The last potion from The Woodlands we created was pixie dust. I thought Toad Warts fit well into this series because toads are found in the forest. This potion is a little more involved than the others, since we have to make the warts ahead of time.
Ingredients I used:
- Medium Size Glass Bottle (I like a cylinder shape for this one)
- Styling Gel
- Light Green and Brown Food Coloring (I used gel food coloring)
- Hot Glue
- Green and Brown Permanent Markers
- Paper Bowl
- Plastic Spoon
- Disposable Piping Bag
- Cooking Skewer (for placement)
- Jute Twine
- Potion Label
Once you have made the toad warts, you can mix the styling gel and green and brown food coloring together. If you use the gel dyes, a little goes a long way. I literally dipped the cooking skewer into the jar and added it to the gel once and it was enough color.
After adding the gel to the bottle, you can use the cooking skewer to position the warts into the bottle. In my potions I use the brand Xcess (from the Dollar Tree Store) that C&CC recommends, and it does a fantastic job with suspension! I was worried the warts would be too heavy and sink to the bottom, but they have stayed in place.
When embellishing, don’t skip adding moss to the top of the bottle. It gives it the perfect woodsy look!