Happy Harry Potter Days 3-5

Whether it's Harry Potter SGV files or butterbeer recipes, this round of Happy Harry Potter posts are sure to satisfy!

DIY Harry Potter SGV files tutorials and recipes

It's been far too long since I've had any butterbeer infused delicacies. But not to worry we've got a great dose of new butterbeer recipes and creative projects perfect for sorting, sleeping, and of course eating!

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Butterbeer Rice Krispies genius right!? Two of my favorite treats one one fantastic recipe. You can thank Allison from Cupcake Diaries for this one, I know I am.

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What's your house? Wear it with pride with these gorgeous DIY Sorting Hat Shirts. Download the designs from The Benson Street so you can make your own while seeing a peek at her trip to the Wizarding World!

gluten free butterbeer cake

Just because you're GF doesn't mean you have to miss out of the deliciousness of Butterbeer treats. How amazing does this Gluten Free Butterbeer cake recipe look!? Oh my yum, Lara from Overstuffed Life hits it out of the park again.

mad eye moody sleep mask harry potter DIY

Yes that's right you're seen a Mad Eye Moody Sleeping Mask. How freaking awesome is that! The full tutorial is over at Morena's Corner and while you're there make sure you check out all the other fabulously quirky Harry Potter posts she has.

Harry-Potter-Hogwarts-House-Bookmarks-free template

These DIY Hogwarts House Scarves Bookmarks warm my bookish heart. And Cori from Hey Let's Make Stuff has generously provided the cut file so you can use your own cutting machine to quickly whip up your own. These would be so fun for parties!

DIY Expecto Patronum Harry Potter Bath Bombs

And just in case you missed my post, Teddy and I made these super fun DIY Patronus Bath bombs. They hold a secret patronus inside that is revealed in a starry swirl of relaxing fizzy bath goodness when you drop them into your tub. Don't forget about the giveaway! unique must have gifts harry potter fans Enter to win this amazing prize pack by using the widget below or click hereif the widget isn't loading. Make sure to check back as new ways to enter will be added throughout the series! a Rafflecopter giveaway This year's Happy Harry Potter giveaway winner will give a fun package including: Want More? See hundreds of Harry Potter recipes, craft ideas and more from years of the series and more! Crafty Harry Potter awesomeness. Hundreds of free tutorials, sewing patters, recipes, party ideas, book recommendations and more for Harry Potter fans.

DIY Expecto Patronum Bath Bombs

Love Harry Potter and a relaxing bath? Well these DIY Expecto Patronum bath bomb are just what the doctor ordered!

how to make Harry Potter bath bombs DIY tutorial

I'm a Lush addict but the price tag on the fancy bath fizzles umm no thanks. So I finally decided to make my own and of course I couldn't do just any old bath bombs I had to do Harry Potter ones. I made three versions in all but these first ones are supposed to represent the Expecto Patronum spell.

DIY Expecto Patronum Harry Potter Bath Bombs

In the books and movies this charm is used for protection. Your patronus  appears in an animal form and can help fight off various dangers. A witch or wizard doesn't get to pick their patronus it just is.

Harry Potter Surprise Bath Bombs Patronus

So when you place this star covered bath bomb in the tub it glitters and fizzes with power and reveals a hidden animal bead signifying your patronus. FUN right!?

How to Make a Harry Potter Patronus Bath Bombs

1). Combine Wet Ingredients
  • 3/4 tsp water
  • 2tsp essential oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp coconut oil, melted
2). Combine Dry Ingredients Note: I combined the colorings after I mixed the other ingredients but I think it would work better to add it to the wet ingredients but I was noncommittal on colors before ;) 3). SLOWLY add the wet ingredients to the dry. Drop by drop. And mix. Mixing with hands works better. Divide up and color as desired

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4). Place a small amount of edible stars into one half of the bath bomb mold. 5). Fill mold. Press to pack down and fill more so it's mounding over the top. Place a small animal figurine, bead or other "patronus" onto the mound. Just make sure the patronus is big enough if won't go down the drain.

6). Fill the other half of the mold so it is packed and overflowing. Smoosh together and twist so that the excess presses out through the center. Press time. If you have extra molds let it sit in the mold to dry for a few minutes or until fully dry. If you don't have extras then carefully remove the bath bomb and repeat the steps until you use up your mixture. I find that when I take time to color and change the designs by my very last bath bomb it's dry and has a hard time holding but the rest until then do great.

