Our new Halloween Lights!
What I wanted was very straightforward, I would decorate the bottles with a few different kinds of Halloween faces, and my husband would put the lights in and hang them.
I asked my husband to start saving his soda bottles back in the beginning of September (and he never even asked why, what a guy!) So, when I finally had a spare afternoon last weekend, I went to see what we'd collected.
Wow! That's a lot of bottles! After I got them all out of the shed, my husband finally asked, "So, what's your plan here?" Don't you love it when they ask?? I explained my idea to him and put him to work pulling the labels off the bottles, untangling and counting the number of lights so that I could figure out how many different Halloween faces I'd need.
I finally settled on 3 different faces and colors; orange, white and green. Jack-O-Lanterns, Ghosts and Frankenstein faces. Here is how I decorated the bottles.
Then, I put another coat of Sculpt-Or-Coat over the whole thing to seal the tissue paper.
Green and orange finished. The next step, painting the faces! I used plain acrylic paint and just painted the faces freehand.
The next morning, my husband and kids took everything outside to hang the lights. The kids were so excited.
They loved the way the bottles looked and couldn't wait to help their dad hang them.
I did nothing during this part but stand back and take pictures.
You really have to love a guy who's willing to go along with some of your wackier ideas, right?
The whole family got to have some fun and make some new holiday decorations.
And we used only recycled materials, or items we already had to make this. So, the cost was FREE!
Now we have a festive, not so spooky Halloween house! They really are cute during the day and at night all lit up. How are you decorating this year?
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