Creepy Halloween Apothecary Jars Craft and Free Printable
I’ve found myself leaning more toward the creepy spectrum of Halloween here lately. I can’t exactly tell you why but oddities and weird things are totally piquing my interest. So when I was tasked with working out some creepy apothecary jars I was quite up to the task. I was also stupid excited.
I came up with 7 different ideas for fun jars but in the end I wound up only making 3. After all, how many creepy jars do I need in one little house? 🙂 I decided to go with the 3 I could easily whip up on a quick trip to the grocery store…
For this project you will need:
- Printer and cardstock
- Free creepy apothecary jars printable
- Food coloring
- Mod Podge (I opted for dishwasher safe)
- Almond milk
These bottles I purchased at Hobby Lobby for half off. The cork topper looked something you might get from an old chemist so I was sold.
If you’re using the free printable you just need to print them out. You might need to size them a bit but they’re ready to go for similarly sized jars.
If you’re going out on your own to start, make templates that will fit on your glass jars. You can draw the shapes you’d like and look through the clear glass to see if that’s what you’re down for.
Using fonts online and dingbats (dafont.com will get you squared away pronto) to make your own labels.
First up the super easy blood of vampire… Take a small amount of almond, soy or cashew milk (I used about 2 fingers) and fill the bottle about 3/4 full of water. Add red food coloring and give it a quick shake.
Apply Mod Podge to the backside of your Blood of Vampire label and smack it on there. Make sure to work out any air bubbles before the glue sets.
Oh, and I went with blood of vampire because I had this nifty OF icon that I was going to use but it looked stupid so I went with a plain old ‘of’ and didn’t even think to just say “vampire’s blood”. Meh.
Print out some eyeballs (we borrowed these) and cut them out.
Glue to the backside of the jar.
Initially the plan was to use these giant green grapes and jab some black food coloring in them but my grapes didn’t make it home with me. Don’t you hate that!?
Glue the label to the front…
…add a smidge of food coloring to the water and this one is finito.
For the brains fill your bottle about half full of water and dye with food coloring. Take cauliflower and break into pieces small enough to fit into the jar. Be sure to break away the stems as that gives away the “it’s really cauliflower” look really quickly.
Get that sucker filled up…
… and cut out and glue on the pickled brains label.
In the end my colorscheme may be a bit more Rastafari than evil but I am still really digging my set. And since I used dishwasher safe Mod Podge I can give these guys a good clean at the end after Halloween and store them to reuse next year!