Ghost Candy Jars

I originally posted this Halloween craft two years ago, but with Halloween just around the corner I wanted to share this fun idea for recycling frappuccino bottles into a cute Halloween treat!

I have heard of the fun Halloween tradition of “Booing” your neighbors, but I never got things together early enough to do it.  Well not this year!  This year we are going to join in on the fun and surprise our neighbors with Ghost Candy Jars filled with yummy treats.

I had several bottles left over from the milk print cow bottles I made for the twins Barnyard Bash birthday party and I wanted to put them to use.  This project is incredibly easy, here is how I did it:

First collect your bottles.  I used the Starbucks frappuccino bottles which you can find at the grocery store.  Remove the stickers and all the sticky labels.

Next spray paint the bottles white.  I turned mine upside down so spray paint wouldn’t get inside and painted the lids separately. When I made the cow bottles I left the lids on in an effort to save time and it was a disaster.  I had to pry the lids off and ruined several of them…learn from my mistake and take the lids off!

Next, I used my Cricut to design and cut out the vinyl for the ghosts face.  I made a spooky face and a friendly face since I couldn’t decide which I liked best.

Now, fill the jars with candy (I used M&M’s) and secretly deliver to your neighbors.

I found the cutest download for the Boo signs & directions from Anderson Ruff.  I also printed out the Happy Halloween tag to attach to the top of each jar.

There you have it, a super cute treat for friends and neighbors!

Do you participate in the fun “Boo Your Neighbor  Halloween tradition?  I would love to see what you do.  Don’t forget, if you make these cute little ghost bottles to come back and share…I love to see what you create! 
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  1. Found your blog through links! Love your blog!
    If you ever need new recipes or want to be featured..than please come become a follower to see daily updates and email us if you would like us to feature you!!!

    this is so cute

  2. I like the spooky faces! I think I still have some of these bottles from another project, I may give this a try for our boo bash!

  3. How cute!! What a great project!

  4. These are so great and adorable! You have a wonderful blog! I signed up to follow! Thanks for stopping by Three Pixie Lane!

  5. Very cute! I love these:)

  6. What a cute idea! Both the bottles and sharing them w/neighbors! Not to mention I'd love drinking all the Starbuck's to collect some bottles ;)

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link them up to Passion for Paint.

  7. What a cute idea! Both the bottles and sharing them w/neighbors! Not to mention I'd love drinking all the Starbuck's to collect some bottles ;)

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link them up to Passion for Paint.

  8. What a cute idea! Both the bottles and sharing them w/neighbors! Not to mention I'd love drinking all the Starbuck's to collect some bottles ;)

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link them up to Passion for Paint.

  9. These are so adorable! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages Party!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/10/pretty-packages-party-3.html
    smiles!

  10. Cute! I love the idea of turning something that may have been otherwise tossed out, into a home decor project to keep for years. I really like these.

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Ghost Candy Jars

I have heard of the fun Halloween tradition of “Booing” your neighbors, but I never got things together early enough to do it.  Well not this year!  This year we are going to join in on the fun and surprise our neighbors with Ghost candy jars filled with yummy treats.

I had several bottles left over from the cow bottles I made for the twins birthday party, which you can see here, and I wanted to put them to use.  This project is incredibly easy, here is how I did it:

First collect your bottles.  I used the Starbucks drink bottles which you can find at the grocery store.  Remove the stickers and all the sticky stuff.

Next spray paint the bottles white.  I turned mine upside down so spray paint wouldn’t get inside and painted the lids separately. When I made the cow bottles I left the lids on in an effort to save time and it was a disaster.  I had to pry the lids off and ruined several of them…learn from my mistake and take the lids off!

I used my Cricut to design and cut out the vinyl for the ghosts face.  I made a spooky face and a friendly face since I couldn’t decide which I liked best.

That’s it!  Fill with candy (I used M&M’s) and secretly deliver to your neighbors.

I found the cutest download for the Boo signs & directions from Anderson Ruff.  I also printed out the Happy Halloween tag to attach to the top of each jar.

There you go a super cute treat for friends and neighbors!

Do you participate in these fun Halloween tradition?  I would love to see what you do.  Don’t forget, if you make these cute little ghost bottles to come back and share…I love to see what you create! 
Parties I linked to:
Signature
Mariah
Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.
Mariah

@Giggles_Galore

Event Stylist, Consultant, and Blogger. Creating memorable occasions and making the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY one creative idea at a time!
Mariah
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  1. Found your blog through links! Love your blog!
    If you ever need new recipes or want to be featured..than please come become a follower to see daily updates and email us if you would like us to feature you!!!

    this is so cute

  2. I like the spooky faces! I think I still have some of these bottles from another project, I may give this a try for our boo bash!

  3. How cute!! What a great project!

  4. These are so great and adorable! You have a wonderful blog! I signed up to follow! Thanks for stopping by Three Pixie Lane!

  5. Very cute! I love these:)

  6. What a cute idea! Both the bottles and sharing them w/neighbors! Not to mention I'd love drinking all the Starbuck's to collect some bottles ;)

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link them up to Passion for Paint.

  7. These are so adorable! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages Party!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/10/pretty-packages-party-3.html
    smiles!

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