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Never too early for Halloween! Plus a glass bottles SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Halloween, Miniatures, Sale, Shannon Cooper, Tiny Dress Shop Kit, Tutorials

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 list items from Shannon’s project that are still available on the new site.

Design Team Member Shannon Cooper’s has created Two Spooky Bootiques: “a dress shop (lovingly named by one of my kids Madame Elphinia’s Robes for All Occasions) and also an apothecary, (Stop Your Coffin Remedies and Rarities, as dubbed by same kid). Who says Hallowe’en has to wait until October??”

I’m not sure you realize how tiny these beauties are: both are built inside an Altoids Tin! Shannon used 2 of the Altoids Tin Facades featured in last month’s kit (and decorated with black woodgrain paper, bats & cats… they make perfect little Halloween projects)!

See that tiny cabinet in the left tin (photo above)? Shannon made that wee thing! She shares some pics and info about that on her blog post.

Plus (as you can see at left) she also provides a mini tutorial on how to make a ghostly mirror (using a girl from the Little Darlings Collage Sheet, the mirror from the Dress Shop Shape Set, plus some mica and Metallic Rubbing Paste). Clever! And depending on the angle you view the mirror, the ghost girl almost disappears!

Here’s a link to see all of Shannon’s supplies, and you can see more photos (and read more about Shannon’s process) on her blog post. There’s a chance to win tons of supplies Shannon used down in the Giveaway (plus another photo)… and between here and there: info on the FREE Gift Kit inspired by Shannon’s artwork!

But first… A New Sale!

Wow… this is a popular section: EVERYTHING in the Glass Bottles Section is on sale for 20% off! That includes the FOUR new glass bottles shown below!

The sale ends MONDAY night, June 11th.

NEW Tiny Potion Bottles FREE Gift Kit!

I was inspired by all the (creative) tiny bottles Shannon made from beads & tiny bits in her bookcase, so I made a similar little gift kit!

ALL orders, now through MONDAY night, June 11th (2018) will receive a Tiny Potion Bottles Gift Kit FREE! I picked out:
– one of the 12x8mm Clear Glass Rectangular Beads (I’m holding one in the photo for scale, too)
– a Half Scale Cocktail Shaker (note: I’ve broken up the 2 parts in the photo… the bead that’s normally the top of the shaker is sitting atop the next bead…)
– one of the 8x8mm Large Hole Plastic Drum Beads
– one of the 5x5mm Rounded Wooden Cube Beads
– a big mix of tiny beads that could be bottle stoppers or tiny bottles themselves! Lots of good stuff here, from glass rondelles to jade and Czech glass.

Hooray for the Never Too Early for Halloween Giveaway!

Lots of goodies from Shannon’s supply list are in today’s Giveaway!

Altoids Tin
Altoids Tin Facades
Black woodgrain paper
Creepy Critters Set (the bats on top of the shrines, and back in stock!)
Familiars Collage Sheet
Dress Shop Shape Set (the mirror)
Little Darlings Collage Sheet (girl in the mirror)
Tiny knobs the doors on the bottom of the cabinet Shannon built
Polymer Clay Cane – 5mm Halloween Gargoyle
Small Ceramic Horned Owl Bead (at left)
Tiny White Turquoise Skull Beads (at left)
Wonderfully Wicked Dreadful Books Scrapbook Paper (books inside the tin, you can see at left on the side of the bookcase — plus back in stock!)

Photos of all of those items (all those listed in last paragraph are in the Giveaway!) plus more supplies not included in the Giveaway are in Shannon’s supply list.

BONUS: I’m also including one of the Tiny Potion Bottles Gift Kits.

To enter the Never Too Early for Halloween 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 Night, June 8, 2018).

AND tell me: How would you decorate your tins/tin facades? Halloween theme? Or would you use all these Halloween supplies on a different project?

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

Hey, who won the Mini Conservatory Kit Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Randi! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, June 7th, 2018

69 responses to “Never too early for Halloween! Plus a glass bottles SALE!”