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Are you loving this year's Happy Harry Potter series as much as I am? Don't forget about the giveaway!

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Enter to win this amazing prize pack by using the widget below or click here if the widget isn't loading. Make sure to check back as new ways to enter will be added throughout the series! a Rafflecopter giveaway This year's Happy Harry Potter giveaway winner will give a fun package including: Want More? See hundreds of Harry Potter recipes, craft ideas and more from years of the series and more!

Crafty Harry Potter awesomeness. Hundreds of free tutorials, sewing patters, recipes, party ideas, book recommendations and more for Harry Potter fans.

Happy Harry Potter Days 1 + 2

From butter beer treats and fantastic beasts, the first two days of Happy Harry Potter have not disappointed!

Snitch Cookies Luna Radish Earrings more Creative harry potter tutorials

Did you catch the amazing Wizarding DIYs? If not no worries because I have all the goodness from the first couple days right here!

DIY Luna Lovegood earrings

Do you have a love for Luna? Well you've got to check out this super simple Luna Lovegood Radish Earrings tutorial from Our Kerrazy Adventure. They are darling I need a pair in my Potter costume stash (yes I DO have one of those).

Turn a ready made bag into a DIYHarry Potter Tote

Up next is one of my favorite sewing ladies and boy mammas! Stacey from Beatnik Kids made this crazy cute Harry Potter tote bag. The best part is that she uses a ready made bag so it's easy peasy.

Golden Snitch Cookie TUtorial

Our favorite cookie artist is back in the house and this batch is stunning. Sweet Jenny Belle Bakery made the most gorgeous golden snitch cookies tutorial complete with a video! You guys I'm so trying this.

Magical Beasts and How to Make Them

Did you love Fantastic Beasts as much as me? Well this post from Me and My Inklings is jam packed full of beastly magic. You've got tutorials and patterns for how to make many Fantastic Beasts and a printable Wizarding coloring page and Fantastic beast word search. FUN right!?

harry potter shirt with harry potter books

I lost count on the number of Harry Potter shirts I have years ago and yes I'm wearing one as I type, but I think I need to make one of these Harry Potter Book lists shirts ASAP!

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And don't forget about the giveaway! Enter to win this amazing prize pack by using the widget below or click here if the widget isn't loading. Make sure to check back as new ways to enter will be added throughout the series! a Rafflecopter giveaway This year's Happy Harry Potter giveaway winner will give a fun package including: Want More? See all my Harry Potter recipes, craft ideas and more from years of the series and more!

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Happy Harry Potter 2017 Kick Off Giveaway

It's time once again for my most favorite two weeks of the year: my Happy Harry Potter series! This is the time where I convince my wizard loving friends to get geeky and create brand new Harry Potter tutorials, party ideas, book lists, recipes and more.

Harry Potter gift ideas. Great Christmas and birthday presents for Harry Potter fans

We have an amazing line up this year but before we get to all the new DIY Harry Potter ideas I've got a fabulous giveaway for you. This is full of must have gift ideas for Harry Potter fans of all ages! To enter scroll to the bottom of this post and remember to check in every day since we'll have new ways to enter added through the next two weeks! We're starting off with a $50 Amazon Gift card because well there's so much amazing HP stuff out there these days that I want you to be able to pick! Whether you are waiting for the Illustrated Prisoner of Azkaban, or maybe you want your very own Harry Potter bathing suit, or just a Potter trivia to play while on the go there is something fun for everyone. Harry Potter swag fun Make Love Not Horcruxes bag and Hogwarts House necklaces Next I'm giving away one of my Make Love Not Horcruxes Totes and a Hogwarts Tie Necklace. For the necklace you can pick which Hogwarts House you want and I'll make sure to make one in the colors that corresponds to your house!

cratejoy fandom subscription boxes make amazingly thoughtful presents

On Wednesday I'll be sharing one of my favorite gift ideas for Harry Potter fans: fandom subscription boxes! Because what is better than a monthly surprise on your doorstep. Whether it's book related or full on Harry Potter focused CrateJoy subscription boxes have LOADS of fun option that would delight Potter fans. I'll be unboxing a bunch of them live on my Facebook page and picking some of the contents to send to the giveaway winner!

alohomora harry potter printable

I firmly believe every Harry Potter fan needs some nod towards the magic in their homes. What better way to do that than with some Wizarding art? Here are four amazing Harry Potter Printables to chose from and the lucky winner doesn't even have to choose how about that for fun.

