Tutorial DIY Apothecary Jar

Today is tutorial day!

With Halloween only 101 days away I am preping like crazy!  I thought it would be fun to  make a quick tutorial on how to make an apothecary, or potion jar.

You will need:

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  • A glass (or plastic jar)
  • Sandpaper (fine grit)
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Yellow paint
  • Brown paint
  • Label
  • Piantbush
  • Baby wipes or tissue

 

 

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First take your sand paper and lightly sand the bottle.  Focusing on the the largest parts where the bottles would bump against each other.

 

 

 

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Next take your yellow paint and use a babywipe or tissue to lightly wipe the yellow all over the bottle.

 

 

 

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Once the yellow paint has dried, grab your paintbrush and your brown paint and do a quick dry brush over the yellow.

 

 

 

 

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After that you will take your Mod Podge and paint it on the back of your label.  Then affix your label to your bottle.

 

 

 

 

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You will then take your Mod Podge and paint over the whole bottle.

 

 

 

 

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Once the Mod Pogde dries, take a bit of the brown on your finger and rub it round the edges of your label to give it a bit of age.

 

 

 

 

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Lastly find something fun to fill your bottle!  Use moss, bones, leaves, ink, glow powder whatever you wish to simulate the ingredients on your label.