Well, hello there! I bet you just love hearing from me so often these days! 😉 What can I say – Halloween is just around the corner, and as the Witch of the Patch, I still have quite a lot of catching up to do with my crafts. I have tons of potions to make, dozens of spells to cast and a Toad to kiss! [Who you calling a toad, you grizzled crone! -Greg] Hahahaha 😀 On second thought, kissing the Toad can wait for a little while. But you know what can’t wait? Showing you how to make your own floating potion bottle!
Now how do you like that? Sounds pretty amazing, right?
You know me well – I’d love to yap all day long (especially during my post intros), but today I am cutting it pretty short, because I have a feeling that you’ll love this project. So let’s jump right into the tutorial, shall we?
As usual, I will start with the supplies. For my floating potion bottle I used:
- A glass cupcake stand or a plate – you can use a small plate, or anything that has a somewhat flat surface. It doesn’t have to be glass. You just need to make sure that your plate is heavier than the bottle you are going to use, or the whole thing might tip over.
- A small bud vase – I used a glass bud vase, but basically what you need is something similarly shaped and colored. It can be a plastic test tube, or a thin glass bud vase or maybe a thin glass test tube.
- Hot glue gun
- Colored hot glue sticks – now you may chose to use clear hot glue sticks and then paint it over, or if you want to save time like I did, then use colored hot glue sticks, as it makes it easier. If you’ll be going for red glittered hot glue sticks, click here to see what I used. If you want a different color hot glue stick, click here to see all the colors they have on Amazon.
- E6000 glue
- Duct tape
- A hammer
- Copper tubing – old or new doesn’t matter. A little hint here: you can find this at any hardware store for much cheaper than they have on Amazon. 😉
- Pliers and wire cutters.
- Various plastic creepers – this is optional. I used plastic spiders, as I like them.
- Creepy cloth or spider web and Spanish moss – this is for dressing your potion bottle and plate. If you don’t already have them, you can get them from the Dollar Store.
Once I had all the supplies ready, I cut two pieces of copper tubing. The long one is approximately a foot long and the short one is 3-4 inches long.
Then I took the copper tubing outside, and hammered both ends to flatten them.
Next, I flattened the short copper tubing. This time it wasn’t just the ends, but the entire length that I flattened.
Once I was happy with their shape, I put the short tube on top of the long tube (as shown in the pictures below) and…
…using duct tape, I taped the two copper tubes together. Do you see the space in between the two tubes? That space should be only as wide as the thickness of your glass/plastic, because you are going to place your potion bottle right in between those two tubes. Therefore, you want to make sure you don’t have a lot of space in between the tubes when taping them together.
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