Quick & Easy Apothecary Bottles

Anybody else out there sewing Halloween costumes on Halloween day?!!!! I know, I know, Halloween comes at the same time every year, but when you have indecisive kids this may sometimes happen.

Other than not having costumes ready, We were ready for the onslaught of trick or treaters, minions & Elsa’s. That is until I stepped onto our front porch to sweep it off and discovered that the recent rain had drained the color from my potion bottles! Oh the horror!


Definitely not as pretty as they once were….not that pretty is really something a person is striving for at Halloween.

Quick fix though and quick tutorial to go with! It only took me 15 minutes or so to complete these, but the bottles were already painted. If you are starting from scratch allow time for a couple of good coats of spray paint on your bottles.



The water lifted the glue a bit so I was able to peel the existing labels right off. I gave the bottles a quick spray with Krylon dualbond spray paint in a Matte finish and then set them out in the sun for a quick dry.

A quick search for potion labels on Pinterest will give you HUGE results. I found these labels over at Brooklyn Limestone and loved their vintage-y vibe. A quick download and print off and we were good to go.



Using regular scissors I cut out the labels I wanted to use and got out my mod podge. I applied the mod podge to the back of the label and then centered it on the bottle. Making sure it was firmly in place I put another layer of mod podge overtop to help protect it a bit.

It’s really that simple.

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So, if you’re feeling up for a quick craft this is the one for you! Now time to finish those costumes!

Happy Halloween!

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