DIY Ready Player One Shirt Tutorial

You guys I am so excited for the Ready Player One movie. Seriously it’s one of my very favorite books. It’s one of the few books I’ve re-read so naturally I needed a DIY Ready Player One shirt.

how to make a ready player one shirt great character file for the cricut-2

 

What You Need


What to Do

  1. I created acharacter name file that you guys can use to save you some time. You should be able to resize it easily if you want! I used my Cricut Maker and it cut it perfectly but a Cricut Explore would also do the trick.
  2. Lay down the plastic side of the HTV and set the machine to Iron-On.
  3. Before you cut make sure to toggle so it will cut the design as the mirror image.
  4. Weed the image (remove the negative pieces so you just have the letters).
  5. Position on your shirt with the carrier plastic.
  6. Using an iron or Cricut EasyPress press your shirt or front bodice piece of fabric to remove any moisture or wrinkles. 
  7. Position. your vinyl with the plastic side UP.
  8. With the EasyPress up to temperature (just go by the directions on your vinyl to set the temp). Press the vinyl to the shirt with a little pressure. I do this on my homemade pressing board but anything that’s firm and heatproof (like a table with a thickly folded towel) will do.
  9. Starting slowly at a corner peel the plastic off (stop and reheat if it seems like the vinyl has not fully adhered to your fabric/shirt).
  10. Put on and flaunt your geekiness!

Great list of books for ready player one fans-2

And when you’re done with your shirt and wishing you were reading Ready Player One for the very first time, check out my book list of Must Read Books for Ready Player One Fans to help you through such a dark time ;)

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Free Organizer Pattern with Cricut

Whether you’re trying to organize your finances or keep track of your important contacts, notes, or coupons this DIY Fabric Covered Organizer will do just the trick.

free pattern for a awesome DIY organizer perfect for Dave Ramsey followers. Coupon holder and nice option to make one on the Cricut Maker.

I was able to save a ton of time by using my Cricut Maker and other Cricut Essentials to cut out all the fabric pieces and embellishments. This is a super simple project that’s easy to adjust for any size accordion organizer. 

Better than I deserve free organizer pattern perfect for envelope system savings like dave ramsey

What You Need

During the beginning of the year I tend to find these little accordion organizers at the dollar store or even Target’s dollar section. Mine was 7 X13.5 inches The rest of the year I’ve found them in the stationary isles at grocery stores or sometime office supply stores. The fabric I used was Cricut fabricCricut fabric.

quick and easy DIY organizer perfect for cash system or envelope system dave ramsey fans

What to Do

1). Cut out cover fabric and binding. You can easily adjust my Cricut project dimensions to suit other sizes or just manually cut the correct size. You want a rectangle the same width as your organizer and the length should be the measurement of wraps from the inside panel around the bottom to the front flap. If you have a Cricut maker simply use my project and edit the dimensions of the main piece if needed. The binding should be plenty for most small size organizers.

cut bias tape with a Cricut makerIf using a Cricut Maker to cut out the pieces you’ll want to make sure to use your rotary blade and fabric map. I have the binding and main fabric as different colors so it will lead you through loading the fabric twice.

2). Next cut out your iron on vinyl. You can download the “Better than I deserve” image and then resize it to however big you want it. I did mine 2 inches by 1.5 inches (remember that you can unlock the dimensions when resizing!). When you go to cut it you’ll need to mirror the image. Place the iron-on vinyl  plastic side down (vinyl sized up) on a strong mat. Weed the negative space out (I found my Cricut BrightPad to be super helpful especially with the glitter iron-on vinyl).

Cricut Bright Pad

3). With right sides together sew the short ends of the binding pieces together to create a long strip. 

Cricut EasyPress and how to make faux bias take quickly

4). Fold both edges towards the center of the binding to make something resembling double fold bias tape. I used my Cricut EasyPress since the huge surface area made it perfect for ironing the folds in place. Next fold the binding in half and iron. You’ve now made faux bias tape. 

