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Upcycled Medicine Bottle Jack-o-Lantern

Now that we are well into October, I’m adding a touch of Halloween to my fall decor.  For this year’s Halloween decor, I made an Upcycled Medicine Bottle Jack-o-Lantern.

Jack-o-Lantern made using an orange medicine bottle

Isn’t he cute?  Let me show you how I made it so that you can make one for your own Halloween decor.

How to Make an Upcycled Medicine Bottle Jack-o-Lantern

Supplies

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Procedure

Remove Label from Medicine Bottle

Peel off the label from the Sundown Naturals orange bottle and then use Goo Gone to remove the label residue. 

After doing this, I ran the bottle through the dishwasher to make sure that it was very clean.

Goo Gone and orange vitamin bottle

Add Face and Stem to Bottle

For the face, I used my Silhouette to cut out a Jack-o-Lantern design that I purchased.  If you don’t have a vinyl cutter, you could cut out a face by hand on vinyl, felt, or even use electric tape.

This inexpensive Jack-O-Lantern face is another option to use.

For the stem, I used a stem from a gourd that I dried a long time ago.  If you don’t have a dried stem, buy a gourd or small pumpkin, break the stem off, and glue it to the medicine bottle lid using e6000 glue.

Another option is to order dried stems.

Jack-o-Lantern made using an orange medicine bottle

Add Leaves

Glue a few faux leaves from a floral stem beside the dried gourd stem using e6000 glue.

Jack-o-Lantern made using an orange medicine bottle

Embellish with a Curl

Cut off two pieces of brown floral bind wire and loosely twist them together.  Wrap around the bottle neck, twisting the pieces to secure it in place.

Jack-o-Lantern made using an orange medicine bottle

Wrap the wired twine around a pencil to curl it.

Jack-o-Lantern made using an orange medicine bottle

Wrap Twine around the Stem

The base of the stem looked a bit exposed, so I wrapped a section of twine around it to hide the raw edge.

Jack-o-Lantern made using an orange medicine bottle

Decorate with the Upcycled Medicine Bottle Jack-o-Lantern

I love how this project turned out and I know I’ll enjoy using this Jack-o-Lantern in my Halloween decor for years to come.

Jack-o-Lantern made using an orange medicine bottle

Here my Jack-o-Lantern is perched on two vintage books. 

If you visited my house, you’d see this on my porch on top of the same two books with the addition of a few acorns that I picked up on walks with my dog.

I love decorating for Halloween! Visit my Halloween home tour to see my Halloween decorations.

Jack-o-Lantern made using an orange medicine bottle

This Upcycled Medicine Bottle Jack-o-Lantern was both easy and fun to make and I think is super cute. 

Instead of recycling an orange medicine bottle, use it to make a fun Jack-o-Lantern to use for Halloween decor in your home.

Use an Upcycled Medicine Bottle to Make a Jack-o-Lantern for Halloween decor. #halloween #halloweencraft #upcycle #craftidea

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20 Comments

  1. Great upcycle project, Paula! You could even put a battery-operated tea light inside for evenings. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJs!

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