The Dye Clan
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The Finished Potion Bottles

Finished fireplace made of styrofoam
Finished fireplace made of styrofoam
Finished fireplace made of styrofoam
Finished fireplace made of styrofoam
Finished fireplace made of styrofoam
Finished fireplace made of styrofoam
Finished fireplace made of styrofoam
Finished fireplace made of styrofoam
Finished fireplace made of styrofoam
Eye of Newt - styrofoam beads, brown paper lid cover, black shoe polish, dark green jute, spanish moss
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Poison Mushroom Extract - oats, brown paper lid cover, black shoe polish, green jute
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Human Eyeballs - dollar store eyeballs, burlap lid cover
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Arsenic - colored water, burlap lid cover, green jute
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Moldy Bones - dollar store skeleton garland, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, dark green jute, spanish moss
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Sopophorus - dead flowers, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, dark green jute
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Octopus Ink - empty, brown paper lid cover, natural jute
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37 - dead flowers, brown paper lid cover, black shoe polish, wrapped burlap threads
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Vampire Blood - colored water with 2 drops of school glue, brown paper lid cover, black shoe polish, dark green jute, spanish moss
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Aconite - sand, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, dark green jute, spanish moss
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Werewolf Fangs - dried red peppers, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, green burlap tie
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Poison #4 - colored water, green burlap tie
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Dried Feet of Black Crow - toilet paper roll painted black and cut into slivers, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, burlap strings, spanish moss
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Venom of Snakes & Spiders - colored water, a drop of school glue, burlap lid cover, dark green jute
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Snakes - plastic snakes
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Bed Bug Blood - red sand, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, dark green jute
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Life Renewal Potion - colored water, burlap lid cover, dark green jute
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Toadstool - sawdust, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, dark green jute
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Kissing Concoction - empty, burlap lid cover, dark green jute
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Mermaid Wish - corn meal, natural jute
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Earth Worms - flower bed wood chips, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, burlap thread wrap
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100% Pure Juice of Fire Newt - empty
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Viper Venom - colored water, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, burlap string wrap
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Butterfly Sparkles - aluminum foil painted fluorescent green on one side, burlap lid cover, dark green jute
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Poison #23 - colored water with 2 drops of school glue, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, dark green jute
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Mermaid Hair - orange yarn, brown paper lid cover, black shoe polish, dark green jute, spanish moss
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Concentrated Extract of Skunk Odor - empty, dark green jute
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Phoenix Tears - colored water, burlap lid cover, dark green jute
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Eagle Toes - empty, burlap lid cover, light green jute
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Wolf's Bane - colored water and cork (not shown)
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Eyeballs - eyeballs from dollar store, brown paper lid cover, black shoe polish, burlap string tie
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Graveyard Dust - sand, burlap lid cover, burlap string tie, spanish moss
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Good Luck Potion & Charms - colored water with a few drops of school glue, burlap lid cover, brown jute
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Toxic Toadstools - empty, brown paper lid cover, brown shoe polish, dark green jute
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Wise Woman Blend - colored water (not shown), dollar store skeleton garland
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Phoenix Feathers (label came off in the rain) - feathers spray painted silver, burlap lid cover, dark green jute
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Moon Beams - water, burlap tie, cork (not shown)

Materials

  • Lots of glass and plastic jars and bottles
  • Things to put in your potion jars
  • Brown paper
  • Burlap
  • Natural jute
  • Dark green jute
  • Black shoe polish
  • Brown shoe polish
  • Spanish moss

Instructions

Step 1

Gather lots and lots of glass and plastic jars and bottles.

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Step 2

Print out a bunch of apothecary labels.

Step 3

Gather the items you will put inside your potion jars.

Here is a partial list of household items that we used in our potions bottles.

  • Water with food coloring (if you want the liquid to be cloudy, add a drop or two of white glue).
  • Eyeballs
  • Feathers
  • Oats
  • Sawdust
  • Leaves
  • Yarn
  • Flour
  • Corn meal
  • Sand
  • Styrofoam beads
  • Dried peppers

Step 4

Use modge podge or a similar craft glue to glue the labels onto the jars. Don't use school glue because it will make the paper soggy.

Step 5

Fill the potion jars.

potion jars
potion jars

Step 6

Decorate the lids.

We used a variety of techniques so that each potion bottle would look unique. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Lid coverings

  • Brown paper
  • Burlap
  • Leather
  • Corks

Ropes

  • Brown jute twine
  • Green jute twine
  • Black jute twine
  • Sisal cord

Antiquing

  • Black shoe polish
  • Brown shoe polish
  • Mud
  • Wax
  • Spanish moss

Step 7

Enjoy.

potion jars
potion jars
potion jars
potion jars
potion jars
potion jars
potion jars
potion jars
potion jars