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.

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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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40 NEW Wonderfully Wizarding Crafts Recipes and More

This year's Happy Harry Potter series has been so amazing. We had over 40 brand new craft tutorials, recipes, kid activities, DIY decor, and even printable creations.

lots of brand new harry potter crafts recipes and more great for wizarding parties

If you missed any of the Wonderfully wizarding crafts, recipes and more that was shared do not fear, I've got links to all of them right here! Thanks for supporting my Harry Potter obsession by sharing pinning and reading all these fun posts during the series and all year long! harry potter pouches DIY totes and bags for fantastic beasts and wizardign world fans I love a good pouch or bag. Whether it's sewn from scratch or just embellished here are some super fun DIY Harry Potter world inspired bags and totes

harry potter printables and wizarding quotes and cut files

Between printables, Cricut cut files and SVGs my blogger friends shared their hard work and designs so you too can make fun shirts, book marks, decor and party elements!

butterbeer inspired recipes and other harry potter desserts and treats Harry Potter inspired food my be my very favorite. From simple butterbeer treats you can make with the kids, to gluten free delicacies, to even goodies gorgeous enough for a perfect party these recipes have you covered.

DIYs for raising potterheads. Tutorials and printables for harry potter kids crafts

Seeing the next generation of Harry Potter fans pop up might be one of my absolute favorite things ever. Here are tons of activities, crafts, and great ideas for raising your little potter heads!

Love these super unique DIY gift ideas for harry potter fans When you think that you've seen all that Harry Potter creatives have to bring to the table you find we've only just touched the surface. These amazing ideas are so unique they'd be wonderful gifts for the Potter lover who has everything!

DIY harry potter dress up and costume tutorials

There's nothing more that I love than a good costume or cosplay. From something as simple as a geekish tee to as complex as a golden snitch costume I love all types of Harry Potter dress up.

love this tons of NEW harry potter crafts recipes party ideas and files. 40 new ones in this post alone

So many awesome projects right!? Want more? I've been doing the Happy Harry Potter series for YEARS. See all my Harry Potter creative projects, book lists, recipes and more from pasts years!

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 13-15

I hope you did something fun for Harry's birthday. But I'm not quite done celebrating. creative tutorials recipes and printables for Harry Potter fans So how about some more amazing Harry Potter recipes and crafts?

No-Bake-Butterbeer-Cheesecake-recipe

I am a cheesecake fiend but how absolutely delicious does no-bake butterbeer cheesecake sound? I can't wait to try this easy treat from A Night Owl Blog holy moly it looks tasty!

DIY harry-potter-backpack-tag-with-cricut

I'm totally smitten with this Hogwarts Crest Backpack Tag that My Crafitily Ever After made with her Cricut! I'm pretty sure I have everything on hand and you bet I'll be making up a bunch of these babies!

DIY harry potter shirts sisters, what!

You know I love a good Harry Potter shirt (or 10) and I am in love with these darling Harry Potter shirts that Sisters, What! whipped up for the kiddos. Grab the cut files in her post and learn how to make your own!

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There's so much to love about Harry Potter but the quotes have to be one of my favorite aspects. Liz over at Simple Simon and Co and 5 different printable Harry Potter Quotes and I can't even decide which is my favorite. Head over to see the others!

Funny couple costume. Snitch and Quidditch player from Harry Potter - Rae Gun Ramblings

And just in case you missed it, I finally shared my DIY Golden Snitch Costume Tutorial! I was a snitch when I was pregnant with Teddy and I finally typed up the instructions. And I sewed another one live today on Facebook and it took less than an hour. So awesome right!? I can't wait to take pictures of Teddy in his own Snitch costume! 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.

Daddy Superhero Shirt DIY Template

Need something awesome for dad? This DIY Daddy Superhero Shirt with free DIY template is easy and will put a smile on his face. super hero shirt tutorial Daddy you are as smart as Iron Man, as strong as Thor, as fast as Flash, and as brave as Batman. You are our favorite Superhero! My friend ask me to make one of these cute shirts. She just sent me a picture so I'm not sure where she found it but they are all over if you're not a crafty person you can even order one on Etsy. But really they are so easy might as well make your own! Father's Day shirt DIY All you need to show that special guy that he's appreciated this Father's Day, Birthday, or just because is a plain shirt and some iron-on vinyl. I have a free downloadable printable design that will make this as if you had Flash himself helping you out.

DIY daddy superhero shirt

What You Need What to Do
  • Download the free Daddy Superhero Design
  • Upload the design into your cutting program.
  • Flip the image so it's mirrored image and resize so it fits your shirt how you would like.
  • Cut the vinyl by laying the plastic side down on your mat, setting your machine to iron-on vinyl setting, and cutting through the back vinyl side.
  • Remove the negative space and then position on your shirt and iron. If you're new to heat transfer vinyl read this great iron-on vinyl tutorial for how to use it.

