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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

halloween potion glasses {and a JoAnn's giveaway!}

I love JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. I recently found out that they have a whole section of fun Halloween and Fall crafts on their site with all the directions you need to make some adorable crafts! I saw the chalkboard paint wine glasses and thought it would be really fun to make some with my boys. I knew they would love to help paint and then to fill the glasses with "potions" for Halloween. I found wine glasses at my dollar store and JoAnn's provided me with the rest of the supplies I needed.

First I wiped the wine glasses clean and then we drew a design on them in sharpie that we could fill in with chalkboard paint.


 Next we painted it with chalkboard paint using a thin enough brush to get in the edges.


You'll need to let the glasses sit for about 24 hours so the paint can dry. Then add more coats if necessary. Then rub over the paint all over with chalk, wipe it off and you are free to write whatever you want on them!

We filled our glasses with juice and my boys wrote "pumpkin potion" for the orange, and "witch brew" for the purple. I think any fun juice color could be made into a fun potion. Does anyone remember Ecto Cooler? Does that even still exist? That would be super fun to use as a potion with its bright green color!

The boys thought it was so fun to drink their Halloween potions! After Halloween is over we will have to come up with other things we can write on our chalkboard glasses. Check out all the fun JoAnn Halloween and Fall craft projects HERE.

Now for the GIVEAWAY!
Today, JoAnn Crafts is giving one of our readers the chance to win a $50 gift card to their store so you can buy your own craft supplies! All you need to do to enter is visit the craft projects mentioned above and find which one you would most like to make. Then come back and leave a comment with which it is. For a second entry you can share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter (leave us a link!). This giveaway will end on Sunday, October 28th at 11:59pm PT.

JoAnn also has a great coupon for you right now. You can get 50% off one regularly priced item through October 31st! You can download and print it from below or you can use the code halloween133 online at JoAnn.


I was provided all the supplies for this craft as well as a gift card by JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores as well as the giveaway gift card for a reader; however, all opinions are my own.

105 comments:

  1. i love the Paisley Floor Pillows or the Bootiful Birdhouses

    uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I like the project for paisley floor cushions... Too cute!

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  3. I love the Haunted House Napkin Rings! Thanks for the opportunity.

    christy at coypond dot net

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  4. The embroidered cup sleeves (on the fall section) are super cute and I would make them!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. I really like the pick your potion centerpiece!!! I love JoAnn's too! They have cool stuff at great prices. My local store, the people are very friendly and helpful.

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  6. I posted it on facebook and twitter:

    http://www.facebook.com/AmateurQuilter?ref=hl#!/AmateurQuilter/posts/124941040990383

    https://twitter.com/AmateurQuilter/status/261119118965608450

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  7. I like Boo-tiful Birdhouses.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I like the paisley floor pillows. Those would be fun to make!

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  9. I like the Spooky Silhouette Embroidery Hoops. They make an ugly holiday like Halloween actually look pretty.

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  10. I would make the velvet pumpkins. Cute! casey (dot)pr (at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I'd make the haunted house napkin rings!!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  12. I like the Spooky Silhouette Embroidery Hoops. Thanks for the give away.

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  13. I recently took a cake decorating class there and would love to tackle the Paisley Peacock Cake!

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  14. I love the wire wrapped candles. They look so lovely.

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  15. I love the Ghostly Dress.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. I posted on FB.

    https://www.facebook.com/rebekah.r.stockton

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. I loved the haunted house Napkin rings...they would go perfectly with a fun Halloween gathering I'm trying to put together!
    And 50 bucks at JoAnns would be a dream come true!!

    kerrihatch @ yahoo.com

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  18. I love the velvet pumpkins and the paisley floor pillows (though I'm afraid it may be beyond my level...)

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  19. Happy Autumn Harvest Blessings! I would love to make the Paisley Pillows craft for artsy home decor!
    I would love to win and I have my Joann's shopping list all ready to go.....
    ;-}

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  20. the floor pillows!!! i need them in my life! lol

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  21. I love the black birdhouses. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. I absolutely love the paisley floor pillows and the Masks n mustaches!!

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  23. I also saw the floor pillow and loved them. We could use more quick seating in the living room. The glass idea is great too! Our kids could write their names on them for special dinners too.

    P.S. Your "robot" thingy is really hard to read. I'm on my 12th attempt and still can't make one out.

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  24. I think the velvet pumpkins would be fun to make and have lots of uses. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Wow! I didn't know there were so many GREAT projects at Joanns.com (even though I love ordering from them)!!! :)There are quite a few that I'd like to try, but I think my favorite is the Embellished Pumpkin Patch!

    Your wine glasses turned out great!

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  26. I'm with the crowd.. those paisley pillows are to die for!

    nicole @ babyfoodscoops.com

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  27. What fun! I'd love to try the Spooky Silhouette Embroidery Hoops.: )

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  28. Paisley floor pillows!
    thepistachioproject at gmail dot com

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  29. Tweet: https://twitter.com/spritzey/status/261173686487367681
    thepistachioproject at gmail dot come

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  30. https://www.facebook.com/Snickeldeeboo?fref=ts

    shared this on Snickeldeeboo page on facebook! My own little fanpage for my blog I don't keep up well at all!

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  31. the paisley floor pillow are cute
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I love the embroidery hoop spiders with lace as the webs! That's really cute, and heck, that's stuff I have already, except for the fake spiders. However, there is an abundance or real spiders outside that I could "harvest" I suppose, hahaha!

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  33. The velvet pumpkins catch my eye - they are so expensive to buy and this would be far cheaper.

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  34. I'd like to try the Pick Your Poison centerpiece.

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  35. I really like the Finkins toss game, especially with the glow in the dark paint. Looks like fun!

