. Drop a dot of glue to the center of each and sprinkle Diva Silk Microfine Glitter. Set aside to dry.

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16. Add black lace and a stamped label to your bottle, if desired. Adhere the leaves and flowers to the bottle with hot glue.

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Here’s a close-up of the spooky poinsettia and leaves.

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Adhere fun embellishments like chipboard, ribbon and a key to your bottle, then display your Elixir during the Halloween season.

 

SUPPLIES:

Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape, 10 mm

Grapevine Wreath Round

Soft Finish Cardstock – Dark Chocolate

Soft Finish Cardstock – Rich Black

Garden Notes – Poinsettia

Garden Notes – Small Poinsettia

Susan’s Garden – Woodland Leaves

Diva – Silk Microfine Glitter

Susan’s Garden Tool Set

Leaf Pad

Mini Molding Pad

 

OTHER:

Distress inks

Pattern paper

Ribbon and lace

Chipboard and metal key

Halloween label stamp

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply barb in kazoo October 7, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Great look, LOVE IT!

  • Reply Joset van de Burgt September 27, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    So much creativity in this project. Love it Annette! Fantastic!

  • Reply robsgirl1961 September 27, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Very cool and creative!!!

  • Reply judi kauffman September 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Great colors and such a wonderful idea.

  • Reply Raquel September 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Fantastic piece!!!!!

  • Reply Selma Stevenson September 27, 2016 at 11:12 am

    What a fabulous project. Love it.

  • Reply Karen Aicken September 27, 2016 at 10:44 am

    What an amazing project! Great tutorial – thanks so much.

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 September 27, 2016 at 10:18 am

    This is the coolest project ever. Just love how you did the poinsettias in the dark colors and how you used the wreath too. Fantastic.

  • Reply Anne R September 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Wow Annette, those poinsettias are so beautifully spooky, love how you did them. Your bottle is beautiful too! x

  • Reply Sandy Diller September 27, 2016 at 8:14 am

    This is awesome Annette, I love every detail and the flowers and vines are so cool. Thanks for sharing.

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