DIY daddy superhero shirt

I'll be making this live on my Facebook today! I'll update it with finished pictures when I'm done.

DIY Elsa and Anna Sister Shirts with Cricut

I'm pretty obsessed with these DIY Frozen Elsa and Anna sister shirts. No surprise since it's the perfect wearable costume. DIY Frozen Sister Elsa and Anna shirt tutorial My sister gave the girls a trip to Disneyland for Christmas and the one thing she wanted for their trip were Elsa and Anna shirts. Sure I could have just grabbed some blank shirts and vinyl-ized them but I can't resist a good costume-y project so I tried to make versions of shirts that had elements of the characters' outfits.

Frozen Elsa and Anna Shirt Tutorials

I was so giddy about how these turned out plus I love how they can wear these to school. Their trip was back in February  but I've got both of the girls wearing these multiple times since and you know there isn't a better compliment you can give someone who makes you clothes than wearing them alot :).

What You Need

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What to do
  1. Sew the shirts according to the pattern directions. I opted for hemming the Anna sleeve and bottom hems with the my favorite method instead of the bands but that's a personal preference and doesn't really change the look.
  2. For Elsa when adding the sleeve band instead of folding the band piece in half and sewing, fold it in half, cut it and then fold in half to find the center (for the finger loop) cut it at an angle. Cut a small piece of elastic and pin it between the two layers of the cuff. Then resew the angled side. Sew the short edges together and now you can add the cuff like normal.
  3. Use the free design and cut out vinyl with the Cricut. And iron onto the shirts.If you don't already know how to use iron-on vinyl see this post.
  4. For Anna, use gold thread and sew a decorative stitch across the sleeve seams.
  5. For Elsa hand sew the sequins along the top.

I'm her anna shirt tutorial

You don't have to do the detailing if you don't have fun stitches on your sewing machine but I absolutely adore how it turned out with the gold metallic thread.

Frozen Elsa Shirt Tutorial

This was one of my first times sewing sequins and it was pretty easy I just kind of took stitches and tied knots every 3-4 pieces since if one stitch pops I don't want ALL the pieces falling off.

DIY Elsa and Anna Frozen shirts

I just love how these are regular shirts but how the hood totally is a nod to Anna's cape and the sequins is like all of Elsa's sparkles!

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DIY Scrappy St. Patrick’s Day Pillowcases

These DIY Scrappy St. Patrick's Day Pillowcases are so quick and easy and they make for a super fun festive addition to your green decor.

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Pillowcases are by far my favorite holiday decor. They are so easy but really do change the look of a whole room. These St. Patrick's day ones are extra awesome because they are a fun scrap busting project.

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Scrappy Charm Pillowcase

This little green pillowcase is a St. Patrick's Day version of my Love Valentine's Day pillow case I made years ago. I've been meaning to make one forever and I'm so glad I finally did! For the written directions and supply list see the Love Pillow tutorial or watch the video below.  
 

Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover Pillowcase Tutorial

Watch the full instructions in the video above. For a basic pillow case tutorial and how to change the dimensions to fit other sized pillow forms see my envelope pillowcase tutorial.

  1. Iron the heat and bond to your scraps of fabric.
  2. Place your fabric bound to the heat and bond on the cutting mat paper side down. And cut on the Cricut Explore with the card stock setting.
  3. Remove paper backing and arrange on front side of main pillow fabric and iron in place.
  4. Top stitch around each clover.
  5. Cut "lucky" or other phrase out of gold vinyl and iron in place. See this post for more info on using heat transfer vinyl.
  6. Fold the back pieces of the pillow over and pin into place. It should form a square the size of your pillow form (for me 18").
  7. Sew along each side to seal the pillow case. Serge to finish if desired.
  8. Turn right side out and stuff with pillow form.

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Reversible Kids Book Bag Tutorial and Bookroo Review

sponsored-affiliate-disclosure No more juggling awkward sized kid books with this easy kids book bag tutorial and learn about my newest book mail favorite, Bookroo.

children's book bag tutorial with free pattern. Big enough tote for picture books. Easy sewing project.

We're book fanatics in my house. It's not just me and all my YA Lit either. My kiddo has just as many books as I do, maybe more. We have books shelves (or at least designated spots for books) in every single room.

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I don't think I need to convince you guys about how valuable it is to read to our little ones but here are a few of my favorites perks. From problem solving to random facts about the world, to the beginnings of reading, when we read to our kids they learn. There is a special bonding that happens when you read together. There is almost always cuddling just since it's the natural position to sharing a book and the reading time is focused in a way that little other activities are in our hyper connected world. And with the mesh of those two reading somehow opens up amazing conversations. Books and kids are just a good mix.

