While I was out shopping the other day, trying desperately to get excited about the change of seasons (I’m almost there!) I ran across a very cute idea, a bottle of Witch’s Potion. I thought to myself, “how cute and pretty easy too, I’m going to do that.” So here it is, complete with instructions of how to make your own and a free printable of the bottle labels so that you can quickly and easily make your own Halloween decorations. Here is what I did.
First I raided my recycling bin looking for glass bottles and jars in varying sizes.
Next, I left the bottles soaking overnight in hot soapy water (the lazy way to clean). In the morning I scrubbed off what was left of the labels, rinsed the bottles and left them to dry toughly.
Now for the black paint, I used a can of black spray paint that I had on hand nothing fancy, it was the least expensive one that they carried at my local Home Depot. It took about three very light coats of paint, I always have a hard time following the directions and using numerous light coats of paint but this is one time where it really helps and the coats dried pretty quickly. I sprayed the lids too. Follow the manufactures instructions including using in a well ventilated area.
Then I had some fun designing some spooky Halloween Labels, you can download them here.
Cut out the labels to the desired size and shape, scale the picture up or down if needed.
Using mod podge or Elmer’s glue, attach the label to the bottle. I watered my glue down about 1 part glue to 1 part water and used a paint brush to apply a thin coat of glue onto the back of the cut out label and pressed it on to the bottle, then I smoothed out the label with a clean cloth and checked to make sure the label was still in the correct position while it is was wet enough to adjust.
That’s it- All done, How easy was that? I added a couple of squeaky rats that I picked up at the dollar store to finish off the Spooky scene.
Check back later, I have a few more spook-tacular ideas that I’m working on that might be just what you are looking for to decorate your apartment for Halloween!