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Wish Bank for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

May 22, 2019

Are you headed to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter any time soon? Save your coins so that you can exchange them for Galleons in Diagon Alley. Create this easy Harry Potter Wish Bank to help you save for your next Universal vacation.

Harry Potter Wish Bank
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This Harry Potter Wish Bank will help you make all your dreams come true with the trip of a lifetime to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. See how to make it below.

A few years ago my family and I had the opportunity to go to Universal Studios in Orlando and it was one of our most favorite vacations we’ve ever taken. The part we loved most? Of course The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I can do without those virtual rides but the Hogwarts Express was a big highlight of the entire area.

We would like to go back but we also need to save our money cause vacations are not cheap. Did you know at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter you can exchange your money into Galleons so that you can purchase items in Diagon Alley and in Hogsmead. You can go to Gringotts bank and their virtual elves will greet you and that’s where you can get your Galleons in exchange for your cash.

Where can I find Harry Potter Scrapbook Paper?

I wanted to make something to get my kids excited to save so that they can use all their hard earned money at Honeydukes or at Zonko’s Joke Shop. I used my favorite paper from the Paper House Productions Harry Potter line and this wooden piggy bank.

The perfect Harry Potter Scrapbook Paper can be found at Paper House Productions. They have coordinating washi tape, all houses of Hogwarts, and stickers that are great quality.

Last month for easter I made some Washi tape Easter eggs by wrapping the thinner washi tape around wooden eggs I found at Target. Head to this post to see the cutest eggs that can easily last year-round.

Washi Tape Easter Eggs

I created my own Harry Potter SVG file so that you can use your Cricut or Silhouette to cut the saying out of some vinyl if you wanted. Head to the bottom of the post to grab that SVG file.

Supplies for your own Harry Potter Vacation Savings Bank

Paper House Productions Hogwarts Castle Scrapbook Paper
Wooden Wish Bank
Silver Spray Paint
Masking Tape
Cricut True Control Knife
Vinyl
Transfer Tape
Harry Potter Wand SVG File (see below)

The Hogwarts at Night paper is perfect for this little bank and you’re going to flip when you see the castle in real life!

Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How to make your own Vacation Wish Bank

  1. Tape your Wish Box glass

    Begin by removing the back and use masking tape to protect your glass before you spray. Use the Cricut True Control Knife to cut the edges and to make the edges crisp and sealed before you begin to spray.

  2. Spray Paint your Wish Box

    Use your desired color of paint and spray your wooden wish box on the inside and the outside. Allow it to dry before removing your masking tape.

  3. Attach the Hogwarts at Night

    Position the frame backing over your desired area of the scrapbook paper and then use the knife to cut around the edge. Use some craft glue and a brayer to get a smooth application and to prevent and bubbles from forming. I just use my scraper tool when I apply my vinyl.

  4. Cut and Apply the Wand SVG

    Upload the Wand SVG file to your cutting software and cut using your desired color of vinyl. I used some holographic sparkle vinyl for my wish bank. Weed your image and then use the transfer tape to apply it to the glass.

  5. Attach the back of your Wish Bank

    Secure the back to your wish bank and call it good!

Harry Potter Wand SVG

This wish bank is perfect for my daughter. Harry Potter has become a favorite series of hers and taking her back to Universal Orlando Resort is a goal of mine. To book your own Harry Potter vacation, visit Get Away Today for great deals and top-notch service.

Wish Bank

Birthday Parties - Desserts - Movie Crafts

Pokemon Cupcakes – Poke Ball Style

May 9, 2019

Create these easy and delicious Pokemon Cupcakes in no time using store-bought items. Create your own Poke Ball out of fondant for the perfect party dessert.

Pokemon Poke Ball Cupcakes
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Detective Pikachu hits theaters this Friday so let’s celebrate in the most Pokemon way! These Poke Ball Cupcakes are perfect for any Pokemon fan to serve at a birthday party or any other Pokemon themed event you’re having.

Supplies for your Easy To Make Pokemon Cupcakes

It’s really easy to create these cupcakes and the easiest way I’ve found is just to buy them from the store already made and frosted with red or white frosting. You can ask them just to put a flat dollop of frosting on the cupcake or make them easily using a box mix.

Time needed: 15 minutes.

How to Make Your Poke Ball Cupcakes

  1. Roll Out Fondant and Cut Your Fondant Circles

    Use a rolling pin and a flat surface to roll out your red and white fondant. Use a 2″ biscuit cutter and cut 6 circles out of each color. Cut them all in half. Lay them on top of your frosting to create one half red and the other half white.

