In the spirit of Halloween, my daughters and I recently crafted our own spooky apothecary bottles to store various handmade lotions and potions. It was a very fun, easy and inexpensive project. Here is how we did it...
|This fella lost his head over the Swamp Fog!|
Each bottle got a good hot soak in the sink followed by a scrub with a copper dish scrubber until they were crystal clear. Note: If you have any stubborn old label adhesive on the glass, I find that coating it with olive oil for 10-15 minutes before soaking and scrubbing works great.
Second, we searched the Internet for fun "potion" labels and downloaded some amazing labels on flickr, posted by Love Manor. They have a selection of outstanding old world designs with a very tongue-in-cheek spooky flair.
|We could all use a little Life Renewal!|
We temporarily set our bottles out in the parlor for a final viewing, but next week they will be in our powder room gruesomely holding bath salts (Graveyard Dust), cotton balls (Swamp Fog) and body wash (Life Renewal Potion)!
Check out other spooky ideas for crafting apothecary bottles on the Iron Oak Farm blog.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!