Halloween Potion Bottles

I've always wanted to make some really cool old looking potion bottles to add to my Halloween decorations. When I saw these awesome bottles for sale on our local virtual garage sale website, I knew they would be perfect and I jumped at the chance.
I adore how these turned out. They add that mystical and spooky old world feel I was looking for.
Here's how the bottles started. The three big guys in the back were purchased for $10 on my local virtual garage sale website. I love their unique shapes. The other four smaller bottles were found at the dollar store.
I had just enough black spray paint left to get the job done.
Next, I went on the google machine and printed out some free potion bottle labels. I chose these ones since they were all different sizes and shapes.
I wanted these bottles to look really old, so I knew I would have to age the paper. To "age" paper, I simply add some instant coffee to some hot tap water (it doesn't have to be boiled, just hot) to a shallow casserole dish, and soak it for a minute or two. Then, I take it out of the dish, and let it dry on some wax paper.
Once dried, I just cut out the labels I wanted to use and applied them to the bottles with mod podge.
I love when a project comes together exactly as planned.
Here are the completed potion bottles displayed on my spooky Halloween mantle. Check out my blog post for more pics of this project. Happy Halloween Everyone.

Sue Purdy
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