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DIY Magic Spellcasting Cauldron

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This magic spellcasting cauldron is easy to make, and it’s sure to delight all who see it, especially the little witches and wizards!

The problem with witches is that they’re always comparing what they have to what all the other witches have.

As a witch husband, all I hear from August to November is how Hagatha the Horrible has a new broom that runs on frog legs and unicorn farts or how Gertrude the Green is using a new wart cream (in case you were wondering, a witch’s wart cream is for growing bigger warts, not for removing them!)

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Three solid months of pointing out that Murgatroyd the Malevolent is wearing shoes that are 10% pointier than last year’s model or that Brunhilda Bramblepuss has a new pig iron cauldron that boils twice as fast and produces three times the rust.

So when I heard that the Witch’s Home Depot, aka Grandin Road, was carrying a new line of spellcasting cauldrons complete with floating potion bottles, I knew I had to get one for my shrimp witch wife.

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There was just one problem.

I didn’t sell my quota of batwings and salamander tails last month, so I didn’t have 179 clams to blow on a spellcasting cauldron!

Well, where there’s a witch, there’s a wife, and where there’s a wife there’s a way, so I decided to make my witch her very own magic spellcasting cauldron complete with not one, but two floating potion bottles!

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Those other witches can suck a deviled egg. My babes is getting the best, and now you witches can have it too!

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DIY Magic cauldron VIDEO Tutorial

Watch our short and fun video below for an overview of our xxx before you read the detailed step-by-step tutorial.

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DIY Magic spellcasting cauldron Tutorial

Step 1 – Bend the tubes

I stuck a tube into one of the bottles and marked with a pencil where it exited the bottle. This is where I wanted the bend to be.

man marking a plastic pipe with pencil

I then heated the tube with a heat gun (actually, Handan did this for me – this step is easier with two people) while gently creating an arc by bending it over a glass cylinder vase.

man bending acrylic pipe
man bending acrylic pipe
man bending acrylic pipe

Step 2 – Secure the tubes in foam

I poked two holes in the block of foam with a spare acrylic tube.

man poking a hole in foam
man holding foam with two holes

I secured the tubes in the holes with hot glue.

man gluing acrylic tubes into a block of foam
man gluing acrylic tubes into a block of foam

You can see in the picture below that I made one side shorter than the other. I did this by breaking off about an inch from the bottom of tube on the right. Careful though – acrylic tends to break a bit like glass into sharp shards.

man gluing acrylic tubes into a block of foam

Step 3 – Create the liquid effect

I used purple glitter and gold glitter glue sticks for the potion liquids.

man covering an acrylic tube with glittery hot glue
man covering an acrylic tube with glittery hot glue

There were times when the glue wasn’t hot enough to flow, so I used the heat gun here and there to keep things melted and moving.

man covering an acrylic tube with glittery hot glue

After the purple came the gold.

man covering an acrylic tube with glittery hot glue

Next I added pieces of a round foam disk to the four sides (this is optional) and then I made pools of purple and gold around the top of the foam base.

man making a magic spellcasting cauldron

This isn’t strictly necessary, as that area will be covered by lights and ornaments, but like I said – I was making my babes the best, and that meant going the extra squeeze.

Step 4 – Add lights to the tubes

I measured a length of fairy lights the same length as the acrylic tube, and then I bent the wire back over itself several times. I made sure to space the lights, so they didn’t clump up.

man wrapping fairy lights

Then I stuck that group of lights up the tube starting from the bottom of the base.

man making a magic cauldron

I used a pencil to push the lights all the way to the end.

man making a magic cauldron

Step 5 – Add the base to the cauldron

When the glue had hardened, I hot glued the base onto the bottom of the cauldron.

man making a magic spellcasting cauldron
man making a magic spellcasting cauldron

Step 6 – Lay the lights

I randomly distributed the remainder of the strand all around the cauldron.

man putting fairy lights in a cauldron

Step 7 – Add the ornaments

I then hot glued an assortment of 1 1/2″ and 2″ iridescent ornaments on top of the lights and in some places spilling over the lip of the cauldron. Crystal clear hot glue sticks are best for this job.

man gluing ornaments to a cauldron
man gluing ornaments to a cauldron

Witches be trippin’ over these iridescent bubbles!

man gluing ornaments to a cauldron

Step 8 – Add the bottles

To one bottle I added a strand of purple mesh tubing.

man adding purple mesh to a bottle
man adding purple mesh to a bottle

I then inserted the purple tube into the bottle.

man making a magic cauldron

I partially filled the other bottle with orange/gold glitter balls.

man making  a potion cauldron

Then I stuck the gold tube into the bottle.

man making a magic potion cauldron

And with that, my little witchy wife’s magic spellcasting cauldron was finished. Let’s have a look!

DIY Magic Spellcasting Cauldron by TheNavagePatch.com
DIY Magic Spellcasting Cauldron by TheNavagePatch.com

There appears to be something in the mirror…

DIY Magic Spellcasting Cauldron by TheNavagePatch.com
DIY Magic Spellcasting Cauldron by TheNavagePatch.com

The shrimp sure loves her new cauldron, and she’s been practicing all sorts of spells to get ready for The Big Night!

DIY Magic Spellcasting Cauldron by TheNavagePatch.com
DIY Magic Spellcasting Cauldron by TheNavagePatch.com




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14 Comments

  1. You make the most fab-boo-lous Halloween creations! Every year I look forward to seeing what you will be treating us to 🙂

  2. I love this! How/where is the battery pack attached/stored/hidden for this? I think this would look awesome as part of my table centerpiece but don’t want the battery pack on display.

  3. Grandin Road have reduced theirs to $125.30 now. G’wan – treat Handan to one of these as well

  4. You guys make the coolest Halloween decorations. My favorite is still that skull and lava wreath with the fresh from the depths of hell vibe. My neighborhood seems to like the fun, non-spooky decorations on their houses (blow up witches and cute dancing ghosts . I say bring back the creepy, scary stuff from my youth. Now that’s Halloween.

    1. Thank you, Laurie! Yeah, that one was a real revelation. This year we’ve toned it down a bit for the neighborhood kids (but not all the way down to blow-up decor level). I recently met the 4-year-old granddaughter of one of our neighbors who asked about some of the stuff we were displaying last year. She came by on Halloween at the age of 3 and still remembered a year later!