Halloween: Witch’s Candles

From her house in England, a REAL WITCH is working away making some amazing, magickal candles… The Essex Witch has made a variety of candles with a range of magickal outcomes. Handmade and hand-poured into Kilner spice jars for altar, ritual and magick use..  Once finished, the spice jar can be easily cleaned with soap and hot water and used to store herbs, incense and other magickal items.

Blood Moon

Blood Moon is a spicy, powerful blend of Dragon’s Blood, Amber and a secret blend of essential oils that evokes the scent of an autumn harvest moon.  Topped with Dragon’s Blood resin.

Magical Uses:  Aids spells and rituals for energy, passion, creativity, courage, sexuality, activity, confidence and more.

Dark Moon

Dark Moon is a light fragrance blend of Frankincense and a secret blend of essential oils that evokes worship and places of worship.  Topped with Frankincense resin.

Magickal Uses:  Aids spells and rituals for the Dark Moon, New Moon, anti-negativity, purity, banishment, house cleansing and blessing.

Death

Death is a comforting blend of Frangipani flower fragrance and a secret blend of essential oils that comforts the senses and the trauma of grief.  The beautiful scent reminds one that death is a transition into new life, not an end.  Topped with rose powder.

Magickal Uses:  Aids spells and rituals for grief healing, trauma healing, self-love and forgiveness, inner peace, and coming to terms with death departures.

Witch’s Herb Garden

Witch’s Herb Garden is a fragrance blend of basil, rosemary, thyme, Sandalwood and a secret blend of essential oils that evokes an outdoor herb garden.  Topped with dried oregano flowers and lemon verbena leaves.

Magical Uses:  Aids spells and rituals for connecting with nature, grounding, growth, energy and invigoration.

Pumpkin Blood

Pumpkin Blood is a warm, pumpkin scent blended with earthy Dragon’s Blood and woody fragrance and essential oils that evokes dark, cool October nights and Halloween.

Magical Uses:  Aids spells and rituals for Samhain sabbat, All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween and any autumnal celebration.

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12th October 2015

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Spooky Halloween Kilner Jars

With Halloween fast approaching, why not use Kilner jars as the perfect Halloween decoration. They can be used for a variety of scary and spooky ideas. Kilner jars make great background props just fill with water and food colouring then add fake spiders, bats, body parts or any other creepy things. Guaranteed to send a shiver down your guests’ spines!

Kilner jars also make great gift ideas which are perfect for your upcoming Halloween party. Try out our latest craft idea and make your own scary jar and fill with sweets, simply follow the instructions below.

Have a great Halloween!

Equipment:

  • 4 x 500ml Kilner Preserve Jars
  • Orange, red, green, purple and black acrylic paint or spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Black marker pen
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters

Step 1
Take each jar and unscrew the lid. Discard the seal and paint the screw lid black and leave to dry. If you are using spray paint always ensure you use the spray in a well ventilated area.

Step 2
Paint or spray each jar in red, green, purple and orange and leave to dry.

Step 3
When jars and lids are dry, screw the lid back on.

Step 4
Now make a handle with the wire:

  • Cut 2 pieces of wire 30cm in length
  • Take one piece of wire and wrap it all the way around the neck of the jar, just below the screw lid.
  • Before securing in place, make an upside down U shape out of the second piece of wire and place it over the jar as the handle, sliding the 2 loose ends of wire through the gap between the jar and the first piece of wire.
  • Secure the first piece of wire into place as tightly as possible by twisting the two loose ends of wire around each other as close to the jar as possible. Once secure, use the wire cutters to cut any excess wire.
  • Secure the second piece of wire into a handle shape by twisting the loose ends of the U shape around the handle. Use the wire cutters to cut any excess wire.

Step 5
Print and cut out the 4 stencils downloaded here.

Step 6
Secure a different stencil to each jar using blu tac. Draw around the outline with the black marker pen, remove the stencil from the jar and fill in the outline with the marker.

Step 7
Fill your jars with sweets or a candle. That’s it your Halloween jars are now complete!

12th October 2015

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Spooktober Cocktails

Making individual punches and cocktails for your vampire visitors can be time consuming. Prepare your drinks in advance this Halloween with the Kilner® Storage Jar with Dispenser Tap and give yourself more time to enjoy the party.

The Green Ghoulade

For the kids – Surprise your little goblins and ghouls when the drink flows out green with our Green Ghoulade recipe:

Ingredients

  • 135g lime flavoured tablet jelly, cut into chunks
  • 1 litre hot water
  • 1.25 litres pineapple juice
  • 675ml orange juice
  • 1 litre cold water
  • 1 litre lemonade

Method

1. Dissolve the jelly in the hot water and leave to cool.

2. Once cool, add to your Kilner® Storage Jar with Dispenser Tap and add the pineapple juice, orange juice and cold water.

