Pick your Potion Halloween Centerpiece & Giveaway

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Pick Your Potion DIY Halloween Centerpiece

Recently Joann’s Stores contacted me about reviewing some products and asked if I’d like to create a “Pick Your Potion” Centerpiece to add to my Halloween decor.  Of course I said yes, as you probably know I LOVE decorating for Halloween and I love my local Joann’s store!

A week or so ago a GIANT box arrived at my doorstep full of fun things to create the centerpiece with.  Joann’s provided the instructions but asked us each to add our own special “twist” to the project.

They included a Styrofoam rectangle to stage our centerpiece on, which I thought was genius!  You could then easily move your display around as you like. Plus when you got it out for the next Halloween, everything would be in the same place, no trying to remember how you put it together the year before.

At the last minute, I decided to stage mine on a crystal cake stand instead.  I thought it would be fun and different use of  a cake stand.

Creating the centerpiece was easy. I simply filled the glass bottles with things I had at home (salt, water with food coloring, feathers, rice & some lichen that Joann’s provided).  Then decorated the outside of the bottles.

Some of the labels I created on my computer then just printed and cut out,  and some I stamped using the letter stamps that were sent to me.  To give everything a distressed look, I dragged all the labels through the StazOn black inkpad.

StazOn is really cool because it’s an ink you can use with glass and metal and it doesn’t smudge.  I used it here to distress the lid of my canning jar a bit.

I also used some googly eyes… a favorite of mine for Halloween to decorate a few of the jars.

 The Tim Holtz embellishments added a fun touch.  I  just attached them using wire and twine to the jars.

Joann’s has generously offered a PRINTABLE coupon for you guys to use!!

You can use it ONLINE OR IN STORES!!  If you’d like to use it online, here are the link to their crafts, fabric and scrapbooking supplies.

I don’t know about you, but a last minute trip to get a few supplies to finish our Halloween costumes is in order.  The coupon expires at the end of the month.

ONE LAST THING! Joann’s is also giving a lucky reader a

$50 Gift Certificate!

To enter, just let me know, what’s next on your creative “to do” list.  For me it’s time to put away all of the Halloween supplies and concentrate on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I’ve got a few projects percolating in my head right now.

Giveaway goes until Monday October 22nd at midnight eastern time.

*Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post in the form of a JoAnn’s gift card. Regardless, all opinions are 100% mine.


  1. Lee says

    My next creative project is a Thanksgiving Day banner and wreath for my mantel since I am hosting Thanksgiving this year! This giveaway would help! thanks for that and the coupon and Halloween ideas.

  2. says

    I’m contemplating some wall hangings using my children’s footprints aass a gift for my mother-in-law. Also, I’m going to crochet mt almost Three year old’s Christmas dress.

  3. Wendy says

    My next projects are all wood shapes that need to be decoupaged with paper! I LOVE that you used the cake stand on your Halloween centerpiece, it gives it a wonderful unique look!!

  4. Deb Cline says

    I am working on a “mystery” wall hanging. I’m using Christmas fabrics and it should be done in plenty of time. (At least I hope so!)

  5. Margaret says

    I am gearing up to finish a Christmas quilt (begun last year). I put it away because I didn’t like the way the machine quilting was looking – I wonder what I’ll think of it when I pull it out now???

  6. Michelle says

    My next project is completing a quilt for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Then I’ll be sailing right into Christmas mixed media art pieces.

  7. Karen says

    Next on my list is to make Christmas gifts. I have been making purses and wallets and crocheting cloths and just doing all sorts of crafty stuff to give as gifts.

  8. Rachel says

    My next project HAS to be a Christmas quilt, no getting distracted…must do the quilt! Thanks for the opportunity and the coupon!

  9. Jill M says

    I am a little behind on my holiday decor. I think at this rate I am going to skip right on through to harvest/thanksgiving and work on some fun bunting/garland to string around the house to help get into a more festive mood :)

  10. Amy K. says

    I have *most* of the supplies I need for floor cushions for my boys, and a whole-cloth quilt for my youngest… now I just need to find the motivation!

  11. says

    OMG … I LOVE what you did with those bottles. They are wicked…, creepy…, and beautiful !! You did a wonderful job with it.
    I’m now working on a halloween quilt with 31 different blocks which are posted by a halloween blog hop. It is so much fun to make them and I just LOVE Halloween !!!

  12. Alana Erickson says

    Very cool arrangement. My next project is a table runner for my MIL birthday and then maybe a table runner for us.

  13. BreannaS says

    My next project is a table cloth or table runner to decorate for winter. I plan to use a lot of blues and silvers. or gold and burgandy. I won’t decide on a color scheme until I go shopping for fabric.

  14. Lisa Marie says

    Just today I offered to help a friend make a Halloween costume for her son. Given the late start this project has jumped to the top of my list. The other projects — pillow covers, Christmas gifts, etc. — will have to wait a bit.

  15. Jenelle Boxberger says

    I’m looking forward to an applique turkey table topper I have a pattern for. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Beth T. says

    Next on my list is to look over the list I made last year and get started on some of the projects I thought would have been perfect if i’d had the time. Right now, I still have the time…right?

  17. jmniffer says

    First up is to finish the striaght line quilting on a full sized quilt for my son. Once that is done I will start sewing together blocks for a lap quilt to use in the car. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  18. Deborah K. says

    I need to machine embroider my Christmas cards. I have already bought the designs and now need to buy the stiff felt and get busy!

  19. Abbe Coury says

    My latest and next projects are the same – sewing lots of little girls’ clothing for my very first craft fair!

  20. says

    I’ve still got two Halloween quilts to finish! One is getting basted tomorrow, so it will be done soon. Yikes. Then it’s time to gear up for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  21. Angie h. says

    I am going to make new stockings for our family and a Christmas tree skirt. I need to make two tree skirts…yikes!

  22. Audrey says

    I’m going back and forth between an autumn colors wall hanging and sewing with knits in my Craftsy class. Great job on your centerpiece…I’m really inspired to try one!

  23. Stephanie Jensen says

    I always have a zillion projects planned, but right now I need to focus on making a cute baby quilt for my little boy due right after Christmas.

  24. Sarina says

    I’m working on a couple of quilts and I need to finish decorating for Halloween and fall! :) Then on to jammies for Christmas!

  25. Katherine says

    I’m planning to whip up a few more Halloween decorations and then I’m going to make blankets for my two boys and the new baby we’re expecting this spring!

  26. KateInVA says

    To do: Finish a fall table runner, before Christmas gets here!! Oh, and finish the painting started *last* fall. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a lovely day!

  27. says

    I’m going to start making Christmas cards soon, and I’m making my “to do” craft and recipie lists for Thanksgiving. I love the holidays! :)

  28. Regina says

    After finishing two large quilts last week, I decided to make flannel p.j. bottoms for my grandchildren. I’m almost done with pair number 5…..plus I made a little corduroy skirt for my granddaughter. Both the flannel and corduroy fabric were purchased at Joann’s…..I just love their sales. Next week I will begin a baby quilt for my nephew’s first baby. This is my 6th great niece/nephew born since April and another one is due in early January. I can’t keep up with all the baby gifts….but it is a pleasure to make all these gifts.

  29. Carol Wilshire says

    My next project is to start making some snowflakes out of some beautiful beads for our Christmas tree.

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