kitchen in a bottle

i dropped my bottle of apple cider vinegar and also splitting a couple of my Big Bottles into one for downstairs kitchen and one for my room, so now i’m… grimly drinking all the tiny airplane/single-serve screwtop bottles of wine and prosecco i brought with me to college so i can rinse them out and put fucking. balsamic vinegar in them or whatever.

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As promised, and requested, a bottle sealing post!

A important reminder first– be careful when you’re using candles, don’t set your shit on fire.
You can use any candle for this, I use different candles (colors and scents) depending on what I associate with the bottle I’m making (yellow & lemon for happiness, blue for sleep, etc.) you don’t have to do this, but you can. You can also use regular candles instead on tea lights, but tea lights usually melt faster for me.

Also, I don’t know (or actually care?) if this is the proper way to seal a bottle with wax, witchcraft doesn’t need to be fancy, and my personal craft is focused on using what I already have, and going out to purchase “special” items as little as possible, nothing wrong if you do, but I am a very small budget witch, and I like the challenge that comes with it. I happen to be a bit candle crazy, so this works well for me.

Okay, so here we go!

  1. Set down a piece of paper if you don’t want to get wax on your stuff, light that little tea candle (or regular candle) and let it start to melt. I usually light my candle before I start putting together my bottle, so it is usually close to ready by the time I’m done.
  2. Once the tea light is melted all the way (or big candle, deep enough to dip) I dip the top in! If you are using a bigger bottle than I am, you can remove the wick usually with a pair of tweezers, but I don’t like to do this because I never use all the wax, so it’s a waste if I take out the wick!
  3. Pull it out, you can blow on it to help it cool faster, dip it again, out, blow on it, a few times until it’s pretty covered and the top is pretty solidly covered (pictured is after the first dip! But you can see how covered it was when I start pouring wax in the next photo)
  4. If you want the drippy-witchy-wax look, (carefully) pick up your candle and pour wax over the bottle top (see why we put that paper down, now?) I usually smooth out the top with my thumb, gently while it’s cooling down. Once cooled down the wax on the paper usually comes right up, and I usually stick it back in the candle to melt down for later. 
  5. Usually I stick mine in the fridge to cool down and harden (my house is warm bc we don’t control the heat) 
  6. And ta-da! Your bottle is sealed up. Also, I think you could probably carve a sigil in the top if you’re into sigils (I don’t personally use them, but I imagine you could!) 


There we go, it’s super easy, no one taught me how, I just sat down and was like “OKAY, so how am I going to seal this without covering the whole damn bottle in wax????” and this is what I came up with! If you don’t want whatever is in your jar to move around (I usually pack mine pretty tight, so it’s okay) I would just pour the wax on top, it will be messier though.


If anyone has any questions, feel free to shoot them over my way! 

Have a beautiful day, babies. I hope this was helpful!


- a post for the anti-anxiety bottle pictured here is coming soon! -

Who else loves making spell bottles but can’t find easy items for what I want it to do?

Well y’all are in luck cause I got annoyed and so I made a list of commonly found kitchen items that have properties that are often desired for spell bottles!
~please note that other items that you may have also have these properties but I wanted to make something very generic~


Courage- Thyme

Luck- Clove, Clover, Dill, Hazel, Mint, Orange

Protection- Clove, Clover, Basil, Cinnamon, Cumin, Fennel, Garlic, Grass, Lettuce, Lime, Olive, Onion, Parsley, Pepper, Radish, Rosemary, Sage

Love- Clove, Clover, Orange, Basil, Cinnamon, Ginger, Jasmine, Lemon, Lettuce, Lime, Parsley, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Rosemary, Thyme, Vanilla

Success- Clove, Clover, Cinnamon, Ginger

Money/Riches/Wealth- Dill, Mint, Orange, Ginger, Jasmine, Oats, Onion, Pecan, Pineapple, Basil

Health- Thyme

Wishes- Hazel, Peach, Sage

Healing- Mint, Fennel, Garlic, Lime, Olive, Onion, Rosemary, Thyme

Travel- Mint

Anti-theft- Garlic

Power- Ginger

Longevity- Lemon, Peach, Sage

Friendship- Lemon

Purification- Fennel, Lemon, Parsley, Thyme

Sleep- Lettuce, Rosemary, Thyme

Fertility- Olive

Potency- Olive

Lust-  Olive, Pear, Radish, Rosemary, Vanilla

Employment- Pecan

Youth- Rosemary

Immortality- Sage

Wisdom- Sage

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Upcycling Jars, Bottles, and Other Glass Containers.

