Friday, July 31, 2015

Etchall for Halloween Gift Giving and Decorating!

TRICK OR TREAT!  Do you like to give special treats to your friends and family for Fall and Halloween?  These bottles are craft store finds and were very inexpensive.  A little Etchall, some cardstock, stamps, inks and ribbon transformed them into spooky little containers perfect for holding sweet treats!  I can't wait to treat my friends with them.

To get started, I gathered my supplies.

etchall Glass and Mirror Etching Cream
etchall etchmask
Detail Pick Tool
Cardstock papers:  Orange, Black, Brown
Halloween themed rubber stamps and ink
Inks:  StazOn Brown, Black and White
Wedge sponge
Die cutting machine and Halloween shaped dies:  Use the negative image for the spider and skull
Crown pins
Scraps of ribbon and lace in black and white (or cream)
Painter's tape
Bottles:  3 in various shapes and sizes, the tallest about 6" high.

Remove the corks from the bottles. Wash and dry thoroughly; removing any sticky labels.

Measure the surface of the bottle.  Cut out design on the die-cut machine.  For the skull and bones; use the reverse image as shown below.  Use the painter's tape to protect the bottle from excess etching creme.

Lay the bottle flat and liberally apply the etching creme.  Let it sit for 15 minutes.  Check to make sure the creme is not sliding onto the glass where you don't want it to go.  When the 15 minutes is up; remove the excess creme with the squeegee and put it back in the bottle to use on another day.  It can turn the darkest shade of brown and it will still be good to go!

Wash the residual etching creme off of the bottle.  Remove all of the etchmask; rinse again and dry.
Place the corks back in the bottles.

Using the sponge, apply black StazOn Ink to the spider.  The etched design will have "tooth" to hold the ink.  I used White for the skull and bones and for the spider web.  Use a clean rag to wipe each bottle clean to remove any excess ink.

I used the die-cut machine to cut out the tags.  I stamped on the cream colored cardstock with brown ink.  I cut out a second slightly larger tag and adhered the first one to the background piece.  
Poke one crown pin through a tag so the saying shows. Stick it in the cork.  Repeat for the others. 
Tie a piece of ribbon around the neck of each bottle.

Now, the fun part is filling these up with colored candies and giving them to my friends and family for Trick-Or-Treat.  If you are like I am, you will need to get a head start to make sure you don't miss it altogether!

The etchall products were kindly provided for me to use by B & B products.  I hope you got some inspiration here today.  If you would like to watch a tutorial on etching, you can go to the official website at and Barbee has provided a great tutorial to get us going.

I hope you enjoy the small blessings you find along the way and
Live Life with a Flourish!


1 comment:

  1. Very cute but looks like alot of work! I do love little bottles and keep thinking I'll do something with mason jars.... but sure enjoy what you come up with.