Repurpose Jars & Bottles for Halloween Fun!

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It’s easy to make festive decor from recycled bottles and jars! Repurpose and upcycle them into pumpkins, mummies, and ghosts. This is a great to do with kids or crafting party. These make great gifts & party favors as well!

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I’m going to start with the orange bottle you see here in the picture. I got this at Dollar Tree a few years back and was looking for a new way to use it.

I grabbed a sharpie and made a face on the bottle.
You’ll see how I light him up at the end…
I have 2 coffee syrup bottles but you can use any bottles you like. Start by spreading Mod Podge on the bottles one at a time.
On one bottle attach white tissue paper to the glass bottle.
On the other bottle Mod Podge on orange tissue paper.
You can use a large piece to attach to the bottle or small square size for a more stain glass effect.
Once you have all the initial Mod Podge and tissue paper on your bottles. Coat the bottle with a layer of Mod Podge on top and let dry completely.
Once they are completely dry, use a sharpie and draw faces onto the bottles.
If you want to protect the bottles further – after the marker dries completely, spray the bottles with acrylic sealer.
You’ll see how I light them up at the end…
For the mummy – I used a glass jar.
I hot glued on some google eyes.
I hot glued a gauze roll to the top of the jar.
I wound the gauze roll around the jar, and at the bottom cut the end of the gauze and hot glued it to the bottom.
This is how I lit each of these projects –
Mummy – tealight (or battery operated tealight)
Mod Podge Pumpkin – 20 strand of orange lights
Mod Podge Ghost – USB bottle light
Orange Bottle Pumpkin – solar light
Here they are lit up!
You can mix and match any of these ideas.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    So cute, Chas! Your home must look amazing with all of your beautiful creations. Hugs!

    1. Thank you Stephanie, you are always so sweet! I have to be careful that I don’t make too many things and clutter the house up – lol. Hugs back!

  2. So adorable, Chas! I love the way you take simple things to make your decorations!

    1. Thank so much Linda πŸ™‚ I do like using what I already have and being thrifty.

  3. Love these ideas! Much more fun than the candy corn ones I painted a few years ago…Though those are fun too. πŸ™‚ Plus, I love recycling things! Thanks for sharing on This is How We Roll link up.

    1. Thank you Alicia πŸ™‚ I agree it’s fun to recycle things and see what we come up with next. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Very cute ideas! Seems easy enough to do, too. Thanks for the idea!

  5. These are great. I love a good makover on wine bottles. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Claire and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Trish and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Chas, I love these and you make them look so easy to create. My favourite is your pumpkin creation, it’s very cute. Popped over from the #weekendbloghop.


    1. Thank you so much Debbie, hope you are having a great weekend! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Rebekah, it is my favorite holiday! πŸ™‚

  7. This is so timely! I just unpacked orange bottles like the ones here to use for fall decor. Looks like I’m going to take a slight detour. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Oh that is so sweet Sandra πŸ™‚ I’m so pleased that I could spread some inspiration to other creators πŸ™‚ Hugs

  8. These are too cute! Love the little mummy! Thanks for linking up to Halloween Blog Hop 2017! 
Sharing on G+~

    1. Thank you Kim, and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Jess, and thank you for the invitation πŸ™‚

  9. The mummy jar is so cute! Thank you for sharing with us at Designing You!

    1. Thank you Trudy, thanks for having a place for all of us to share ideas πŸ™‚

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