Hey Potter Fans! 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. But this year, since I decided to decorate my house like Hogwarts for Halloween, I wanted the potions from the books – so today I have a set of Harry Potter Printable Potion Bottle Labels for you!
GETTING THE BOTTLES
I got my bottles at Hobby Lobby and they we’re 50% off! However you can easily find these bottles at thrift stores and in your pantry. Then you can order a cork set, that comes with a variety of sizes, off Amazon for pretty affordable.
AGING THE BOTTLES
A major part of making the potion set look cool is making sure you distress the glass to get the old and spooky look. If you want to learn how I distressed the glass check out my post with the tutorial for aging glass jars!
APPLYING THE LABELS
After the bottles were ready, I printed my labels on cardstock and cut them out. I then distressed the edges of the labels using distress ink. I used an 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. I filled them with whatever I had laying around the house – hair gel, vinegar, colored water. Get creative!
There are 12 labels in total for you to choose from:
- Skele-Gro Bone Regenerator
- Original Wartcap Powder
- Undiluted Bubotuber Pus
- Draught of Living Death
- Felix Felicis
- Flesh Eating Slug Repellent
- Pepperup Potion
- Wolfsbane Potion
- Essence of Dittany
My kitchen finally has a potions set and it only cost me about $25 for the bottles! Here are a few of my favorite!
Make it a bonus activity by going around the kitchen and letting the kids mix different things up to go inside of them! It will be like they’re really mixing potions!
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