The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter by jamie Harrington

Did you know there is a whole craft book just for Potterheads? Jamie Harrington's The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter is fun and perfect for tweens to do on their own or pick a craft as a family and bond over crafty magical love. This is one of my favorite gifts for new Potter lovers because it's so fun, not sized and kind of unique!

Hogwarts School Quilt for Harry Potter Fans

And last and definitely the most awesome, the winner will receive a Harry Potter quilt from our vary own Polly. You have probably drooled over her quilt for years, I know I have. She is generously giving away one of her amazing Hogwarts Houses quilts! SO gorgeous. Too bad I can't enter I'm gonna be crazy jealous of the winner that's for sure! And if you are a quilter be sure to check out her amazing quilt patterns.

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Enter to win this amazing prize pack by using the widget below or click here if the widget isn't loading. Make sure to check back as new ways to enter will be added throughout the series! a Rafflecopter giveaway This year's Happy Harry Potter giveaway winner will give a fun package including:  

Do I Need an Interactive Harry Potter Wand?

When I didn't think they could make the Wizarding World of Harry Potter any better they go and completely blow my mind with the extension and interactive Harry Potter wands!

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You know how we've ALL practiced Wingardiun Leviosa? Well picture that but you actually see the the feather floating into the air after you swish and flick. But really you can see it in my video below! Universal Orlando was seriously my happy place before but guys the interactive wands are a game changer.

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Are the Wands at Universal Worth It?

But you might be wondering, are the wands actually worth the cost? And to that I say a resounding YES. Last year when I went to Universal Studios Orlando with my family we all got wands. And I brought mine back with me this year. There was just something magical about having our own wizarding right hands. But it's not just a wonderful souvenir of a great vacation, we were immediate able to USE the wands to magnify our fun. Do the wand ceremony in Olivander's it's WAY fun and really cute.
 

What Do the Wands Do?

You see all around the Wizarding World both in Hogesmede and in Diagon Alley there are medallions on the floor. These let  you know that it is a spot to cast a charm. Engraved on the medallions are the incantation to use as well as directions for how to move your wand. The exact position and speed can take some practice but once you get it you can watch your spell change things. Also there are some secret ones that you can find (ask the staff if you need clues of where to look). For Harry Potter fans young and old it's worth while to carve out a chunk of the day to go to each spot and casts the spells. It's super fun. One of the best things about the Wizarding World is the 360 degree angles of awesomeness. EVERYWHERE you look, in every direction, your immersed in the magic. And when you add the wands to the mix you all of a sudden become an active participant.

Can't make it to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter right now. No worries tour it through pictures while you get excited for when you can really be there!

I've said it before but the attention to detail is incredible and each of the magical displays show different fun scenes and peeks into the world so many of us have brought into our hearts through the books and movies. If you have not had the honor of visiting the Wizarding World at Universal Orlando I'm telling you it's worth saving up for. 100% guys make it happen. For a bit of eye candy you can see my photo tour of the Wizarding World and if you want a video tour check out my videos I took while walking through Diagon Alley and Hogsmede on my most recent trip. It really is amazing.

all about wands at the wizarding world of harry potter

Which Wand Should You Get?

Now you might be curious about some muggle facts about the wands. The wands are stunning and there are a variety of styles and sizes. You can buy the wands styled after those that your favorite characters carried. I think my favorite character wands is Luna's SOOOO pretty. In addition to charter wands there are generic ones. Generic in the sense that they aren't styled or attached to a witch or wizard from the stories. I opted for one of those. I just felt like it was more MY WAND that way. But they are all special in their own ways. While we all know that the wand choses the wizard and all you might want to consider the size of your want when you purchase it. Remember you'll be carrying them around the park when you're not using them and if you're like me you'll want to lug the protective box it comes with just "in case". I picked out a wand I loved but it happened to be one of the longer ones and it was definitely trickier to fit into the lockers with the rest of my stuff when I was going on the roller coasters. A few times I had to get two lockers. On this last trip I was gifted with one of the smaller wands and that was so much easier to carry around and stash when I was ready to ride. Just something to keep in mind.

