Friday, September 2, 2011

Halloween Potion Collection

Halloween is coming fast and it's my favorite time of the year here in Minnesota.  The leaves turn beautiful shades of fall and the air is crisp.  I love jeans and sweatshirt weather!

Last year I created an entire display of potions and wanted to share early enough in case you want to give it a try this year! 
I started with a trip to my mom's basement for miscellaneous bottles and jars (she's a pack rat).  
Goodwill and garage sales contributed a few bottles to the collection as well.
I dipped each container in soy wax that was slightly tinted yellow/orange.  I imagine paraffin would work as well but I didn't have any on hand and it may have been too opaque. 
Next, I spray painted any of the lids that looked too shiny and new.  Then I burned around the edges of my labels and glued them on.  Many of the labels I simply created on the computer using super cool fonts, but some came from a scan of web images.  Some people are generous enough to share some.  
I tossed in the little battery powered candle tea lights to make them glow from within.

They all looked awesome sitting together on a shelf all light up.  
My son delighted in turning all the tea lights on and off inside all of them.


  1. VERY cool looking! I never seen any with the wax coating. Gives it that eerie glow! Love them! Seen your link at While He was Napping.

  2. Super fantastic! Thanks for sharing, I found you at While He Was Napping.