Today marks the first DIY in our Halloween series of posts, and, I have to say, this DIY turned out even better than I expected!
I had this idea of making something fun and modern that was Halloween inspired but wasn’t crazy complicated or large. Then, I had the idea of making some fun little bottles filled with witch’s ingredients and Sharayah was able to create the perfect printables for it! So without further ado, let’s jump into how to make these super simple and fun ingredient jars!
For your supplies, you’ll need:
- 4×4 or 4×6 peel & stick labels (if you like ours, you can download them here)
- 5 jars of varying heights and sizes
- a different filler for each jar (I used eyeballs, bat wings, mini skeleton hands, and spiders but you’re welcome to use whatever you want!)
- enough water to fill each jar up to the top
- food coloring in bright green and blue
First, you’ll want to prep your labels. Cut off any white space that is there on the edges and the corners. Stick them onto their corresponding jars.
Second, ready your jar fillers. Most of my stuff was ready to go, but I did have to alter the bats a little bit to just get their wings. You’re also welcome to use the full bat, but I thought it was creepier to just have the wings in there. Then, just stuff your jars with the fillers. You’ll notice I did all these steps a little out of order, and I actually messed a few things up because of it, so do as I say, not as I do.
Now it’s time to color your water for the jars. You need one jar with bright green water, so do that first. Keep adding in food coloring until it’s the shade you want. After your poison is done, you can either use that green water to tint differently for the other jars, or start with fresh water. I ended up playing with different shades of green and grayish blue, altering how strong the color was on each. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to do this; just make sure that your water is colored light enough that you can still see the contents in the jar.
And that’s it! Style these on a mantle or table top with some fake spider webs and some extra filler sprinkled around the jar. I love these witch’s ingredients in particular because they’re more modern than some of the other printables you might find online which makes them easier to incorporate in your usual home decor. Plus, this vignette isn’t huge, so even if you just wanted to decorate one small corner of one room, this is the perfect way to do it!
Let me know what you think in the comments below and what other “ingredients” you would use in your vignette. I was hoping to find some rat tails or maybe some unicorn dust but I couldn’t find any inexpensive or small plastic rats, and I didn’t know how to do unicorn dust without using glitter. Any suggestions would be welcome!