must read guide to interactive wands at universal

I would encourage you as you are planning for your trip to the Wizarding World make sure to work into your budget buying the wands even if your whole family shares one it will make the magic even more real and memorable. There's just something so fun about casting the charms yourself and working together as a family to see what the different spells do.

cabana bay beach resort

I feel like the most blessed girl ever to have been hosted on this last trip. It was the best mix of work and pleasure. We spent the first half of the days talking shop while working at the gorgeous retro Cabana Bay Beach Resort which made me feel like I was transported straight into the Jetsons cartoon world.  As a perk for staying in a park hotel we got park passes with early admission. It was so awesome to have such a comfy place to come back and crash at after our jammed packed afternoon and evenings in the park and at City Walk. I think I'll have to write a whole post about this place because it was so cute and I can't wait to go back!

Squatty Potty Unicorn gold

I brought home my very first Squatty Potty which I didn't even know I needed (but now we can't imagine living without!) as well as unicorn gold which I'll be giving to all the men for Father's Day. The stuff is seriously magic. Every time we use a public bathroom now Teddy tells me I should buy a bottle for them and just leave it there hahahaha. We got to drive around in style thanks to the folks at Kia. And my oh my was that a snazzy ride! And of course I am so grateful to have gone with such an amazing bunch of blogger friends who thankfully loved Harry Potter as much as I did and never rushed me through the magic.

Best resource for all things Harry Potter! Party ideas, tutorials, printables, sewing projects, recipes, book lists, shirts and so much more

Want More Harry Potter? Check out ALL my Harry Potter crafts, recipes, book lists, and more. I literally have hundreds!

These all look so good. THings to remember to try on vacation at universal studios and the wizarding world of harry potter

Need to know what to eat on your next trip? I've got you covered, my foodie family ate so much yumminess when we visited  Universal Orlando and I took tons of pictures and shared the lowdown of the best places to eat at Universal Orlando!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Recipes and Crafts

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My Harry Potter dreams are coming true. More Wizard World stories! To celebrate the new movie I'm sharing a ton of fabulous Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Crafts and Recipes.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Party ideas, recipes, crafts and other DIY tutorials

I've joined up with a bunch of friends to share some great new DIY projects perfect for celebrating the new Fantastic Beasts movie see the links to all of them at the end of this post. My contribution was this fun Fantastic Beasts inspired Square Skirt and my I Want to Be a Wizard Scarf, inspired by the No-Maj (muggle) Jacob at the end of the trailer.SO fun Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them DIY Crafts and Recipe ideas including full scarf and skirt sewing tutorials. Harry Potter.

Both of my projects are insanely easy, actually just one small bit of sewing for each.

I Want to Be a Wizard Infinity Scarf Tutorial

See the full video tutorial above or for a written version see these two posts: how to make a knit infinity scarf and how to use iron-on vinyl.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Skirt Tutorial

Fantastic beasts and where to find them inspired skirt. Quick sewing tutorial. Harry Potter love!!!

I had hopes of making a video tutorial for this too but my computer was being wonky so I will have to add that later. Check out my Square skirt tutorial for step by step instructions and pictures of how to make a basic square skirt. After that all I did was cut out different creatures in Cricut design space out of Iron-on vinyl and I ironed it onto the bottom edge of my skirt. If you've never used iron-on vinyl check out my step by step how to use heat transfer vinyl tutorial or just watch the scarf video above! The World of Harry Potter comes to America with Fantastic Beasts so it's time to represent the new school with Ilvermorny House Shirts! | The Love Nerds

Harry Potter: Ilvermorny House Shirts

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Butterbeer Poke Cake | Sugar & Soul

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Butterbeer Muddy Buddies | Hey, Let's Make Stuff

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Magical Harry Potter Ornaments | Simply Made Fun Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Newt Scamander Suitcase Bag | The Benson StreetFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Butterbeer Cupcakes | Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

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Wizard Wands | Life CurrentsFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts Scarf and Skirt Tutorials | Rae Gun RamblingsFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Can't wait for Fantastic Beasts and Wear to Find them. THese Harry Potter creature inspired tutorials are perfect

Lots of Projects inspired by the Fantastic Beasts of Harry Potter

13 Things Every Harry Potter Fan Needs

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Harry Potter fans are some of the best kinds of people in the world. Okay I know much of the world is a fan but when people start gushing about Harry Potter there is just a special kind of magic that happens.

