Thursday, October 27, 2011

Have a "Shabby" Halloween! ~ Halloween Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to our Halloween blog hop! We have several talented ladies who will be sharing fun Halloween projects with you today, to hopefully inspire you to create some Halloween crafts of your own! If you just happened upon my blog, please go to Kimberli's blog at to start from the beginning, so you don't miss anything! There will be some fun giveaways along the way, so be sure to hop by each of the blogs so you don't miss any!
For this hop, I created what I consider to be shabby chic Halloween decor:

Material's Used:
  • Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium paper collection
  • Cricut Cartridges Happy Hauntings, October 31 and Pumpkin Carvings
  • Stampin' Up Basic Black ink pad
  • Teresa Collin's blingage
  • Misc ribbons
  • Martha Stewart chunky glitter
  • Misc wine bottles
  • Candles
These candle holders were super easy to make. Once I selected my papers, I cut coordinating images for each bottle and edged them in black.  The Witches Brew includes cuts from Happy Hauntings and October 31.  The Potion bottle includes cuts from October 31st & Pumpkin Carvings.   They both sit upon my faux lace, spider web mat created from Pumpkin Carvings.  To continue the  shabby chic look, I added chunky glitter to several of the cuts to include the bat, witch, moon and wolf.  I also wrapped the bottles with very feminine bows and ties and added black blingage to each bottle.  Lastly, I added the candles and voila, the look is complete.

To thank you for visiting during this hop, I have a small giveaway, a holiday ribbon/twine sampler:

To be elgible all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  I will use to chose a winner on October 31st.   Thank you again for visiting and I hope you have a "Shabby Halloween"!
Please go to the very talented Dana's blog next - here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way!
Kim @ Kimberli's Creations -
Chris @ Get Inspired With Chatterscene -
Tracy @ My Scrap Escape -
Maria @ Creative By Design -
Susan @ Cricut & Grasshopper -
Renee @ I Came, I Saw, I Created -  ME
Dana @ Paper Memories 4 U -  Go HERE next
Lori @ Got 2 B Crafting -
Crystal @ Creations By Crystal -
Sis @ Paper, Craft, and Scissors -


  1. Love the shapes of that short, rounded bottle and that big orange bow. Wish I drank more wine. So excited about your project because I just downloaded this paper on sale yesterday. Love how you used it. I'll be bookmarking this one. Great project!

  2. I just love this!! I so want he EP Apothecary paper pack....this just makes me want it more. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  3. I LOVE your projects!! This paper is awesome!!
    TFS and for the chance to win :)

  4. Renee -

    Great project - love all of the details!

  5. Very chic! Love the witches brew label! I need to get me some of that! :)Amy

  6. Renee,
    You are doing so many super fabulous projects! Love these bottles and will never forget your pie slices! Amazing!

  7. Hi! Following along the Halloween blog hop. This is a beautiful blog and lots of awesome projects!

  8. Your bottles are BOOtiful, Renee!

  9. This is such a neat idea! I think I'll have to pick up a bottle of wine for the weekend just so I have a bottle for this project. Sheesh---the things I do for crafting!!! ;)

  10. Wow -- these are awesome!! I have decorated a still full bottle of wine, but never thought to keep an 'empty' to use!! You did a beautiful job on these and have definitely inspired me!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  11. I love the altered bottles. I altered a six-pack (for Halloween, full) to drink at a party...he he he. Now I know what to do w/the empties (candles)! Yay. Fabulous.

  12. Love the vintage/shabby look. Great job.

  13. What a great idea to decorate wine bottles. Love the shabby chic look of them :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  14. Fabulous projects Renee! I LOVE these wine bottles! I like wine bottles anyway, but that squat one is so sweet :) Love how you have decorated them in the shabby fashion! I am definitely going to lift this idea if you don't mind! I am a new follower of your fun blog and can't wait to see what you do next!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  15. LOVE Teresa Collins bling! It makes any project great. Still loving your blog makeover, the purple and green are great. Dana papermemories4u@

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! You did a fantastic job on these Renee. Everything is perfect!!

  17. WOW I love your awesome idea! all the papers cordinate so well together! Great job
    Creations With Becka
    scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

  18. Wow! Really creative candle holders! Your projects are always awesome!

    Kim Maehrer

  19. Oh my gosh, what a fabulous idea - I LOVE this!! Thanks for participating in my blog hop!!

    kimbean20 at gmail dot com

  20. Great job Renee, love the tulle ribbon & those papers!!

  21. FABULOUS candle holders!!

  22. Shabby Halloween to you too! Your bottles are fantastic. I love the antique look and vibe they carry. Wonderful Job. Happy to have hopped in to visit.
    p.s. I may have told you this before, but I love that your blog has a Mardi Gras feel to it!!!

  23. Love your wine bottle candle holders! Gorgeous. Guess I need to have a bottle of wine soon! :)


  24. Love your decorated Bottles and they look very cool!! I have been a follower and love you blog and all your Creativity!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  25. OMG I LOVE THIS! (Opps, sorry, didn't mean to yell) but I do! I love this shabby chic look and you knocked it out of the park Renee! I'm a new follower, hook, line and sinker! lol!


  26. Awesome project! I love this idea. I see some bottle transformation coming this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Love your candle holders, and the spooky labels! Well done! New to your blog.

    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

  28. Gorgeous projects. I'm already a follower ;0)

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  29. Love how you decorated the bottles/candle holders. Very Shabby Chic!!! Would love to be the recipent of the twine sampler.

  30. I love everything you have done! Beautiful work as always.


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