Recycle old jars into spooky Halloween decorations with this easy DIY Potion Bottles craft! Make these DIY Potion Bottles from Old Jars using clean jars, paint and a little hot glue!
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I love decorating for Halloween and making homemade Halloween decorations too! I really love it when I can make spooky Halloween decorations from items that I already have at home or items that I can easily pick up at stores that I go to often. These DIY Potion Bottles are made using a few old pasta sauce jars and some paint that I made my husband pick up at Target.
These potion bottles are so easy to make that anyone can make them!
What you’ll need to make DIY Potion Bottles from Old Jars:
- Clean Glass Jars with lids (Pasta Jars, Jelly Jars, Baby Food Jars, any jar with a lid)
- Black Paint
- Gold Paint
- Paint Brush
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paper towel
- Small rocks (optional)
- Super glue (optional)
What kind of paint should I use?
My husband picked up this paint for me when he was at Target so this is what I used for this project. I used the satin black acrylic paint at the base code and then the metallic gold acrylic paint for the details and accent color.
You don’t seen for them to be satin or metallic but I love how they turned out with those finishes.
Steps to create DIY Potion Bottles from Old Jars:
Make sure the jars are clean and dry. Use a glue gun to write on the outside of the jar.
You would write things like:
- Witches Brew
- Dragon Tears
- Spider Legs
- Worms Wart
- Deadly Nightshade
- Bat Ears
- Lizard Tails
- Raven Claws
- Witch Hazel
Once the glue has dried, paint the entire outside of the jar black.
Let it Dry.
Use a paper towel to blot gold paint all over the jar.
Let it dry.
For the tops of the DIY Potion Bottles from Old Jars:
Use the hot glue gun or super glue and glue a small rock onto the top of the jar.
Any rock will do. I gathered a few from the back yard for this craft project.
I didn’t have much luck getting them to stay with the glue gun but they stuck very nicely once I used super glue….aka cheap nail glue that I had on hand. haha
Use the same paint steps for the rock and jar top.
Paint it black and then blot on the gold paint once the black paint has dried.
Pop the top onto the jars and you’re done.
I let mine dry over night before i handled them and started to use them as decorations.
I am using these jars inside as decorations but if you were going to use them outside, I would suggest using plastic/nonbreakable jars just so that if the wind knocks them over you don’t have a bunch of broken jars on your porch or steps.
You could fill the plastic ones with water or rocks to anchor them down.
More Halloween Crafts to make:
- DIY Dollar Store Halloween Skeleton Bird Cage
- Halloween Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial
- Easy DIY Floating Witch Hats
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DIY Potion Bottles from Old Jars
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