Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wizard Potion Bottles with Free Printable Labels

Harry Potter always seems to have a love-hate relationship with potions class. Snape despises him and makes his life miserable, but potion brewing can create some powerful and fantastic magic. Potions class is one of my favorite parts of Harry Potter. It is like chemistry with a little extra flair. 

One of the elements for our upcoming Harry Potter party is a potions class. We will be making sand filled potion bottles and probably a gak of some kind during the class, but before we have class, we have to set the mood. A well stocked potion supply is going to be key in making potions class feel like the real thing. 

My awesome graphic designer husband made these labels for our potions classroom and they are all at the bottom of the post so you can download them for your bottles too!

You will need:

  • the printables at the end of this post
  • jars of various sizes and shapes
  • Mod Podge
  • a foam brush
  • scissors
  • things to fill your jar with (water with food coloring, glitter, toy bugs) 

Find bottles of all different sizes, I found some at the thrift store, some in the dollar spot and some online. Wash and dry them, making sure to remove any labels.

Cut out each of the potion labels and coat the back of them with Mod Podge. Place the labels to the front of a bottle and then add a layer of Mod Podge over the top to secure it to the bottle.

Fill the bottles with whatever you want! Herbs and leaves would work great in some. Half marbles or marbles look fantastic. Water with a few drops of food coloring mixed in makes a creepy and fun bottle. Black fine glitter also looks like a fantastic magical substance when in a jar.

When we set up our full potions classroom I will use black dollar store tablecloths and boxes of different sizes (under the tablecloths) to create different levels for a potions class.

I think the potion class is going to be one of the kids favorite parts or maybe the Quidditch match!

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Terri Steffes said...

So clever! I think it would be fun to rename your kitchen ingredients like vanilla and baking powder to Harry Potter like names. How fun would that be? Using your labels of course!

Charlotte TheMummyToolbox said...

These are so cute! I love anything that is frugal and can help to reuse things, they would be great Halloween decor and we have a few Harry Potter fans so they would suit us!

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

This is so fun and a great way to recycle hard and bottles. We love Harry Poter in our house!

Karen Morse said...

There are about a dozen different ideas I got from your potion idea! Changing names for things in your bathroom or wherever to make it more posh or fun! LOVE the printable lables...and mod podge is so easy to use!

Cynthia Landrie said...

I love these potion bottles! I am super impressed with your husbands skills. I have so much fun creating simple crafts like this. I can see these as being part of my Halloween decorations.

OurFamilyWorld said...

We love Harry Potter and this is such a cute idea for Halloween. The girls would love to do this, for sure.

Roxanne Ferber said...

This looks so easy! I might actually be able to handle this project! :) Thanks for the free labels!

Amanda Love said...

These bottles are spot on! I love how accurate they are and they're perfect for decor too. A lot of fans will love these printables!

Jena Proctor said...

These bottles are lovely! Harry Potter fans will love this printable!

Kristi Wheeler said...

I love this idea! As a hoarding reuser who has many glass jars like this, I can't believe I didn't think of this idea! I love the labels. I am going to make these! Thanks so much!

Stacey said...

These are so cute! Those who are Harry Potter fans would love this! I will have to share this with my friends.

Dana Vento said...

These are all looks cute and easy to make. I want to add this on my collection

Taylor Mobley said...

Those look really easy to make!!! I would love to do this for my Harry Potter themed halloween party this year! Perfect!! Thanks!

Rose Sahetapy said...

I love your idea! I think this creative idea applicable to any party. The end result is really cute, and the label designs are just pretty!

blythe32 said...

These are so clever. I love the rustic, retro feel of the bottles and labels. They are perfect for Halloween.

Heather said...

These are so fun! I love all the Harry Potter I am seeing this year - the local candy store did an entire Harry Potter treasure hunt in the next town over. So fun!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg how cute are these potion bottles!! And they look pretty easy to put together too. Perfect for Halloween!!!!