I cook ALOT. I’m quite proud of my little collection of herbs, spices, teas, legumes, and other dried edibles. Not so much for the actual contents, but for the fact that 90% of the glass containers were upcycled. I saved my kimchi jars, pasta sauce jars, pickle jars, jam jars, booze jars - errrr, whatever I bum off the bartender, and etc. I especially love using the Canada Dry tonic water bottles for my spices; the wine corks I save fits the perfectly as a stopper! The rest of my containers are usually rescued from flea markets and thrift shops. 

I encourage everyone to find a place in their homes for glass packaging. Keep them out of the dumpster.

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ADDENDUM: If you like a set of your own, I’ve listed a few of my homegrown herbs on Etsy. Each herb is packaged in the aesthetic I’ve developed for my shelf: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HQcreations?section_id=22611514 . Thank you for your support~

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Witch Bottle

History of the Witch Bottle:

In the early times, Witch Bottles were designed to protect homes against malicious witchcraft. They were commonly made around Samhain to protect the home from evil spirits. The witch bottle was commonly made up of glass, pottery, pins and nails. Sometimes, the maker would include his own urine to link the magick to the home and the family with in it. They were used as far back as the 1600’s! Witch Bottles are said to be of English origin.


Purpose of the Witch Bottle:

The Witch Bottle provides the home with protection from negative entities, the evil eye, or any malevolent spells by sending the negativity back to it’s caster.


How to make one:

Step 1: Find a Glass Bottle or Jar.

Step 2: Decorate the bottle with ribbons, feathers, charms, and crystals that are associated with protection.

Colors that symbolize protection: Black, White, Blue, Red

Charms that symbolize protection: Horseshoes, arrowheads, eye of horus, four leaf clover, snakes, scarab beetle, scorpion, unicorn, pentagram, raven, seal of solomon, Thor’s hammer, celtic knots/crosses, bells, etc.

Crystals for protection: Amber, Agate, Cat’s eye, Carnelian, Garnet, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Onyx, Pearls, Quartz, Topaz, Turquoise

Feathers for protection: Black feathers, Blue feathers, White Feathers.

Step 3: Fill it with sharp, rusty, and pointy object. (Handle these objects with gloves and proper care!)

Feel free to add protective herbs as well.

Objects you can put in your witch bottle: Barb wire, mirrors, glass shards, bent and rusty nails, thorns, pins, fish hooks, a tangle of string, salt, needles, razor blades.

Step 4: Add an item that was once a part of yourself and can be used to symbolize yourself.

Such as: Blood or urine which is pretty gross and I definitely would not recommend. Instead add hair, nail clippings, menstrual blood, etc.    

Step 5: Seal the top with black candle wax. You may also say a chant while doing this.

Step 6: Bury it somewhere inside your property or hide it somewhere in your home.  

Your Witch bottle is complete!

May the moon light your path!

==Moonlight Academy==

My ‘Everyday’ Spell Bottle

Inspired by this post

I wanted something more general and quietly supportive for the day-to-day for my first spell bottle, but a motivational one is definitely on my list. In this one, however, there is:

  • Himalayan rock salt for grounding
  • Rosemary for mental clarity 
  • Cinnamon for protection
  • Dried lavender flowers for peace
  • Pink rose petals for sweetness and love
  • Pink wax for self-love

As I added each ingredient I said aloud its purpose. I sat with the stopper off for a little bit as I reflected on how I’ve been feeling lately and then began writing down my intentions and focusing on the bottle (I feel like it’s more tangible and powerful for me when I write things down somewhere). I then put the cork in and dipped it in the wax ~five times to get thick and even coverage over the top. 

I’m incredibly proud! It sits on my desk when I’m at home and I put it in a separate pouch in my bag just in case the glass bottle breaks or the wax gets scraped too much. 

I hope this was helpful or inspiring for you to make your own everyday bottle 😊

The “I Can Do This!” Motivation bottle.

