If you love to immerse yourself into the world of Hogwarts, you will love these Harry Potter Potion Necklaces!
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Do you have books that you love to read over and over and over again?
The Harry Potter series is one of my favorites to go back to every couple of years.
I can’t wait until my boys get a little older, and I can help them discover the wonderful world of Harry Potter.
I know they will love it as much as I do!
Eventually we will get to the movies, too.
I loved watching that wizarding world come to life on the big screen!
It’s fun to have the wizarding world come to life at home, too.
Even if my boys aren’t old enough for the Harry Potter books, we can still pretend to be wizards.
And what do wizards (and Harry Potter aficionados) need?
Potions, of course! And for ease of travel, let’s make them potion necklaces.
I’m sharing this tutorial as part of the fun Happy Harry Potter series with Rae Gun Ramblings!
If you’re an HP fan, you won’t want to miss out on this creative series.
Harry Potter Potion Necklaces: Supplies
To hold the potions I used little glass vials that come with corks.
They make perfect potion bottles!
They have an indention in the neck of the bottle which is perfect for wrapping with chain.
Select your chain (mine is a brassy bronze chain I found at Hobby Lobby) and connect it snugly around the indention.
To age the cork, daub it with distress ink (color: Vintage Photo).
Spray the corks with a clear coat to prevent the ink from rubbing off.
There are so many potions to choose from in the Harry Potter books that it was hard to narrow down which ones to recreate.
I finally settled on Basilisk Venom, it’s only known cure, Tears of a Phoenix, and a little Felix Felicius.
Because who wouldn’t want a little bit of liquid luck?
For two of the potion labels I use Kraft labels from the Target $1 Spot that I trimmed down to size.
I used distress ink on the edges and used my most scribbling handwriting to write the potion names on the labels.
For the liquid luck I used a small blank pendant charm and added some scrap paper, also with inked edges, and scribbled out the name.
Harry Potter Potion Necklaces: Ingredients
I raided my craft stash for potion “ingredients.”
You can use anything for these really, just use your imagination!
Felix Felicius is described to be like molten gold.
Some distress glitter paint I had on hand had the perfect look!
A little added to the potion bottle was all I needed for some instant liquid luck.
I wanted the Basilisk Venom and Tears of a Phoenix to be a little more viscous than just using water so I used hand sanitizer as the base.
To make these two potions, add glitter to the bottles then add the hand sanitizer.
Stir carefully with a toothpick or q-tip.
(Note: in this case, the green glitter turned the hand sanitizer a darker color which actually made the potion look aged.)
For all of the potions, I pushed the corks firmly in place without gluing them, but you can glue them down if you like.
I attached more chain to the chain around the neck of the potion bottles to make a necklace.
These look great as long necklaces so the more chain the better.
Now my little wizards and I are ready to trade some potions!
These would be fun to make for a Harry Potter-themed party.
Or just for you if you are a huge HP fan!
I would like to think even Professor Snape would approve of these potion necklaces.
Will you give these Harry Potter potion necklaces a try?
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Saturday 31st of August 2019
I have been collecting small bottles like yours as I want to make a wizard or witch dollhouse scene. These are great ideas; I never would have thought of using the chains which really adds an aged look to them. Love the idea of the hand sanitizer, too! Now for some eye of newt and toe of frog!
Thursday 29th of August 2019
Great project, thanks for sharing. Pinned
Wednesday 6th of December 2017
I was wondering what color you used for your Felix Felicius? It is exactly what I imagined for the look but the paint website has a lot of options for gold.
Sunday 19th of March 2017
Are you doing this and also selling them ? I want to know if I can buy some ^^.
Friday 21st of October 2016
Michele, these are lovely. What size bottle did you use?
Sunday 23rd of October 2016
That is a great question, Brandi! I don't remember the exact size, but they were no more than 1 1/2" tall with the cork.