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Tinted Glass Bottle Labels

Hello! Welcome back. I love learning new techniques. Today I am going to show you how I created these tinted glass bottle labels. I tinted the bottles on the inside and added a fun Halloween potion label to them.

If you have been visiting my blog for a while you know of LOVE Halloween decor. I think it is fun to make and display. I really have a lot of it now but I just keep going. You know how it is!

I can’t be the only one that does this. LOL

I hope you love this tinted glass technique and that you will try it on your own.

Check out these other Decorated and Painted Glass Crafts and see if your creativity is sparked some more!

Three tinted glass potion bottles for Halloween.

Tinted Glass Bottle Labels

I love these glass potion bottles but I could have done better. They turned out cute but there are definitely some tips I will pass on to you to make them even better.

Let’s get started!

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Tinted Glass Potion Bottles Video

Step 1: Clean the bottles

Make sure they are clean and ready to be tinted. I washed mine with soap and water and let them dry.

Step 2: Mix the tinting colors

Grab the Mod Podge, some water and the food coloring. Pour a little of the Mod Podge into a container. Then add a little water and mix the two together.

Mod Podge in the container ready for water and food coloring.
Mixing the water into the Mod Podge.

Follow the instructions on the food coloring box for the colors that you want. I wanted lime green, orange and purple.

I actually tripled the number of drops so the colors would be darker and more vibrant.

Add the drops for the first color into the Mod Podge mixture.

Adding food coloring drops to the Mod Podge and water mixture.

Step 3: Add some color to the bottle

Pour some of the color mixture into the bottle.

Pouring the color mixture into the bottle.

Spin the bottle around and around coating the inside completely.

Spinning the bottle until the inside is completely covered with the color mixture.

Toward the top of the bottle place it over the container so the extra mixtures drains back into it.

Draining the extra color mixture from the bottle back into the container.

When you are done place the bottle upside down onto the baking sheet with the parchment paper.

I laid it on top of two wood pieces to keep it up a little bit.

Draining the bottles upside down on the baking sheet for at least 2 hours.

These need to drain for a while. The instructions I followed said for one hour but I think they need to drain for at least 2 hours if not 3.

I found that there was still some build up in the bottom of the bottle. I was a little disappointed by it.

Step 4: Bake the bottles

Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Place the bottles right side up onto a baking sheet with a new parchment paper and no wood sticks.

Bake them for 45 minutes.

When they are done take them out of the oven and let them cool.

Step 5: Get the labels ready

While the bottles are cooling download and print the potion labels. You can get the free printable in my resource library under the printables section.

Free printable potion bottle labels printed onto sticker paper.

I printed two sets just in case I messed up one set. You do not have to do this.

These are printed onto the Avery shipping labels. They make great sticker paper.

Cut out the labels.

Cutting out the potion labels

Next use some black ink to distress/grunge up the labels.

The black ink pad that I use to add distressing or grunge to paper projects.

Just lightly dab the ink onto the label. You don’t want to over-ink it. LOL!

Adding ink to the white labels to grunge them up a bit.

Step 6: Apply the labels

If the bottles are completely cooled, it is time to apply the labels.

Just peel off the backing and add them to the bottles. My bottles definitely had their flaws so I tried to cover the flaws as much as I could with the label.

Hide the air bubbles or the drips or whatever. The labels came in handy for that.

Adding the spider venom label to the purple bottle.

When labels have been added to all of the bottles your are all set! You are done. Yay!

Materials Needed

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Tinted Glass Bottle Labels - Potion Bottles

Tinted Glass Potion Bottles for Halloween

Learn how to created tinted glass bottles and add a fun Halloween potion bottle for an authentic Halloween look.

Active Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Estimated Cost $10


  • Container for mixing Mod Podge, Water and Food coloring
  • Small stir stick
  • Printer
  • Oven
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Scissors


  1. Clean glass bottles with soap and water.
  2. Use the pitcher or container and stir stick to mix Mod Podge and water.
  3. Add the correct amount of food color drops to acheive the color you want. I had to triple the amount to get the darker colors I was looking for.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Pour some of the mixture into the bottle and spin the bottle so the mixture covers the entire inside of the glass bottle.
  6. Pour the rest back into the container and turn the bottle upside down onto the backing sheet with parchment paper. I used popsicle sticks to set them on so the mixture would drain.
  7. Repeat these steps for the rest of the glass bottles.
  8. Let them drain upside down for about 2-3 hours.
  9. Replace the parchment paper on the baking sheets and turn the bottle right side up.
  10. Place in a 225 degree oven for 45 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool.
  12. Download the free printable and print onto the shipping label paper.
  13. Cut out the number of designs needed for your glass bottles.
  14. Use the black Archival Ink to distress the paper and make them look old and a little grungy.
  15. Remove the backing and apply to the glass bottle.
  16. Repeat for all of the bottles.
  17. Enjoy!

I think they turned out very authentic looking. What do you think?

Finished tinted glass bottles with potion labels
The green bottle up close with the grunged up label
Close up of the finished orange bottle
Finished purple bottle with the spider venom label.
Potion labels and tinted glass bottles.  The finished authentic, spooky look

These were a fun project and I hope you will try this tinting technique to color some bottles. Even if you don’t make Halloween decor these would be so fun as pastels for Easter or red and green for the Holidays.

Whatever you like, the technique is the same!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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