10 Minute DIY Trick-or-Treat Flashlights

Make Halloween even more fun with these quick and easy DIY Trick-or-Treat Flashlights!

DIY trick or treat flashlights great easy cricut project idea for safe halloween

I love costumes but the combo of cumbersome outfits and kids in dark streets makes me nervous. Not only are these just fun to play with they give the little ones enough light to keep them safe.

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how to make diy trick-or-treat safety flashlights

I found these small LED flashlights at just about a dollar a piece and I love them. With a little help from my Cricut Maker I was able to turn them into festive Halloween lights.

what you need for DIY halloween flashlights

What You Need

Fun ideas for DIY safety flashlights for Halloween

What to Do
  1. Measure the lighted surface of your flashlight.
  2. Find images to cut (I just used the ones in Cricut design space) and reside to .2 inches less than the max width of you flashlight.
  3. Repeat for the outside decoration. I found the cute Trick or Treat just by searching "trick or treat" in design space.
  4. Cut from either vinyl or window cling. Window click will be more transparent but since you are leaving a .2 inch border there should still be plenty of light either way. In my pictures the black is vinyl the orange is window cling.
  5. Weed (remove negative spaces) and position your cuts on the flashlight.

Vampire vinyl flashlights tutorial cricut DIY

So easy and fast and look how fun they look in the dark!

Insanely easy DIY trick-or-treating flashlights tutorial

I am actually planning on making some non-Halloween ones to take on our cruise as part of the family gift exchange. I think these flashlights could be way for all different kinds of occasions. Would you love the brand new Cricut Maker Machine that I made this on? The answer is yes. you guys it's fabulous it cuts fabric and thicker materials like wood and leather! I'll have a full review soon but you guys I already love this machine and you will too. Thanks to the lovely Craft Lightning girls we get to give one of these amazing machines away! a Rafflecopter giveaway

love this easy and cheap idea for diy trick-or-treat safety flashlights

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Happy Harry Potter Days 16-19

From Hogwarts embroidery art to fantastic beasts in plushie form to a DIY Mandrake Paperclip holder I've got some insanely creative Harry Potter projects to share today.

amazing DIY gift ideas for Harry Potter fans. Great for kids and adults

Here are some projects from a few of my favorite Harry Potter loving girls!

Hogwarts will be there to Welcome you Home Embroidery Hoop Art Great Harry Potter sewing project

Bev from Flamingo Toes never disappoints with her amazing hoop art and lucky for us she's nuts about Harry Potter. I'm swooning over this gorgeous Hogwarts Embroidery tutorial she shared. I'm telling you this is the year I will start embroidering and the Harry Potter stuff has got be be my first projects.

how to make a fun Harry Potter Pygmy-Puff-Pillow

You know you've always wanted a snuggly Pygmy puff pillow! Thank goodness the fabulous Polly from Pieces by Polly created this great tutorial so you could make your own!

Mandrake-Paper-Clip-Holder-great Harry Potter craft tutorial

Isn't this DIY Mandrake Paperclip holder from Tried and True blog just the best? I am pretty much giddy over this little project. I love the creativity and surprise factor. This would make such a fun little gift for any potter lover! For those of you ready to indoctrinate oh I mean share the love of Harry Potter with your offspring I whipped up a couple fun Harry Potter I Spy Bags. One is actually an activity bag which can fit travel toys and the other is a simple pouch. Both are great for little hands and budding wizards and witches.

delicious chocolate caramel pretzel wands for fantastic beasts and harry potter parties

No Harry Potter Party or should I say Fantastic Beasts Party would be complete with these Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Wands. And luckily I've got the easiest hack for making your own! 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.

Revelio Harry Potter I Spy Bags

What better way to train the next generation of Potterheads than with quick and easy DIY I Spy Harry Potter bags.

DIY Harry Potter I Spy Bags tutorial copy

Just say Revelio and make that trinket appear, well almost ;) I made these with the help of my little guy and he loved being involved in the process.

DIY Harry Potter I Spy bag and pouch sewing tutorial

DIY I Spy Pouch

What You Need What to Do
  1. Make Harry Potter shrinky dinks (see my description below)
  2. Tape the Vinyl to the felt.
  3. Sew the vinyl down on three sides.
  4. Fill about half way with pellets and trinkets. You don't want to overfill it since that makes it harder for little hands to move the pieces and locate the different trinkets.
  5. Use the tape and close the open side in place.
  6. Sew closed
And that's really all. So stinking easy right!

How to make Revelio Harry Potter I Spy bags tutorial

Revelio Harry Potter I Spy Travel Bag Tutorial

What You Need

how to make Harry Potter trinkets and I Spy Bag tutorial

What to Do
  1. Make Harry Potter shrinky dinks. I just used permanent markers and drew silly pictures and then just followed the directions on the package. Remember they will shrink down to be about 1/4-1/3 the size. Set aside. I like to put different Harry Potter icons like the snitch, Hogwarts castle, rat, glasses, characters etc. and I like picking beads and buttons that represent the different Hogwarts house colors and animals.
  2. Fold the main fabric in half and iron in place. Tape the vinyl to the middle of one of the sides of the main fabric. Attach and fill the I Spy pouch like described above.
  3. Assemble the I Spy Bag according to these I Spy Bag directions. I will be updating this with a condensed video tutorial but until then I have a live video you can watch step by step pictures here.
  4. Cut "Revelio" out of iron-on vinyl (I used my Cricut explore 2). If you've never done that see my full iron-on vinyl tutorial.
  5. Iron it on.
Aren't they so so cute!? We've had our regular I Spy Bag for years and we just keep it in the car. It's big enough to hold small books, activity pads, a small etchisketch, color pencils (I like those better than crayons since they won't melt in the heat), mini slinkies, and really any other fun things to keep kids busy in the car, church, or at appointments.