  1. Ann F. says:

    I would definitely use the Halloween Theme! FUN!

  2. Sherrie Conant says:

    Hoot Owl, Pumpkins, Skull, and witches pot, I’d like to win this an awful lot!

  3. I love Halloween. I would def make it a Halloween style

  4. Definitely Halloween! Lots of potion bottles and Scary skulls, pumpkins, oh my!!!!

  5. Heather says:

    I love Halloween! I would definitely make an apothecary. Shannons work is so inspirational.Thanks for the opportunity, cheers!

  6. Laura callies says:

    I would use these supplies mixed with some of my own to make an alice halloween theme.

  7. LeAnn Aagard says:

    I love this and would make something similar.

  8. Debra J says:

    I have a friend I craft with every Tuesday, she says you can never have too much Halloween. Since I already have an owl and potion bottles, I think I would make the bookcase with books and potions on the shelves. Its a project I can see we would both enjoy :O)

  9. Blair says:

    We love to decorate for Halloween in our house. I would use the supplies to make a new Halloween decoration. You can never have to many!

  10. Kee Ostler says:

    It’s never too early for Halloween! What a lovely project and exciting giveaway! I would absolutely make Halloween little bits to go inside of the Witch’s House I’m working on. Fingers crossed. 🙂

  11. Catharine McCammon says:

    Hooooooot Hooooot Hooray for Halloween! I’m ready to make some spooky mirror images of my grand babies. Oh what will they conjure up now! Love the little potion bottles!

  12. Charlotte says:

    I can already imagine a Spooky little stall that i’d make, a ghostly little pop up shop that vanishes after All Hallows’ eve……

  13. Marykay chisum says:

    Yesssssss. Hallowe’en all day. Every day!!

  14. Sherie says:

    I have a Halloween party every year and these scary ideas will be perfect to decorate inside the house.

  15. Would use halloween theme with perhaps some small frozen charlottes with in costume ❤

  16. Laural says:

    I love making items for Halloween, definitely go with Halloween.

  17. Michelle says:

    Shannon’s creations are wonderful!!! I love Halloween so would definatly do something Halloweenie! And you are right, it’s never too early for Halloween.

  18. Claire says:

    I love Shannon’s work! I’d definitely go Halloween themed.

  19. Sylvia Parisotto says:

    Love it! So Magical!

  20. Jen R says:

    Of course it would be Halloween! I love Halloween so much, I turn most of my crafts into Halloween items.

  21. Traci says:

    Never too early for Halloween and Shannon’s Bootiques are adorable. I especially love the mirror. I am going to have to make one of them. Awesome projects-love it!!

  22. Celia says:

    Oh definitely Halloween. Maybe a black cat theme

  23. toewsk says:

    How cute! Love it – must do a creepy scene.

  24. Dianna says:

    Halloween! Trick or treat, it would be neat to win a treat!

  25. Ina Good says:

    Yep live it I agree Halloween 🎃 never too early

  26. Nancy O says:

    Always Halloween!

  27. Laura N says:

    It always makes me happy to see Halloween things and these are adorable!

  28. Christine says:

    I have not worked in this tiny scale yet…love the cabinet and accessories! I love anything to do with tiny bottles and books! And Dragon inspired stuff! Very nice!

  29. Rhonda S says:

    I love that cabinet. I have always wanted to make a Halloween Dollhouse.

  30. Kim R says:

    I love the Halloween theme! Shannons spooky mirror is to die for!

  31. jo says:

    I would definitely do a Halloween theme – the mirror is wonderful!

  32. Nadine says:

    Love the mirror idea,I would definitely do a Halloween theme!

  33. M. C. Sparks says:

    Definitely Halloween but some of the items need to go in my alchemy shop

  34. Sandie says:

    Just started working with Altoid tins. Love this.

  35. Gwen Kirchner says:

    I love this! Sis and I are creating a miniature haunted house and everything, especially the mirror, would work so great.