Great Harry Potter gift guide full of things every harry potter fan needs. Super unique ideas

And so to celebrate that fact I thought I would share some awesome but not as commonly known items that Every Harry Potter fan needs! If you have a Potterhead in your life here's a cheat sheet for their next birthday or Christmas present or Thursday. You're welcome. Psst if you want all of these you'll want to make sure you're following me on Instagram wink wink.

How fun get a personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter. Great gift idea.

Every Harry Potter fan needs a Hogwarts Letter with YOUR NAME on it. Is this fabulous or what!? Among other Harry Potter awesomeness, Pieces by Polly sells awesome personalized Hogwarts acceptance letters that come stamped and addressed to your favorite witch or wizard.

Too fun! DIY Harry Potter Magic wand holster. Sewing tutorial.

Of course after you know you are a wizard, every Harry Potter fan needs their very own Magic Wand. If you can't make it out to Olivander's at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (which I do recommend making it out to at some point it's AMAZING!!!) or if you just want a wand that you can keep on you and not stress about breaking you can very easily make your own magic wand!

Once you have a wand every Harry Potter fan needs a Magic Wand Holster. A what? It's a simple over the shoulder bag for carrying your magic wand on you at all times available in both child and teen/adult sizes. The slot and style make it so your wand is always at the ready and it even has a zipper pouch for a few of your must haves. This is so fun and I wish I had one when I went to the Wizarding World in Florida last year. Also if you don't already have a wand you can get one with your holster!

The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter by jamie Harrington

Next every Harry Potter fan needs some great spells to practice. What better way to practice than with a whole slue of crafts and potions that can be found in Jamie Harrington's The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter. The projects in this book are SO fun and they are perfect for tweens to do on their own or as great activities for the whole family. If you need holiday boredom busters for your Potter fans this will be a life saver.

Owlcrate monthly Young Adult fiction book subscription box

After a hard day at Hogwarts every Harry Potter fan needs to be comforted by some Owl Post, that is book mail! My favorite kinds of book mail are monthly book subscription boxes. I have two favorites you need to check out. First up is Owlcrate which mails a newly released Young Adult book along with 3-5 awesome hand curated bookish items that all fit the monthly theme. For example last month's theme was Good vs. Evil (and you can see my sister and I unboxing our boxes at the end of this video) and the one before that was Royalty (our unboxing of that one is here). This month's theme is Fast Times at YA High and I couldn't be more excited!

Lit Joy Crate Monthly bookish subscription Box. Young Adult books

I also really love Lit Joy Crate for monthly bookish mail needs. What is fun about their boxes is that they offer 3 different subscriptions. A board box for the little guys (see Teddy and me opening one together), a picture book box, and a young adult box that is great for teens and adults. The picture above shows an example of the Lady Rebel Young adult box. For all their boxes the accompanying items tie into the book itself. Super fun right!?

Awesome and creative Harry Potter shirts. For baby, children, teens, and adults.

Now I may just be trying to justify the dozens of shirts I own but I am a firm believer that every Harry Potter fan needs at least one awesome Harry Potter shirt. Whether it's a tribute to your favorite character, like the Snape is my Homeboy or You're Just as Sane as I am Luna shirts, or a jab at Voldy himself with the Make Love Not Horcruxes shirt, a fun Harry Potter inspired shirt (or 20) or totally a must. And if you have kids and babies they totally need Potter shirts too :)

Harry Potter Funko Pop Figures

I admit I was a slow adopter of the Funko Pop figures but I can't help but love those big headed little guys especially when they look like my favorite witches and wizards. I believe that every Harry Potter fan needs a Harry Potter inspired funko. There are so many to pick from I just got my own Dementor and Dumbledore last week! Really there are tons and they are so cute and awesome!

Custom Expecto Patronum necklace with lots of animal charms to pick from.

