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Halloween always seems so far away, yet after a sip of pumpkin spice latte, October 31st sneaks up on us before we even realize. You’re then left wondering: how in the world will you get all of your decorations up in time? Thankfully, we have a hack that will save the day and get your home in the spooky spirit.
Channel your imagination and creativity to transform old containers found around the house into DIY Potion Bottles. They’re fun to make and you’ll love displaying your own festive pharmacy for Halloween night. Come up with custom potion ingredients or make bottles themed to your favorite movies — such as Hocus Pocus or The Nightmare Before Christmas — to make your Halloween festivities extra fun!
Grab some supplies — including bottles, clay, and paint — to get started on crafting your potion bottles!
DIY Potion Bottles
craft inspired by Magiamia
- Household bottles (vitamin containers, prescription bottles, spice jars, etc.)
- Sand paper
- Air-dry clay (like this from Amazon)
- Assorted craft paint (like these from Amazon)
- Assorted puffy paint (like these from Amazon)
- Remove labels from bottles then lightly sand the surfaces. This will help the paint adhere and remove any remaining label bits.
- Mold clay into ball and cover over the cap of the bottles. Let dry overnight.
- Paint entire surface of bottles, including the caps, with the craft paint color of your choice. Tip: Use a blend of colors to make the bottles look more aged and spooky. Let dry.
- Use puffy paint to label your bottles with its content (i.e. pressed pumpkin, spider sweat, bug juice, etc.). Let dry.
- Make your labels stand out more by adding extra details with other puffy paint colors. Tip: Add puffy paint around the top of the bottle to make it look like the ingredient in the bottle is oozing out. With black puffy paint, you can add a fake crack in the bottle or even a little spider web.
Then arrange your finished bottles on a table or mantel.