  2. Cut your Poke Ball Strip

    Roll out your black fondant and cut them into 1/2″ strips. Lay the black fondant over the middle where the seams from the half circles. Cut off the excess.

  3. Create your Poke Ball Latch

    Use the other part of your white fondant and the back of the frosting tip and cut out small circles. Lay them right over the center of your Poke Ball.

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Pokemon cupcakes
Poke Ball Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Create these easy and delicious Pokemon Cupcakes in no time using store-bought items. Create your own Poke Ball out of fondant for the perfect Pokemon Party Dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake recipe, cupcakes, Movie, Pokemon, pokemon cake, pokemon cupcake
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 Store-Bought Cupcakes
  • 1 jar Store-Bought Frosting
  • 2 oz Red, Black, and White Fondant
Instructions
  1. Use a rolling pin and a flat surface to roll out your red and white fondant. Use a 2″ biscuit cutter and cut 6 circles out of each color. Cut them all in half. Lay them on top of your frosting to create one half red and the other half white.

    red fondant for poke ball cupcake
  2. Roll out your black fondant and cut them into 1/2″ strips. Lay the black fondant over the middle where the seams from the half circles. Cut off the excess.

    make a poke ball cupcake
  3. Use the other part of your white fondant and the back of the frosting tip and cut out small circles. Lay them right over the center of your Poke Ball.

    fondant circle for Pokemon cupcake

I think these Poke Ball Cupcakes are perfect for any Pokemon fan. I’m not a huge fan of fondant but I do love the look of it. Just choose a good frosting that you know that you’ll love. I used red store-bought freosting here and it’s great for kids but a little sugary for us adults. I suggest just using a white frosting so that you don’t get that red dye taste that can happen sometimes.

easy to make Pokemon cupcakes

Easter - Movie Crafts

Harry Potter Easter Eggs with Paper House Productions

April 16, 2019

Easter is right around the corner. Create your very own Harry Potter Easter eggs to add some magic to your holiday.

Harry Potter Easter Eggs

If you’ve been a reader of the blog then you’ll know that I love the Harry Potter series and that I love scrapbooking supplies. What better way to intermingle the two things I love and create a stellar project with just some Harry Potter Washi Tape and some wooden Easter Eggs. These Harry Potter Easter Eggs are perfect decor because they don’t spoil!

Harry Potter Easter Egg Craft

When I was told that I would be on the Harry Potter Design Team with Paper House Productions, I was extremely excited. I love seeing where this little blog takes me and it also gives me an opportunity to share with you the products that I love.

This Harry Potter scrapbook line is perfect for any wizard scrapbook layout or a simple enough Easter craft using some wooden eggs I got in the Target Dollar Spot. Read on to see how easy these were to make.

Harry Potter Easter Eggs

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Harry Potter Easter Egg Craft

  1. Wrap your Wooden Eggs in Washi Tape

    Start with a clean wooden egg and start your tape at the base and wrap around to cover the entirety of the egg.

Use the smaller, thinner Harry Potter Washi Tape rather than the wider tape. The thinner one allows more of a snug adherence and the edges won’t lift like they do in the image below.

Supplies for your Harry Potter Holiday Craft

So tell me, what would you make using your Harry Potter Washi Tape? Would you make Easter eggs just as I did? See you guys next month with another Paper House Productions Harry Potter project.

Check out all the other Paper House Productions Design Team projects here.

Cricut Crafts - Halloween - Movie Crafts - Printables - SVG Files

Goosebumps 2 Spooky Felt Masks You Can Make

January 17, 2019

Goosebumps 2 is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray and we’re so excited! Create these felt masks for less than $1 each and grab everything at your local Walmart store. Make your favorite scary Goosebumps 2 characters come to life just like in the movies.

goosebumps felt masks

These spooky felt masks are perfect to wear during your viewing of Goosebumps 2 available today! My kids have been obsessed with the first Goosebumps movie so they’re even more excited that a sequel is available to watch at home. Goosebumps 2 is a family-friendly movie with action for all ages and it’s rated PG. Exclusive Goosebumps 1 and Goosebumps 2 movie collection on Blu-ray is now available at your local Walmart. My daughter has been asking for weeks when it’s coming out and when she can watch it. Now she can and she’s stoked. She wanted something fun to make while watching Goosebumps 2 and these spooky felt masks are perfect! We’re making movie night fun again by trying to incorporate some kind of movie-related craft while we watch.

