Sep 28, 2011

Halloween Decor: Harry Potter Potion Bottles {free printable}

I am SOOOO excited for this project! I have wanted Halloween apothecary bottles for a couple of years but never could get around to making them. Since I decided to do my house like Hogwarts I wanted the potions from the books. I got designing and here are the results!

I found my bottles at thrift stores and in my pantry and distressed the glass to look old and spooky. If you want to learn how I distressed the glass check out this tutorial. After the bottles were ready I printed my labels on card stock and cut them out. I used a even layer of modge podge on the back of the label and stuck it onto the bottle. I continued to hold the label down for a few minutes and kept checking to make sure that the label had not bubbled up. After letting it sit for about 10 minutes I put a thin layer of modge podge over the front to make it more durable.

My kitchen finally has a potions set and it only cost me about $14 for the bottles and cork stoppers.

It was a bonus activity to go around the kitchen and mix things up to go inside of them! It was like we were really mixing potions.

Grab your own Harry Potter Potions labels here.
You can see my other Hogwarts inspired Halloween decor and free printables here

As for the rest of my house....

 If you are not a big Harry Potter fan I made this Raven print you can grab here instead!

There were so many cute Halloween Printables out there. I chose these to put up in my home:

Halloween Bunting designed by Moselle and found at Blue Cricket Design
Halloween Subway Art from It works for Bobbi
Trick or Treat bag label from the Graphics Fairy

I'm sure there will be more projects as the month goes on but I'm so happy with how things have turned out this year. Davis keeps saying how spooky our house is! In fact he even prayed, "thank you for our spooky house." :-)



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