Halloween Decoration Bottles In 5 Steps

Today I will show you how to turn old medicine bottles into super cool Halloween decorations in 5 steps!


This tutorial is pretty easy and doesn’t cost a lot of money.

What you need:


Hot glue gun not shown.
  • Empty medicine bottles. Remove the labels.
  • Acrylic craft paint. (I used black, pewter grey, true green, and jack o’ lantern)
  • Paint brushes. (a medium to large size soft brush, a small detail brush, and a stiff bristle brush for dry brushing)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks



Step 1:


Paint the bottles black. One coat is good for now.

Let them dry completely.

Step 2:

Use the glue gun to write your label on the bottles and allow the glue to cool.

Step 3:


Give the bottles another coat of black paint. Make sure you get full-coverage.

Let them dry.

Step 4:

Now take your dry brush and lightly dip it in the grey paint.

Blot off most of the paint on a piece of paper.

Very lightly brush the paint all over the bottle. You want it to look streaky and show the black base coat.

Step 5:

Use your detail brush to paint the letters.

I wanted mine to feel like a Tim Burton set so I only used one coat to let the base show through.



There they are!



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