DIY Advent Calendars and Block Party

It is almost time! In less than a week, we will officially be counting down the 25 days until Christmas. Here are some of our favorite DIY advent calendars to help you countdown in style!

DIY Advent Calendar tutorials and patterns

Christ-Centered Craft Advent

Christmas Countdown Sign

Block Advent

Advent of Giving

Advent Activity Cards

Felt Tree Advent

Christmas Cookie Countdown

Advent Printable

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Three of my most popular posts of all time are Christmas themed, so I thought I would share them with you today.
 
 
 
 
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Homemade Christmas Ornaments and Block Party

Once of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is make homemade Christmas ornaments. It’s so fun to create them and it’s a great family activity too! The majority of these Christmas ornament ideas are easy enough that everyone in the family can make them.

DIY Homemade-Christmas-Ornament-Ideas-and Tutorials

Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

Grinch Ornament

Marbled Painted Ornaments

Stuff Fabric Ornaments

Embroidery Ornaments

Wood Slice Ornaments

Poinsettia Clay Ornament

Clay Ornaments

Copper Tree Ornaments

Thumbprint Reindeer Ornament

Nativity Ornaments

Painted Bead Ornament

Harry Potter Ornaments

Reindeer Wine Cork Ornament

Nail Polish Dipped Ornaments

Book Nerd Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Melted Crayon Ornaments

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Crafts and Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

How on earth is Thanksgiving so stinking close!? No worries these amazing Crafts and Recipes for your Thanksgiving table will help you get ready.Easy Thanksgiving recipes and DIY Thanksgiving Craft ideas

Brown Sugar Stuffed Backed Apples | Thanksgiving Plates | Pumpkin Tote Bag

Turkey Napkin Rings | Pinecone Flower Candles | Raspberry Brie Appetizer

Maple Glazed Butternut Squash | Dinner Roll Recipe |  Turkey Cupcakes

Best Green Bean Casserole | Pinecone Centerpieces  | Dutch Apple Pie Bars

Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers | Rainbow Turkey |Easy Gravy

Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings as your host today! All the amazing crafts and recipes are making me so excited for Thanksgiving this. year! 

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Halloween Kids Crafts and Block Party

Halloween kid crafts are so much fun! One of my favorite things about holidays is all the fun themed kids crafts. Whether it’s making something for my kids or my kids actually getting to create, I love it all! So here are some fun and simple Halloween kids crafts ideas that you do with your little ones.

Halloween Kids Crafts and halloween class party ideas

Paper Bag Monsters

Trick or Treat Flash Lights

Pumpkin Bowling

Halloween Countdown

Clementine Pumpkins

Monster Puppets

Halloween Tree

Vampire Fang Pinata

Graveyard Pudding Cups

Pumpkin Magnets

Halloween Treat Bags

Halloween Bark

Halloween Coloring Pages

Pumpkin Spider Web

Ghost Footprints Shirt

No Sew Trick or Treat Bags

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Creating with my kids and for my kids is one of my favorite things and when you have 5 kids you do it a lot. So I have lots and lots of Halloween kid craft ideas. My kids love to make things with me and I love watching them create and use their creativity. Here are a few of my favorites:

* Halloween Bowling * Halloween Book Marks * Halloween Memory * Egg Carton Spiders * Halloween Candy Bars * Pumpkin Vases * Halloween Board Game * Hand Print Spiders *

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Homemade Costumes and Block Party

Halloween is in just a little over a month and if you are a DIY-er, it is time to start thinking about costumes. We have you covered with 25+ homemade costumes that you can DIY!

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DIY Fairy Costume

DIY Minecraft Costumes

Baby Kristoff Costume

Lego Costume

Olaf Costume

Bob Ross Costume

Fire Truck Costume

Easy Hawkeye Costume

DIY Bird Costume

Where’s Waldo Group Costume

Little House on the Prarie Costume

No Sew Superhero Costume

Girly Pirate Costume

DIY Elmo Costume

DIY Ash Costume

Inflatable Tube Person

Princess Jasmine Costume

Baby Mandrake

Baby Monster

No Sew Ghost Costume

DIY Captain America

Wednesday Adams

DIY Ninja Turtle Costume

Zombie Bride

DIY Mermaid

Fancy Nancy Costume

DIY Totoro Costume

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Harry Potter Treacle Tart Bath Bombs Peg People and More

 


Have I told you how the Happy Harry Potter series is my favorite time of year!? Yup even a few months pushed back like it is this year.
brand new super unique harry potter tutorials and recipes

Here are the newest awesome creative Harry Potter craft and recipe ideas from all my friends. If you’re new here every year I do a huge HP series and my friends and I whip up loads of brand new Harry Potter creations!

How to make Harry Potter Peg people tutorial

First up for today is my friend Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama. She always has the most creative awesome ideas and these little DIY Harry Potter Peg people are no exception. MUST Make them ASAP and then yell at Teddy to not touch my guys hahah.

