Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Apothecary Jars

I'm so excited because it's my favorite time of year - Autumn!  For our family, Fall marks the beginning of the Holiday Season starting with Halloween!!!  I have to confess that Halloween is my favorite holiday - even more so than Christmas!  I usually start decorating super early (like end of August) because I love it so much (who cares if the neighbors think/know i'm crazy) and I want to enjoy it!

For my first Halloween craft this year, I headed to the Dollar Tree and found these terrific vases, candlesticks & glue.

After a little paint, patience & glitter, they looked like this:

I love them so much that I made them the centerpiece of my Halloween Shelf Display and it got me singing one of my favorite Halloween songs I learned in grade school:

"Oh, the bats and cats and witches keep the skeletons in stitches..."

" they sip their spider cider in the haunted house;"

"They're there, they're there, they're really there (really there)..."

"Watch out, be careful and beware (oh beware); for the cobwebs hang and window shutters bang when the moon shines on the Haunted House!"

Do you remember that song, too, or am I the only nutcase on the block?  :)

Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
I haven't found a suitable comparison to give you a good Fake-It Breakdown, but I was definitely inspired by Department 56 and Glitterville as those are my most favorite Halloween artists.  If you see something similar, give me a shout!

Total Cost:  $7.00 (glue, vases & candlesticks)

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  1. Those are awesome! Sorry, though...I don't remember the song! :)

  2. These look so great! I see a trip to the dollar store in my future :)

  3. So cute. Just found you through What I Love Wednesdays! Love your blog title, am following!

  4. Love! I'd be thrilled if you'd link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  5. What a great project! My favorite part is how they say EEK! Very original. :)

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog this week. Come by when you get a chance! :)

  6. Oh. My. Gosh! I LOVE THESE! I would love it if you would link up to my party going on right now!

    Hope to see you there!

  7. Great idea! I love seeing dollar store crafts!

  8. Well done and I love your display! Seeing all the clever Fall projects in blogland make me antsy to decorate my house. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. They turned out so cute! Great display. Thank you for joining TTF and I am so sorry I am so late in visiting this week!

  10. Love this! Sharing this on my blog,

  11. That mirror & mantel look familiar. did I see this one babycenter too?

  12. What a great idea and you did such a fabulous job. Congratulations. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  13. You just saved me soooo much stress (and money!!!!)I am doing a Candyland theme for the kids carnival. I am going to use this idea, fill it with candy and then have cotton candy flowing out the top and I have instant candy jars...affordably!! Thank you SO much!!!!!


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