  36. This is just perfect to get in the mood to celebrate Halloween! What inspiration! Love it!

  37. Jean marmo says:

    Just perfect.mwould love something like this.

  38. rosalie e lunger says:

    You out do yourself for Halloween..

  39. Lois C. says:

    Love this! As usual with most of the Halloween things I make, this would be a gift for one of my sisters.

  40. Kat Cashwell says:

    Yay for Halloween !!!!! My favorite holiday and projects!!!

  41. Lisa Jeannotte says:

    I would use the tin facades and your vintage Halloween collage sheets to create a piece that evokes the wonderfully perverse creepy joy I experienced every Halloween as a child.

  42. Carla says:

    Love this! Love all things Halloween!

  43. Andrea Pretlow says:


  44. Karen Mallory says:

    I love, love Halloween so of course I would make a Halloween tin!!!

  45. Chris K. says:

    I would have to do Halloween, because I love that girl in the mirror.

  46. Megan Warren says:

    I would be following the tutorial to make my own versions of these.

  47. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats to Randi! Great names from the child…a future artist 😀 Halloween.

  48. Barb A says:

    Halloween all the way! Love these little stand alone scenes.

  49. Noreen says:

    I could do Halloween year round! It would be fun to build a creepy scene inside a tin with tombstones, skeletons, spiders and bats!

  50. Teri Steele says:

    You know me…Im a Halloween girl all year round as well Id do something similar love the new bottles. Tutorial for ghost girl is great

  51. Janet Turner says:

    I love the wicked book paper. I would love to do a haunted library theme.

  52. Peggy Manning says:

    I have 2 Halloween houses and am working on # 3 so have lots of space for ALL your wonderful goodies. Would be wonderful help!! Please choose me!! PeginOKC

  53. Mary Mac says:

    I agree It is never to early for Halloween and would decorate it that way.

  54. Daphne says:

    Love Halloween and spooky decorations! I would definitely do one like the bookcase.

  55. C Joppe says:

    Oh for me it’s Halloween all year round! I adore the Altoids tin!

  56. Gail S. says:

    I agree – It is never to early for Halloween. I must visit that Apothecary Shop!

  57. Roe says:

    I do Halloween crafts year round. This would def be fun to do

  58. Randi says:

    Wow!! Definitely a Halloween theme, my favorite holiday!!!

  59. Kay monto says:

    I began saving alto is tins and now I have a use for them, thanks to you! Love love love them.

  60. Birgit says:

    I recently bought a little wooden house and would use the Halloween goodies to decorate it in Halloween style. Never too early to start such a Halloween project! 🙂

    Happy creating,

  61. Helen says:

    I would make something fabulous for my mini halloween display. I love the little girl in the mirror.

  62. Ann Bunker says:

    I make something new for Halloween every year. I’m always thrilled to see your ideas! I love miniatures, so these tins offer a great challenge!

  63. Chris Hoffman says:

    A witch’s potion/ apothecary shelf with her spell bks. Very lovely work. Thanks 4 sharing. Chris H.

  64. Nancy E says:

    I do something very Victorian. Having recently been to Cape May, NJ I’m obsessed with all things Victorian!

  65. Julie says:

    Hooray! Halloween is coming!!!

  66. Diana bittaker says:

    Love the altoid project- this has become my favorite art form! I make a tiny apothecary in them and use the tiny devils form one of your sheets – would ove to try to build the hutch!

  67. Barb macaskill says:

    I think I would do some type of graduation theme since it is that time of year! Each bottle will be labeled with things needed for success!
    The tiny potions bottles are sooooo cool! I am addicted to littlebottles, jars and boxes! 🤩🤩🤞🤩🤩 TFS!

  68. Suzie Quebedeaux says:

    I absolutely love Halloween 🎃! You are correct because it’s never too early for Halloween! I love both of the projects. I’m definitely going to try to make that mirror.

  69. Carol Slowik says:

    I just love both of these mini’s. I would like to attempt making the Apothecary! Halloween themed for sure!!