EASY-Treacle-Tart-recipe for Harry Potter fans

I know I’m not the only who’s mouth watered at ever mention of Harry Potter’s favorite dessert in the books. Thank goodness for the wonderful Emily from Half-Scratched for sharing this tasty and easy treacle tart recipe. I’m sure it rivals Molly Weasleys! 

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And Bev the embroidery hoop master extraordinaire from Flamingo Toes is back with another set of amazing Harry Potter embroider hoops. How freaking cute is this two part set of LeviOsa and Feather embroidery hoops. Ack I’m in love!

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If you can’t get over to Hagrid’s any time soon, do the next best thing and whip up a batch of these tasty Harry Potter Rock Cakes that Emily from The Benson Street shared. Just close your eyes, sip on some tea and imagine Hagrid’s giant frame lurking over you!

harry-potter-book-of-monsters-tutorial DIY

Is this DIY Monster Book of Monsters just not the cutest!? I looooove this amazing project from Alicia of Sew What Alicia. It might make me break my vow to ever ever sew with fur again! 

how to make Harry Potter bath bombs great booknerd gift

And just in case you missed my creation, I made some fun Hogwarts House bath bombs. These are so easy to make from home. I did Gryffindor but you could easily change the colors to give a batch to your favorite Slytheryns, Hufflepuffs or Ravenclaws!


Tons of fun Harry Potter gift ideas for the whole family

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And be sure to check out all the Harry Potter projects from past years and find all the new Happy Harry Potter creations from this year here, the post is updated daily!

  • $50 Amazon gift card perfect for picking out your own awesome Harry Potter swag or stocking up on craft supplies to make your own inspired by the great tutorials from the series!
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  • One Harry Potter Baby Costume or House Tie Necklace from RaeGun perfect for Halloween, or sporting to a vacation to the Wizarding world, or just for any old Tuesday! 
  • One Nerdifore from Giggles and Mischief (put to a $40) she makes the cutest Harry Potter inspired dresses for big girls as well as My Little Pony, Super Hero and other awesomely geeky options. 
  • Dumbledore and Harry Potter action figures! 
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Hogwarts House Harry Potter Bath Bombs Recipe Tutorial

 

What is better than joining two loves? Bath Bombs and Harry Potter are huge in our family. Last year we made Expecto Patronum bath bombs that revealed the user’s patrons and frankly make the kids (and if we’re honest adults) giddy. This time I’m doing good old Hogwarts House Bath Bombs. 

best recipe for DIY hogwarts house bathbombs Gryffindor

Can anyone say GO Gryffindor!? And of course you can show your Ravenclaw, Slytherin and Hufflepuff pride too by swapping colors in my easy recipe tutorial.

easy recipe for hogwarts house harry potter bathbombs

How to Make a Harry Potter House Bath Bombs

Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 tsp water
  • 2tsp essential oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp coconut oil, melted

Dry Ingredients

Handmade Harry Potter Bath bombs recipe great gift idea

See process pictures of how to make basic bath bombs on my Patronus Bath bomb post or watch the vi.

  1. Combine Wet Ingredients
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients
  3. SLOWLY add the wet ingredients to the dry. Drop by drop. And mix. Mixing with hands works better. Divide up and color (you want about a 1 to 1 ratio for Hogwarts House bath bombs so for Gryffindor do half the mixture yellow and half red (if you’re doing more than one house in one batch you can split it even further). 
  4. Place a small amount of gold (or first color) and then some of the red (or second color) and repeat to fill the mold. Press to pack down and fill more so it’s mounding over the top.
  5. 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. If using the same molds work fast so your mixture doesn’t dry too much before you can mold it.

how to make Harry Potter bath bombs great booknerd gift

So easy right!? These make amazing gifts for all your Harry Potter loving booknerd friends. And as a bonus the kids LOOOOOVE making these! 

Tons of fun Harry Potter gift ideas for the whole family

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, even if you’ve already entered you can get another entry every day for pinning a different post! One lucky winner will receive all the amazing things below! ENTER by using the widget below (or clicking here).

And be sure to check out all the Harry Potter projects from past years and find all the new Happy Harry Potter creations from this year here, the post is updated daily!

  • $50 Amazon gift card perfect for picking out your own awesome Harry Potter swag or stocking up on craft supplies to make your own inspired by the great tutorials from the series!
  • $50 Shop credit to spend on LuLaRoe with RaeGunRoe who will be having a special Harry Potter inspired event during the series!
  • One Harry Potter Baby Costume or House Tie Necklace from RaeGun perfect for Halloween, or sporting to a vacation to the Wizarding world, or just for any old Tuesday! 
  • One Nerdifore from Giggles and Mischief (put to a $40) she makes the cutest Harry Potter inspired dresses for big girls as well as My Little Pony, Super Hero and other awesomely geeky options. 
  • Dumbledore and Harry Potter action figures! 
  • Other surprise Harry Potter swag! 