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  36. Would love to do the Paisley Floor Pillows. Kids will love them.

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  37. http:// www.facebook.com /andie.may.33
    Facebook posted

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  38. We would like to make some t-shirts for fall!

    stonemedic76@hotmail.com

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  39. Oh that would be great to use at a party - everyone could write their name on their glass!! Or you could paint and label glass jars to hold various craft supplies. I'm not very creative, so I'm sure somebody could come up with a bunch of ideas! Thanks.

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  40. would love to try the Bootiful Birdhouse!

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  41. I like the Pick-Your-Potion centerpiece.

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  42. I like the Bootiful Birdhouses!

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  43. Boo-tiful Birdhouses look like fun to make and they can be left up all year!

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  44. I like the Spooky Silhouette Embroidery Hoops
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  45. I like the spooky silhouette embroidery hoops!

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  46. The zebra pumpkin was unique!
    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

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  47. I'd like to make the velvet pumpkins!

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  48. Shared this giveaway on my FB page:http://www.facebook.com/wendy.w.orme

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  49. I love the velvet pumpkins!

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  50. I like the Bootiful Birdhouses and the bean bag toss game with the glow-in-the-dark pumpkins!

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  51. I would love to make the funkins toss game for my classroom!

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  52. I really like the
    Pick-Your-Potion Centerpiece and the Funkin toss- the glowing insides look great.

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  53. Love the paisley pillows!

    Nalbino11@gmail.com

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  54. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jengd1/status/261271940847783937

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  55. I love the Spooky Silhouette Embroidery Hoops!

    Thanks for hosting this give-away,

    Melissa D

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  56. I like the boo-tiful birdhouses.

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  57. I like the Boo-tiful Birdhouses...so cute.

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  58. I think I would like to make the Paisley Pillows. I could use a floor pillow or two!

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  59. I really like the Spooky Silhouette Embroidery Hoops. They're cute without being super scary and if they were made the right way, they could be used for different seasons! Awesome!

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  60. Those Spooky Silhouette Embroidery Hoops are adorable

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  61. I like the paisley floor pillows.

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  62. I love the stuffed fabric acorns!

    lexibear05@gmail.com

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  63. I think the bootiful birdhouses are super cute!

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  64. I like the felt pencil case!
    c.t.knudsen@gmail.com

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  65. I think the glow in the dark leaf toss into the pumpkins was cool! Great idea for a Halloween party :)

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  66. shared on facebook :) Beth Alamo VanVliet (this might post as my husband's name, haha

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  67. I would definitely do the Pick Your Potion Centerpiece. I've already collected some pretty neat labels..thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. The paisley floor pillows are my favorite!

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  69. love to make the serving bowl funk ins!

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  70. I love the Serving Bowl Funkins!!

    tishmccann@hotmail.com

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  71. shared on FB
    https://www.facebook.com/charissa.fischkelta

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  72. The velvet pumpkins for sure.

    nwilcox95@comcast.net

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  73. I like the Bootiful Birdhouses!

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  74. The Embroidered Cup Sleeves would make great gifts!

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  75. I am loving the Monster Countdown Calendar! I might have to make one for next year!! And oh my goodness.. That witch basket is to die for!!! Love it!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  76. I love the Spooky Silhouette Embroidery Hoops, and I just scored some big hoops from a thrift store a few weeks back! Perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. I like the velvet pumpkins
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    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  78. Love the velvet pumpkins and the haunted house napkin rings.

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  79. I love the velvet pumpkins! I love anything pumpkin!!

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  80. What a fun idea. I look forward to creating with this.

    Great giveaway too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  81. Great giveaway! I'd love to make their Haunted House Napkin Rings! How adorable and fun!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  82. I'd make the peacock cake, so lovely!

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  83. Ooo... I want to make the paisley floor pillows!

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  84. I love the boo-tiful bird houses and the haunted house napkin holders. Great giveaway! I love your site! Very cute!,

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  85. Love the paisley floor pillow/cushions. Thanks for a fun giveaway...love shopping at JoAnn's!

    Julie

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  86. I can't look past the pick your potion centerpieces... too cute!

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  87. I LOVE the potion centerpiece! It will be on the table at my Halloween party! So cute!

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  88. I love the pick-your-potion centerpiece! That's what I would do! Tha is for the giveaway!

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  89. I love the Boo-tiful Birdhouses! SO cute!

    eloquent [at] live.com

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  90. that skeleton scarecrow looks like something my boys would love! they have been begging me to make our house more spooky this halloween!

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  91. Love the Haunted House Napkin Rings! How clever! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Halloween everyone!

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  92. I'd make the chalkboard potion glasses. Did not even consider that chalkboard paint would stick to glass. I have a lot of fun at JoAnn's and usually spend more there than I intend to.

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  93. I work with adults with disabilities and can't wait to make the boo-tiful birdhouses, only we will have to do them with a fall theme and use them as a Thanksgiving centerpiece! thanks for linking the ideas!

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  94. I love the Pick-Your-Potion Centerpiece. It looks so cool (and creepy).

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  95. I like the Paisley Peacock Cake


    ~bethany m.

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  96. I like the Serving Bowl Funkins! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  97. I shared on twitter...
    https://twitter.com/CGeates/status/262681920989716480

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  98. I like the wine glasses the best. Thanks for sharing!

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  99. I love the skeleton scarecrow. So stinkin' cute!!!

    -Amy

    bibanon1@gmail.com

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  100. I tweeted!!!

    https://twitter.com/bibanon1/status/262942313045716993

    -Amy

    bibanon1@gmail.com

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  101. My teenage daughter wants the pick your potion centerpiece.

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