Oh! Hello, Halfoween!
How in devil’s teeth did we get to the end of April, already?
Not that I’m complaining… I’m really enjoying being warm! But it seems like five minutes since the amazing media fest that was Halloween 2020 (I still can’t quite believe THAT happened!) and now, we’re less than a week away from being halfway to Halloween 2021 (hence Halfoween!)
And so, with Walpurgisnacht (AKA 2nd Halloween) fast approaching, what better way to celebrate Witch’s Night than with some luscious, new potion bottles for your witch’s apothecary?
Making your own potion bottles is incredibly easy and if, like me, you seem to have an endless supply of suitable candidates, I highly recommend upcycling your glass bottles. There are so many shapes to choose from – sauce bottles, charity shop finds, bath oils, even medicine bottles. Although it has to be said, the majority of mine start life as booze bottles.
Don’t judge. It’s been a tough year!
But I recently discovered a new, (non-alcoholic) supply of glass for my potion bottle creations.
Good old Aldi and your budget-friendly, lidded candles! Not only do they smell delish and have brilliant burning time, these heavyweight jars make excellent potion bottles for the witch’s apothecary!
We burn these candles every night and they seem to last forever! Also, you know how some candle jars leave tons of wax behind?
See what I mean? Excellent value for money!
And when they’re spent, I sprinkle ‘em with Witch at OneandSeventy magic, add a unique label designed by Yours Truly, and turn these humble candle jars into year-round, spookalicious shelf accessories.
My previous potion bottles were so popular, they sold out before I could say Christmas. So, I’m bringing back a few firm favourites like Belladonna, Hemlock, and Poison Ivy.
I’ve also got more Evil Eye and Skeleton Hands on the painting table but for Halfoween, I’ve designed a couple of brand new potion bottle labels.
Lurking on every witch’s bathroom shelf is a jar of Face Cream. But this Toxic and Deadly curious creation isn’t your average beauty product.
Consider it more of a face peel…for your enemies!
Each jar has a unique label to the front and back…
…just in case you forget during your beauty regime and reach for the wrong side!
Then there’s “Unguentum Sabbati”.
No witch worth her salt would be without a jar of Witch’s Flying Ointment, to help keep her flying high in the Halloween skies.
This particular bottle is a one-off and I had fun making it a Gothic, double sided number, but I’ve also adapted the label to fit the lidded jars. This beaut is already for sale, but… well, I have to wait for the candles to burn down before I can make the jars!
Want to be the first to know when the Flying Ointment jars are listed? Pop over and favourite my shop to keep updated!
Talking of firsts, I’ve given my blog subscribers the opportunity to buy these limited edition, Toxic and Deadly Face Cream jars before they go live. So, if you want to stay ahead of the curve for next time, you know what to do!
Naturally, I would love for you to head straight to Etsy and treat your apothecary collection to one or two of my curious creations. However, I know pennies are tight right now so if you prefer to make a curious creation for your apothecary shelf, take a moment to drop by this post where you’ll find a set of FREE labels waiting for you.
It’s been five years since I made this collection, but the majority of the bottles in that post are still going strong – even after a house move.
That was an interesting conversation with the removal guys.
These days, you’ll find them on year-round display in The School House living room in my bargain-bucket, charity find of a corner unit! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll be very familiar with this deliciously dark corner.
I hope you have a wonderful end to April and enjoy celebrating Walpurgisnacht (Witch’s Night) on the 30th. Because we Halloween witches can never have too many Halloweens!
Happy Halfoween, witches.
A hui hou,