Halloween Party Invitations in Repurposed Apothecary-Style Spice Jars

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Mini-Apothecary Spice Jars as Creative Halloween Party Invitations

Are you still trying to figure out invitations for your Halloween party?  Look no further–I’ve got you covered!  Check out these darling mini-apothecary jars (they used to be spice containers) that have been turned into frightfully fabulous invitation holders, courtesy of a little imagination and Aleene’s glues and adhesives.

I find these little jars at yard sales and thrift shops for just a few cents each.  I use them to hold beads and other craft supplies, and, of course, spices.  But when I recently found myself with a surplus of them, I started to think about the fact that they look just like tiny apothecary jars.  Wouldn’t they look cute~and slightly poisonous~holding Halloween invitations?

The nice folks at Aleene’s recently sent me a big old box of love–bunches of their products to try.  Look what was in my box:

So fun!  I immediately used the Jewelry & Metal Glue to fix a pair of earrings that had broken (thanks, guys!), but that’s beside the point.  I then gathered the supplies for my project:

  • an apothecary-style spice jar (mine measures about 4″ tall)
  • Halloween scrapbook paper
  • raffia and ribbon
  • a plastic spider
  • Aleene’s glues.  I used the Repositionable Tacky Spray and the Original Tacky Glue.  I thought I might use the Tacky Dot Roll, so that’s why it’s in the picture, but I opted to use the Original Tacky Glue instead.

Next, I typed up an invitation on the computer.  I used the font “Chiller,” but I’ve seen tons of other free fonts that would work well for a Halloween party, too.  Knowing that the invitation would be rolled up message-in-a-bottle style, I printed it longer and shorter.  I cut the cobweb scrapbook paper slightly larger, and used the Repositionable Tacky Spray to stick the invitation on the cobweb paper.  (**As a random aside, we use this tacky spray every year when my kids are doing their science fair projects.  It’s the best way to stick paper and photos to the tri-fold presentation boards that we use!**)

The spider looks cute there, but he doesn’t get to stay, or the paper will never roll up!

I tied my rolled-up invitation with a tiny piece of raffia, although I don’t think this is an essential step.


After tying raffia and black ribbon around the neck of the bottle, I used a drop of to hold my scary spider in place.  And yes, this is a paid review (the disclaimer is at the bottom), but I can easily and truthfully say that I use Tacky Glue all the time!  I used FOUR bottles of it to build my daughter’s dollhouse three years ago (read about that post HERE), which is the biggest project I’ve accomplished with it, but there’s always a bottle in my craft supplies.

So, why not whip up a batch of these and get ready for a thrilling and chilling Halloween celebration?

Mini-Apothecary Spice Jars as Creative Halloween Party Invitations

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  1. Melissa Geittmann says

    Where do you get bottles like that?

  2. Melissa–I’ve found mine at thrift stores and yard sales. They often come with an old wooden spice rack (sometimes they still have old spices in them) that you can either toss or repurpose. I use one to organize my beads, paints, and glitter in my craft room. Have fun!

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