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Is it Christmas or Halloween? Plus FREE Gift Kit & NEW Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Christmas, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters, Sale, Teri Calia
Update! A newer post about Teri’s Potion Bottle Wall Hanging is here.
Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists from Teri’s Potion Bottle Wall Hanging or Halloween Coffin Shadowbox that are still available on the new site.

NEW Mini Potion Bottles Banner FREE Gift Kit!

Sweet! We have TWO Halloween projects by Teri Calia today. And I was inspired by the first project shown below, and made a little collage sheet AND a custom set of miniature chipboard potion bottles, so you could make a mini version of Teri’s banner! Or maybe a set of Halloween gift tags?

The potion bottles in the gift kit are mini versions of the larger Chipboard Potion Bottles that Teri used in her banner (plus 2 extra bottle shapes). The largest is about 2″ tall.

And the new Mini Halloween Banner Half Sheet has tons of little pumpkin-headed children for Halloween (sized to fit on the mini bottles). I love the vintage postcards these came from!

The new collage sheet AND custom set of mini potion bottles is Free for ALL orders — through Monday night, October 2nd! Note: all-digital orders will receive the collage sheet as a pdf file!

You do not need to do anything to receive the new collage sheet. In fact, IF you add it to your order, I’ll assume you’re buying a second copy of the collage sheet.

Learn more

Potion Bottle Wall Hanging by Teri Calia

Such a cute idea (and execution)! See the wide photo below, or close-up at left, for Teri’s project you’ll want for your own! Quoting from Teri’s blog:

I used two sets of Chipboard Potion Bottles to create the base. I simply glued the potion bottles side by side onto a piece of 12″x12″ cardstock (after papering the fronts of the bottles).

Note: See Teri’s post for a mini tutorial on making the base.

All of the cute pumpkin-headed children I used came from my Halloween Darlings Collage Sheet.

I fell in love with that Wicker Baby Carriage and really couldn’t wait to use it in a piece of art 🙂

Read more (see more photos — of both of Teri’s projects — and see her tutorial) in Teri’s blog post. And here’s a link to her Potion Bottle Wall Hanging supply list.

RELATED SALE: As today’s new items (below) are Christmasy (and there are tons of options for both Halloween and Christmas in Teri’s collage sheets)… the ENTIRE Catnip Designs Collage Sheets Section is On Sale for 50% off! Now through Monday, October 2nd! Over 200 to choose from!

And be sure to come back and enter the Giveaway, to see the second project by Teri!


Hooray for the Halloween Coffin Shadowbox Giveaway!

I love this shadowbox shrine that Teri made from the Unfinished Wooden Coffin Tray!

Again, from Teri’s blog post:
This coffin shaped shrine/shadowbox features a little pumpkin-headed witch swinging on a broom under a happy moon. The quote reads:
When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
’tis near Halloween.

I used moss covered twigs, I found while hiking in the mountains, to make a tree. The moss had turned pale yellow as it dried out so I painted it bright green. The swing is a Miniature Rustic Broom tied to the tree with baker’s twine. The sweet little witch is from my Little Demons Collage Sheet with a witch hat from my Halloween Dress Up Half Sheet.

EVERYTHING in Teri’s Halloween Coffin Shadowbox Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

Plus I’m adding one of the Mini Potion Bottles Banner FREE Gift Kits!

To enter the Halloween Coffin Shadowbox Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, September 29, 2017)!

And tell me: How will you decorate your Unfinished Wooden Coffin Tray?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Coffin Shrines Giveaway? Gwen K! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, September 28th, 2017

45 responses to “Is it Christmas or Halloween? Plus FREE Gift Kit & NEW Sale!”

  1. Barb macaskill says:

    I would combine a little Christmas cheer in decorating the coffin! Krampus would be crawling out of a half buried coffin that looks like it was tossed around during A major hurricane! He would be half skeleton and half his body would be normal! Thanks for the chance to create this eerie scene!

  2. I love this as usual I would do something steampunk

  3. Debbi Decker says:

    I love Terri’s coffin! I want more Krampus and graveyards in my home so perhaps a combo of that.

