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October 17, 2011

Spells & Potions

A few years ago I purchased this black scrapbook for $2. I loved the aged yellow pages and black cord.

I took the pages out of the scrapbook and ran them through my printer to create a spells & potions book. Microsoft Word has a chiller font which adds a lovely creepy effect.

You can find Harry Potter Spells and Potions here and here and here. Your spell & potions aren't complete without a few props. I picked up my bottles at my favorite antique mall, but you can even find some unusual ones at thrift stores too.

Potion labels are all over the web right now. My favorite ones can be found here. I printed the labels, dusted them with fine glitter or red glitter and glued them onto varying bottles.

This year they are clustered on a silver tray with miniature skulls and battery operated candles.

Other Halloween goodies found near my spells & potions include...

Wire framed glasses, an oil lamp and a lovely antique lady picture.

I've also tucked in some curly decorative branches into a black vase, along with newspaper strips, moss, miniature skulls, and a bingo witch card.

Vintage black & white photos hang from the branches.

The wire basket nearby is filled with test tubes.

Last year, I purchased this Halloween game book.
It's still one of my favorite vintage finds.

Another favorite is this Halloween party hat that I created using a Dollar Store party hat as a template.

I'll be sharing a tutorial on how you can create something similar on an upcoming post.

Linking with

The Swell Life's Terrorific Tuesdays

Happy Halloween!



Janet said...

You are so creative, Kim! I'd sure love to see your home right now!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Totally agree with Janet. Chiller font who knew!!? I wanted to mention that a friend of a friend was hosting a Harry Potter birthday for her 7 year old daughter. I mentioned your blog and she found so much inspiration over here.

My Vintage Mending said...

Kim you need your own show...really. I would never have thought to make them out of party hats? This book and vignette looks amazing. Love love love this month at your house....spooky! Smiles...Renee

Queenie's Vintage Finds said...

What a creepy and fun post Kim! I love what you did with the old bottles...I know you and the girls are having such a fun time creating and decorating...Happy Halloween to you too...I love what you did to the tree house for Halloween, that treehouse is the cutest thing, I'm still lovin' that...I'm off to go see what other fun stuff I've missed on your blog lately. Hope you have a great week's always great catching up with you :)
Big hugs,

GardenOfDaisies said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creative genius! Can I just say ditto to all the people who have commented over the past few posts that they wish they could tour your home at Halloween. SOOOO FUN!!!
Spell books and potion bottles! TOO cute!!! We needed YOU when we ran the high school haunted house and pumpkin patch a few years ago!

Lee said...

Oh, wow! Love the bottles and the spell book! I need a course in how to resize graphics &etc. You ooze creativity!
Now I have Halloween envy....big time!
Thanks for sharing...I think! LOL

Anonymous said...

May I send my children to your home? I have not put out one decoration for Fall or Halloween yet?! They keep saying, "M--O--M? Are we going to even put out the ceramic jack-o-lantern?!

HELP! I am NOT into decorating, BUT I love to look at it. Just don't want to put forth the effort LOL!

You really DO need to write a book!!! You are so creative and crafty, and your DH is obviously equally so!

As for your comment on my blog, I feel the same way about the edge of the seat! ;)

Unknown said...

Kim, Truly you have so many wonderful ideas! A witches hat! I need to make one! The spell book, the bottle labels, the photographs. You have left not a single detail out. It's all so "magical" and super! Thanks for sharing your talents with us! Elizabeth

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

By favorite decorative corner you've set up so far :) You continue to insipre!

Jodee said...

I love that Chiller font too! That turned out soooo stinkin' cute! Hooray for Halloween! Wish we could par-tay with you!

Cheryl G. said...

A spell book! Awesome!

Lynn said...

Oh, You are so amazing!! I love all the things you use to decorate!I have a bunch of those old bottles! I will be printing off labels.

Lynn said...

Great vignettes and love your fun ideas-enjoy:@)

vivian said...

Love how these all turned out! I bought martha labels for my bottles but Im loving the ones you used way better! gonna hope over there now! I love the the little wire rack with the bottle and test tubes in it! everything is awesome!
Oh, and I did just see that your party is next weekend not this weekend. wish I was closer!

Alexa said...

Your post was featured in my Terrorific Tuesday Picks of the week! Thanks so much for linking up :)