3. Top up with lemonade and leave to infuse for an hour. Add ice cubes just before serving.  Remember to keep the lid un-clipped on your Kilner dispenser when pouring drinks.

Try the below tips to add more fun to your Halloween concoctions.

  • Add ice worms to your Kilner® Jars before serving by draping jelly worms in an ice cube tray and let them hangover the edges. Add water and freeze.
  • Make a hand shaped ice cube for your dispenser by filling a powder free latex glove with ice and freezing. Peel off the glove once frozen. It also takes longer to melt in your dispenser keeping your drinks cooler for longer.
  • Freeze red squash in ice cube trays for blood ice cubes. Instead of usual sliced oranges as a garnish, try blood oranges instead.
  • Use edible fake blood to smear around the rims of your Kilner® Handled Jars

Red Dispenser available at: http://www.therange.co.uk/


Blood Punch (non alcoholic)

  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 ½ cups apple juice
  • 1 ½ cups grape juice
  • 3 cups caffeine-free cola
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Combine the cranberry juice, apple juice, and grape juice in a Kilner® Storage Jar with Dispenser Tap. Add the strawberries just before serving. For an added spooky effect, freeze water in a clean non-powdered plastic glove and peel the glove away when it is frozen. Float the hand-shaped ice cube in your blood punch!

8th October 2015

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Kilner Halloween

Halloween is one of the most fun days of year and it gives you a chance to get creative and spooky with your Kilner products. We’ve got some eerily-good recipes and activities for you to plan for All Hallows’ Eve which will keep your stomach from growling and will keep little monsters happy!

1) Witch’s Candles

From her house in England, a REAL WITCH is working away making some amazing, magickal candles… The Essex Witch has made a variety of candles with a range of magickal outcomes. Handmade and hand-poured into Kilner spice jars for altar, ritual and magick use..

2) Kilner Killer Cocktails

Making individual punches and cocktails for your vampire visitors can be time consuming.  Prepare your drinks in advance this Halloween with the Kilner Storage Jar with Dispenser Tap and give yourself more time to enjoy the party.


3) Halloween Lanterns

Make your own Halloween lanterns out of Kilner jars…View the tutorial on our Inspire Me page…

8th October 2015

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Top 5 Autumn Tipples for Kilner® Storage Jars with Dispenser Tap

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Top 5 Autumn Tipples for Kilner® Storage Jars with Dispenser Tap 

We have tasted some unusual, delicious and down right weird winter drinks to finally come up with our top 5 favourite beverages to serve in our stunning new Kilner® Storage Jars with Dispenser Taps.

Here are our top 5:

  1. Our ultimate tipple is Sour but Soothing Lemonade

 

This sour but delicious drink will warn away all manner of colds, sore throats and general winter coughs.

Sour but Smoothing Lemonade

The juice of 7 lemons

1 litre of water boiled first and left to cool to room temperature

7 teaspoons of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of rose water

Simply add all the ingredients to the freshly squeezed lemon juice and leave to infuse in the Kilner® Storage Jar for a few minutes. Use the dispenser tap to check the flavour before serving (you can add more sugar if required). Enjoy!

  1. Winter Warming Mulled Wine. Adults only

The taste of Christmas, our festive drink will leave you feeling warm and mellow.

1 part red wine

1 part lemonade

3 teaspoons of cinnamon

3 teaspoons of nutmeg

2 table spoons of brown sugar

Pour all ingredients into a large pan and warm on a low heat. Do not boil. Once the drink has been warmed add to your Kilner® Storage Jar and enjoy next to a roaring fire.

  1. Devil’s Blood Punch.

The perfect Halloween drink for adults.

This shockingly good beverage will leave you feeling brave enough to face any demon in the night.

1 litre of lemonade

100ml of raspberry juice

100ml of blackberry juice

6 shots of Vodka

  1. Autumn Spice

This drink is great for the kids.

1 litre of ginger ale (non alcoholic)

1 litre of lemonade

4 cinnamon sticks

3 teaspoons of nutmeg

Top with brown sugar

Add all ingredients into your Kilner® Storage Jar with tap and stir thoroughly.

  1. Kilner’s Hot Toddy

To sleep soundly during the cold winter nights, with a dripping nose and a tickly cough, try a Kilner Hot Toddy. Adults only

Add a couple of shots of whiskey to your Kilner® Storage Jar with tap.

Add 1 litre of water, boiled first then left to cool to slightly above room temperature.

Add 5 teaspoons of brown sugar

Tip. Add a slice of lemon to each glass

Stir thoroughly and enjoy immediately.

Drink responsibly!

28th October 2014

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