I love wine and I love Halloween, so when I saw this great DIY project on Pinterest by Lombardo Lagniappe, I knew I had to try it.
Our house is severely lacking in Halloween decorations, but this DIY was a pretty quick, painless, and somewhat inexpensive (depending on what supplies you already have on hand) way to fix that.
I mainly followed the original design, but changed a few techniques and aesthetics to suit my needs.
As you can see, I chose to vary the shape of the bottles rather than keep them uniform like pictured above. I really loved how each bottle seemed to fit each “character” perfectly. I already had these lying at home in our recycling bin, but if you don’t (and you want to keep this project inexpensive), you can’t go wrong with 2-Buck Chuck from Trader Joes!
In fact, the bottle on the left is Charles Shaw Chardonnay, and the bottle on the right is Charles Shaw Merlot!
Being on a budget, I couldn’t really justify buying all of the spray paint colors that were used in the original DIY. Specifically because I didn’t know when I’d use them again, since I didn’t have any projects in the works that used spray paint. So I chose to only buy the Frosted Glass spray paint (which I found at Home Depot), and use acrylic paint I already had for the rest of the color.
I’m sure it definitely took longer than just spraying them and using paint pens for the detailed work. But I have to say I really liked the texture that came from hand painting them. Not to mention the feeling of accomplishment!
And here they are, my ghoulish wine bottles!
I followed the taping suggestions from the original blog post. For Frankenstein, I sort of followed both examples. I cut the notches first, and then put the tape on the bottle. Once the paint was dry, I used an exacto knife to trace over the notches again so the paint wouldn’t peel off with the tape. Because I couldn’t find black glitter at the store, I decided to nix it. And in the end, I don’t think they really needed it!
Here they are on our dining room table!
A pretty spook-tacular addition, if I do say so myself!