And speaking of Dementors, to be on the safe side you might want to keep this custom Expecto Patronum necklace close by. With loads of animal charms to pick from so you can be sure the patronus will truly be yours. But really I think all true Harry Potter fans need a piece of Harry Potter inspired jewelry. Yup I do. I should pull out all my HP jewelry because I have TONS and I love them SO much.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book

I believe every Harry Potter fan needs a copy  of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child because I have been just shocked by the number of Harry Potter loving friends that haven't read this book yet. You guys it's the 8th story and it's REALLY good. And it's Harry and his friends and his family and it's more from the wizarding world that we love!!! Really I adored it. If you're nervous at all that it's in play script format don't be. I actually really liked it after I caught onto the flow of writing. And you know what doesn't happen in script format? Pages and pages and chapters and chapters of wandering through the dessert. I'm serious I'd be happy for many more books like this and need I say it again, it's MORE Harry Potter!!!

Harry Potter Towel. Quidditch robe inspired towel for kids and adults

Might I also suggest reading the newest installment of Harry Potter in a relaxing bath or at the pool or at the beach? And just because it's totally awesome every Harry Potter fan needs a Harry Potter towel. I mean it looks like Harry in his Quidditch robes and it has a freaking snitch on it! Trust me you need one and they come in both teen/adult as well as kid sizes.

mypotterfacts awesome source for Harry Potter trivia

Until the Fantastic Beasts movie hits the big screen there's still another way to get ever More Harry Potter. Every Harry Potter fan needs a good dose of Harry Potter trivia up his or her sleeve. If you haven't already you need to check out My Potter Facts. They share all kinds of fun, inspirational, crazy, and otherwise super interesting facts about all things Harry Potter. I love just having them pop up in my Instagram feed or hopping over when I need a break from the real world to get a little dose of Harry Potter Magic.

Tons of awesome stuff for Harry Potter fans

Last but not least for even more great Harry Potter fun every Harry Potter fan needs more ideas of well things Harry Potter fans need. One of my favorite sources to find new awesome Potter stuff is HPFashion934 on Instagram. Seriously I don't know how she finds all this great stuff but I WANT IT ALL!!! It's a fabulous mix of Harry Potter finds, facts, and feel good reminders!

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So many great books for Harry Potter fans. I've read a ton of these and totally agree with this reading list.

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50+ MORE Magical Harry Potter Projects

Wow guys just wow. I'm totally blown away by the over 50 more magical Harry Potter projects that were shared as a part of my Happy Harry Potter series this year!

Crazy huge collection of unique and original Harry Potter craft tutorials, recipes, book lists and more. So many magical projects.

The past two weeks have been an insane about of fun. And I know there were A LOT of posts so just in case you missed anything here's everything that everyone shared in one easy to pursue spot.

Harry Potter back to school style. Printables, craft tutorials, and more

As the Summer winds down little witch and wizards are finding themselves needing to pack for Hogwarts. Here are some fabulous Back to School Harry Potter projects to make sure your favorite kid is totally prepared!

So many awesome Harry Potter food ideas. These recipes would be great for Harry Potter parties. So many fun Butterbeer ideas.

We cannot celebrate all things Harry Potter without some tasty treats. We have Butterbeer flavored EVERYTHING like really everything and it's awesome but some other Fantastic Harry Potter Food Recipes!

Love it. A bunch of craft tutorials based on Harry Potter quotes. Booknerd love!

J.K Rowling taught us that words truly are magical. What better way to celebrate these stories that impacted so many of us than with Harry Potter Quote Inspired Projects?

I want to make all of these kid crafts and crafts for kids. Fabulous Harry Potter tutorials and activities.

And even though adults adore these books they are first and foremost amazing kid stories. So here are a bunch of Great Harry Potter Kids Crafts that the whole family can enjoy.

Love them all. Great Harry Potter fashion ideas. ANd tons of DIY tutorials and sewing patterns.

For those of you like me who can't help but wear your love for all things Harry Potter on your sleeve, literally, here are some awesome Harry Potter Inspired Fashion ideas.

Can't wait for Fantastic Beasts and Wear to Find them. THese Harry Potter creature inspired tutorials are perfect

How can we forget all the magical creatures that we fell in love with in these stories. Each of these next projects Celebrates Harry Potter Creatures!

Love these character specific DIY craft tutorials, book lists and more based on different Harry Potter characters (Snape, hermione, Luna, and more)

Last but certainly not least from all the Harry Potter craziness we got some amazing friends, and role models, and enemies. These last bunch of projects are dedicated to our Favorite Harry Potter Characters! Okay and there are just a few days left to enter the Giveaways so do it now!

Harry Potter everything. Great book nerd gifts and book swag.

