These Harry Potter Potions make the perfect decoration for any Harry Potter party or Halloween decoration. Print these Free Printable Harry Potter Potion Bottle Labels and follow the instructions below to create your own HP Potion collection!
Hey Potter Fans! I am SOOOO excited for this project! I have wanted Halloween apothecary bottles for a couple of years, but never got around to making them. But this year, I am decorating my house like Hogwarts for Halloween, so I wanted the potions from the books! Today I have a FREE set of Harry Potter Printable Potion Bottle Labels for you!
*This post was originally published in 2011 and has been updated!
Here’s a fun preview of this project!
WHERE CAN I BUY POTION BOTTLES?
I got my bottles at Hobby Lobby and they were 50% off! However you can easily find these bottles at thrift stores and in your pantry. Really any cool shaped glass bottles work! Then you can order a cork set, that comes with a variety of sizes, off Amazon for pretty affordable.
I also really like these bottles off Amazon:
HOW DO I AGE POTION BOTTLES TO LOOK OLD?
A major part of making your Harry Potter Potion Bottles 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 this tutorial for aging glass jars! I give you 3 different techniques that are super simple!
HOW TO APPLY PRINTED LABELS TO GLASS JARS?
After the bottles were ready, I printed my labels on cardstock and cut them out using scissors. Next distress the edges of the labels using distress ink. I then used an even layer of modge podge on the back of the label and pushed it onto the front of bottle. Continue to hold the label down for a few minutes and kept checking to make sure that the label had not bubbled up. If a bubble formed I just gently pressed it out with my fingers. After letting it sit for about 10 minutes I put a thin layer of modge podge over the front of the label to make it more durable. Don’t worry if you get a little modge podge on the bottle around the label – it dries clear!
WHAT CAN I FILL POTION BOTTLES WITH?
I filled them with whatever I had laying around the house. You’d be surprised what items look cool:
- Hair Gel
- Colored water
- Water Beads
- Spider Webs
HARRY POTTER POTIONS
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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