Corpse Cola & Ghoul Aid - Halloween Decor

What do the creatures of the night choose for a beverage when they need a change from drinking blood?  Why Corpse Cola and Ghoul Aid of course!  


etchall® Dip n’ Etch 
etchall® Stencil ComboPak
etchall® Stencil Cut/Pic Knife
etchall® Light My Bottle™ 
Empty green glass and clear glass bottles 
Electronic die cutting machine & software
DecoArt® Glass Paint Markers™ - White, Green 
DecoArt® Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels® - Black
DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® - Purple Cow 
Plastic container to hold dip n’ etch while etching
Spellbinders® Artisan X-Plorer™ 
Spellbinders®  Shapeabilities Collection - Halloween 


Working on software that works with your electronic die cutting machine, begin by selecting the font for the text on your bottles.   I chose “Exquisite Corpse” for the Corpse Cola, and “Green Fuz” for the Ghoul Aid.   Size your text to fit your bottle.  Cut from etchmask.   Size skull image to fit bottle as desired - cut from etchmask.  Use knife to weed excess etchmask from around lettering/skull.  (If you do not have an electronic die cutting machine that will allow you to make custom images - do not “fear”… simply print the text, cut out the letters leaving the border area in tact, and then trace onto etchmask.  Cut out letters with stencil cut knife to create masking letters for your bottles!)

Use transfer paper to transfer lettering to bottles.  

Use Spellbinders® Artisan X-Plorer® to cut graveyard from etchmask.  Apply graveyard to bottom of Corpse Cola bottle.

Cut ligthening bolts from etchmask.  

Mount skull and lightening bolts to top of Ghoul Aid bottle.   

We are etching the entire bottle, so it is not necessary to use water to pre-determine how much dip n’ etch to pour into the container. 

Place first bottle into container.  Carefully pour etchall® dip n’ etch to fill container.  Let set 15 minutes, remove bottle, turn over, and insert top portion to etch.  Let set 15 minutes then remove.  Repeat with second bottle.   Pour dip n’ etch back into bottle - it is reusable!   Wash bottles and remove etchmask.   

Pour a small amount of black DecoArt® Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels® paint into the green Corpse Cola bottle, let run to the bottom of the bottle.  Then  cover the top of the bottle, turn upside down, and rotate to cause the paint to unevenly run down the inside of the bottle.   Turn upright and let paint dry - some areas will have more paint than others - I liked the somewhat ghoulish effect of the blotchy paint inside the bottle.   

For the Ghoul Aid bottle, I added a small amount of purple cow DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® paint to the bottle, and a few drops of water, then rotated the bottle to unevenly distribute the paint inside the bottle.  Let dry.  

Use white DecoArt® Glass Paint Marker™ to add dot outline around un-etched Corpse Cola and graveyard on green bottle, and green marker to outline the un-etched areas on the Ghoul Aid bottle. 

Insert “Light My Bottle” fairy lights into the Corpse Cola bottle to add a creepy glow! 


  1. Barbee Tip:

    Cindi, try placing your stencil on the bottle first and THEN weed it.

    Let me know what you think!


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