DIY Halloween Decor: Potion Bottles | Days of Chalk and Chocolate

DIY Halloween Decor: Potion Bottles

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We are hosting an outdoor Halloween open house for our neighborhood this Saturday!  It isn't anything fancy, just some donuts, cider, and some spiked hot chocolate but I still wanted it to be festive and spooky. I thought a few potion bottles leftover from some witches that partied the night before may be in order!

Using transfers I bought at the dollar store made these cheap and easy. I'll be honest, I had started making my own but when I found these I figured half my work was done. The transfers work just like those temporary tattoos we all say we will never let our kids use but always do anyway.

The bottles are a collection of empties I accumulated but to jazz them up and to make them look like old mercury glass I first sprayed the inside with mirror finish spray paint.  I let it drip and splatter, not fully covering the inside.  Once that was dry, I swirled green, purple, or black acrylic craft paint inside to create a different color effect with the mirror finish. I love how they came out!

With some old books and a plastic skull, my table decorations are done!

If you still need a Halloween treat idea, you may like my Halloween cookie decorating ideas!  No talent necessary!