DIY fabric coupon holder great for Dave Ramsey fans with sewing tutorial

5). Mark the position of the “button” on some these are on the flap and others they are on the underside. Sew a buttonhole right where the button should be. 

6). Slide out the elastic. 

7). Iron vinyl onto the fabric. You can use a household iron but I find the Cricut EasyPress does a better job.

8). Measure the width of the organizer and sew that length x 2 of the binding folded sides together. Cut half of the sewn amount and set aside.

quick and easy DIY coupon organizer with free pattern. great for cash system dave ramsey program

9). Glue the base fabric to the organizer. 

10). Position the sewn side across the front of the organizer. Glue the binding to the organizer by folding it around all the edges. Glue the sewn strip of binding across the top and tuck under the side binding. Use binder clips to hold in place while the glue sets.

11). Using an awl or embroidery scissors poke a hole where the elastic fits. Use a small bit of fray check or clear nail polish and then slide the elastic back into place. 

how to make a fabric covered coupon holder great dave ramsey saving tool. with free sewing pattern and works with the cricut maker too

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments Tutorial and Block Party

It is officially Christmas season and now is the time to get crafting for decor and presents! We have pulled together some of our very favorite homemade Christmas Ornaments to give you inspiration for this upcoming holiday!

Handmade-Christmas-Ornaments diy tutorials

Book Page Ornaments

Quilted Monogram Ornament

Stick Tree Ornaments

Rustic Winter Truck Ornament

No Sew Quilted Ornament

Thumbprint Ornament

Scented Christmas Ornaments

DIY Minion Ornament

Custom Wood Ornaments

Mickey and Minnie Ornaments

Starfish Santa Ornament

Chalkboard Wood Slice Ornament

Paw Print Snowflake Ornament

Glitter Dinosaur Ornaments

Melted Candy Ornaments

Wood Grain Leather Ornaments

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DIY Quilts Pillows and Block Party

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DIY Jack-o-lantern Shirt with Cricut EasyPress

I love a super quick craft project and this adorable Last Minute Halloween Jack-o-lantern shirt costume couldn’t be easier.Pumpkin shirt tutorial with free jack-o-lantern face image great for costumes

This was one of my favorite first projects trying out the new Cricut EasyPress and holy moly was it a time saver! Instead of waiting for my giant heat press to heat up (which I know most of you don’t even have) or taking each segment bit by bit with my house hold iron. I was done in just a few minutes! 

DIY super fast jack-o-lantern shirt plus easypress review

If you don’t already know about the EasyPress it’s this portable heat press that is pretty much my dream craft tool that I didn’t even think to ask for. The ironing surface is big so it covers a good space. Unlike a regular iron, for most T-shirt  or bag sized images, you can have it done in one press. Somehow while the pressing surface is much bigger than a traditional iron it’s still relatively small which I CANNOT say about my heat press. Regular heat presses weigh SO much and take up crazy amounts of space. Not only that but it’s safe. It comes with a heat proof holder which is awesome and makes it totally portable and not completely terrifying like my heat press that sometimes pops open. Yup a giant plate of hot metal popping open by your face it’s so stressful guys.

Great information about the cricut easy press and how it compares to traditional heat press machines for HTV Iron-on Vinyl DIY crafts.

But I think my favorite part is the time I save. With this new Cricut EasyPress as soon as I cut out my design the press was up to temperature in just a few minutes and I had it pressed to my shirt  so fast! Iron-on vinyl is hands down one of my favorite crafting supplies and this EasyPress makes using it even easier and more fun. 

darling DIY Halloween shirt great last minute craft tutorial

What You Need

  • Orange shirt or fabric to make a shirt (I used the Happy Feet shirt pattern and love the contrasting green for the neck and sleeve binding)
  • Black iron-on vinyl 
  • Jack-o-lantern image (available for free to my email subscribers)