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Learn through Play Kid Activities and Block Party

I love tricking kids into learning and these awesome Learn through Play kid activities and craft ideas are perfect for getting those little minds turning!

fun and educational ideas for kids. With tutorials, printables and patterns

These fun, educational projects are all so cute I want to whip them all up. From sensory play with playdough to learning how to move their bodies, and of course colors and shapes the little ones will never guess all the good stuff they are learning!

Harry Potter I Spy BagsDIY Play Teabags | Color Recognition 

Plastic Fairy Houses | Felt Sea Creatures | Reversible Race Track Mats

Magnetic Fish Game | DIY Popsicle Bracelets | Horseshoe Pillow

Monster Juice Boxes | Insect Bug Fossils | DIY Glitter Playdough

 

Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings as your host today!

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I’ve been in full blown Harry Potter mode as we’re smack in the middle of my annual Happy Harry Potter series where loads of my creative friends share brand new Harry Potter crafts, recipes, DIY ideas, book lists, and even travel tips. You can see all the entries so far (the post is updated as new ones go up!) at the kick off post and make sure to enter the awesome giveaway which includes a $50 Amazon gift card (for purchasing whatever HP goodies or really whatever you want)!

awesome Harry Potter gift ideas for all ages

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Luna Lovegood’s DIY Glitter Playdough

Have you ever used glitter play dough, like the real stuff? It’s weird and sticky and frankly a pain in the tush to use with all the contraptions and presses and stuff. This DIY Glitter Playdough on the other hand, it’s like butter!
hands down the best glitter playdough and it's so easy to make

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier but this was SO ridiculously easy and I had everything I needed on hand. My little guy loved helping me make the sparkly play dough. Bonus points for getting the glitter fix but in a way that keeps it totally contained!

DIY glitter playdough tutorial and luna lovegood

And since it’s time for our Happy Harry Potter series and I could see our favorite free spirit Luna loving this play dough I’m dedicating this one to her! There’s just something about glitter and blue, ahem Ravenclaw that made me immediately think of Ms. Lovegood when we were making this!

such a brilliant trick for making glitter playdough but you have to get the right stuff

What You Need

What to Do

  1. Roll the play dough out into a flat pancake. 
  2. Sprinkle the glitter on the play dough. I used extra fine glitter and the texture was perfect. It went through all the press crazy pasta makers and ice cream playdough dealibobs that Teddy plays with like butter!
  3. Fold the play dough to sandwich the glitter and smoosh to mix.
  4. Repeat until you get the desired about to glitter distributed.

crazy easy glitter playdough tutorial with great texture

Insanely easy right? Yup I know. And if you’re the type to make your own play you can for sure do that and just toss in some glitter. Easy Peasy. Call me crazy obsessed but I reallllllllly want to find some maroon, green, dark blue and goldenrod (or maybe black) to do all the different house color playdoughs with glitter too. Wouldn’t that be so fun!?

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

So much cuteness right!? Need more? You check out ALL the Harry Potter posts from past years (and a bazillion more from me in between).Tons of fun Harry Potter gift ideas for the whole family

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, even if you’ve already entered you can get another entry every day for pinning a different post! One lucky winner will receive all the amazing things below! ENTER by using the widget below (or clicking here). To see all the new Harry Potter projects and find enter check here as they will be updated daily!

  • $50 Amazon gift card perfect for picking out your own awesome Harry Potter swag or stocking up on craft supplies to make your own inspired by the great tutorials from the series!
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  • One Harry Potter Baby Costume or House Tie Necklace from RaeGun perfect for Halloween, or sporting to a vacation to the Wizarding world, or just for any old Tuesday! 
  • One Nerdifore from Giggles and Mischief (put to a $40) she makes the cutest Harry Potter inspired dresses for big girls as well as My Little Pony, Super Hero and other awesomely geeky options. 
  • Dumbledore and Harry Potter action figures! 
  • Other surprise Harry Potter swag! 

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Back to School Crafts Recipes and Block Party

It’s that time of year again! The mad scurry to get everything together before we send the kids off for the first day of school. Here are some really fun DIY Back to School crafts, recipes, and party ideas.
back to school crafts and recipes

  1. DIY Reusable Snack Bags
  2. Back to School Party
  3. Back to School Pencil Shoes
  4. Notebook Cupcakes
  5. Afterschool Snack Station
  6. No Sew Felt Money
  7. Disney Inspired Lunches for Back to School
  8. Scrappy Personalized Pencil Case
  9. Kids Lunch Station Cart
  10. Back to School Gilmore Girls Style
  11. DIY Minecraft Backpacks
  12. Painted Mason Jar School Supplies Holder

 

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Hey ya’ll its Shelly from Coral + Co. I am recently new to the block party and am having a great time seeing all your craft link ups! I love all things crafty and sewing. Here are a few things that I have been doing lately.

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DIY T-shirt dress tutorial | Four Squares Baby Quilt Pattern | Dresden Plate Pillow Tutorial

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