I wanted to give the girls a little something festive for their sewing table. I know it's not even October yet but with Halloween candy in all the stores and me gathering up my stamps up for Halloween cards, I guess I'm in that frame of mind and this is what I came up with.
I found the bottles at Michael's last year. They are "message in a bottle" invitations and I think I got them in the dollar spot. I had seen something similar here but don't have any stamp sets like those in the photo. When I saw these, I HAD to get them even though they aren't quite the quality of the ones on the Taylored Expressions site.
In case anyone is interested, I used the spider from a retired Stampin' Up! set called Just Flying By and "Boo" from a retired set called Bitty Boos. I just stamped them in Basic Black and punched them out. The ribbons are from Michael's and I punched three stars from orange, black and yellow cardstock. I put a small clear bead in between each star to keep them separated from each other and threaded them on 24g wire. It's really easy to bend but holds its shape. I just wrapped the ends around a knitting needle. If I had more time, i would cut a bigger design and colored it but it was getting late after I packed all my stuff so it'll have to do. And anyway, it was just to give the girls 'nutrition' to get them through those grueling hours of sewing!! :o)
I got the candy at Target. Juju Ghosts, Jelly Pumpkins and Fall colored plain and peanut M&M's.