Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bubble, Bubble, Toil And Trouble.

Hi, Everyone!! 

Today, I'm back with another fun, Halloween project!

The inspiration for this project was found at my local thrift store.  As I was walking the aisles in search of treasure, I happened upon a crazy stash of old Ball canning jars.  I almost fell over---right there in the store!!!  I'm sooooo in love with old canning jars!  Of course, I immediately grabbed as many as my poor arms would carry, and headed home to play.

As I mentioned, I have a serious love of vintage glassware---canning jars, especially.  In my opinion, the only things better than old canning jars, are old canning jars from tinted glass!  So, I set out to tint my own.

Yep!  This jar was once a crystal clear and colorless.  A little Decoart glass stain, and we have a drippy, tinted container perfect to house candy eyeballs :-)

After tinting my jar the perfect shade of blue, I had to whip up a tag *SpOOkY* enough to adorn it!


I think Hocus Pocus Sophie adds the perfect amount of 'toil-and-trouble' to my tag :-)


Here's a close-up of Sophie in all her *SparKly n' SpOOky* goodness! You can find her in the Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. shop.

And here's a close-up of the eyeballs...Do you get the feeling we're being watched??  Bwahahahahaaa!!

And when all the sweet treats are gone, this jar makes the perfect candle holder.  SCORE!!

Well, that's it for me today.  If you want to see this tag come together, hop on over and check out my video.  See ya next time!



  1. Very cool project Mary! Love that shade of blue and your tag is amazing! I will have to keep my eye out for those canning jars! Hugs, Christy

  2. Wow.. That is awesome!!! That's so funny because today I was hitting all the goodwills looking for treasures too.. Great job!!

  3. Love it! As usual! I also have an affinity for old canning jars! It's a good thing we shop at different thrift stores!

  4. This is fabulous!!! I so love it!!! What a great way to turn something into a treasure. Hugs, Robin