Where can I buy Goosebumps 2?

Goosebumps 2 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Combo Pack is available at your local Walmart stores or online by clicking the shoppable image below.

Supplies for your Goosebumps 2 Felt Masks

  • Cricut Maker or Scissors
  • Felt Masks SVG file or Printable Templates – see below
  • Felt in an Arrangement of Colors
  • Feathers
  • Glitter
  • Craft Glue
  • Elastic or Ribbon
  • Sewing Machine or Sewing Needle
  • or Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

If you have a Cricut Maker, cutting the felt masks are a lot more precise and cleaner but this can be easily done with the printable templates. I’ve included SVG files for your Cricut Maker or the Printable Template. Cut out your felt masks with either method and then get ready to embellish! I used some glitter on my Gummy Bear masks, white feathers on my Abominable Snowman, Brown Feathers on my Werewolf, and left Slappy as plain felt because he’s already creepy enough. Use some craft glue to adhere your glitter to the areas you want glittered. I just use either a foam brush or paint brush to get an even coat of glue rather than clumps. Just put some on your mask, brush it to even it out and then shake your glitter over it. Set it aside to dry.

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Carefully shake your glittered felt masks over a garbage can to catch all that excess glitter.

For the feathers, I wanted them to really stick so I sewed them on my masks. I started on the back portion of the felt masks and then worked my way in, Use the inner piece of your cut felt masks to overlay the back portion and hide the seams. You can easily use a hot glue gun rather than sewing it, I just like to make sure my projects will last. 

How do I assemble my felt masks?

When it’s time to do the elastic to hold your mask on, measure around your head and then cut. I usually measure ear to ear and that will give me a secure fit and also it’ll fit my child’s head. Use your sewing machine to sew the elastic on the outer edge of your masks. I use a zig-zag stitch to make sure that it won’t break away. I used some ribbon that I had on hand for my felt masks. I just used some hot glue and adhered it to the back of the masks and allowed it to dry. Don’t feel like you need a sewing machine for your felt masks. Now it’s time to wear it! Enjoy watching Goosebumps 2 for family movie night and everyone enjoying their spooky felt masks. I personally love the Gummy Bear scene in Goosebumps 2 and how they all merge together to make larger ones. 

Christmas - Cricut Crafts - Movie Crafts

DIY Felt Hedwig for your Harry Potter Christmas Tree

October 25, 2018

Use your Cricut to cut out this felt Hedwig ornament for your Harry Potter themed Christmas tree. diy Harry Potter ornamentThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Harry Potter. I’ve seen all the movies but have only read the first two books. Don’t get after me for my lack of HP knowledge but I can make a mean Harry Potter Christmas Tree. Create these felt Hedwig ornaments to hang along with your other DIY Harry Potter ornaments.

Supplies for your DIY Harry Potter Ornament

To make your Harry Potter Christmas Ornament, use your Cricut Maker to cut out all of your felt pieces along with your feather detail out of the iron-on vinyl.felt owl cutouts* Because of the small pieces that needed to be cut by the rotary blade, the blade will over cut on those pieces causing them to break away easier from the other felt. That’s ok. Just continue gluing those pieces to the top of the owl cut out and you won’t be able to tell. using the Cricut EasyPressYou can use an iron for your HTV or I have an < EasyPress so I just use that. The most important thing to remember when using iron-on vinyl is that you need to mirror your image. The most important thing to remember when you’re pressing the iron-on vinyl on your surface is to have no steam.

If you’re using foil iron-on vinyl, always wait for it to cool before you peel. I just wait until it is cool to the touch. You will need to give it a firmer pull when you take the carrier sheet off of your foil iron-on.

How do I glue felt together?

I use Aileen’s Fabric Fusion to glue my felt together. It is permanent and gives a great adhesion without having to add heat. It sets in 2-4 hours or there is a quick-dry fabric fusion that dries 5X faster.

Hot glue is also an option but it’s hot and it hurts when you burn your fingers 😉 applying fabric glue to feltglueing felt to feltgluing the beak to a felt owlTake the small tab and place a dot of glue at the end and then fold it in half. Use a clip to hold it in place while it dries.

Now that the front of your Harry Potter Hedwig ornament is mostly dry, it’s time to assemble the entire ornament.

