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“BOO” Potion Bottle Halloween Blocks

Use leftover scrap wood to make these fun Halloween blocks that look like potion bottles! You’ll use scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to decorate.

BOO Potion wood blocks for Halloween decor made with Mod Podge

Do you have any leftover pieces of 2 x 4? If not, you can get them from your local home improvement store or dig for scraps at a construction site, because it’s time to make some cute DIY Halloween decorations – these potion bottle “BOO” Halloween blocks!

You can make this wood Halloween craft with any saying of your choice, but “BOO” is kinda nice just because it’s a little shorter, so you only need a few blocks. Here’s the tutorial, so get craftin.’

(see more awesome Halloween crafts here!)

Potion Bottle Halloween Blocks

Gather These Supplies

  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Folk Art Acrylic Paint – Azure Blue
  • 2×4 wood blocks (15 inches)
  • Miter saw or hand saw
  • Newspaper or scrapbook paper with print
  • Blue scrapbook paper with designs
  • 1 1/16” Finial Dowel Caps – 4
  • Blue acrylic gems – 4
  • Black tulle
  • Black distress ink
  • Sandpaper
  • Hot glue
  • Paint brush
  • Cosmetic wedge
Stack of wood 2 x 4s

Cut a 2×4 into four sections: One 4” section and three 3.5” sections (or about that size).

Sanding the edges of the 2x4s with sandpaper

Use sandpaper to sand the edges smooth and round them.

Painting the blocks with a coat of blue paint
Painting the finial dowels with blue paint

Paint the blocks and finial dowel caps with Azure, Allow to dry.

Tracing the blocks on scrapbook paper with a pencil

Use the block fronts as templates to trace back of newspapers or printed scrapbook paper; cut out and set aside. Do this for the blue paper on the top and sides of the blocks too.

Cutting letters out of scrapbook paper with scissors

Draw BOO! Letters onto back of remaining blue scrapbook paper, making sure they are a size that fits onto each block with at least a ½” width. (Note: the “B” should be slightly larger as it will be for the largest block); cut out the letters.

Gluing the letters to the front of the blocks with Mod Podge

Use Mod Podge to glue the letters onto the front of each block. Allow to dry.

Adding paper to the sides of the blocks with Mod Podge

Adhere papers with Mod Podge Matte, smoothing out all of the bubbles with your hands. Allow to dry.

Sanding the edges of the Halloween blocks to distress

Sand the edges of each of your Halloween blocks, sanding “off” some of the paper to give a distressed look. Sand dowel caps the to give an aged look. Then distress the edges of each block using black distress ink and cosmetic wedge.

Painting a layer of Mod POdge over the top of a BOO block

Seal each block with a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.


Adhere dowel caps to the top of each block with hot glue. Attach gems to the top of each dowel cap with hot glue and tie on black tulle.

BOO Potion wood blocks for Halloween decor made with Mod Podge

Display your BOO Halloween blocks proudly on a Halloween mantel! Let me know what you think of these in the comments. I’d also love for you to check out the following projects and posts:

Creative Khadija

Saturday 18th of October 2014

Well done!!