Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

June 22, 2014

Mini Potions Bottles

The mini bottles surfaced recently.  I printed off some free Harry Potter potions labels and made Amortentia, the love potion.  I dyed shampoo red, because it was thick and I was hoping that the glitter and glitter hearts would remain suspended in it but they eventually settled to the bottom.  I'm going to use hair gel the next time.  

Glued the label to it with mod podge, embellished a key with red rhinestones and attached it and a red heart bead to it with chain.  The cork is glued in so it can't spill.  


.This one is about 1-3/4" tall and filled with iridescent glitter "moon dust". Again I glued the cork in so that it won't spill, and added a large pearl rhinestone to the top, and a tiny silver one to the label.  I realized with some horror and despair that I'm out of crescent moon charms, so I found an old pierced earring in my stash and fashioned the post into a loop to hang from the gold chain.  

I actually like the way this crescent earring looks.  It has a pretty pattern on it.

Here are Felix Felicis and Polyjuice Potion.  Again topped with rhinestones, and I added a chain & key to the luck potion.  I did attempt to use a cat face charm on the Polyjuice, but as I suspected, it was too heavy and pulled the bottle over. NERD ALERT:  Potterheads will recall that Hermione accidentally turned herself into a cat the first time she took Polyjuice because she inadvertently used a cat hair.

Felix is a heavy gel, coloured yellow with food colouring with gold glitter stirred in.  They stay suspended nicely.  The Polyjuice is just black glitter paint that I squeezed into the bottle.

Making these things is just slightly addicting and I'm just about out of bottles.  The ones I have left are really too small for the labels I have on hand.  I might have to start improvising.....

20 comments:

  1. And then what?

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    1. I just keep them around with my other Harry Potter themed knick knacks that I made for myself.

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  2. These are SO COOL!! This is one of the coolest things you have made yet. I love them!! Pure awesome! ♥

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  3. JoJo, I am truly overwhelmed by your imagination and incredible creativeness. The bottles are wonderful and beautifully decorated. Indeed they do look "Magical". :)

    I'm sure you've made these "potions" for your own collection but I'm sure there are lots of Harry Potter fans that would love to have them in their own collections . . . unfortunately, even with a disclaimer such as "Contents Not for Consumption", there would be some idiot who would manage to unseal the bottle and swallow some of the potion hoping to be transformed. Sometimes the stupidity of mankind knows no bounds. :(

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    1. I know right? I agree. Then I'd get sued b/c some nimrod drank shampoo and glitter and got sick. lol Thank you so much for your kind words!!!

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  4. Your talent, once again, is displayed with your ability to do something magical with those mini-bottles. I wonder if they still have them on airplanes. Very nicely done. Wishing you a delightful Sunday.

    Gary :)

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    1. I never thought about using plastic hotel shampoo bottles! The ones I have that are empty are souvenirs though....from trips to Vancouver Island and Las Vegas.

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  5. You are so creative! I wish I have that kind of talent.

    Sonnia

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    1. Thanks Sonnia but I think you are pretty creative with your writing and decorating your filofax and envelopes and stuff!

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  6. What a clever idea! I love them! Had to laugh at you using the word "nimrod" in a response. Haven't heard that word in a while! Hah!

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    1. Thanks!! Did I use that word? lol I can't remember the context but yes, I use it frequently.

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  7. These potions came out great, JoJo. I really, really like the Moon Dust. The glitter really stands out in it. I have to say, although the glitter in the love potion sank to the bottom, it still rocks. It's got a cool look. I've said it a thousand times, you're so talented!!

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    1. Thanks Elsie! It's too bad I can't make a living with my crafts though.

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  8. Now those are clever and cute. Great job.

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  9. Awesome JoJo! Love the addition of the charms. You'll have to display these at Halloween.... ;)

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    1. Oh they are already displayed in my bedroom with the rest of my Potter themed tchotchkes. lol

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  10. They are wonderful! How FUN!!!

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