Love this idea make an I Spy bag with Harry potter items. Full simple sewing tutorial

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.

Happy Harry Potter Days 11-12

I love that we live in a time where parents look forward to sharing the magic of Harry Potter with their kids.

DIY Harry Potter kids activities and crafts

Whether its full on DIY Ravenclaw robes, magical kid activities or just some HP home decor there are so many fun way Harry Potter fits into family life.

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This DIY Harry Potter Memory Game from Life Sew Savory is crazy fun! You can play with names, spells or animals. I can't wait to use Emily's tutorial so I can make my own set!Deathly Hallows String Art-DIY Harry Potter craft Have you tried nail art yet? I haven't but I'm pretty sure that this Deathly Hallows Nail Art from Sugar Bee Crafts is going to have to be my first attempt. I adore all the texture and three dimension flair it has! Check out her video tutorial and learn how to make your own.

Harry Potter Ravenclaw robe tutorial

Is it time to upgrade your wizarding robes? Luckily Polly our favorite Potterhead from Pieces by Polly has shared this stunning DIY Ravenclaw Harry Potter Robes over at the Shannon Fabrics Blog. I am so excited to make one of these robes!

Harry Potter Quote Mini Palets tutorial

Do you love pallet crafts and mini things? Well then you're going to freak over these mini Harry Potter quote pallets that Morena from Morena's Corner made. They are so stinking cute and you won't believe what she made them out of! 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.

Happy Harry Potter Days 10

For the love of magical spells, symbols and and fun we've got another bunch of fabulous Harry Potter DIYs today.

Harry Potter Game Printables and other fun DIY ideas

It never seems to surprise me that even now after years and hundreds of creations my friends still come up with fresh new completely awesome Harry Potter projects and activities.

Harry-Potter-Spell-Matching-Game-printable

How fun would this spell matching game be at a Harry Potter party or while waiting in lines at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Cori from Hey Let's Make Stuff makes it easy to have Potter fun with this amazing printable.

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After a long day in the sun on the quidditch pitch treat your lips to a little TCL with this delectable Butterbeer Sugar Scrub. Sounds amazing right? Catch the full recipe over at Happiness is Homemade. I think I'll have to whip up a batch of these for presents this Christmas!

DIY Harry Potter Black Glue Magnets

I just realized that I do not own any Harry Potter magnets. How can that be? Luckily Bugaboo City has shared full instructions for these gorgeous ones. Aren't they stunning?

snape quote up to something-DIY pouch

Any other Snape lovers out there? How fun is this Up to Something Snape pouch? Learn how to make your own over at Crafting in the Rain. 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.

Happy Harry Potter Days 8-9

Another day another bunch of amazing Happy Harry Potter projects!

harry potter svgs printables and other fun gift ideas

From book lists, to book boxes, to downloadable cut files and printable we've got some great Harry Potter fun today!

BugabooCity Harry Potter House Treat Boxes Free SVG Cut File

Celebrate back-to-school or you know Wednesday with these amazing Origami Hogwarts Uniform Treat Boxes. Learn how to put together these fun little boxes with Bugaboo City's fabulous tutorial.

IF you Like Potter books to read after harry potter

One of the best things about Harry Potter was all the reading that it inspired. My Very Educated Mother has put together a great list of Books for Harry Potter Fans. I've actually read every single one of the titles on her list and I'd have to agree they are great for Potterheads!

Harry-Potter quote Watercolor-printables

It still amazes me how there are so many inspiring quotes in these books that I love so much. The wonderful Michelle from The Scrap Shoppe Blog has put together some gorgeous Harry Potter quote printable. I want to put them on shirts and my walls and my pillows!

DIY harry potter magnetic bookmark with free cut file

Laura is at it again with her daring designs. How fun are these crazy Harry Potter Magnetic Bookmarks? The best part is that they are available as a Cricut Design Space file on Laura's Crafty Life so you can just go ahead and cut your own!

CrateJoy Fandom Subscription Boxes review

And if you missed my post I shared about one of my favorite gift ideas for Harry Potter fans: subscription boxes. Fandom subscription boxes are are so fun and make for a great monthly mood boost when happy mail arrives on your door.   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.

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!

butterbeer-krispy-treats-recipe

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.

Harry-Potter-Sorting-Hat-Shirts-created-by-thebensonstreet.com

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.

How to make expecto patronum bath bombs fun harry potter craft

Are you loving this year's Happy Harry Potter series as much as I am? 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 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! Grab the design from Sisters, What!

unique must have gifts harry potter fans

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!

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

 

Creative Summer Activities and Block Part

I don't know about you but this summer I want to keep my kids doing creative things versus playing on electronics. We have compiled a list of amazing and creative activities to have fun with your kids all summer long!
It's time for another Block Party hosted by Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly| Housewife Eclectic! Be sure to check out all of our blogs, because we've been up to some fun things lately.
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