- Step 1
Gather your basic supplies. You can find a variety of pot shapes at the craft store. I also purchased a mixed pack of corks, rather than one size.
- Step 2
Break apart your candle gel into smaller chunks. This will help it melt faster.
- Step 3
Melt your gel on medium-low heat in a pot on the stove. We're going to bypass all of the temperature junk - you can tell when it's melted.
- Step 4
Add your candle dye into the melted wax. Start out with a few drops and gradually add more. You can make it darker, but you can't make it lighter.
- Step 5
Stir the dye with a wooden skewer, or something similar, until the dye is completely dissolved.
- Step 6
Using your funnel, pour the melted wax into your container. Try not to get it on the edges of the bottle. It will stay quite hot and melted for a while, so if you need to heat up and color some additional wax it's okay. You might want to place some foil under your bottle so the wax doesn't get on your countertops.
- Step 7
Your potion should now look somewhat like this. As the wax cools you will notice more bubbles, which is a great effect for potions. Once the wax cools, you can complete the potion with the cork, or you can move on to the next step and add some embellishments.
- Step 8
I picked out a few ribbons at the craft store that I thought might fit the style I was going for. You can also choose to use stencil paint, or a permanent metallic gold marker.
- Step 9
Measure and cut your ribbon to fit the potion bottle. Carefully affix the ribbon to the bottle using tiny drops of super glue.
- Step 10
If you're like me, you may have used a bit too much super glue, which can create a foggy effect on the glass. You can scrape it off with a toothpick and then wipe down the bottle with glass cleaner to remove finger prints.
- Step 11
You're finished! Don't forget to try out different ribbons, bottle shapes and colors. For this shot I added Litecubes, set to the color of the potion, which gives it an extra neat glowing effect. Check out more great World of WarCrafts on WoW Insider.
For those of you who are curious, here is what the potions look like under normal light.