What to Do

  1. Import the jack-o-lantern image into Cricut design space and cut from vinyl. Remember to place the vinyl plastic side down and set your machine to iron-on. I used my Cricut Maker and it cut it perfectly. Weed the image (remove the negative pieces so you just have the jack-0-lantern pieces.
  2. Press your shirt or front bodice piece of fabric to remove any moisture or wrinkles. 
  3. Position. your vinyl with the plastic side UP.
  4. With the EasyPress up to temperature (just go by the directions on your vinyl to set the temp). Press the vinyl to the shirt with a little pressure. I do this on my homemade pressing board but anything that’s firm and heatproof (like a table with a thickly folded towel) will do.
  5. Starting slowly at a corner peel the plastic off (stop and reheat if it seems like the vinyl has not fully adhered to your fabric/shirt).
  6. If sewing finish making the shirt otherwise you’re good to go!

Cricut Heat Press review

Teddy ADORES pumpkins. This year he grew his own with the help of grandma. He’s so happy with his new little pumpkin shirt he’s been picking it to wear all the time.

Adorable DIY kids raglan shirt with free jack-o-lantern face design

I have a feeling like this will be in the rotation long after Halloween passes. Hopefully I can talk him into more mommy made, vinyl attacked shirts though because I think he looks stinking cute in them and my new little toy makes it so fast and easy!!

great free jackolantern design plus easy last minute Halloween costume and cricut easypress heat press review

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Free DIY Bunny Softie Pattern and Cricut Maker Giveaway

This sweet little DIY bunny softie is just too cute. Even better it’s incredibly easy to make and a free pattern.
adorable DIY bunny with free sewing pattern for the Cricut Maker-2

I used my brand new Cricut Maker to whip this up and it took me less than 3 hours and I even made an extra little dress! And make sure to read to the bottom because I’m giving one of these amazing machines away!!!!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bunny Sewing Pattern-2

This is one of the free projects that can be accessed for free with the Cricut Maker. I was able to cut all the fabric pieces on the machine and marked all the embroidery with the fabric pen in the machine.

It was pretty amazing to have all the annoying parts about sewing – figuring out the pattern, cutting the fabric, and marking the fabric, done for me!

how to sew a stuffed bunny with free pattern

What You Need

cricut maker and fabric marker

How to Sew the Bunny Softie

  1. Iron the ear contrast fabric and nose fabric to heat-n-bond.
  2. Cut and mark your pattern pieces using the Cricut Maker.
  3. Embroider the face and sew on the nose (I totally forgot to sew on the nose so I cut one out of iron-on vinyl and iron-ing it on OOPS! hahah)
  4. With right sides together sew the limbs together, clip the curves and turn right side out.
  5. With right sides together sew the head pieces to the body pieces at the neck.
  6. With right sides together sew the one back ear piece to a front ear piece. Clip curves and turn right side out.
  7. Stuff the limbs and set aside.
  8. Fold a pleat into the ears and pin to the top of the head piece. Roll the length of the ears.
  9. Pin the arms and legs in place and pin to the center of the body so you will have room to sew around the edge. Position the back body piece over sandwiching the ears and limbs.
  10. Start at the bottom and attach one leg and sew around leaving a gap between the legs to turn and stuff.
  11. Click any curs and points. Turn right side out and stuff.
  12. Hand stitch the hole closed.

how to make a doll dress sewing project

How to Sew the Dress and Pumpkin Costume

  1. If using a pocket position right sides together and sew around the edges leaving a small gap in the straight edge for turning.
  2. Clip around the edges and turn right side out.
  3. Iron and topstitch along the top edge to close the hole.
  4. Position on dress and topstitch to the dress piece by sewing along the curved edges.
  5. If making the costume cut the Jack-o-lantern face out of black iron-on vinyl and iron to the dress I used my Cricut EasyPress 
  6. Fold straps in half and sew down the long side. Turn right side out.
  7. With right sides together sew the side seams of the dress.
  8. Fold under the armhole edge and sew under.
  9. Do the same for the neckline and hem.
  10. Attach the straps to the side of the dress (not the top like pictured below  oops) and you’re good to go!

