By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Conjur up some spooky cute Halloween decorations with this fun project!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Empty, clear 2-liter soda bottle, washed and dried.
- Empty glass jars with lids, washed and dried.
- Candlesticks (wood or glass).
- Acrylic craft paint, black.
- Small paintbrush.
- Utility knife.
- Eclectic Adhesive E6000.
- FloraCraft Styrofoam Ball 1 in. White.
- Washi tape.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
- Piece of cardboard.
- Cotton balls or Fiber fil stuffing.
To begin, draw about a 6-inch circle onto your cardboard and cut it out with the utility knife–this will be the base of your soda bottle cloche. Paint both sides of the cardboard circle, all the Styrofoam balls you will need to top your cloches, and all the lids you’re using, with the black acrylic craft paint. If you’re using wooden candlesticks, you may want to paint them black now as well. Let dry.
Use your scissors to cut the bottom off of the 2-liter bottle. I made my cloche as tall as possible, you can obviously cut yours to whatever height you desire.
Using your black acrylic paint, paint ghost faces on the inside of your cloches. If it’s too difficult to paint on the inside, if your jar is too narrow, or whatever, just paint it on the outside–honestly it’s not going to look that different. Let dry.
Using the E6000, glue the candlesticks to the bottom of the jars, and glue a candlestick to the center of each of the cardboard rounds you painted. Let dry.
Using your hot glue, glue a black Styrofoam ball to the top of each lid, and over the mouth of each bottle. Decorate the neck of bottle, and around the edge of your cardboard rounds, with Washi tape.
Stuff your jars and bottle cloche with cotton balls or fiber fill.
Screw jar lids on, and tack the bottle cloches to the cardboard bases with a dab or two of hot glue to secure them in place.