I made these Halloween potion bottles from old product packaging and inexpensive shaped pieces that caught my eye. You see, I am a scaredy-cat. I freely admit to hating scary movies, haunted houses, anything with blood, and all monsters scarier than Grover from Sesame Street. So when I decorate for Halloween, I stick to fun. Now I can have fanciful Halloween decor without jumping every time I walk into a room.
These Halloween potion bottles fit the scare-free category perfectly. The matte black bottles contrast with the sparkly silver buckles (inspired by witch’s shoes) and look mystical instead of creepy. With just a wave of your magic spray can and a little embellishment Hocus Pocus, you can make potion bottles in under 15 minutes.
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How to Make Halloween Potion Bottles:
First, I started with a variety of funky glass and plastic bottles I have collected. Some bottles are old craft product packaging, one is from a candle I never burned, and one is an old vinegar bottle. The glass candlestick will add height and interest to one of the bottles after painting. (Savings tip: keep clean, empty food jars and find great shaped bottles at dollar-type stores to fill in.)
Two coats of matte black spray paint with primer gave the bottles exactly the look I wanted. It works well for both glass and plastic, so you only need one product for everything. Once the paint has dried completely, glue any parts together using E6000 adhesive.
While the paint was drying, I made my silver “buckles” using premade chipboard squares. You could also cut or punch your own using square craft punches if you don’t have premade ones handy. A Krylon Silver Leafing Pen quickly and easily gave the chipboard squares their metallic look.
I also wired together a little metal frog, some crystal-looking beads, and a black craft feather to make a “charm” with a loop, then threaded it on some black fiber and hung it from one of the bottles. The No. 9 was written directly on the painted bottle with the leafing pen, and the buckles glued on. A few extra pieces of twine and fiber wrapped around other bottles completed my Halloween potions.
That’s it! Non-scary, Magical Halloween Potions in minutes! See my Halloween Tutorials for more Halloween DIY fun.
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