Make your own set of creepy potion bottles. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea for Halloween decor and parties. Free Potion Labels Printable included.
A pinch of Warlock Root, 5 Centipede Hairs, and a scoop of Dragon Bone. Boil in a caldron of Deadly Night Shade for a fortnight. When mixed correctly you will have a potion that, when either drank or inhaled, will cure hiccups. Seriously, it works – you should try it!
What’s Halloween without some fun and scary props and decor? These Potion Bottles are fun to make and are going to look awesome with my Halloween decor on my mantle.
Supplies Used: Links are to similar items that can be found online for your convenience.
- Glass bottles of different sizes and shapes
- Potion Bottle Labels – free printable
- Brown Reinker
- Black Reinker
- Spritzer Bottle
- Mod Podge
- Food Coloring
- Foam Brushes
I picked up my bottles and a local craft store for just a couple of dollars each. You can also check out this link for some similar bottles that I found on Amazon. I love the cork top. I think that totally adds to the potion bottle look.
You can find the free potion labels printable here – http://bit.ly/1V0WyyH. I truly wish I could give the designer of this printable credit, but I couldn’t find who came up with it originally. Let that be a lesson to us creators. We need to make sure to watermark what we create!
I printed out the sheet but it was very white, and I wanted to age it and make it look much older. So I took a Brown Reinker and a Spritzer Bottle and put about 10 drops of the reinker in the container and then filled it about half way with water.
Spray the ink over the paper. This totally helps “age” the labels plus makes them look vintage and not just printed off of a printer.
I cut the labels out that I wanted to use and crumpled them up a bit and even tore some of the edges to make them look even more aged. I then spritzed them again, and then set them aside to dry.
I wanted to add some color to the bottles to make them look like they had something in them at some time – a long time ago. To do that I mixed some food coloring in a scoop of Mod Podge. Make sure to do this in a separate container so you don’t color the whole jar. I choose yellow, green and black. For the black, I actually used a Black reinker instead of food coloring and that worked great too.
They look awesome even without their labels!
To add the labels put a thick coat of Mod Podge on the back of the label.
And then apply to the jar. If you would like you can also put a layer of Modge Podge over the top of the label too.
The final result – ooohhhh creepy!
So do you decorate for Halloween? Do you prefer scary Halloween decor or cute and fun? Share and leave a comment below!