Halloween Apothecary Jars and Free Printable Labels
Our best Halloween display has to be our creepy apothecary cabinet, filled with all sorts of nasty potions and powders and spells. We’ll show you how to make your own spooky display of Halloween apothecary jars, and we have tons of high-quality free printable labels for you, too!
The time has come. The wait is over! After months of gathering and weeks of work, we’ve finally finished another batch of Halloween apothecary jars & potion bottle labels for our Toad & Broomstick Apothecary Shop display!
Our humble little spice shop has grown since last year, so we had to extend the display space a wee bit. Looks good, doesn’t it?
Just like last year, this was quite a bit of work, but I have to say, it was worth it! And just like last year, we’re sharing all of these potion bottle labels with you, free for your personal use! Do you remember last year’s free jar label printables? [Click here to see last year’s free printable jar labels.] Well, this year we’ve added 55+ new jar labels for over 40 gross and creepy potion bottle ingredients, and we’re offering them in two different sizes 😀
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Ok, let’s get back to the Halloween apothecary jars and potion bottle labels!
Now, if you’re ready for a long and difficult journey through swamps and mountains and forests as we gather our roots and herbs for our potions and poisons, then let’s begin…
[okay okay, what she’s really warning you about is a long and difficult journey with her non-stop babbling. Yeesh, woman! Put a cork in it and get to the labels, already! They’re not here to listen to your yammering – they’re here for the POTION BOTTLE LABELS! So get to it! -Greg]
*Sigh* My babes can be such a jerk, but still, I love him so much! And he’s right…you’re here for the labels…
[And my pictures! Don’t forget my photographs, woman! – Greg]
Yes, and you’re here also for the awesome pics my babes took 😉
Oh, and one last thing before we start: if you remember, in last year’s Apothecary Jars post, I talked about the prep work for the jars, bottles and lids. I also talked about how I made my potion bottle labels look torn and aged. So if you need a refresher on how to do that prep work, you can always refer back to that post for the info, as I won’t be covering it again.
Ok, enough of my yapping! Let’s get familiar with our new jar fillers, shall we?
As you can see, I again used all kinds of jar fillers: some from Amazon.com, some from Dollar Store but mostly from our backyard. A little hint here: I try only to use fillers that wouldn’t spoil over time, so I can use the same jars year after year.
Mini Truffula Trees Apothecary Jar
Greg named this jar, and it has to be my favorite one of all! I mean, who else can combine Dr Seuss with Halloween, right? Hahahaha 😀 Well, I bet you know, after seeing this, you should expect to see anything here at The Navage Patch. LOL. Anyway…back to the subject: can you guess what they are? Come on – give it a try. Maybe this close-up picture will help.
Could you guess? They are dried clematis flowers! No kidding! Do you see the swirly things in the picture below? Those are what used to be clematis flowers in full bloom. But after the flowers drop their petals, the vines are left with these swirly things.
This year I picked a bunch and tried drying them – you know, just to see what they would look like. And apparently they make the best mini Truffula trees!
Now if you don’t have clematis in your backyard, you can always use pompoms instead. Just hot glue a little stick to handmade or store-bought pompoms, and there you have your own fully grown mini Truffula trees in minutes. 😉
Goblin Gallstone Apothecary Jar
The Halloween apothecary jar that looks like Lawrence of Arabia holds the Goblin Gallstones. For this one, I used glittered hot glue sticks. I have to say these glittered hot glue sticks are very handy. If you remember, I used the red ones in my Floating Potion Bottle project, and now the green ones turned into Goblin Gallstones.
To create the goblin gallstones, I simply squeezed some hot glue on a metal sheet. If you don’t have a metal sheet, any stone surface or glass surface would also work. Once the hot glue dried hard, I picked each piece and cleared them of the hot glue strings.
Fairy Scat Halloween Apothecary Jar
Did you know that these glittered hot glue sticks also make great Fairy Scat? Hahaha – no kidding! And having a quick/careless hand is a plus, as you get more realistic shapes. LOL.
After filling the bottle with these fairy poops, I cut a small piece from a hot-pink boa and hot glued it on the bottle cap. You know – just to give the whole thing a bit more of a sparkly ‘fairy’ feel 😉
Octopus Head Apothecary Jar
I used Dollar Store decorative bowl fillers for this one. I think they have the perfect shape for an octopus head, don’t you think?
