Do you want to take your Halloween decorations over the top this year? Then check out these super easy potion and specimen jars.
All you need are a few jars, some random goodies (the dollar store is great) and some clever labels.
Craft tip #1 – Cover the lids with black gaffer tape. I tried spray paint, and it didn’t work well. Then when the Harry Potter the Exhibit came through town, I took a good look at their apothecary jars, and their lids were covered by black tape too!
Craft tip #2 – Age your labels by dipping them in tea. Don’t you remember that Edison Twins did that when they were trying to fake a pirate map?
Craft tip # 3 – If you print your labels on regular paper with a laser printer, you can adhere them to the jars with milk. Really. Check it here.
Wizard’s Own Potion Ingredients
- Roc Feathers (from a feather boa)
- Distilled Tears of A Thousand Care Bears (in an old Kraft Peanut Butter jar shaped like a bear)
- Succubus Horns (dollar store devil horns)
- Fallen Angel Eyes (dollar store)
- Candied Goblin Brains (dollar store)
I wish this picture had turned out better. Well, it’s a failed experiment anyway. (Or is it? Mwahahahahah!) As you can see (or not) from the label “Human Shrinking Experiment #13. Subject: Male, aged 31. Survived : 5 minutes, 42 seconds.” It’s another great dollar store fine, a rubber skeleton, in a peanut butter jar.