Decorate Halloween Potion Bottles With Paint

15 Minutes
When I decorate for Halloween, I stick to fun. I'm a big scaredy-cat, so anything creepy is not happening at my house. These painted potion bottles were the perfect way to add a bit of Halloween to my house, and as an added bonus prove to my husband that I did need to save all those cool bottles after all!
Upcycled potion bottles for Halloween
With just a wave of your magic spray can and a little embellishment Hocus Pocus, you can make potion bottles in under 15 minutes.
Bottles and containers used to make potions
I started with a variety of glass and plastic bottles I have collected and saved. I then sprayed all the bottles and pieces with 2 coats of Matte Black spray paint. (I used 2–1 Paint & Primer by Krylon.) It works well for both glass and plastic.
Spray paint bottles with Matte Black.
While the paint was drying, I made my silver “buckles” inspired by witch shoes using premade chipboard squares. You could also cut or punch your own if you don’t have premade ones handy. A Silver Leafing Pen (also from Krylon) gave the chipboard squares their metallic look.
Add silver leaf to create sparkly buckles.
Once the bottles were dry, I glued on the buckle embellishments and wrote "No. 9" directly on the painted bottle with the leafing pen. I also wired up some spare pieces to create a "charm" for one of the bottles. You can see how I made the charm and get some tips on where to find fun bottles on the full blog post.
Painted Halloween upcycled potion bottles.
That’s it! Non-scary, Magical Halloween Potions in minutes!

Carla Schauer Designs
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