If you don’t have similar bowl fillers, balloons can make a great substitute.
Scarecrow Hair Halloween Apothecary Jar
“It looks even worse in the morning!” As this pretty much sums up my mornings, I was really tempted to use my own hair for this. But the problem is, I have curly hair. So I had to make do with adding raffia into this jar. 😉
But really, anything from shredded paper to dried grass clippings will make a great filler for this jar.
Click on ‘Next’ to see more Halloween apothecary jar filler ideas and go to ‘Page 3’ to download the free printable potion bottle labels.
as usual y’all outdid yourselves. i tried but failed to pick out a favorite, they are all just too cool to choose xx
Thank you so much, Chris! I am so glad you liked them all. This was the last of Halloween posts for this Halloween, hence I wanted it to be as good as last year’s post. 🙂
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these labels and all the imaginative props you create! And yes, I’m still extremely envious of you two creative geniuses!
Thank you so much, Karen! I am so happy that you liked the labels 🙂
OK, so I had to print out your gorgeous pics to hang in my “studio” as inspiration and for reference… I am so awestruck by your creativity and imagination! Happy Halloween, indeed!!!
Your wonderful comment indeed made my day, Sharon! 😀
thank you! these are awesome!
I thank you for your lovely comment, Katina! 🙂
Absolutely love love these!!! Found last yrs first, and couldn’t believe it when I saw you were even including the labels!! Now, to get the “recycled” ink cartridges I got, to actually work… Sigh, lol!!! Thanks so much for the labels and all your awesome ideas!!!
Oh you are so very welcome! I am so happy that you liked the labels:-D LOL – I do the same way with our printer. When there is a will, then there is a way to save money in all things we do, right? 😉
Amazing! I’ll be making some up!
Thank you so much, Derry! 🙂
Super creative and totally awesome!!! Your display is amazing!
Thank you so much, Barb! 🙂
Don’t know where you got all your stuff from, but I love what you created.
Thank you so much for the printables and your great pictures. My daughter loves to decorate for Halloween and I have made poison/potion bottles for her for the past two years. My mermaid tears are tear-shaped plastic shapes to be glued on for card making in a bottle. My vapors are Halloween spider web with a nylon monofilament running up it to keep it aloft in a narrow necked bottle; the glow-in-the-dark green is my favorite! Another has the “mist” escaping around the cork in the bottle! One of my faves is 2 of the little skellies chained together inside a thrifted square decanter! I have covered the sticky glue of a pretty bottle with black lace, then added a label. I am gonna be on the lookout for more containers for next year as well as Halloween markdowns!
Thank you for sharing your jar labels as well as all the pictures. I just wished that I saw this post early in the year. I just love all the detail that you put into your display. I am doing a witches themed trunk and treat this year and I will be using some of your labels for my jars. If I do another themed trunk where skeleton fairy is appropriate, I will borrow your idea from this post. (I would use it this year but it is too late to find any fairies.)
Had a Halloween party for our kids and their families on Saturday. We provided twelve mystery “touch if you dare” containers, Pickled Goblin Eyes (peeled grapes) , Heart of Vampire Bat (small garden pepper shriveled in microwave), Liars Tongues (banana slices cut lengthwise), Witches Warts ( butterscotch chips), Dead Man’s Fat (play dough) etc. All of the grandchildren were so deliciously scared! I wish I had discovered your wonderful Blog earlier!! Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL labels and filling ideas!! Already planning next years event!!
Oh that’s awesome, Jackie! I am so glad you liked these free printable jar labels. I hope you also checked last year’s Apothecary Jars post, because that one also has free printable labels which I think you’ll love. 🙂
Here is the link if you didn’t see last year’s post: https://www.thenavagepatch.com/halloween-apothecary-jars/
Hello Handan. I contacted you via Pinterest because your apothecary cabinet inspired me to create one of my own this year & I really want to show you some of my photos but could not figure out how to do it via Pinterest. You suggested I join your blog & share that way…but how? I’ve been looking all over your blog–pretty impressive by the way–but can’t figure out how to upload my photos. What am I missing here?
Victoria from Phoenixville PA
Hi Victoria, I think I meant join our facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/309094942882821/) but doesn’t matter. If you can you send the pictures to email@example.com email address that will be perfect, as I’d love to see them. 🙂
I subscribed immediately after i saw the cemetery soil! 😀
Your website is amazing, thanks for sharing all of these ideas.
