Halloween Glass Bottle Displays
Halloween is the one time a year where everyone can get away with putting their strangest collectibles on display. So, take full advantage — light up those squishy little Halloween specimens in glass jars, fill the potion bottles with colorful liquids adorned with vintage label designs, and top off the apothecary jars with edible candy sweets and/or gruesome appetizers to indulge your guests in an unforgettably strange Halloween party.
Potions, elixirs, and specimens have been bottled up since the middle ages, as one of the earliest ancient medical practices to be able to easily distinguish and dispense pharmaceutical mixtures in both healing and poisonous forms.
Bottles, jars, beakers, and vials can be attributed to countless scary stories and strange lore inclusive of visions of Witches conjuring up creepy concoctions in the kitchen, to a Mad Scientist’s secret laboratory with frightful preserved body parts and experiments while creating mere doom boiling over…
Wooden Apothecary Cabinet
Halloween, specimen jars, potion bottles Traditionally, apothecary cabinets were created to store herbs and roots to keep each separate from another. The ingredients were used for filling medical prescriptions, but are now commonly used to organize jewelry or small trinkets.
An apothecary chest or cabinet can help create a convincing Halloween display by including the historic element behind dry ingredients along with your bottles of liquids. If you prefer an authentic aged look, you can distress an old cabinet by scuffing up the wood with sandpaper and digging a few small scratches into the corners and sides. Place on a vintage style table with your bottles, add a few creepy elements such as fake bones and body parts, then cover in cobwebs…
Halloween specimen jars are fun and easy to create.
Just add water and food coloring to your specimen in the jars, and mix mostly yellow with a few drops of green for a pickled appearance, so to speak.
Some popular specimen objects include:
Cauliflower – for brains.
Grapes – for eyeballs.
Dried Full Apples – for heads.
Plastic rats and body parts are also good float-in-a-jar Halloween props. Here’s a few more scary specimen specialties for inspiration:
Making Canned Halloween Monstrosities
Round out your mad-science lab.
Specimen Jar Candles
The specimen-jar candle looks like it came straight from a mad scientist’s laboratory.
Dave Lowe Design Specimens & Jars
Scarily creepy specimen jars.
Halloween Specimen Jars – WebSpinstress
Specimen jar filling ideas.
Graveyards and Specimen Jars
Jars with food coloring and water.
Potion Bottle Recipes and Labels
Halloween Potion Bottles can be filled with:
* Colored Water – Use dark green, red, purple, orange, and black to make them spooky.
* Glitter – For magical potions that need a little sparkle.
* Dish Soap or Shampoo – Creates a foamy appearance.
* Food Items – Cooked white rice and dry potato flakes make creepy bug parts.
* Other small trinkets that may fill the curiosity of what “Eyes of Newt” and “Dragon’s Breath” are supposed to appear as…
Potions and Spell Bottles
Unique potion and spell bottle tutorial with clever fillings…
Witches Kitchen Display
Amazing display of Witches Kitchen items, plus a glowing bottle and label aging tutorial.
Glass Apothecary Jars – Vintage Glass Storage
Apothecary jars are the perfect serving solution for Halloween parties to allow guests to help themselves. You can alter the height, shape, and style of the glass jars to create a sweet collection of treats, while creating a display decorative enough to open your own creepy candy shoppe.
I created a few basic candy jar labels here if you prefer to label your jars, along with a few candy ideas to fit each theme: WebSpinstress Halloween Printable Jar Labels.
You can also use glass apothecary jars to store strange specimens, capture all of the cookies, or hold party favor bags.
Corked Vials by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, 9 Glass Bottles, Various Sizes, Clear
9 Assorted vials used to hold small objects or elements, with sizes that range from 1-1/4 to 2-7/8-inch tall.
Boil and Trouble…
Which specimens will you be squishing into jars this Halloween?