I made this little bottle for my wife at work, but I’ve decided to post it because I know finals are coming up and I think this could be helpful for those of you who are juggling your finals with the rest of your life! 

All of these things came from my kitchen spice cabinets, so nothing too crazy or difficult to find here!

I made this as something that embodied what is needed to get through the tough days. It isn’t a good luck charm, just something to bring out the best thing already in you.

Each layer is for a different piece of what makes up a good, productive day in my opinion, so here we go!


  • Sea salt - for protection
  • Cinnamon - for success & wisdom
  • Sage - for peace
  • Caraway seeds - for mental power
  • Basil - for confidence
  • Rosemary - for mental clarity
  • Red Pepper flakes - for energy


I find that saying my intent out loud really helps me to know that it is there, the more I say something out loud, the more I feel like it is true and real, so I focus on saying my intent for each layer out loud, over and over until I really do feel it there. I also find that saying these things out loud, and being sure of them, helps you to realize that there really IS power in your words. You have power to speak these words and really bring life to them because you are stating, whole-heartedly that this rosemary is going to bring mental clarity to your day. Don’t be afraid to spend as much time as you need to on each layer to feel like your intent is there. This helps me, personally. 

Once you’re filled up, put the cork back in, tightly. I would recommend packing these layers in tightly also, so if you care them around in your pocket, they don’t all mix together if you don’t want them to.

After, I sealed my bottle with wax (mine was vanilla scented because it is my wife’s favorite scent and it’s something that really makes her happy) - (also I will make a little post about how I seal up little bottles with wax later on!) and sat with it for quite a while, really focusing the intent into the whole bottle, and what you want for it as a whole. Like before, I sat repeating out loud until I really felt it and believed it with the knowing that my words have power!


I hope this was helpful! 

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Today I organized my altar and bought chamomile, lavender, and basil seeds. Can’t wait until more garden stuff comes out though. They didn’t have white sage so i’ll have to keep looking around. My garden this year is going to be so beautiful!  🌿 🌱🌻 🌿 🌱🌻🌿

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“No More Nightmares” jar.

I was asked to do a anti-nightmare bottle, which is something that I have for periods of weeks on end sometimes, that keep me from sleeping well because I have that many nightmares (it’s literally either amazing sleep or no sleep because nightmares for me.)

So, first I want to say, this is 100% not a replacement for medical or professional help, never ever take it as this. 

I also want to give some other tips along with the bottle to help with nightmares for me–

  • If I find myself having nightmares a few nights in a row, I strip my bed completely and wash everything, including pajamas (this was a tip given to me by @thistletongue I believe!) 
  • ground yourself and center yourself (how to do these things here and here) sometimes you really need to get yourself all back together to sleep well. I also 100% recommend this after doing any kind of spells or anything that’s going to take your energy.

Okay! On to the bottle! I am going to give a list of what I used in mine, and a few additional things you can add or use in place of things if you don’t have them! 

None of these things should be difficult to find, I had almost everything in my spice rack, and what I didn’t I picked up for only a little over $1 at the grocery!

  • sea salt - for protection
  • rosemary - for sleep, protection, and mental power
  • spearmint - for sleep protection
  • chamomile - purification and sleep
  • cloves - drives away negativity 

Other –

  • thyme - for a dream free sleep (if you are like me and would rather just not have any dreams, rather than have nightmares)
  • lavender - peaceful sleep

Each layer you do, focus your intent for what each represents.Take your time, speak it out loud if it helps you. It helps me to speak out loud, over and over until I feel like I am sure. 

Remember, there is power in your words! Speak those words and that intent into the universe! 

After you’re finished, cork your bottle, and seal it with wax if you’d like! I used a blue wax because it is a color I associate with calmness and peaceful sleep. 

After, focus on the whole bottle and the purpose of it– to ward away nightmares and to have a peaceful, sound sleep. I find it helpful when going to bed, to sort of envision forming a light, white energy bubble sort of thing around me, sort of protecting me from negativity and nightmares. 

I would sleep with the bottle (given it was a small one like the one I made) in my pillowcase, opposite of the side I sleep on, if not, somewhere close like on a nightstand should do just fine!


If nightmares continue, I would cleanse my home, and definitely talk to your doctor about it. Sleep is very important, and shouldn’t be sacrificed! 

Sleep well, babies!

