I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Potion Bottles for Halloween, Part 1!!!


It is the end of August and Fall is fast approaching!!

We have been having wonderfully cool weather here in NEPA!!!
And I am loving it!

I am so ready for Fall!!

In my last post, I shared how I embellished some Fall ornaments that I plan on using on my Living Room Autumn Tree.......
 Click HERE if you missed that post......

I decorate the Living Room for Fall but I decorate the Dining Room for Halloween!!!!!

This year, I will be passing on the Halloween village, that I have had since my sons were children, to my great nieces Cortney, Caitlin and Carly.......
I will still be setting up my Halloween Tree in the Dining Room but not on the Buffet......

I do have plans for how I am going to be decorating the buffet for Halloween and I have been busy crafting some items that I plan on using for my new Halloween display!!!!
I will be going with an Edgar Allen Poe Raven theme...........

 I have done something along these lines in the past in the Dining Room and also chose it as the theme for my table at our church's Harvest Tea a few years back......
Click HERE to see that post from 2013.........

 And now I have the whole buffet to set up a new display on!!!
I have been showing some of the things that I have been crafting.......
I will be sharing all of these items in future posts.......
  And I still am working on a few more things......
All of these will tie in nicely with this candelabra that I bought in Gabes for $2.99!!!
And this typewriter that I bought in Marshall's for $14.99!!!
 Have you noticed in Micheal's and in other stores, all the glitzy potion bottles?????

In this post and in the next one, I will be sharing the Halloween Potion Bottles that I made.........
I started out with a whole bunch of glass bottles that I have been picking up here and there.....

I then painted them black and white........
I used spray paint to make it real easy!!
I had printed out these labels last year when I decided to do this project......
I do not remember where I found them online so if you recognize these, please let me know the site so I can add a link and credit the site!!

UPdate: Thanks to Angie, over at Ambient Wares, I want to give credit to Amanda, over at Domestically Creative, for featuring these labels on a post that she did in 2015.

Click HERE to see that post and get the template for the labels!! Thanks, Amanda for posting this!!

And Thanks Angie for tracking down the post so I could give Amanda the credit!!!

I decoupaged the labels onto the bottles........
Today, I will be showing you the white bottles and a few smaller clear bottles........
You can see that I enjoyed "dabbling" a bit with these bottles......
I spray painted the lids black for contrast.........
I found that I had a few unfinished wooden knobs in our stash of household items.......
I spray painted those white to add even more contrast and glued them on to the lids........

The black rhinestone like trim that I added was bought at Michael's about a year ago ......
And I had the silver trim in my stash......
This black spider trim is something I just bought at Dollar Tree this season......
I also glued on a large clear crystal.......
I bought a pack of 20 of those crystals at Michael's last week on Clearance for $1.79.......
For these bottles, I used a pair of vintage earrings for the Bling!!!!
And the last one has a cork top.......
I also came across these clear bottles that I thought would be perfect to use the smaller labels on........
I plan on using these in other displays around the Dining Room.......
   I did have fun "dabbling" with these bottles!!!
  In my next post, I will be sharing the black potion bottles.........
So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......
  I am linking up to these parties:

Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party

Halloween Blog Hop

Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Inspired Creations Linky Party
Vintage Charm
 Grace at Home Party
The Homemaking Party
Create and Celebrate Blog Party

Home Sweet Home Friday
Friday Features Linky Party
Foodie Friday and Everything Else
 Funtastic Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Home Matters Linky Party
 What To Do Weekends
  Friday's Five Features Party 
  Flaunt It Fridays
 Sweet Inspirations Link Party
Feathered Nest Friday

 Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party
The Creative Collection Link Party
 Simple Saturdays Blog Hop
 Saturday Sparks

Snickerdoodle Sunday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
 Sundays at Home
 Silver Pennies Sunday
 Happiness is Homemade Linky Party

Inspire Me Monday
Inspiration Mondays
 Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Busy Monday
What'd You Do This Weekend?
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
Metamorphosis Monday
 Lou Lou Girl's Linky Party
Make It Pretty Monday

Show and Share Party
 Tuesdays At Our Home
Inspire Me Tuesdays
Brag About It Tuesday Linky Party
Let's Talk Vintage 

Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle into Summer Party
Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link
Moonlight and Mason Jars Link Party
 Dagmar's Home Linky Party 
Wednesday AIM Linky Party
Waste Not Wednesday

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!


  1. Oh my goodness Debbie, your potion bottles are just toooo cute! I can only imagine how they are going to look on your buffet. Thanks for letting me know where you got the spider trim, I'm going to go over to ours and see if there's any left....hugs...

  2. Hi Debbie: The potion bottles are perfect. I have not been to Michaels to look for jars, but now I will go today. Thanks for sharing your tutorial I am going to make these. I cannot wait to see how you made the other ornaments especially the potion books. Love it. Pinning.

  3. I love all your potion bottles. And I am partial to Edgar Allen Poe so I love the whole theme. I use a bit of a raven theme myself.
    :) gwingal

  4. I am with you on making potion bottles , so much fun. I love the way you did yours. Will have to check back to see more.

  5. Those are pretty cool, you found some great labels and love the way you embellished them too!

  6. Those labels are wonderful!! You are all ready for Halloween, great project :) Thanks for sharing with us

  7. Oh my word Debbie, those potion bottles are to die for ;-) They look so authentic and creepy. I can't wait to see your whole display.

  8. So creative, Debbie! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

  9. Love the potion bottles Debbie! They will make a wonderful Halloween display! Thanks so sharing them :)

  10. I absolutely love these! How creative and fun!

  11. Hi Debbie, I love your cute potion bottles. They will be perfect for Halloween!
    Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J!
    Enjoy the week.

  12. Ahh, those are the cutest bottles! I love that one with the leaning twisted neck! What in the world did that have in it? Interesting...and it's perfect for a potion bottle. Love all the embellishments! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  13. Thanx for all the great ideas. I've made some for my daughter who loves to decorate for Halloween. Last year I made some potion bottles for my dollhouse and used a wisp of Halloween spider web to look like steam coming out of some of the bottles and put a bit of glass stain or glow in the dark paint in them. And the GREEN glow in the dark spider web for some--eerie! For the dollhouse, I've got the tiny bottles with corks and love collecting the shedded cat toenails for a bottle to be titled "dragon claws." My son "got me good" one year. I opened the fridge to get the low fat milk for my morning coffee and there's the severed rubber hand holding onto the milk jug! Gave me a few more gray hairs!

    1. Kathy,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your kind words!!! I could not get in touch with you any other way so I am responding here..

  14. Debbie, this potion bottles are adorable. Love them.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.

  15. Oh!! the potion bottle.. I like them.. I got some beer bottle.. I'll make them.. XOXO

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

  16. Loving all of your Halloween Potion Bottles!! Love how you have added some extra goodies!

    Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous bottles with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

  17. Love the bling you added to the bottles! Thank you so much for linking up with Hauntingly Beautiful Decor!

  18. Thanks for sharing your Halloween decorations at our Halloween Link Party, Debbie. These bottles are such a great idea. Your looks perfect for the holiday! Pinning.

  19. Debbie,
    The potion bottles are just so creative, I will have to be printing some of my own!


I always love to read your comments and opinions!!
I will try to respond to your comment as quickly as I can either on your Blog, through an email address or here on the posts where you commented if I cannot find any other way to contact you!!
If you are a vendor and insist upon leaving a comment with a link back to a website, it will be deleted immediately as I check my comment several times a day!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...