Read to me please. Toddler sized library book bag and bookroo subscription review. Fun gift idea.

We love our time at the library and sometimes bring home books but when the kids are so little and let's face it germy I honestly prefer to own our own. So I'm thrilled to be partnering with Bookroo a monthly book subscription. Every month we will be getting some happy book mail. I know that I love my Owlcrate so I'm crazy excited that Teddy will have his own bookish box! I think this would make just the perfect gift for just about any kid. More info and how to get 20% off a Bookroo subscription below.

Unique Gift Idea for Toddlers and Older Children. Great birthday present or Christmas gift.

Have you ever noticed that picture books can be so large and not fit in your standard book bag? Umm yeah. So I thought it would be fun to make a book bag specifically to tote Teddy's reads in. My design is nice and wide, perfect for lugging those over-sized books around plus I've got a little slot for your library card. Fun right?

reversible toddler book bag sewing tutorial and free pattern

What You Need
  • 1/2 Yard Outer Fabric
  • 1/2 Yard Inner Fabric
  • Iron-On Vinyl (optional)
  • Reading Design (optional, just right click and save from this post)

 
What to do
  1. Cut Outer into two pieces each 16 inches wide x 17 tall. Make sure your fabric faces the right direction if it's a directional print.
  2. Repeat with the Inner Fabric.
  3. Cut two strips fabric 6 inches wide by 17 tall. If you're using quilting cottons that are 44 inches wide this should be the remaining fabric after you cut the outer and inner pieces. This can be out of either fabric this will be your strap fabric.
  4. With right sides together sew the sides and bottom edges of the outer fabric together. Repeat with the lining fabric.
  5. Turn the outer fabric right sides out.
  6. Sew the card holder on sewing down the sides and bottom edge. To keep the vinyl from sticking to the pressor foot place a piece of wrapping tissue paper in between the vinyl and the foot while you sew. When you are done just pull it off.
  7. Tuck the lining fabric into the outer fabric and iron down the top edge of both 1 inch. Set aside.
  8. Sew the two pieces of the strap together along the short edge making sure that your pattern will face the right direction when the strap is attached.
  9. Fold the strap in half lengthwise and sew down. Turn right sides out and iron.
  10. Tuck the ends into the side seams of the bag and sew all around the top edge making sure to catch the lining, outer fabric and the strap.
  11. If you want to add some vinyl do that now. See this iron-on vinyl tutorial if you've never tried that before.

Picture book bag sewing tutorial

So so cute right!?

children are made readers on the laps of their parents emilie huchwald quote and great book bag tutorial with kids book box review

And if you're curious about Bookroo they are letting me offer 20% for you to try it out! They have a board book and picture book option and so far I'm super impressed. Like I said we have A LOT of books and we don't have the ones from this month's box!

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Bookroo is all about finding the hidden gems to include in their boxes so there's less chance you'll have them already. They have a panel of 12 families (with a total of 22 kids) that rate the books for all kinds of things including re-readability. It's no wonder they find such fun titles! I'm so excited for Teddy to open the box every month. They are giving me a special deal to share, 20% off their 1 month or 3 months subscriptions!

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Do you have any favorite kiddo books? Or maybe a book that has received a lot of reading time in your home? I'd love you to tell me about it in the comments!

Picture book bag sewing tutorial

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Peace on Earth Marbled Painted Ornaments Tutorial

These marble painted ornaments are so easy to make and if you add they are easy to personalize with a quote, date, or any other memory.

10 minute marble painted ornaments tutorial. Darling Peace on earth globe ornament

These Marble ornaments can be done with either glass or plastic ball ornaments. If you look at the pictures and video the white and gold ornament is made with plastic and the others are with glass.

Make a glass ornament that looks like a globe with easy marbled painting. Peace on Earth ornament tutorial.

That makes it a really easy project to do with kids. Depending on your control freak/clean freak level some of the older kids might even be able to do the project completely on their own.

kid friendly marble painted ornament tutorial

What You Need
What to Do
  1. Remove metal hanging top.
  2. Pour in different colors of paint.
  3. Tape top closed.
  4. Roll in box or tap ornament and roll in your hands.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Remove masking tape and replace hanging metal.
  7. Tie with a ribbon.
  8. Cut out vinyl with your favorite customization or the PEACE ON EARTH design (download here).
  9. Weed the vinyl and use transfer tape to apply to the ornament.

How to make gorgeous Peach on Earth hand painted marble class ornaments. Easy tutorial great for kids.

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