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. 🙂
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
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.