Another great idea for Halloween decorations is making your own DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars. Using my free printable Halloween Apothecary labels makes this a fun and easy way to decorate. This 30-minute craft is great for quick decorating.
DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars
I love a good budget-friendly craft idea for DIY home decor. I made apothecary jars many years ago and filled them with colored water and creepy items, which were fun, but I wanted something a little more vintage and classic. So I whipped up some spooky apothecary labels with vintage insect images and I love them. Subscribers can find all free printables in The Printable Vault. Subscribe here for access. A password will be emailed to you. Or take my course on how to make your own printables for a creative home.
How to Make Halloween Apothecary Jars
- Glass jars or bottles – I kept it really inexpensive by using bottles and jars I already had. One is a rice vinegar bottle, another is a kombucha bottle, etc… Of course, you can find authentic-looking apothecary jars if you want a more realistic look.
- Printable Labels – I offer free apothecary labels in The Printable Vault. Once there, just click on the title to download and print at home. You can also find more elaborate labels on Etsy.
- Mod Podge decoupage medium – I used matte.
- Craft Brush
- Jars or bottles - I used what I had around the house.
- Printable Halloween Apothecary Labels - located in the Printable Vault. Free for subscribers.
- Mod Podge Decoupage
- Foam Craft Brush
- Gather your supplies.
- Wash and dry your jars and bottles. I used bottles from empty pantry items.
- Print and cut out the Apothecary labels.
- Apply Mod Podge to the area on your jar where you want the label to go.
- Apply the label.
- Apply a coat of Mod Podge over the label.
- Allow to dry and enjoy.
If you want your jars to be waterproof, you'll want to use a waterproof Mod Podge.
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What Can You Put In Halloween Apothecary Jars?
As you can see, I didn’t fill my jars and bottles with anything. I wanted a more rustic look, so I wandered out into my yard and just picked a few things. I love how they look. There are so many things you can fill them with depending on the look you’re going for.
- Dried seed pods
- Dried leaves and herbs
- Dried flowers
- Written messages on crumpled paper
- Faux bugs
Of course, you can add colored water to any of those items mentioned. Or watered-down tea or coffee for a warm amber color.
How To Print Apothecary Labels
- Download printable labels located in The Printable Vault. Subscribe here for access and your password will be emailed to you.
- Open the downloaded document on your device and print.
- I printed on regular printer paper. Thicker paper will be hard to decoupage.
- Cut each label out with craft scissors.
I decided to keep it really simple by placing them on a wooden board with the extra items I had found in the yard. It’s stylish, and rustic and has just enough Halloween vibe without being tacky like so many Halloween decorations.
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I’d love to see what you come up with. You can always tag me on Instagram.