See more about each prize and sponsor at this giveaway post and be sure to enter the other equally awesome prize pack while you're there! Winner must have a US address or be willing to pay for international shipping. Prize Pack #1 a Rafflecopter giveaway So many awesome Harry Potter gift ideas. Great for readers Prize Pack #2 See more about each prize and sponsor at this giveaway post and be sure to enter the other equally awesome prize pack while you're there! Winner must have a US address or be willing to pay for international shipping. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy Harry Potter Series: Day 13 + 14

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Today is the day, Harry Potter's Birthday AND the release day of the brand new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book. Have you started reading it yet?! Recipes, crafts, fashion, and party ideas for celebrating Harry Potter

Well no worries to get you in the mood I've got another jammed pack list of fantastic Happy Harry Potter projects.

These butterbeer cupcakes are so good. Great recipe for Harry Potter inspired treat. Perfect for parties

I'm drooling over these Butterbeer Cupcakes that Jesseca from One Sweet Appetite whipped up!

pygmy-puff-tutorial. How fun make your own Harry Potter inspired creatures

Eep this Pygmy Puff that Morena from Morena's Corner made is so stinking adorable!

How to make a Harry Potter Light Switch Lumos Nox

Want a fun but subtle little DIY Harry Potter home decor? How about this fabulous Lumos/ Nox light switch plate that Havalah from Sisters, What? made!

SO awesome Harry Potter Hooded Towels. Full DIY sewing tutorial

Did you catch my Harry Potter Hooded towels? AHHH I love how they turned out. If you're around later I'll be showing you how to sew one live on Facebook where we can chat about all things Harry Potter and you can ask questions or just hang out and celebrate Harry's Birthday with me!

Harry Potter Snape and Lily Always Bookmark

Okay guys just brace yourself for some tear jerking awesomeness when you read what liZ from Simple and Simon wrote about the background of this great Always bookmark that she shared. Oh man way to tug on your heart strings!

Call Ajaire Happy Harry Potter Tankini Sewing project

Call Ajaire always has something fabulous for this fun series and I'm totally dying over this Gryffindor Bathing Suit that Ajaire made. Isn't it magnificent!? I need one. And remember both giveaway winners will be getting a copy of the bathing suit pattern!

Harry Potter boys euro style bathing suit and wizarding robe

The girls aren't the only one who can flaunt their Harry Potter Swimwear! Thanks to Kelley of Casa Crafty you the boys can totally show their Hogwarts House pride off as well. But I mean really isn't this euro style suit and Hogwarts inspired robe just the cutest!? SUper HUGE DIY Monster of Monsters book. Love this no sew harry potter tutorial Holy Moley wait until you see what Polly made! It's a monstrously huge Monster Book of Monsters. So awesome right!? It's all non-sew and the full tutorial is over at Pieces by Polly.

Molly Weasley's Cinnamon Sunset Cocktail recipe. harry potter party food

Let's toast to Harry's birth today with one of Molly Weasley's Cinnamon Sunset Cocktails. Oh yum Thanks so much to April from Mama Loves Food for the mouthwatering recipe just in time for Harry Potter's birthday party!

DIY glittery Harry Potter Snape and Lily Always Shirt

Fun fact, Kaylynn from Amoung the Young shares a birthday with Harry Potter. That's right so make sure you wish her a Happy Birthday when you go check out her fabulous Call Ajaire!

Harry Potter Jewelry Under 5 so many cute options

Becky from Utah Sweet Savings is back with more awesome Harry Potter Jewelry deals! If you're like me you have no problem forking over lots of money to support your Harry Potter addiction but I love that she rounded up tons of jewelry all under 5$ so we don't have to worry about spending or just buy them all like me haha.

Harry POtter pillow boxes. Fun party favor idea.

This might be Kim from Bugaboo City's first year joining in with us but my goodness she has shared so many amazing tutorials and patterns and these Harry Potter Character Pillow boxes are no exception ahh LOVE them.

So many great ideas and tips for taking Harry Potter pictures of your kids

And you didn't think you'd get away without another round of Baby Harry Potter Pictures did you? Sigh. This might be the last year we can call them baby pictures. But Debra from Housewife Eclectic always get our wee ones together for a Potter dress up and photoshoot party. This is just a peek of the different ones from this year. And she's sharing some of her BEST tips and ideas for taking Harry Potter Kid Pics!