Hi sweeties! Today’s jar was a much requested one– motivation to not only CLEAN your home but also to CLEANSE it! What a fun jar to create! 

Let’s get on to it!

  • allspice - for determination & to add energy to our spell
  • bay leaf - for purification 
  • black pepper - to banish negativity
  • sea salt - purification 
  • basil - to drive off hostile spirits
  • chili pepper flakes - for energy
  • lemon peel - for cleaning and purification motivation
  • cloves - for cleansing and driving away negativity 

Adding each layer, speak and declare your intent with confidence, spend time to let it sink in, and allow the layers to build on each other. Once you’re finished, focus your intent onto the bottle as a whole, you can repeat something like this –

“As I clean, let me also cleanse.
As I sweep away dust and negativity, 
may only love and light be allowed in.”


After you feel confident in what you have put into your jar, cork it, and seal it with wax if you’d like (I have a simple tutorial on how to seal jars with wax here) and you are finished. You can charge them in moonlight if you feel like they need a little kick!

Some posts (in a master-post) about cleansing your home here.

As always, I would love to see your recreations of this jar (or any of my others!)

You can find my other jars here.

I hope this was helpful! I’m always open to answer your questions.

xoxox.

SPELL JAR

I made this jar for my boyfriend, it’s purpose is a mixture of protection, healing, love and strength.
I layered my ingredients (see step 2) but you don’t have too.

1: You will need a clean jar / bottle (big or small)

2: Oakmoss (protection and strength), pine needles (strength), hops (healing), pink salt (love), myrrh (protection), sage (protection), purple carnations my boyfriend gave me for our anniversary (protection and healing), patchouli incense shavings (protection)

3: seal jar / bottle with black wax (protection). If you want an extra boost of protection, smoke cleanse the bottle after sealing with sage.

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movies [ steve x reader ]

premise: (name) is dustin’s sister and they decide to watch movies all night. what (name) doesn’t know is that dustin invited steve, too

a/n: this was supposed to be shorter, like to paragraphs short, but…
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MASTERLIST.

A family night. Well, more of a sibling night. Mom is out of town with a couple of friends of hers (Mews death had really taken a toll on her). You and Dustin are left to your own devices, which means movie marathons and junk food all night. Falling asleep is also a no go because you swore to draw on his face with a sharpie if he even closed his eyes for a second. The same goes for you, of course. Granted, for being seventeen you sure can be childish sometimes. But you can’t really blame yourself for that, or wanting to spend more time with your brother. The two of you had always been close, but you drifted away when you grew into a real teen. Naturally the Demogorgon business brought you two together pretty quickly and neither of you intend to lose touch again.

Dustin picks between a few horror movies you had rented earlier that day as you heat up the popcorn, “Hey, (Name), how do you feel about Halloween?” Dustin asks from the couch.

You make a face, “Not good.”

“Perfect. We’re watching this one.”

You surpass the urge to roll your eyes and you grin and take the KFC you ordered out of those meek paper bags. As you turn off the lights in the kitchen, with one hand holding plates and the other grasping a big bottle of soda, you move into the living room as Dustin sets up the movie, “Just try not to scream.” Dustin says, fiddling with the VCR.

“Pretty sure you’ll be the one that’s screaming.”

The doorbell rings and makes a shiver shoot up your spine.  Instinctively you look at the looming front entrance and the dark night pooling behind it. You glance at Dustin but he doesn’t even look your way, mumbling something about ‘Stupid fucking movie why don’t you work?!’ so you set down the food and slowly make your way to the door. Right, maybe turning off all of the lamps so only the TV screen lights up the room with its ghostly bleak light and that weird scratching noise wasn’t the best idea. But it’s not like a Demo-dog can ring a doorbell, right?…Right?

Scolding yourself for being paranoid, you swiftly unlock the door and with a deep breath open it fully. The cool air pinches your cheeks red as you meet eyes with deep brown ones. Something clicks in your mind and you can’t help but grin at the visitor, recalling all those moments he had pulled you away from the mission just to talk or be close to you. Steve Harrington stands on your porch with a lazy smile on his lips and his hands shoved into his pockets. You make a mental note to thank Dustin later, because you sure as hell didn’t invite your crush over.

“…I was told there will be KFC.” Steve states.

