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St. Patrick’s Day Table Decoration: Leprechaun Spirits

on March 7, 2012

A while back I had seen a blog post where the person took min liquor bottles, relabeled them, and handed them out during a party.  I thought this was a cool idea, but decided to see if I could turn it into more of a decoration…and here is what I came up with.


  • small glass bottles with corks
  • scrapbook paper
  • food coloring
  • glitter
  • water

This is a pretty easy project that only took me about half an hour to do.  First, I found 3 small glass bottles from my local craft store.  Note: two of these had flat sides, while one was rounded and while I liked the look of the rounded one a lot, it was a pain trying to glue the label on it.  you may want to stay away from the rounded ones.

Next, I printed the names for the labels of my bottles.  I had three bottles and came up with Essence of Emerald Isle, Elixir O’ Luck, and Leprechaun Spirits.  I just used my word program and kept the writing pretty small.  It took me a couple tries to get it the right size.  I also picked out some little clip art pictures to add to my labels.  Once I had every thing the size I wanted, I took some scrapbook paper and just helped make the labels more decorative.  After this, I glued the labels on the bottles and added a little ribbon just to give them another dimension.

Finally I added food coloring to water until I got the shades that I wanted and then poured these into the bottles.  Note:  I would definitely mix the water in a separate container because if you try to do it in the bottle there is a good chance water could be sloshed around and then ruin the labels you just made.  After I poured the water in the bottles, I add a little bit of glitter to a couple of them just for something extra.

I was pretty happy with how they turned out and once I finish the shamrock bouquet I am working on, that and these bottles will make a cute centerpiece.  Will add another picture when the centerpiece is finished.

Happy Crafting!


2 responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Table Decoration: Leprechaun Spirits

  1. […] the center of the runner, I put my Shamrock Bouquet, my Leprechaun Spirits, some chocolate gold coins, and some potatoes.  And then I was […]

  2. Hi there, this is my first time to visit your blog and this post caught my attention. You’re so cool! I dont suppose I’ve learn anything like this before. So good to seek out any individual with some unique ideas on this subject. I’ll try this idea. Thanks!

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