Fabulous Harry Potter inspired weighted blanket pad. DIY sewing tutorial.

And one last one from Polly because she's just that huge of a Harry Potter fan! How cool is this Harry Potter weighted blanket pad? For kids with sensory issues or just need a bit more comfort these weighed blankets can be life changing. And don't forget to enter the giveaways!!!

Harry Potter everything. Great book nerd gifts and book swag.

See more about each prize and sponsor at this giveaway post and be sure to enter the other equally awesome prize pack while you're there! Winner must have a US address or be willing to pay for international shipping. Prize Pack #1 a Rafflecopter giveaway So many awesome Harry Potter gift ideas. Great for readers Prize Pack #2 See more about each prize and sponsor at this giveaway post and be sure to enter the other equally awesome prize pack while you're there! Winner must have a US address or be willing to pay for international shipping. a Rafflecopter giveaway

DIY Harry Potter Hooded Towels Tutorial

I have wanted to make Harry Potter hooded towels for years. I loved the idea of something like a Quidditch robe towel.

SO awesome Harry Potter Hooded Towels. Full DIY sewing tutorial

And I'm excited to say I finally did it and they turned out awesome. So here is a tutorial. They are a bit labor intensive so if you're not up to making your own they are available here already made in my shop.

We need these Harry Potter hooded towels to take on vacation to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

As with all the tutorials on my blog this is provide for person, non-commercial use only. I'm more than happy for you to make these for friends though!

Dying of cuteness. We need these quidditch robes Harry Potter hooded towels! Great sewing tutorial and where to purchase.

Watch the Step by Step Video Tutorial
What You Need
  • 1 Bath Towel
  • 1 Hand Towel
  • Iron-on Vinyl in black and yellow
  • Cutting Machine
  • 4"X44" Fabric for Scarf (I used Riley Blake Chevrons)
What to Do
  1. Pre-wash your towels and scarf fabric.
  2. Cut out black glasses, a yellow lightening bolt scar, and yellow snitch. I used my Cricut Explore to do this. With the included program you can use any image to make a cutting design. If you don't have a cutting machine you can also just trace your design off of your computer screen or print of your design and cut it out like a stencil.
  3. Iron your towels to remove moisture.
  4. Iron your vinyl onto your towels. See my how to use iron-on vinyl post if you have never used it before.
  5. For the hood fold one long edge over about 1 inch and place your glasses above the folded edge and the the scar above that. Unfold your towel before yo press it. I did this on my heat press with a piece of cardboard underneath but if you use a home iron I recommend doing it on the floor so you have better leverage.
  6. Iron your snitch onto your towel edge.
  7. Fold the long edge on the vinyl side up 1 inch and sew into place. The edge of the towel should be right below the glasses.
  8. Fold in half and cut down to the right depth of the hood. For mine own I had to remove 4 inches. For my kiddo's I removed 4 inches from the depth (opposite edge of the glasses) and then 3 inches from the bottom edge/height (where the neck line would be). I have found that not all hand towels are created equally so you might want to compare the hood of a sweatshirt with your towel to get a good size.
  9. Serge or sew and finish with a zig zag stitch the back edge of your hand towel to form the hood.
  10. Iron the long edges of your scarf under 1/4 inch.
  11. Find the middle of the top edge of your towel and mark with a pin.
  12. Pin the hood to the body towel with the scarf on top. You want the straight side of the hold lined on top of the the body towel and then place the scarf on top of that. I like my scarf to start at the side opposite of the snitch so when it is is on the scarf is uneven and has a "wrapped around the neck" feel to it. Remember to tuck the short edges of the scarf under when you're pinning.
  13. Sew around all the edges of the scarf making sure to catch all layers (scarf, body towel, hood towel).
  14. And now you're done!

Harry Potter hooded towels for the whole family. DIY or buy

We took them to the pool yesterday and had a blast. It made me so happy to dry off in these Harry Potter towels!

How to make Harry Potter towels. Too cute!

I did wash and dry them and they held up awesomely. The vinyl got a bit wrinkly but you can just iron from the back to flatten it back out if you are worried about that.

Mommy and me Harry Potter towels. Great DIY sewing tutorial or a place to just buy them already made.

There are just a few days left to enter the HUGE Happy Harry Potter giveaway!