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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Altered milkshake bottles - Halloween

A little while ago I spotted these delightful Halloween downloads by Kate Hadfield on Scrapbook Inspirations blog and just knew they would make some fabby goodies for DG and I had one of those electric light moments with a milkshake bottle he had finished with. So I bought another and decorated two of them to be filled with 'BOO JUICE' (blackcurrant squash...lol) when he goes on his trick 'a' treat escapades with his cousins.
The first one I decorated by dribbling black poster paint around the rim and allowing it to drip down to the bottom and then letting it dry. As the bottle is plastic the paint sort of separated to leave this webby looking effect on one side which I quite liked so I left it that way.

I printed out some lettering from the computer for the letters and also for the 'Happy Haunting' around the lid and then stuck on the friendly ghosts :D

The second bottle caused me a few headaches because I decided to paint it all... but the paint had other ideas... it kept separating. If I had been savvy then I should have coated the whole thing with pva glue first but as usual I find out the hard way...lol I managed to completely cover it after about 6 coats of paint but would definitely do it differently next time.

I printed out the downloads and continued to decorate the bottle just by sticking the pieces on... some with foam pads so they stood out a little...
and added more computer generated text on the sides with more decoration.

I loved this cool Dracula... in fact I'm batty about it...lol


So a haunting they will go and enjoy their 'Boo juice' on the way... although I think I had better provide them with straws too... ooooh maybe one more thing to think about decorating eh...lol

Have a great evening

hugs

Chris xx

22 comments:

kathy said...

THese are so cute -- absolutely
BOO _TI _ FUL -- Kathy - Ga

Chriss Rollins said...

wow thats a winner... amazing creative ideas every time.
love em!
chriss x

Terrie B x said...

Hi `Gorgeous` Lady..I think it`s gonna be a `BOO-tiful`Halloween where you are...These are `spooktacular` ...
Gorgeous creations ..you are sooo creativly talented your DG will love them:)~X~

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are fantastic! sooooo cute and what a clever girl you are! :)

Heather Robinson said...

I am honestly laughing as I look at these bottles because they are delightful!! What a brilliantly creative mind you have for taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary!!

Joy Logan said...

Cute idea where did you gt this idea?

Rein said...

These are all cute, What a wonderful idea!

Anni's Art said...

Your bottles are wonderful and funny, what a great idea your DG will love them, you are very creative.

Enfys said...

These are so super-creative, just love them. Hope they all have fun on the 31st x

Ana Baird said...

Fantastic idea Chris!

Shashi Nayagam said...

You are amazing Chris. What a wonderful idea

Denise said...

What a wonderful creative lass you are, Chris! They're BOOOOTIFUL!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox

Pearl said...

oooo Chris !!!i'm sure I'll tell you a thousand times how much i love your sense your humour , without tiring!

oh my ! just look at your boo-tiful altered bottles ! fancy that ! lol too fun , my dear !!!

Kim's Scrappin' said...

These are cute , very creative!

SuzyB said...

LOL brilliant, such jolly bottles!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW girl these are sooo dang CUTE! I love your creativity. ;)

sharon said...

hiya matey..;0)

Boo juice...lovin it, I agree..those downloads are just fabby.x

Kath said...

what a great idea chris..absolutely spooktacular and the kids are gonna love them
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh no what a gorgeous idea.
They are excellent and wonderful spooky style. Love them.

whatkatiedid said...

Wow, wow, wow! These look amazing, what a clever idea! I love seeing what people make with my stuff, these are inspirational :)

Linda said...

How creative are you!!! Fabulous idea...great work.
Hugs
XXXXX

Viola said...

Look all soooo great, Chris!! :o)