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DIY Potion Bottles

Grab yourself some fun glass bottles of all shapes and sizes and get ready to make a fun Halloween decoration. These DIY Potion Bottles are so easy to make and your kids will love to help! Arrange your finished potion bottles in a corner or on some shelves for a spooky fun Halloween touch around the house.

These DIY potion bottles are the perfect decoration for around the house, a Halloween Party or Harry Potter Party. All you need are some glass bottles with corks, water, food coloring and paper for labels, if you choose to label your bottles.

DIY Potion Bottles

You can find little clear bottles at your local craft store or on Amazon. If you want to be able to see the colored liquid in the bottles be sure to buy the clear ones.

If you want to print labels for your potion bottles then you can make/look some names up. Or you can use names from Harry Potter like we did here for a Harry Potter themed party. Pinterest can be a great resource if you are looking for fun names for potions.

For the Harry Potter potions pictured here I just googled Harry Potter font to download, which I used to make the potion names. I also googled and looked up some of the most famous potions in Harry Potter and used those with their description on the bottle as well.

DIY Potion Bottles

Easy DIY Potion Bottles: Perfect for a Halloween Party decoration or Harry Potter Party


  • Glass Bottles with lids of all sizes
  • Food Coloring
  • Pitcher of water
  • Paper
  • Coffee or Tea
  • Double sided tape

Step 1: Arrange your bottles in a group so they are easy to fill with water. Fill each bottle with water each at a different level. Be sure not to fill them to the top so there is room for food coloring.

Step 2: Using different colors of food coloring drop 1-3 drops into each bottle using all different colors. Feel free to mix colors and make “ugly” looking colors too. Use more drops for a darker, richer color and less for a lighter color water.

Step 3: If wanting to make labels, print names on a piece of paper, making sure they will fit on the bottles once cut out. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Soak paper in coffee or tea, until it is stained to your liking. Lay wet paper on a baking sheet and bake until it is dry and wilting.

Cut out the names of potions for the bottles and use double sided tape to secure to bottle. For an even cooler effect burn edges of paper before taping onto potion bottles with double sided tape.

Step 4: Arrange bottles in a corner of your house, or on some shelves or a table. For the Harry Potter party we put them around a cauldron that was set inside a crate and then added some dry ice (a smoke machine would also work) for a spooky effect.

DIY Harry Potter Potions

Hope you found these DIY potion bottles easy to make! I would love to see your potion bottles if you want to tag me at #moediy so I can see your awesome creations!

If you are looking for some fun Halloween Decorations or yummy Halloween themed food, be sure to check out my Halloween Party Posts. It includes easy decorations for around the house or a party to easy themed food for pre Trick or Treating or a Halloween get together.

I also have an entire post for the Harry Potter party that was thrown for my Sister in Law’s birthday.  It includes a ton of DIY decorations and fun Harry Potter themed food. If you are a Harry Potter fan then you definitely have to check it out.

I love fun party ideas, and themed food! What is your favorite holiday to decorate or throw a party for?

DIY Potion Bottles


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