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!

Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


  1. 1
    Rainy Day Farm says:

    What a super cute idea. I just love it! Great display!

  2. 2

    Super cool!! Love the idea!!

  3. 3

    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!!


  4. 4

    such a great idea! Looks creepy but still cute!

  5. 5

    I am going to get started on these for Halloween! SO FUN!!! Thanks for the great idea!

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    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.

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    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.

  8. 8

    LOVE IT! I found labels also at the dollar store. But not nearly as cute as these!

  9. 9

    I did a creepy Apothecary too – only I used labels ($3) from Digital Antiques at check out my blog for some other fun ideas!!
    Thanks for your ideas too! I love the 'cobwebs' you used! When I get my bottles out for display – I will be using that idea for sure!!

  10. 10

    I would like to know why, as a Christian, you celebrate the pagan festival of Halloween?

  11. 11

    How cool! I bet the kids love these.

  12. 12
    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?

  13. 13

    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!

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    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!

  15. 15

    Love this idea! I want to do this for my bunko group next month.

  16. 16

    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.

  17. 17

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

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    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!

  19. 19

    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!

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    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!

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    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!

  22. 22

    Thank you for the link! You are so creative and I love your blog!

  23. 23
    Johnny Love says:

    Thanks so much for the kind words Amy. They turned out amazing!

    Love your blog! :)

    Johnny Love

  24. 24

    Love this!

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    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!

  26. 26

    I love this idea! How CUTE!

  27. 27

    Aw Man! This is awesome. What great decorations these make.

  28. 28

    Looooove this!!! What a great idea!

  29. 29

    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

  30. 30

    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!!

  31. 31

    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"!!!!

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    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.

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

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    Cardell Family says:

    quick, easy, and cheap! I love it!

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    The Peterson 5 says:

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

  36. 36

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

  37. 37

    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!

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    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

  39. 39

    I love these!!! Thank you so much for sharing, I can't wait to make them!

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    Amy Lucas says:

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

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    Chatelaine says:

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

  42. 42

    An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

    Karim – Positive thinking

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    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!

  44. 44

    These are really cute…thanks!

    Have a wonderful day! Be sure to visit my blog for a great giveaway!

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  45. 45

    Amy, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! What a great idea!!!
    Wondering if you would be willing to share the photoshopped version of your "Werewolf Eyes" Label you made! I would LOVE that one to use. I am not very good at Photoshoping things yet! Highly appreciated it you could! Thanks so much in advance!

    Michelle @

    [email protected]

  46. 46

    Thanks so much for your inspiration! I created my own display and your creations help inspire mine! Check it out here:

    Thanks Again!
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!!!

  47. 47

    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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