Place glue on the front of your back piece (this will be the middle). Put your tab between Hedwig’s ears and then put a bit more glue on the bottom of that tab. Put your top piece over the glued area and the tab and then set aside to dry. hand holding 3 Hedwig ornamentsOnce your Harry Potter ornament is dry, thread some twine or ribbon through the loop and tie. You’ll now have your DIY Hedwig ornament complete. Stay tuned for more Harry Potter ornaments to be revealed throughout the season. felt Hedwig ornament

Electronic Crafting - Halloween - Home Decor - Movie Crafts

DIY Wooden Hocus Pocus Tombstones

October 11, 2018

Emily Binx, Thackery Binx, and William Butcherson are remembered making these easy
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Making these wooden mini tombstones was really quite simple. I just used 3 different colors of spray paint and some pigment ink. Spray until you don’t think it needs any more. Learn my techniques below.

The trick to making your wood look like concrete is to vary the color. I had two tones of grey and one tone of brown. I chose the Kryon colors because they have that little removable tab. You want the removable tab so that when it sprays, you will achieve spurts of color rather than a continuous stream. 

Supplies for your DIY Hocus Pocus Tombstones

How do I make wood look like cement?

Begin with your lightest shade of grey/beige and use it to base coat your wooden blocks. Next, use your brown but make sure you remove the small plastic tab so they paint will splatter. Do a few strokes of that. Don’t do too much and try and focus on the edges. Now use your mid-tone paint and repeat the steps. Now that you have your big globs of paint on the wood, you’ll put the small plastic tab back on the paint and just do an overspray. Hold your paint vertically and then move the can as you spray. Rotate between the three colors and spray in various areas. I had this in a box and kept moving it around so some of the paint would smear. Just add paint until you’re happy with the end product.

After the paint had dried on my Hocus Pocus tombstones I took some green pigment ink and blended it into the edges. Use as little or as much as you like, I just like to smear it on there and then use some of your blending sponges to have it look like faux moss.wooden headstone

How do I put vinyl on wood?

Use some standard vinyl and weed your image, use some transfer paper and apply that to your weeded vinyl. Make sure your wood is cleaned and free of any lint or sawdust. Peel the transfer paper off the carrier sheet and you vinyl should be stuck to the transfer paper. Lay the vinyl image on your piece of wood and use a credit card or scraper tool to press down the vinyl. Slowly lift the transfer paper off of your wood, leaving the vinyl image adhered to your wood.

What I recommend is using some iron-on vinyl, better known as HTV, on your wood. I weeded my image and kept what I want to keep on my carrier sheet. With the Cricut EasyPress, I used 305°F and pressed for 20 seconds. Warm your wooded surface before you place the image. Warm it up for about 5 seconds, place your HTV and then press for the 20 seconds.

There it is, a super cute Hocus Pocus Halloween craft. It ties in perfectly with my Hocus Pocus Door Decoration or my Hocus Pocus Spellbook Door Mat. I have a transom window on my front door and I added these really cute zombie hands out of Cricut Window Cling to remind me when William Butcherson jumped right out of his grave. Grab the Cricut file here. Happy Haunting!

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DIY Hocus Pocus Spellbook Door Mat

October 10, 2018

This Hocus Pocus porch decor has been my favorite Halloween project to date, well, it’s a close second with my Maui costume for Malakai, but it’s still awesome. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

So for years, I’ve had the same outdoor Halloween decorations and I needed a change. I’ve made myself (yes, myself and not my kids) a Hocus Pocus themed porchscape for Halloween.

I love the movie and since they’re celebrating 25 years since it’s release, I figured it was about time I treated myself. The Hocus Pocus Spellbook has always been one of the creepier parts of the movie so I wanted to turn the book into my doormat so that I can step on his eye anytime I want. 

Supplies for your Hocus Pocus Spellbook Doormat

Grab this Hocus Pocus Spellbook clipart here. Just upload it into your Cricut or other electronic cutter and cut the freezer paper. The images will need to be sliced because you can’t fit all of this onto any mat so just be aware of that process you’ll have to do. I used Cricut stencil vinyl and I don’t recommend it. I don’t recommend stencil vinyl for fibrous material because it won’t adhere. I recommend using freezer paper to make your homemade doormat.

