Halloween Potions

I am very excited to have Rose from A Rosie Sweet Home guest posting here on Practically Functional today! She has an adorable Halloween potions craft to share with you guys, so check it out!


Hi to all you Practically Functional readers. I’m so happy Jessi asked me to be a guest today! My name is Rose I am a mom of 3 kids, 2 girls and 1 boy, married to a wonderful man who works hard so I can be a stay at home mom. My blog is A Rosie Sweet Home, I share all kinds of thing from crafts with step by step tutorial, to heart felt stories. Right now during the month of October I’m hosting a blog event called Autumn Celebrations. There will be many guest bloggers sharing their crafty inspirations including Jessi with a fun Fall idea. I hope you will come check it out.

Halloween Potions {pretend}

Halloween Potions

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My kids had so much fun making these little potion bottles. I’m still not sure how I will display them for Halloween. Perhaps I’ll take and old book and cover it to say Spells and Potions and display them with the book. I know your kids will have fun making up their own potions and antidotes with this cool craft.

You need:

  • 18 gauge wire
  • Round nose pliers / wire cutter
  • Small glass bottles with cork {found mine at Hobby Lobby}
  • Beads or charms
  • paper
  • coffee or tea to stain the paper
  • a pen to write labels
  • water
  • food coloring
  • Cake shimmer dust
  • and any other things you may like to add to the bottle.

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First you will need to stain your paper. I used printer paper and rubbed coffee all over it, set it aside to dry.

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For the charm holder and handle cut a 14 inch length of wire, about 3 inches up one side of the wire, wrap the wire around the pliers 2 times to make a loop to hang the charm.

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Center the loop in the front of the bottle and wrap the long end of the wire around the neck of the bottle 2 times.

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In the back twist the two wires together one time.

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Take and bend one end of the wire down to make a loop for the handle and use the other wire to wrap around the end. Wrap the wire 4-5 times and trim off the extra then bend the handle up.

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For the charm cut a 1 ½ inch length of wire and twist one end to make a loop for the bead to rest on.

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String the bead on the wire and send the end through the loop in the bottle neck and bend the end over the loop down toward the bead.

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Now that your jars are decorated cut labels from the stained paper and write the name of the potion, then take a cotton swab and rub more coffee on the labels. This will make the ink run and they will look old.

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For the options you can add anything you like to the bottle.

Evelyn’s good luck option:

  • 3 parts water
  • 1 part cooking oil
  • 5 drops red food coloring
  • glitter and sequins

Robert’s Poison:

  • 3 parts water
  • 1 part cooking oil
  • a pinch of cake shimmer dust
  • 8 drops green food coloring

For blood and and Love potion:

  • Water
  • Cake shimmer dust
  • and lots of red food coloring

Make up your own recipe (potions) and have fun!

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Thanks for the opportunity to share with you




Aren’t those just the CUTEST! I absolutely love them. I totally want to make some of these!

Thanks so much for guest posting today Rose! And remember guys, Rose has an awesome Autumn Celebrations event going on throughout this entire month, so don’t forget to stop by and check it out! I will be sharing my favorite Fall “craft” over on her blog on Wednesday, and you don’t wanna miss it!

Have you guys already started crafting for Halloween?



I link up at these awesome parties!

Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Cathy Mini says

    12 years ago

    Suuuuuper cute!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    ~Cathy Mini~

  2. Condo Blues says

    12 years ago

    Since you made the bottles with a wire loop maybe you can hang them on a tree branch or something to display them?

  3. Stefanie W says

    12 years ago

    These look so cool!

  4. ARod says

    12 years ago

    how cute love these

  5. Leah says

    12 years ago

    These are so cute – love the glitter inside the jar & they are a great size and shape.

  6. Elizabeth @ Southern Color says

    12 years ago

    Cute idea!! Now that it’s October 1st, it’s offficially time to start decorating for Halloween 🙂

  7. rose says

    12 years ago

    Thank you for having me as a guest!

    • Jessi says

      12 years ago

      You’re welcome! Thanks for sharing such a fun and awesome project!

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