Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Apothecary

This year I wanted to do some Halloween decorating on my own and for free, so I searched the web and I was able to come up with these:

Spooky Halloween Apothecary


My sister in law, Taleesha had given me all sorts of old bottles a while back and for the longest time I was trying to get rid of them (those that often attend the GNO nickel auctions should know this). When I saw the idea to make an apothecary, I was so happy to know that I had the perfect bottles for this project. I found some excellent labels online that I could print for free and started making a variety of potions of my own.

Some of these potions included, Rotten apples [real apples that we found on the ground while on a walk], Witches warts [raisins], Swamp Slime [aloe vera], Snake oil [colored water, oil and a toy snake], twisted twigs [tree branches], Human flesh [fake heart, arm and leg in water], Eye balls [toy eyeballs in colored water], wolf howl [cotton balls], Mummy Mold [mud], and more...

I used these orange and purple lights to illuminate my shelf and to create a spookier atmosphere. So far, I love it and now I can look forward to adding somet new potions to my apothecary every year.

Unfortunately, I can't take all the credit for this idea. Here are the links that I used to get my ideas from. I'd love to see if anyone else has done something similar to this. Please share, as I love to see how creative other people are and where there ideas are sparked from.
For APOTHECARY JARS click here and here
For LABELS click here and here

9 comments:

Eliza said...

OOooh, I love it. I'll have to keep my eye out for some cool bottles so that I can recreate your awesomeness. An apothecary would be perfect at our place since Paul is going to be a pharmacist after all. But seriously, I love what you've done it's spook-tacular!

Amy said...

LOVE IT! I am so excited you posted this. The these have got to be my all time favorite decoration of any holiday! And yours with the lights is so awesome! Thanks for letting me copy you and helping me make mine!

Jenny in Utah said...

HOW FUN!!! I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! You did a great job! And I'm so glad it's not a dead rat! ;)

Stacey said...

That turned out so great Kim! I printed those labels off after they showed how to make them on Studio 5, and then I never did a dang thing with them. Which I'm glad about now, because they would have looked so pathetic next to yours! Nice work.

Mandi McQuivey said...

SOOOOOO CUTE!! I am lame and don't have a single decoration out.

-Randall.Ashley- said...

So cute! What a great idea!

Marco y Haydee said...

Hey that's cool, hmmm maybe I should do something like that.. we haven't decorated at all for any of the holidays because of the money.. good idea.

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

I'm so impressed with the creativity. I love that it was free even more! That was our theme this year . . . ! B

Kamee said...

How darling! I might have to come over one day and look for myself at them. At every GNO - I was tempted to buy them, now I should have. I just have too many unfinished projects.