As part of the Hogwarts trunk I wanted to make Bug-A-Boo a potions box that could store several different potion bottles that she could use in imaginative play.
I started with a list of potions that I wanted to include: Amortentia (love potion), Floo Powder, Phoenix Tears, Veritaserum, Polyjuice Potion, Skele-grow, Gillyweed, Mandrake Resorative Draught, Bezoar, Unicorn Hair, Dragon Blood and Felix Felicis.
I found artwork for the potion bottle labels online and printed them out on cardstock.
I found a heart shaped bottle at Michaels that would be perfect for the Amortentia. I had some lotion that was a sparkly pink color and I thought it would be perfect for the Amortentia. I filled the glass bottle and corked it. I put Crazy Glue around the bottom of the cork and inserted into the bottle and then used hot glue to seal the cork onto the bottle.
The Floo Powder was a picture of flour, sugar and coffee grounds. Again I used Crazy Glue and hot glue to seal the bottle.
The Phoenix Tears were gust some plastic beads in diamond shapes that I purchased at Michaels.
The Veritaserum was some old Molasses syrup that I had.
Polyjuice Potion was Grapeseed Oil and green food coloring.
For the Skele-Gro bottle I found a lightbulb shaped bottle with a twist cap. I poured some white acrylic paint into the bottle and swirled it to cover the whole bottle. I covered the cap with some black felt and tied it on using embroidery thread with the skeleton charms.
For the smaller potions I had found some really small glass bottles. For the Dragon Blood I used red food coloring and sealed the small cork using red sealing wax. I had found a dragon charm that I melted into the wax as well. The Unicorn Hair is strands of gold thread and Felix Felicis is gold glitter. The Bezoar is a small cardboard box that I covered with the Bezoar artwork and used Modge Podge to secure it.
The Mandrake Restorative Draught is a few different dry ingredients mixed together. I think I used flour, wheat germ and ground flax seed.
The Gillyweed went through a couple of changes. Originally I used grapes oil and some defrosted frozen spinach. I sealed the bottle with Crazy Glue, hot glue and sealing wax. Unfortunately, it leaked a little. I then tried grapes oil and cooked spaghetti colored green. I re-sealed it and it worked. After a while though the spaghetti started to mold. I got a brand new bottle and this time I used green yarn that I put into the bottle.
I found a wooden box at Michaels that I painted and Modge Podged the Hogwarts crest onto it.
On the inside lid I found artwork on RPF of the page from the potion book that Hermione found the recipe for Polyjuice Potion. I also found the page from the book that Hermione ripped out the information about Basilisks. Using Modge Podge I put them on the inside of the lid. The box was cool and it looked great with the artwork but it was a little to small. The Gillyweed bottle needed to stand up so that it wouldn't leak (this was before I changed it so there was no liquid in it.). I went in search of another box so that all of the bottle could stand up.
I found this box at Michaels and I used Modge Podge for the Hogwarts crest. All of the potions fit into it perfectly and the box itself fit into the trunk as well.