How to Make Halloween Apothecary Bottles and FREE Printable Labels

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Unleash your creativity and set the scene for a spellbinding Halloween with these apothecary bottles and free printable potion labels.

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pinterest collage for potion jars

Elevate your Halloween crafting with a bewitching project – crafting your very own potion bottles with free printable labels. These labels, featuring intricate designs such as spooky skulls, freaky ingredients, and vintage typography, will transform your bottles into captivating Halloween potion masterpieces.

This fun Halloween craft project provides a versatile and imaginative outlet, enabling you to effortlessly transform ordinary bottles into spooky apothecary jars that are perfect for spooky season. Simply attach these potion labels to any bottles, and turn any room into a wicked witch’s lair.

Halloween potion bottles on black background

How to Make Halloween Apothecary Bottles

Supplies you’ll need:

First, you will want to wash the soon-to-be potion bottles really well, remove any labels, and let them dry completely. I used a mix of old liquor bottles, bud vases, and bottles I picked up from the dollar store. Use whatever you have on hand!

overhead view of empty miscellaneous bottles

While the bottles dried, I created some spooky potion bottle labels and you can download them by subscribing below.

Subscribe below to get your free Halloween apothecary labels:

Next, print out the labels, and use double-sided tape to attach each label to the bottles. I like the double-sided tape because in my experience it comes off cleaner than using glue, but if you don’t have it, a hot glue gun or even glue stick should also work.

Halloween Apothecary jars

Fill the jars with different levels of water, and add food coloring to the apothecary bottles for effect.  I even added cornstarch to some for a cloudy, turbid effect.

Halloween potion jars on black background collage

There you have it! It’s so easy to make these Halloween apothecary bottles with free printable potion labels.

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  1. What did you use to make the smoke coming out of one of the bottles in the photo? Dry ice? If so, how did you do that and how long does it last?

  2. I subscribed to get free apothecary labels but still can’t find a place to download them….can you help? Project for my classroom!

  3. Thank you so much for the spooky labels exactly what I was looking for!! I’m trying to make a spooky house for the grandkids.

  4. I just subscribed so I could get the printable labels for my apothecary jars. It is such a CUTE idea. However, after subscribing I cannot find where to get the labels. Please help.

    Thank you, Crystle

    1. Hi Lacy, It looks like you’ve opened and clicked on the link to the subscriber library from the email that was sent yesterday, which is where the labels are. Can you please let me know what issues you are still facing?

      1. Hi! I subscribed to the newsletter, but can not find where I can download these amazing labels! Please help πŸ™‚

        1. Hi Victoria. I see that you have subscribed but you have not opened the email with the library link and password. It’s possible the email went to your Junk, Spam or Promotions folder. Please let me know if you still have trouble!

    1. Hi Donna,
      You’ll need to subscribe to the email list, in the blue box toward the middle of the post. Then you’ll be sent the link to the subscriber library where you can download the printables.

    1. Hi Brittania! You were sent an email with the instructions and it looks like you have not opened it yet. It’s possible your email went to the Junk or Promotions folder in gmail.

  5. Your labels look FANTASTIC!!
    But….. THEY must’ve updated the app bc I Can’t use any of the directions you posted.
    I don’t see themes or anything. Plz help πŸ™

    1. Hi Jessica. Sorry for the trouble, but yes PicMonkey recently (within the last month) updated their app. You have to set up an account with them now to use the new features. I explained more in the tutorial for the labels themselves. Good news is that you can still download these exact ones for FREE just by subscribing to my email list in the blue box!

  6. Amanda, these are great! Your printable labels are perfect! I don’t do lots of decorating for Halloween either, but these would look great on display at our Halloween party. Pinned.

  7. I did something similar but because my kids love to pick up and admire decorative items, I used colored glass paint on the inside of the bottles (Just roll them to evenly coat the inside at whatever height you want your liquid to end up at, and repeat as necessary until the paint is dry). Same effect, no spills to clean up. And it looks great in my ‘Mad Scientist’ display.

  8. Hey Amanda I saw these and hoped they were on the Spooktacular Party! Love them! Great printables! Stopping by to let you know you were my feature pick for the Halloween Spooktacular party! Sharing to day on social media! Have a great weekend!

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