Halloween Apothecary

A super cute and fun Halloween apothecary DIY; poison, love & flying potions, unicorn tears, fairy dust, disappearing air... anything goes! Click through for tutorial.

I am so unbelievably psyched right now (and a little ahead, but I just couldn't wait!). I've been thinking about this project for EVER and it's finally done. Isn't it just cool? Magic potions guys. MAGIC! Anyone want to fly? Fall in love? Well...you're in for a treat because today, it's all possible! Just don't drink the poison ok?

I've been collecting all sorts of different glass bottles. Ketchup bottles, essence bottles, oil dispensers, maple syrup jars, soya sauce bottles, fizzy water bottles... even alcohol bottles (that others give me because I don't drink).

With a sprinkle of Fairy Dust and a Unicorn's Tear, let me present to you my new favorite Halloween decoration, the Apothecary, magical potions included! Right now I'm using it as a table center but come Halloween, this baby's going to be next to my big cauldron full of candy.

I love Halloween. It's the only time of the year where you can get crazy creative and have no one judge you. Always wanted to be a princess? No problem. Prefer being a naughty nurse. You got it. Secretly think you're a spy? Live it out! Personally, I'd love to dress up Steampunk with a big pouffy dress.

Halloween apothecary.


Glass bottles
Food dye
...and anything else you'd like to put in your bottles

Materials for Halloween apothecary.
Food dye, glitters, jewels and dried flowers; materials for Halloween apothecary.
Glass bottle collection for Halloween apothecary.


Baker's twine

Scissors, tape, paper, tags, pen and string; tools for Halloween apothecary.


1. The first thing you want to do is fill your bottles and jars. I filled mine with beads, dried flowers, glitter and of course, colored water. I left some empty as well, just for decor.

2. Next you want to identify your bottles. You wouldn't want to confuse the Poison with the Love Potion! I used tags for some, and for others I used props.

3. Decorate!! For the poison I added a skull on top of the jar. I got a whole bunch at the dollar store for a buck. I added a simple tag with pretty lettering for the fairy dust. Glitter!! Don't you just love glitter? And for the the flying potion I added some wings!

Add colored water, glitter, jewels and dried flowers to bottles.
Make labels and props to decorate the bottles.
Add plastic skull to poison bottle: death imminent!
Add a tag and string to the fairy dust bottle; it's magical!
Add some wings to the flying potion! Flying?!?!
A super cute and fun Halloween apothecary DIY; poison, love & flying potions, unicorn tears, fairy dust, disappearing air! Click through for tutorial.

So there you have it. A super cute and fun Apothecary! This Halloween DIY is super easy so even kids could jump in and decorate a few bottles. You could use a few plastic ones if you're concerned they might break them. You could even paint them. Be creative! :)

What kind of decor will you be making this Halloween?