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How To Make DIY Potion Bottles

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  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 24 hours

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Assortment of Liquor Bottles, Clean of Labels
    • Laser-Printed Potion Labels, Cut to Size
    • Painter's Tape
    • Paper
    • Ruler

A little wolf's hair, some snake venom and a pinch of fairy dust is all you'll need when you make these easy DIY magic potion bottles for Halloween. Let your imagination roam and complete your Halloween décor with this simple project.

  1. Clean and thoroughly dry your glass bottles. Try not to get fingerprints on the area you will apply Photo Transfer.
  2. Print your potion labels on standard paper using a laser printer. Hint: Before printing, flip your images horizontally (so it looks like a mirror of the original.) This way the words will read correctly once transferred. 
  3. Brush a generous amount of Photo Transfer on the printed side of the photo.
  4. Place image printed side down on glass. Rub the paper evenly once placed, so that there are no air bubbles. 
  5. Let Photo Transfer sit on the bottles for 12 hours.
  6. Using a damp rag, dab a section of the paper at a time. Then using the rag, rub the image in a circular motion to remove paper backing.
  7. Once image is mostly clear, brush a layer of Photo Transfer onto photo as a top coat to protect the image. Let it dry.
  8. Place the potion bottles onto a bar cart with your other Halloween decor.