Now that my oldest in in school half the day, I have some time with just my little Will-boy in the mornings. I kinda love it! Last week, I took my little buddy on a morning full of errands (he’s like WAY patient on errands unlike his sister) and we got so many fun things for Halloween! I love this holiday and this time of year, so I’m excited to start sharing more Halloween and Fall projects. First up is this miniature-version of a spooky Halloween Apothecary set. (Isn’t everything cuter in mini? Maybe not mini skirts. Anyway…) It was fun to put together and find tiny things to fill the bottles. Here’s how I made these DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars.
When I spotted this adorably tiny set of vials (at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts) I knew I could make something fun with a Halloween twist! The little set of metal skull and bones are also from the same Tim Holtz line.
The base for the Apothecary jars is a small wood plaque (from an old project, but also found at JoAnn) that I gave new life with 2 coats of Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Carbon. Remember the Epic Headboard Makeover from a few weeks ago? I’m loving this paint not only for furniture but everyday craft projects because it just covers SO WELL. I added some dimension afterwards with a little white chalk.
The most fun part was finding things to fill up the vials. I used a few things from the dollar store (tiny plastic bugs and Pop Rocks) and things I had around the house like sprinkles, candy eyes, glitter and food coloring/paint.
These little tiny (I love tiny!) Tim Holz labels were made to fit the vials and they were a fun way to add some variety to the set. I purposely smudged the ink and added some black paint to make the bottles look a a little older.
These were so fun to make! The kids were interested in every detail (and kept asking if the bugs were real!) and loved to help color the water for the “Poison.” I added some small wood slices to give the bottles varying heights and made sure to hot glue everything down very securely to the base.
Aren’t they so fun and little? (Just to give you an idea, that biggest blood-red bottle is about 2.5 inches tall!)
Are you getting in the Halloween spirit yet? Stay tuned for more fun this week – we’ll get ya there if you’re not yet. 😉