Decorate for Halloween with these DIY Glitter Potion Bottles and a No Carve Leaf Pumpkin
For years my sister has tried to convince the twins to dress up as Fred and George Weasley for Halloween. I mean, years. So far she hasn’t been successful. Maybe someday. I have made many a Gryffindor scarf and we could easily put together the costumes. Heck, I’ve even made a Slytherin scarf. We’ve talked about Littlest being Malfoy (because he’s blonde.) Of course we always brainstorm about costumes weeks in advance and then end up throwing costumes together at the last minute. Anyone else do that? Everyone always seems to change their mind the week of Halloween.
While I don’t know what costumes we will be wearing for Halloween I can start decorating. Sticking with a wizard theme we’re going to go focus on our ‘potions class’. As a fun DIY Halloween decoration I decided to try making some glitter potion bottles with the kids.
Potion Bottles Supplies
- Assorted glass bottles
- Fine glitter
- Light corn syrup
- Mod Podge
- Printer and paper for labels
After some trial and error I figured out the best way to mix my potions and get them in the bottles. I used disposable plastic cups, poured in the corn syrup, sprinkled in the glitter, stirred, and then poured the glittery mixture into the bottles through the funnels.
I used some of the glitter colors straight from the bottles (yellow-Liquid Luck; green-Zombie Antidote; red-Love Potion). And couple I mixed two colors (dragon blood is mostly red with a little bit of yellow; Unicorn tears is mostly blue with a little purple). Truth serum is all of the glitter colors mixed together.
I printed out some potion labels, the kids helped pick the names, and then used Mod Podge to attach the labels to the glass bottles.
As part of my Halloween potion decorations I needed a bright pumpkin to match.
No Carve Leaf Pumpkin Supplies
- Foam pumpkin
- Tissue paper leaves
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
Using a foam pumpkin made it perfect for a no carve craft. We used Mod Podge and a foam brush to attach the tissue paper leaves all over our pumpkin. Then all we had to do was let it dry.
My Halloween Potion decorations are complete!