DIY Harry Potter Potion Bottles with Free Printable Labels (and Halloween Mantel!)

Today I’m excited to be sharing these easy DIY potion bottles made with potion labels inspired by the Harry Potter Series.

We’re still very much into Harry Potter around here these days.  I’m currently finishing off the fourth novel with my  youngest, and just about through the fifth one with my oldest son.  The boys are loving the characters and fantasy world come alive as we read together each night before bed.  So when we started discussing Halloween this year, they immediately began imagining which Harry Potter characters they might dress up as.  We even started talking about what characters their friends might be.  Apparently I’m going as Mrs. Weasley.  I guess it’s the red hair?

So since we’ve got Harry Potter on our mind this Halloween, I decided to carry it through to the Halloween free printables that I shared last week, as that further inspired today’s DIY project: these cute and easy DIY potion bottles (with free printable labels!) inspired by magic potion ingredients found in Snape’s stores…

And today I’m joined by 19 friends who are also sharing their adorable and fun DIY Halloween ideas.  Be sure to check out what they have to share with you at the bottom of today’s post!

20 Spooktacular Halloween DIY Ideas poster.

To make these potions, you can gather up some bottles that you have stored in your home, or pick up some inexpensive bottles at a thrift store or the dollar store.  I used a mix of dollar store bottles as well as jars/bottles that I already owned and wasn’t using.

You’ll also need to gather some supplies; you need the free printable labels (see below), some Mod Podge (or other decoupage medium – flat or matte finish is best), a paint brush, scissors, and possibly some craft paint to fill the insides of any clear bottles.

The supplies laid out for the DIY.

Begin by filling any clear bottles that you plan to use with paint (as needed).  For example, I filled the “unicorn blood” bottle with red craft paint (slightly watered down so it would swish around better), and the dragon’s blood was filled with a combination of blue and black.

Red paint being poured into a little jar.

The red pain in a bottle.

Next, cut out the labels you have printed and affix them to the bottles or jars using decoupage medium.  First add the medium to the back of the label, then press it into place on the bottle or jar and cover the front surface with a coat of the decoupage medium.  Allow to dry, stuff with appropriate “props” and display!

The label on the red paint that says Unicorn Blood.

For example, while I filled the clear jars with red and blue for the “blood” ingredient labels; I stuffed the Mandrake and Gillyweed jars with some faux greenery from my seasonal stores.  I also filled the “Powdered Asphodel” jar with some powdered sugar.  Easy ingredients that make them look cute and realistic!

Three bottles displayed one says Unicorn Blood, then Dragon Blood and last one is pus.

Jars are on the mantel that are lacewing fly and Mandrake.

There are books of spells and stories of magic.

Gilly weed is in a jar.

I was pretty inspired, between the potion bottles and the free printable Harry Potter quotes, so I put together a Harry Potter inspired Halloween Mantel…

The Halloween inspired mantel with pictures framed quotes on the mantel.

There are Harry Potter glasses sitting on the books.

These free Halloween printable labels are available to all my email subscribers!

The printable labels for the jars.

You can download each of these printables yourself, and get access to ALL my free printables simply by subscribing below.

After confirming your subscription you will be sent a link to my google drive with access to all of my free printables. Please allow up to an hour to receive your email and instructions, and check your junk mail folder before contacting me.  If you have any issues after allowing at least one hour, then email me at and I’ll send you the instructions.

As a subscriber, you can also download my free Harry Potter Printables – I made 9 different quotes.

Today I’m joined by a talented group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Halloween DIY ideas with you! Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full post…

DIY Potion Bottles with Printable Labels at The Happy Housie
DIY Halloween Prop from $2 Flatware Box at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer
DIY Halloween Centrepiece at House by Hoff
Modern Farmhouse Halloween Entry at Tatertots and Jello
Halloween Nougat Candy at A Pretty Life

DIY Halloween Floral Headband at Two Twenty One
Halloween Mantel with Free Printable at The Handmade Home
Painted Hudson’s Bay Blanket Pumpkins at The Heathered Nest
DIY Halloween Flag at Cassie Bustamante
Poison Apple Pumpkins at All Things With Purpose

Easy DIY Halloween Wreath at Modern Glam
Ghost Rice Krispie Squares at Life is a Party
How to Make a Halloween BOO Sign at My Sweet Savannah
Silly Spider Cookies at She Gave it a Go
Creepy Halloween Wreath at Hallstrom Home

DIY Potions and Magic Halloween Sign at Lolly Jane
Paper Staircase Mice at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Spooky DIY Eyeball Terrarium at Paint Me Pink
DIY Minimalist Halloween Wreath at Lemon Thistle
DIY Salt Dough Garland at Aratari at Home


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  1. I started reading the Harry Potter books when my son was nine because I wanted to know what all the hype was about before I let him read them. I was hooked by the first chapter! Now we have enjoyed all the books together and the movies as a family. Love this craft idea and I hope your kids have a wonderful Halloween celebrating Harry. #HomeMattersParty

  2. Krista, I love everything about this!! Especially you being Mrs. Weasley LOL! We are total Harry Potter nerds here, so I called my kids in to see all of your amazing creations…and now I have my work cut out for me! I absolutely love all this fun halloween creativity!!

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