Halloween doesn’t have to be creepy. In fact, I like a little chic with my celebrations. And what better than some white potion bottles to get the party started?
It just so happens that a Love Potion is also a timely reminder of our special wedding anniversary. Was it really only a week ago we were in Mexico?! Life sure has a habit of bringing you crashing back down to earth with a thud.
I even spot ’em when it’s not Halloween (quelle surprise!) Like in May. At my favourite shop in Scarborough, where white Nemesis alchemist bottles like this and this have been haunting me for years. So I thought it was about time I exorcised those ghosts.
Did I order some?
Did I heck.
I made my own!
Like any respectable witch, I have a stash of empty bottles with which to store herbs and potions and of course, to make more decorations for the Halloween Open House. Some of said bottles *may* have held whisky, but they’re not ALL mine!
Making white potion bottles
Before you recycle bottles for your creepy or chic crafts, you’ll need to clean them. Having trouble with those pesky labels? You’ll find a free Suzy Instructable for preparing bottles in my Subscriber-only Resource Library.
To create these white potion bottles, I spray-painted a couple of empty whisky bottles with a coat of Wilko Primer and Valspar’s Multi-Surface Spray Paint in Satin white.
Because that’s what I had to hand.
Is primer strictly necessary? I don’t know. But being a glossy surface, I figured it was wise to give the top-coat something to grab hold of.
As they were drying, I designed and cut the labels on the Cricut.
To be honest, I could’ve made life much easier for myself and printed out a couple of paper labels like my other potion bottles, but where’s the fun in that? I also wanted to see what the effect of black vinyl would be against the white and I like it!
Although weeding can be a bit of a bitch.
The Witch’s Aperitif came first. I loved it so much, I made the Love Potion. It had nothing whatsoever to do with being a skinflint crafter who doesn’t like wastage and needing to use up the middle part of the first label.
Nothing. At. All.
For the stoppers, I used a couple of fancy doorknobs, then added a couple of charms from my stash, tied on with black ribbon. Actually, the cat is an earring I found in a charity shop, but let’s not split hairs.
Halloween bottles are really easy to knock up and I reckon these white potion bottles make for something a little less goth and little more glam.
Love potions are also versatile and can be used for other seasonal decorations, like Valentine’s Day (which shall henceforth be known as Valloween.)
If you fancy some potion bottles of your own, now is the time to get making for Halloween, while the days are long and mild and the spray paint dries quickly.
A hui hou,