Halloween Apothecary Jars and Free Printable Labels
Pickled Elf Ears Apothecary Jar
This is another Dollar Store jar filler. But if you don’t have a Dollar Store nearby, Amazon also has a good selection of elf ears. Just put a couple of these plastic pointed ears into a jar, then add some water and a few drops of fake blood.
Fake or dried leaves could make a good substitute – especially magnolia leaves as they have that pointy shape. By the way, if you decide to use leaves, then make sure you skip the water part, as you wouldn’t want your pickled elf ears going all mushy 😉
Cemetery Soil Apothecary Jar
This one has to be the easiest jar of all. Just fill your jar with some soil and voila!
Bat Wings Halloween Apothecary Jar
Again another Dollar Store jar filler. I used only one big bat for this one. I cut the wings and filled the jar with them, and then I hot glued the body to the lid to create some interest. Not bad at all, is it?
Warlock’s Beard Apothecary Jar
Hahahaha, here is another favorite of mine! Before telling you what this is, let’s play another guessing game: can you guess?.
Say what? No, it’s not dried moss, but that could indeed make a great substitute. Any other guesses? Ok then, let me invite our stunt artist to show you what it is.
LOL. Now you know why I love the Warlock’s Beard! I don’t always get to take a great picture of my babes like this. But be honest – isn’t he is the best stunt artist ever? [I think you mean, “Supermodel.” -Greg] LOL. Anyway…back to the post… since my babes loves growing his own garlic, I thought I might as well use the roots for this jar, because when dried, they make brilliant Warlock’s Beard. 🙂
Of course you can substitute this with any kind of dried roots, dried moss, or even angel hair vine.
I also used the dried garlic roots to embellish some of the jar lids. I have to say, they look better than moss on jar lids. And before you even ask, here is the answer: no – once it dries entirely, it doesn’t smell at all. So with these, you can easily create your own dreamy vampire-free zone without the smell. Hahaha 😀
Mermaid Scales Halloween Apothecary Jar
I was planning to put some colorful sequins in this jar, but as I didn’t have any on hand, I just chose a very dark jar instead and glued the potion bottle label on. For the lid, I again hot glued some dried garlic roots.
Mermaid Tears Halloween Apothecary Jar
This year I wanted try glycerin as a liquid jar filler. So this jar was the first where I tried it, and I love the results. I placed some Dollar Store blue glass beads in the jar and filled the rest with glycerin. When you shake the jar, those glass beads look like soft gels floating around.
Night Owl Elixir Halloween Apothecary Jar
Here is another one with glycerin. I have to say, I am amazed with how this potion bottle turned out. Can you see the blood streak going down right in the middle of the bottle?
Here is a better picture of it:
Looks pretty cool, right? Well, I can assure you that there is no magic to it! First, I filled the potion bottle with glycerin, then I topped it with some fake blood. When I poured the fake blood I tried to pour it to one spot. A few seconds later, some of the fake blood started to go through the glycerin and created that lovely drop at the bottom of the bottle. 😉
Other Potions/Elixirs: I was so excited about the glycerin, I forgot to tell you about the new potion bottle labels. Oh yes – this year I added some tall tag-shaped labels into the mix. In the printable file, you’ll see that I designed them in tall tag shape, but you can certainly cut them as rectangles and create a mix of potion bottle labels like I did. Or you can even use them as tags if you want.
Pygmy Pufferfish Halloween Apothecary Jar
Do you have echinacea or cone flower in your garden? Perfect – then you have yourself some stressed-out pygmy pufferfish! Joke aside, do be careful when handling dried echinacea or cone flower, as those spikes really hurt – experience talking here 😉 Hahaha.
Ogre Snot and Melted Witch Halloween Apothecary Jars
I was planning to use some green slime for these two, but I forgot to get it before the photo-shoot. So I prepared these bottles using glycerin and some gel food coloring.
Here is a hint: when you mix gel food coloring with glycerin, do it using a drink stirrer, instead of shaking the bottle/jar. While mixing with a drink stirrer, you can actually create some cool colored streaks in transparent glycerin which look great in potion bottles 😉
Skully’s Skeleton Polish Apothecary Jar
Have you met Skully yet? No? Oh you should – click here to meet him! He has to be my favorite skeleton of all time. He is funny, he is handsome…simply put: he is just awesome!!
So anyway… apparently, he also came out with his own line of beauty products. Shocking, right? Well nowadays, having some sort of product line seems to be the hottest trend! Everyone’s doing it, so why shouldn’t our good friend Skully have one, too? hahahaha.
I have to say though, when we received the sample bottle from him, I was pretty impressed with it. It’s a well-designed bottle – good job Skully! And the ingredients too – really wow! Apart from the obvious glycerin, he apparently put silver and red glitters in the special mix. He said the red glitter helps scrubbing the impurities off, and the silver gives the final shine to the bones. I can’t attest the “shine” part, at least for another 50 years, but I can attest it is the smoothest thing ever I put on my hands! 😉
Petrified Fear Apothecary Jar
This is again has to be the easiest one of all! Just add some stones (preferably black stones) into your jar and glue the label on it. Then tie some creepy cloth to the lid and voila! You have yourself some petrified fear 😉
By the way, how do you like my gargoyles? I found them on Lakeside.com. Unfortunately, they are out of stock there, but you may find some deals on Amazon.
Gryphon Feather Halloween Apothecary Jar
I think this one is pretty straightforward. Just fill your jar with some bird feathers or a small piece of feather boa and you’re done.
Click on ‘Next’ to see more jar filler ideas and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!