Brooke has done it again, I am in LOVE with these super cute, thrifty and easy Halloween glasses!!
Hello twelveOeight readers! And happy October to you all! October posts are always the easiest ones for me. I could probably do Halloween-related posts all year long, and not get sick of them. It is my favorite holiday (well maybe tied with Christmas) and the creative, spooky projects seem to be endless!
Today I wanted to share a simple way to add a bit of Halloween fright to your glassware. I always love to check out Pottery Barn Kids Halloween tabletops each year. I gaze and gaze at their amazing set ups, but for some reason the glasses always catch my eye. But, being the thrifty crafter that I am, I can’t bring myself to pay the price they want (one of these years I’m going to catch them on clearance, and not feel guilty about buying them!). My glasses are somewhat simple in comparison to theirs, but you fill the glass with an orange drink, or anything else orange, black, and white and you can’t even tell.
Here’s what my Halloween glass looks like when it’s empty. I love looking for glassware at the thrift store. Always keep your eye out for glassware at your local thrift stores. I picked up this one for a quarter or two, and then used my Cricut and the Simply Charmed Cartridge to cut out two black vinyl bats. I made one bat slightly bigger than the other, and then adhered them to the outside of the glass. It was so simple, quick, and inexpensive that I found myself wondering why I hadn’t done a project like this before. And the great thing with vinyl is that you can peel it off when you’re tired of it, and have a blank slate/glass for the next holiday.
You can, of course, fill your glasses with drinks, or use them for displaying treats like the white and orange gum balls I have here. And you can always adhere your vinyl to larger glass containers (like apothecary jars), and fill them with all sorts of decorations and goodies.
It’s all in the details! The bats add a touch of Halloween flare to the glass, and you might have noticed the spider straw in the gum balls (click here for my easy tutorial on those), well it does the same thing as well. You can always turn the simple, plain, and inexpensive into a bit of extra special something!
Hope your Halloween is as spooky as you like, and full of lots of wonderful memories. We will have baby boy number four at our house by Halloween, so this will be an extra-special one for us!
Come and visit me at Blissful Roots this month for all your Halloween needs. I have our favorite ghost sugar cookie recipe, lots of free printables, and some adorable DIY Halloween gift boxes.