You can use paper tape, glue from a glue gun, paint, stickers, charms etc… to embellish and remake an empty bottle. This tutorial uses paper tape, but you could also wet and rip a brown paper bag into ragged pieces and glue them to a bottle. This DIY reminds me of a lot of the altered potion bottles I’ve posted on my Halloween blog halloweencrafts.
This is a great idea! The short version of this DIY: use a plastic tarp, squirt paint, spritz water, and then press a piece of wood or canvas into the paint. For the tutorial go to the above link.
I remember as a kid loving to do prints and simple abstract silkscreen, because the results were always so much more impressive (and unexpected) than I thought they’d be.
TIP: You can always scrunch up plastic wrap and lightly press it into the canvas or wood after you’ve pressed it into the paint.
DIY Bat Dress Pattern from EvaDress.
This is an advanced sewing project Inspired by the illustration Travestissement Chauve-Sourisin in La mode Illustrée, Journal de la Famille, 1887
- The $28 pattern by EvaDress can be bought here. You can click on the PDF link to see the pattern pieces for this dress.
- For a post on some of the construction of the Bat Dress go here.
- For photos of the 1887 inspired Bat Dress go here. Photos by Cynthia DeGrand at cynthiadegrand.zenfolio.com
- For another interpretation of the Bat Dress, check out Darling and Dash’s post here.