Creepy Halloween Apothecary

I love projects that are simple to make and cost next to nothing to create.  This Halloween Apothecary is one such project.  Learn how to make this Halloween DIY Decor.


I saw some fun labels for 2-liter soda bottles here but didn’t want to pay for any. Cheap, I know! I figured someone has to have some somewhere on this internet. Sure enough I came across Johnny Love and his website Love Manor. You can go to his site and then to his Flickr page and download them for free!! I just resized them and printed them out!


I found an apothecary jars at Michael’s with my 40% coupon. For the other jars, one is a pickle jar, vinegar bottle, salad dressing bottle and a 2-liter of fruit punch. (Some of the lids weren’t black, so I spray painted them). I found the rubber body parts at Robert’s two years ago at the end of season clearance for $2.


Halloween Apothecary

I found my eyeball candy at Shopko but have seen them lots of places. The poison jar is just water with green food coloring.


I did make a change to the werewolf eyeball label. It actually read werewolf hair, but I changed it in Photoshop so I could display the candy eyeballs.


Johnny Love has many more labels to choose from. Thanks Johnny Love!


  1. TidyMom says

    I LOVE it!!! I found Johnny Love's labels late last year, thanks for this reminder – maybe I'll have to make some this year!!


  2. Martha says

    OMG – thank you. we are doing a Mad Scientist Party for my dd's next bday and some of those will be perfect for using at the party. I've been looking at Halloween stuff today, getting ideas and found some cute party favors that I want to get for this bday party.

  3. Kate @ The Gaines Gang says

    Your a life saver! I was looking for the same thing and to cheap to pay for it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Your cool friend Cheryl says

    Love it! I can't believe you're already so prepped for Halloween. Did you really get all that stuff out already or is that from last year?

  5. Tiffany says

    I am so excited to do this. I found some rubber hands & feet at the Dollar Tree this week…YAY!! Thanks for the fun idea!

  6. Beth says

    If someone can't use their name when posting things like Anonymous above, blow them off. Does he/she celebrate the originally pagan holiday known as Christmas? Or better yet, birthdays are very self-centered (un-Christianlike). Don't let people like this get to you. I used to be a judgemental "Christian" too, don't think that's what we're called to do/be. Just puffs ourselves up and makes us think we're equal or even more knowing than Him. Keep posting, please! I just found your site and am always checking it!

  7. Karin says

    I just read your most recent post. Please ignore any judgemental comments. No one has the right to question you, your beliefs, or your actions. And yes, even Christmas is rooted in Pagan tradition. Get over it.

  8. Jennifer says

    Fabulous idea…I want to try something like this for our scout party! Boys love the gruesome stuff whether it's Halloween or not!

  9. Tara says

    Totally agree! I love this blog and plus I personally know you and know how strong your christian beliefs are. Just ignore those unhelpful comments. I am proud of you!

  10. Morgan says

    These are awesome labels, thanks for the link. Don't listen to the idiots that feel that their way is the only way to live and there is something wrong with the way you live yours. Just means they are insecure, jealous, and most of all unhappy! So keep up the good work, creative ideas, positive thinking, and being happy!

  11. little ms. sassy shelby says

    These are so cute! I love the labels and how you took simple house hold items and turned them into spooky but adorable decorations. Once again, thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  12. Smullin Family says

    Love, love, love your blog. I just stumbled into recently and I'm hooked! I now have you on my list of favorites. Thanks for all of your great ideas!

  13. PamperingBeki says

    From another Christian, keep up the great work!

    You are bringing joy and smiles to so many kids and families. You are inspiring many moms to do more and be more involved with their kids.

    Through your blog, you are showing a true Christian attitude.

    LOVE the ideas!

  14. Lorie says

    Amy, I love this! Love Love LOVE this! I have6 apothecary jars sitting on my bookshelf just WAITING for me to print out some lables!

    Thank you for the great idea!

    PS, if I don't get around to doing it, I will be emailing you asking to feature yours on my blog!! ;D

  15. Cher says

    Oh my! Thank you so much for posting this. I was thinking about buying the Martha Stewart labels from Michael's but love these ones so much more!!! And they're FREE!!!!

    I absolutely LOVE your blog!!

  16. Dianne says

    I think Halloween like anything else can be viewed as good fun or evil. I loved Halloween as a kid (still do at 53) and I know my beliefs are solid. I always looked at Halloween as a chance to engage in make believe, dress up and fun, not pagan rituals. Same for Chritmas that was once the pagan Winter Soltice, and Easter the pagan fertility ritual. That person(s) should remember "if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all"!!!!

  17. keepingmycents says

    I will be hosting my first Halloween party and I LOVE your display and I am also "too cheap" to pay that much for labels. Thank you and by the way I love your blog.

  18. J&E says

    ToOoOoO Darling! I love your blog, please keep posting! You can't keep a good blogger down ;o).

  19. The Peterson 5 says

    I also LOVE your blog! You are very creative & talented!! I hope you continue with the great ideas!!

  20. Natalie says

    Great idea! Can't wait to do this for our halloween party. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Love them!

  21. Candi says

    I love this! My friend & I are starting a local craft group and I wondered if I could put some of these pictures up on the blog (showmecrafts.blogspot). Of course, I will give ALL credit to you & your endless talent. Thank you so much for sharing your work. You are amazing!

  22. Wes and Tracy says

    Thanks for posting all of your wonderful ideas and projects. You are so creative! It is also very kind of you to share all of the great links you find.

    Can't wait to try some of your Halloween ideas this year. You must be a super woman to be able to find time to accomplish all of this with "5" kids. YOU ROCK!

    Blessings, Tracy @ Birshykat

  23. Amy Lucas says

    Can you post the photo shop label you made with the eyeballs? That would be terrific!

  24. Chatelaine says

    Love the idea and the labels. Great shots of the jars. Fun, inexpensive idea. Thanks!

  25. Alicia F. says

    I wanted to do this for halloween and never got around to it. Now that I've got some better direction, it's definitely happening next year! Thanks!

  26. Michelle says

  27. Allison says

    These are great! I couldn't figure out how to download them though. Could you let me know how to do it?


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