Just a Raggedy Ree kind of person trying to keep life simple in a 225 year (old fix and repair daily, LOL) farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. I love my family and friends, creating and designing, antiques, old junk, gardens, canning, sewing, and my twin black cats named Char and Coal.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Easy and Fun Halloween Decorating Projects
This is a very easy crafty project that makes up into a cute Halloween decoration.
A few years ago I started gathering used books that had black covers to recycle.
I wanted to make a"Old Salem School" themed Witches Spelling Books.
After designing the new cover for my books, I printed off copies and glued them onto the book covers.
Tied them closed with a piece of cheesecloth or homespun.
If you like a more primitive look you can rub a bit of ground cinnamon to the book and cheesecloth tie.
Next came Old Salem Apothecary Spell bottles
I frequented flea markets and yard sales purchasing old and unique looking bottles. Glue sticks work well to adhere paper labels to the bottles if you do not have label paper to print on. A few labels and homespun ties, very easy. If you do not want to design your own labels I do sell the files for you to print and make your own books and spell bottles at home. You can purchase them here.