I’m back on a very strict diet – I’ve let myself slack for quite a few months now, and it’s back to business time…so instead of experimenting with recipes for Halloween, I’m going to go nuts with crafting instead :D
I can’t promise a craft a day, as I’m busy with lots of other things, but I’m going to do as many as possible. I’ve pinned so many great ideas (not only for ) Halloween, and think it’s about time I actually tried some out!
Today, I’ve made a decoration, that could be used for candles or for flowers, or just to stack up…Cans with Vintage Halloween Labels.
To make these, you will need cleaned tin cans, glue which dries clear, brush to apply glue, and a sealing varnish (optional). You will of course, also need your labels. I did a search on Flickr for vintage Halloween postcards and picked some favourites.
I re-scaled the images to 3″ high and messed about in Photoshop with brushes and filters until I was happy with the design. After printing them off, I cut them out by tearing to give a rough edge, instead of using scissors.
I applied glue to the reverse of each label, stuck it in place and then covered with sealing varnish. You could actually just cover it with the glue that dries clear – just gives another layer of protection, especially if you are using these as little vases for fresh flowers.
I plan on just having mine stacked on the shelf for now, along with my other Halloween decorations (of which I have many!). But I may also punch some holes in the back and use these as candle holders…or maybe some flowers, or even potted plants…spider plants would be awesome!!