Halloween Potion Jar DIY

One of the best things about Halloween is getting to be creative and whip up some spooky decorations. If you’re looking for a fun craft to get into the Halloween spirit, try making your own potion jars. These DIY jars are easy to make and can be customized however you like. Whether you fill them with spooky ingredients or just use them as decoration, they’re sure to add a touch of whimsy to your home. So without further ado, here is a Halloween Potion Jar DIY:

Easy Halloween Potion Jar DIY

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Halloween Potion Jar Supplies

Here are the supplies you need to make your potion jars:

    • Glass jar 
    • Hot glue gun + sticks
    • Matte spray paint (I used black but up to you)
    • Metallic or colored paint
    • paint brush

I used glass jars I had around the house already, but Goodwill or the dollar store is a great place to find some! Amazon also sells assorted jars for cheap. Here’s a link to all the supplies mentioned in case you’re missing any:

Halloween Potion Jar DIY

Step 1: Remove any labels and thoroughly clean the jars. 

Halloween Potion Ideas

Step 2: It’s hard to see what you’re doing with a clear bottle, so I recommend drawing your design or word on the bottle in sharpie to help guide you. Alternatively, you can spray paint the bottles first to help you see, but I’m impatient and wanted to start right away 😉

Potion jars for halloween

Step 3: Using a hot glue gun, “trace” your design or word on the jar. Let that cool and then add another layer.

Tip: If you mess up for any reason, use the end of your hot glue gun to melt the glue and shape with your fingers or a tool – just be careful not to burn yourself!

halloween potion with hot glue

Step 4: Spray paint the jars with matte paint. I used black, but you could do a similar effect with other colors if you want! You will likely need several coats of paint, just check to make sure all areas are covered. And don’t forget the lids (unless you’re using a cork or stopper instead)! 

halloween potion jars

Step 5: To make your design or word pop, lightly dry brush* some paint over the hot glue ONLY. I recommend using aged gold or a creepy green for Halloween potion jars.

Tip: Dry brush means there is not a lot of paint on the brush. To do this, dip your brush in your paint and then brush most of it off on a piece of paper. Then brush over your hot glue – if its too light, you can always layer more paint!

Halloween Potion jar

And voila, you’ve got some spooky Halloween potion jars! I added them to our floating kitchen shelves, but they’d also be great on a bar cart! 

Halloween Potion Jar DIY

For a full video tutorial, check out this reel on my Instagram:

Halloween Potion Jar Ideas

Not sure what design or word to put on your jars? Here are some potion ideas:

    • Poison
    • Skull and Crossbones
    • Love Potion
    • Arsenic
    • Cyanide
    • Nightshade
    • Witches Brew
    • Liquid Death
    • Any of the Harry Potter potions
    • Spider Venom
    • Snake Oil
    • Beware
    • Vampire Blood
    • Eye of Newt
    • Goblin Juice
    • Toad Stools
    • Slug Slime
    • Crow Spit
    • Bat Brains
    • Zombie Tonic
    • Dragon’s Breath

You get the idea 😉 

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