  4. Emily Ann D. says:

    Love the coffin! I’d make an exquisite corpse book out of it.

  5. I really like zombies so maybe I would do that.

  6. Angela Bowling says:

    vampires vampires vampires that is what I would do.

  7. Jen R says:

    Would make it into a piece of closet for my dollhouse vampyre

  8. Lisa says:

    How awesome!

  9. Jennie Ingram says:

    I think I’d do something Nightmare Before Christmas themed.

  10. Jo says:

    I would love to make a little Halloween shrine!

  11. K Toews says:

    Western halloween style

  12. I would use my Halloween miniatures and create a ghoulish
    Halloween scene!

  13. Rebecca Russell says:

    I would make a haunted fairy coffin!

  14. Cathy says:

    I would make a little coffin shaped book, spooky of course, to put in it.

  15. Marykay chisum says:

    What a great shelf in a mad scientists lab!

  16. Leah Fein says:

    I am making an apothecary chest, love this

  17. Laura says:

    That’s one of my favorite Halloween quotes! I think I need to make a similar shadowbox.

  18. Karen Mallory says:

    This is so cute!! I think I would try something like Teri did. I have coffins with skeletons and coffin apothecaries so I want something different and cute!

  19. Jean Marmo says:

    So fun! My husband teaches chemistry so he needs a made science lab!

  20. Verna says:

    Hahaha. This is too darn cute! I just want to make this one! But you know things will be different. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Traci says:

    A apothecary store out of the coffin would be what I make. I would add shelves and some halloween miniatures to the shoppe. >^..^<

  22. Barb A says:

    The coffin is to awesome,the swinging witch, the moon, the black cat and the saying are great. Would do something similar. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  23. Bridget Haig says:

    Just love the coffin swing, so many branches lying around after the hurricane, neat way of re purposing them. And the happy moon too.

  24. Nancy E says:

    Love this new offering!

  25. Kimberly says:

    I love the little jack-o on the swing and the black cat peeking out. Maybe Id put a skelly on the swing 💀☠️

  26. Kim R says:

    I would make a steampunk Santa in mine

  27. Halloween is my favorite holiday!

  28. Mary Ann Fry says:

    I’d put wheels on it and make it a coffin mobile. I would fill it with skeletons, witches, and little girls. Ha.

  29. Carla says:

    The coffin is perfect for my haunted house!

  30. LeAnn says:

    A graveyard scene featuring the coffin would be fun.

  31. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love this coffin – so many awesome things to make with it!

  32. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the chipboard potion bottles and the awesome coffin tray! I’d make a creepy Halloween centerpiece with the coffin tray!

  33. Cheryl Lee says:

    That is soo cute! I prefer the old fashioned/retro type of Halloween, and this reminds me of that. I would make something quite similar to what Teri made. Also love your new Winter Wonderland scrapbook paper! Very pretty! Congrats to Gwen!

  34. Bobbie Kangas says:

    I would make a coffin for a vampire of my least favorite football team for a tailgate.

  35. Jan K. says:

    I would make a coffin apothecary by adding little shelves and lots of spooky potions.

  36. Janet Turner says:

    I love the coffin idea. I’ve been collecting lots of natural material from my yard for fairy houses so I would incorporate some of those into witch themed coffin. Thanks for the great ideas.

  37. Debbie S. says:

    I am thinking witch’s closet with a top shelf for her hat and cat, a spot for her broom etc. Thanks for the chance to win. Congrats Gwen.

  38. Tee Hall says:

    I would do a eerie skeleton scene!

  39. Charlotte Deerborn says:

    I think that I would create a scene with an old horse-drawn hearse in it.

  40. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would make a little cemetery scene.

  41. Luanne Shoup says:

    Christmas? I am still stuck in Summer!

  42. Dennis L says:

    I would like to make a scene with a witch on a broom flying in front of a moon with the fence, moss and cat below, and give it to my wife as a surprise on Halloween.

  43. Mary Mac says:

    Alice In Wonderland coffin would be fun.

  44. Karen says:

    I LOVE swinging the girl on the swing makes me jealous

  45. Carol Slowik says:

    I would duplicate Teri”s design as this is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!