Hahaha – I love that one too! 🙂 I hope you also checked the first post in these series, as that also has some amazing jar filler ideas and jar labels. In case you didn’t, here is the link for that one:
Starting my very own apothecary for this year’s Halloween. Can’t wait.
Do you have any suggestions on how to change the name on the label? I love your printables, but I didn’t name my “shop” the same thing.
Hi Sara, without having the original photoshop files (which we are not sharing as it’s our copyrighted work), there is no easy way of changing the shop names. But perhaps you can cut that part out when gluing the labels on your jars and bottles. Good luck on your project! 🙂
Every single element of this is amazing! My mind is overwhelmed by the potential, I cant wait to get started! Thank you thank you times a million, this is awesome!
Oh I’m so glad you liked my apothecary jar collection, Noah! I’m sure yours will turn out even better 🙂 Please don’t forget to send us a photo or two once you complete your apothecary jars, so we can feature it on our Facebook page, ok?
I am so excited to use these for our 1st Halloween party! Thank you so much, they are GREAT, as are the ideas for bottle contents 🙂
Thank you so much, Jac! I’m so glad you like them 🙂
I love ALL of them!! We are making a small selection, fingers crossed they turn out well! What did you use for snake skin?
I joined and it tells me there are to many redirects. How do I get in?
Hi Tauna, no worries – “too many redirects” error seem to happen every now and then, hence we gave the solution for it on our Printables F.A.Q page. Please go to our Printables F.A.Q page (on the right hand side of the main menu or just click here: https://www.thenavagepatch.com/printables-faq/) to see the solution.
I have done everything I am suppose to and still cannot figure out how to print the labels. Please make website more user friendly. I shouldn’t be irritated over some labels. This simple task has taken over 30 mins and I still don’t have what I need.
Hi Melissa, you’re right – you shouldn’t be irritated over some free labels. It’s not like you paid for something that wasn’t delivered. Also please note that our website is one of the most user friendly websites out there – so much so that we actually answer question / comments/ requests that we receive as soon as humanly possible – just like now!
That said, you are telling me “I can’t figure out how to print the labels” and I’m afraid I can’t help with that, as that would be an issue between your printer and your computer. However, if you were trying to say “I can’t figure out how to download the labels,” that I can help with.
Please click on the “Printables F.A.Q” page (it’s on the right hand side of the main menu on the top this page – very easy to find and accessible to everyone!) Once you’re on that page, scroll down till where it says “Ok – I’m in the VIP Patch. What happens next? How do I get those awesome freebies?” and depending on what you’re using (computer or mobile phone) click on the link (orange text) to get the help file.
The steps in that file will show you how to download the printables. Also, if you run into any other possible problems with our free printables, you’re most likely to find the solutions in our “Printables F.A.Q” page. ” I hope this info helps!
Hi there!! LOVE these labels so much. Curious if you printed on to normal paper and how you stuck them to your jars? Thanks so much, cannot wait to use these 🙂
Yes, I printed them on normal printer paper, and I stuck them on to the bottles and jars using Modpodge. I mentioned all this and some additional tricks about how to make them look old in the first post of this series (which has 88+ labels and ingredient ideas in addition to the ones in this post) if you’d like to check out:
Hi! I’ve subscribed and haven’t received a Welcome email, even after checking the spam folder. I’m super excited to print these labels and get to work on my jars. Thank you so much! I LOVE your creativity and designs!
I stumbled across your website this afternoon via Pinterest, and spent the entire afternoon on it and added it to my favorite bookmarks. I’m a creative who’s felt so uninspired and lost lately, but your site and posts are a joy. I’ve got a whole bunch of shadow boxes that I’ve wanted to create a wall sculpture story around a steam punk/apothecary/vintage theme and cannot wait to incorporate some of your suggestions. What a springboard of inspiration
you are! Thank you.
Hi Cole, and welcome! We’re so happy you found us, and we know you’ll find tons of inspiration here! 🙂
Dear Navage Patch, I stumbled onto your site looking for something to do with about 250 various sized, empty, Amber glass bottles that were fragrance oil containers for my soap & candle business. Not wanting to discard them, I now know I can “repurpose” them and have some fun!
Thank you so much for the inspiration
The Little Soap Shop
Hi Amanda, I’m so happy to hear you found us from NZ! Have fun with your collection (and your soaps are beautiful). Cheers!