I’ve always wanted to make some really cool old looking potion bottles to add to my Halloween decorations. When I saw these awesome bottles for sale on our local virtual garage sale website, I knew they would be perfect and I jumped at the chance.
I adore how these turned out. They add that mystical and spooky old world feel I was looking for.
Here’s how the bottles started. The three big guys in the back were purchased for $10 on my local virtual garage sale website. I love their unique shapes. The other four smaller bottles were found at the dollar store.
I had just enough black spray paint left to get the job done, and not a moment too soon, according to our local weather. The rain started just as I came out to take this pic. Luckily the bottles had already dried completely, so it was no biggie.
Next, I went on the google machine and printed out some free potion bottle labels. I chose these ones since they were all different sizes and shapes.
I wanted these bottles to look really old, so I knew I would have to age the paper. To “age” paper, I simply add some instant coffee to some hot tap water (it doesn’t have to be boiled, just hot) to a shallow casserole dish, and soak it for a minute or two. Then, I take it out of the dish, and let it dry on some wax paper. Once dried, I just cut out the labels I wanted to use and applied them to the bottles with mod podge.
My personal favourite is Ogre’s Snot. Lol!!!!! Here are my potion bottles displayed on my spooky Halloween mantle.
I just love the antiqued feeling these bottles bring. It’s always so nice when a project turns out exactly as you intended. #smallvictories Here is the entire mantle. I definitely have a black and white Halloween
obsession theme going on.
This mantle has catapulted me into the Halloween spirit, and I can’t wait until this coming Saturday.
Have a wonderful week everyone, and I’ll be back soon to show you my Halloween Tablescape 🙂
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