“Who gave away this information?” You wonder, stepping aside to let him in. With a light shrug he enters and beelines for the couch.

“Hey, Dustin!—And I never reveal my sources, (Name).”

Soon you all squeezed on the small couch. Dustin in one end, you in the middle, and Steve in the other. After fighting over the popcorn and the abundance of puns Steve kept saying, a hush fell over your small group as the movie started. You were immediately sucked in and a bit terrified. You never could handle scary movies. And now that you literally had the opportunity to live out a real life scary movie with the Demo-dog business, you still find scary movies, well, scary. You pull the warm blanket closer to your lips as you are ready to hide behind it at any given moment.

Steve notices your terrified expression, and on a different occasion he wouldn’t find it as cute as he does now. You lean into him a bit when Michael Myers shows up. Something swells in his chest, something light and fuzzy and he can’t help but smile a little. For a full minute he ponders should he do the old ’yawn-put-my-hand-around-her-shoulders’ shtick. He conducts that would be pretty stupid and awkward so he just pretends to shift in his seat and drapes his arm over your shoulders anyway. You look at him. He pretends that nothing happened and gives you a playful glance.

Half-way through the movie you grew comfortable enough to rest your head on his chest. Steve’s fingers played patters on your skin, played with your hair almost subconsciously, but his eyes never once left the screen. When the clock struck 1 o’clock and the screen cut to black – the movie was finally over and you can take a breather, - you and Steve had to surpass a laugh at Dustin’s snoring. In hushed murmurs the two of you moved and Steve took up the job of picking Dustin up and bringing him to his room. With the blanket wrapped around your shoulders you waited him to return, and honestly, nearly swooned at how domestic he is.

Once he returns he shoves his hands into his pockets and looks around, almost as if trying to think of an excuse to stay. In lazy steps he approaches you and you have to bite down a smile, “I should…probably go now.” He says slowly, testing the waters. You flick your brows upwards.

“You sure?” You ask, “There are two more movies left.”

“You know, I always considered myself a patron of the arts so yeah, I say I could stay. With you. T-To watch the movies. If you don’t mind.”

“No, I don’t. Trust me, I don’t.”

Steve makes quick work of setting up the VCR as you find a good spot on the couch. You fluff the pillows and can hardly contain the excitements that’s practically radiating from you. Now there’s way more space to move around, but he sits close to you and you throw your blanket on the both of you to keep warm, if that is even needed. Honestly, you just want to share something with him. Be as close as you can possibly be without going overboard with your feelings. You have a small hint that he may feel the same way, but then again, you don’t want to ruin this – whatever this is you have with him – by tuning all mushy and sappy and kissy. Not that turning kissy would be a bad thing, now that you really consider it.

The movie starts in bright flashes and loud sounds and you frown softly. You feel Steve’s arm drape over your shoulders again and you turn your head to him. A kaleidoscope of colors shine on his face – it almost appears mesmerizing – as the thought of the two of you being completely alone finally sinks in. A spark lights up your chest and fuels your whole body with the need to kiss him. Your gaze roams from his eyes to his lips and back, an action he notices and smirks at, as you lean in ever so slightly and asks, “…Patron of the arts? Really?”

“I lied.” He grins, “Sorry.” He murmurs, leaning in and capturing your lips in a long overdue kiss.


end.


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Edible Spell and Witch Bottle for Protection and Nurturing

Remember the potato casserole I told you about? Well, here’s a fun way to turn it into an edible spell, with a bonus spell bottle. And a trick to make the dish tastier. What more can you ask for? I mean, seriously.

You take a clean bottle, or a jar, and in it, you combine:

  • milk
  • sea salt - a teaspoon is enough
  • garlic - a small clove, preferably pressed, but it can be chopped too
  • rosemary - a pinch, or two if dried

Sea salt, rosemary and garlic are all used for protection, rosemary and garlic are also used for health, and there is nothing that can invoke nurturing and growth better than milk.

Then you shut your receptacle tight, give it a little shake, and let it sit in the fridge (no longer than 48 hours though!). For that time, it acts as your protective spell bottle, working from the inside to ward off evil or unhealthy influences.
And then you take it out and use the spice-imbued milk to make gratin dauphinois, which is your edible protection and nurturing spell. Eat it yourself, or share with those you think need some of that.