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How to Make Halloween Potions

How to Make Halloween Potions

Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and caldron bubble!” This rhyme can only mean one thing – it’s time to mix up something gruesome! Halloween potions make fantastic eye-catching decorations, perfect for scary soirees that need the added spook-factor. So it’s time to channel your inner witch and get potion-making to really cause a stir this Halloween.


  • Old Empty Glass Jars (spice jars, wine bottle, jam jars)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Food Colouring in Various Colours
  • Moss
  • White Mesh
  • Fake Eyeballs
  • Plastic Spiders

METHOD: Homemade Halloween Potions

  1. Get together some old jars you’d like to use. It’s best to have a mixture of different jar type so each potion looks unique – but don’t worry if you only have a few of the same.
  2. Paint over your jars with glue and leave them to dry overnight – this will give your jars an antique-looking finish.
  3. When the glue’s dry, print out potion labels or write your own and stick them on the jars. Alternatively, you can add a dusting of powder for an un-touched effect.
  4. Fill jugs with water and a selection of food colouring, and then pour into the prepared jars.
  5. Take a few plastic spiders or eyeballs and put them into the liquid in the jars.
  6. For some jars, tear up pieces of moss and place them inside or stick to the side of the jars.
  7. Pull apart mesh or fake cobwebs and place them around the jars for a spooky display table!
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