Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mermaid Tears Potion Ingredient Vial

Hello again, crafters!  Today, I'm going to show you another great use for the shatterproof ornaments that we have at our stores.  Instead of something Christmasy though, we're going to do something a little more... mystical: a potion ingredient vial!

Here's what you'll need.
~ 2 inch shatterproof ornament
~ Glitter-It
~ fine glitter in teal and iridescent white
~ funnel
~ thin cream-colored cardstock
~ fine-tip Sharpie
~ crayon in brown or copper
~ scissors
~ twine 
~ small starfish (optional)
(And now for those I forgot to include in the picture...)
~ Decopage
~ Paintbrush
~ Hot glue gun 


Let's get started!

First, take the top off your ornament.  Pour enough Glitter-It into it to coat the inside and swirl around, making sure to get the "shoulders" as well.

Mix the two glitters together and pour into the ornament using the funnel.  Swirl the glitter around for an even coat.  Be careful of lumps!  Set your ornament aside to dry.

Next, sketch label shapes on your piece of card stock.  Mine was about 1 1/2 inches wide and about 3/4 of an inch tall.  Write the name of your potion with the fine tip Sharpie.

After cutting your label out, darken the edges with the crayon and lightly color toward the center of the label for a gradient effect.

Next, brush some decoupage onto the front of your ornament.

Stick your label on and brush even more decoupage on top to seal.  The paper will be a little stiff, so to make sure that the whole label sticks onto the surface of the ornament, saturate it with enough decoupage so that it softens up and "hugs" the curve of the surface.  Let dry.

Pop the cork into the top and wrap the lip of the ornament with twine, finishing it off with a pretty bow!

This part is optional, but to add a little more "ocean" flavor to the piece, I hot-glued a small starfish to the cork.  There you have it! 

It's always fun to think of new uses for the ornaments.  Because Halloween's coming up, why not make a bunch of different potions using the different shapes of shatterproof ornaments we have available at our stores? What ridiculous or mysterious ingredients or potions can you come up with?

Have fun!
Erika @ PC

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