After the freezer paper stencil for your homemade doormat has been placed, use some spray paint to get the areas exposed and leave to dry. After it has dried, take the same brown and just dust over the corners. I did use some gold spray paint in some areas just to help give it the aged look that the actual Hocus Pocus spellbook has. Add it to your front porch for the perfect Hocus Pocus Halloween decoration addition to your front door. Learn how to make the Halloween banner below.three paper rosette

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Amuck, Amuck, Amuck! Hocus Pocus Door Decoration with Cricut

October 3, 2018

I love the movie Hocus Pocus so I had to make some Hocus Pocus decoration for my front porch. Halloween is the perfect time to bring out your inner Winifred.
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So with my Fibromyalgia, decorating for holidays is kind of rough on my body. I do a few hours at a time and then I have to rest for just about the same amount of time. Using my Cricut for things like this save me a lot of energy and time so it’s quickly become something I can’t live without. Although, I am ashamed I sent my son to school with his book report and he had drawn everything. I didn’t think I’d ever let anything out of the house that wasn’t perfect. That day was also a teaching moment to me that I don’t have to do everything for them and nothing has to be perfect. You just have to be happy. I’m perfectly happy with being imperfect. This year’s front porch for Halloween was no different than other times. I had to do something grand that I love but I also had to pick something that wasn’t going to make me lose my energy. This front door Hocus Pocus decoration is just the right amount of project I can handle.

Supplies for your Hocus Pocus Door Decoration

So you first want to gather all your supplies and open the Cricut Design Space File. You’re going to need three of the blades that the Cricut Maker use. You’ll need the Knife Blade, the single Scoring Wheel and the Fine Point Blade.

How do I cut wood with the Cricut Maker?

To cut wood with your Cricut Maker you will need the Cricut Knife Blade. The blades on the knife blade are really sensitive so it will shatter if you’re not careful. Leave the cap on when it’s not in use to keep it from dulling.

To prepare the wood you’ll need to use some masking tape and a Strong Grip Mat. You want to tape your material to the actual mat because the knife blade makes several passes so that it can slowly build up the pressure between each pass and you don’t want your material to shift.

Each time the Cricut Knife Blade passes, the pressure gets a little firmer so it is essentially working as a Xacto blade would work. You can’t just cut through wood with one pass and expect it not to split.

Load your knife blade into the Adaptive Tool System on your Cricut Maker. Place your piece of basswood on to your Strong Grip Mat and then use some masking tape and tape the edges down. Load it into your machine and select go. The Cricut Maker will take around 12 minutes to do three 4″ circles for your Hocus Pocus Halloween decoration. Use your glitter iron-on and the EasyPress 2 to get your iron-on vinyl to stick to the wood. I used a temp of 340° and I only did about 15 seconds. Any longer than that the wood would start to warp. If the wood warped under my EasyPress, I just flipped it over and pressed for a little bit longer to keep it hot and then placed something heavy on top so it would lay flat.

What kind of glue can I use on Cricut Chipboard?

When you’re wanting to use glue on your Cricut Chipboard you have to choose if you want to use a wet adhesive like Mod Podge or if you want to use a dry adhesive like Xyron. You cannot mix the two on top of each other. When you want to paint chipboard, you want to seal it first. You can seal your Cricut Chipboard with some Mod Podge or spray sealant. Then you’ll paint as usual.

For this project I used the black kraft board and ran those top circles through my Xyron, then on the other side I used some wood glue to adhere it to the wood circles. 

How do I assemble a paper fan?

I used this really cute cardstock from My Minds Eye for the paper rosettes. You’ll first put the rosette cardstock on your mat and then load in your scoring wheel. The project will score first and then it will require the fine point blade to cut the shape out. Accordion fold your paper rosettes and then add some scor tape along the ends to connect 3 of your fans together to form the rosette for your Hocus Pocus decoration. Now that you have the fans glued together end-to-end, it’s time to make it pop. Just press on the center of the accordions and your rosette will expand. See here on how easy it is to make a paper rosette. Use the round wooden circle and place some hot glue on the edges and lay it in the middle of your rosette. And now you’re ready to assemble your Hocus Pocus decoration. Use some 2″ wide ribbon and start at the bottom and work upwards. I left about 4″ in between each paper rosette. I used about 48″ at the top and then folded it back over to create a loop. 

What is better, the Cricut Explore or the Cricut Maker?

Confession – I have an Explore Air 2 and a Cricut Maker. While I love both, I’m always using the Maker and really only bring out the Air 2 when I’m in a rush and don’t want to wait to finish cutting one project at a time.

I’ve used my Maker since August of 2017 when it was released and I sort of found that I love this machine more than I ever thought I would. The ability to cut basswood and now the scoring wheel can give me crisp and deep score lines has changed my crafting ways in the best way possible.

The force of the Cricut Maker is greater than the Explore and so I feel like my cuts are cleaner and I don’t have to worry about double cutting my images as often. 

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