This post is sponsored by Jasco Enbrighten Lights, all opinions are my own.
Your house will be the hit of the neighborhood with these spooky apothecary Halloween decorations.
We’ve partnered with Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights to bring you this simple tutorial for haunting touches you can add to your front porch. Trick-or-treaters will love visiting your spooky apothecary!
Spooky Apothecary Bottles
The first detail of our spooky decorations are apothecary bottles. These are so simple to make but have such a big impact!
- Empty pill bottles in varying sizes
- Grey and beige chalk paint
- Sponge brushes
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Wooden head beads
- Distressed brown ink pad
- Spanish moss
Start by removing the labels from your pill bottles. Use the sandpaper to roughen the outside of the bottle.
Glue a wooden bead to the top of the bottle — this will be the topper.
Apply a base coat of grey or beige paint to the bottle and the topper and allow to dry fully. Use the pencil to outline the words that you want to add to the bottles. Here are some ideas:
- Bone Dust
- Eye of Newt
- Bats Wings
- Snake Oil
- Tarantula Legs
Go over the words with hot glue — this will emboss them and add a cool effect! Once the glue is cooled, paint over the words with your base coat color. Allow to dry.
Rub the distressed brown ink over parts of the words, giving them an antiqued look. Do the same for parts of the bottle and lid, aging them.
Finally, wrap twine around the lid of the bottle, or glue moss onto it for decoration.
Once your bottles are ready to display, add marbles into them to weight them and keep them from falling over or blowing away.
Spooky Apothecary Halloween Decorations
Now it’s time to set up your spooky apothecary on your front porch. Start with a shelf — we used an old one made from spare boards.
Drape cloth netting around the shelf to give it a spooky look. Now, it’s time to hang your Enbrighten Café Lights.
We strung ours along the top of our porch, using a staple gun to attach them to the boards. I liked the way the bulbs looked hanging down, so we would staple one light up high and allow another to hang down.
When we reached the apothecary shelf, we let draped the lights down one side of the shelf, across the bottom, and back up, so they were twined within it. We used netting to cover any wires and even had some of the bulbs poking out from the netting.
Put the apothecary bottles on the shelves, add a few more decorations (we used a fake skull, some candlesticks and moss to fill up the remaining space) and your apothecary is ready for visitors.
Enbrighten Café Lights
The cool thing about Enbrighten Café Lights is that you can change the color to create different moods or effects.
Simply press a few buttons on the remote and the whole appearance of your Halloween decorations changes!
I liked red for a more spooky feel.
But the green reminded me of a witch’s lair.
These lights are super sturdy and perfect for any holiday! They have a built-in timer, are linkable up to 750 feet, and you can change one color at a time or two! You can also dim the lights. So fun.
How are you decorating this Halloween?