DIY pumpkin dress for a doll tutorial

how cute is this free bunny with Halloween pumpkin costume.

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Love this adorable DIY bunny stuffed animal free sewing tutorial for the costume option too. Cricut Maker projects

 

7 Reason Sewing Crafters Need the Cricut Maker

Years ago I sat in a room full of sewing friends telling them about my love for my Cricut cutting machine. “But can it cut fabric”, they asked?

Great seeing the Cricut Maker through the eyes of a sewing crafter

That was the dream, sure I could bond my fabric and force it to cut but that totally changed the fabric and how it could be used. I loved the Cricut for all it did but this year Cricut made my dreams come true by not only releasing a revolutionary new machine, the Cricut Maker, that finally DOES cut fabric but by adding features that I didn’t even think to ask for. Watch this video it’s SO cool!


So today, after I’ve had a chance to play with this glorious machine for a month I’m sharing 7 reason this machine is a must have in my sewing and craft room. And for those of you who have been wondering if YOU need a Cricut Maker hopefully I can shed some light.

#1 It Cuts All Kinds of Materials Including Fabric

With previous machines we could cut a lot but we had to be creative. We could certainly cut all sorts of paper and paper like materials (like bonded fabric) but with this machine we can cut from super delicate things like silk and tissue paper to thicker things like chipboard! The machine been reworked completely to be able to be capable of new materials. The rotary blade swivels so you don’t run the risk of snagging and dragging your fabric with the normal fine point blade and the soon to be released knife blade will allow us to cut DEEP and fast. I saw leather and even chipboard cut out with this puppy! Can you say jewelry, and puzzles, and ornaments, and gifts, oh the possibilities. But best to me is that it adds all this new functionality to all the things we could do with the previous Cricut cutting machines. That’s a huge plus because as much as I love the idea of a machine that cuts fabric I need to be able to switch back and forth easily and I’m telling you, I totally can.

great post all about the cricut maker and how sewing crafters will use it

#2 It Allows You to Make Custom Fabrics

My number one use for my Cricut machines over the years has been to make custom fabrics. Did you even know this was an option? I do it by cutting out heat transfer vinyl and applying it to my fabrics or finished sewing projects. There have been SO many times that I just want a certain fabric (often times Harry Potter related) and I can’t for the life of me find anything that works. Well with this machine I can just design what I want, in the size I want, and bam I now have one of kind fabrics for my projects EXACTLY to my specifications. Fun fact, I actually looked into manufacturing fabric for my baby costume business but instead I cut my designs out on my Cricut Maker and Iron them with the Cricut Easy Press on voila the fabric I need without the minimums and high costs and risks for manufacturing!

#3 It Is VERY Easy to Use

I’m am not technologically savvy. I am competent but I struggle with photo editing basics. My head glazes over if you bring up the word vectors. That being said, this machine is so easy to use all you have to do is plug it in and follow the prompts. I tried to use a Silhouette once (I even got it for free) and for the life of me could not figure it out, it just was so confusing and stressed me out. This works so easily and everything is crazy intuitive. Making it a tool perfect for newbies and pros. And if you’re a mix, say a pro-sewer but a newbie party planner it’s perfect for that. You can feel free to test the waters in all kinds of new crafts because this machine can handle them all.

cricut maker hexie coasters

#4 It Cuts the Fabric Faster and BETTER Than You

I don’t know about you but when I want to sew, I want to sew. Cutting is a necessary evil. And when I do it I do the bare minimum. I haven’t cut notches in a decade. Sometimes I’ll cut a little nick into my fabric to mark the spots where the pieces should match up but you guys this machine does ALL OF THAT for me. Like really it’s magical not only that but it cuts it EXACTLY the right way every time so the pieces match up perfectly.

Between the time it takes to lay out pattern pieces, cut the pattern and then the fabric (if you’re using digital patterns, print and tape together before you can even start that) sending a project to cut on the Maker is so much faster. You select your project and it lets you know which fabrics need to be cut in which pieces by showing them on different colored mats. It saves so much brain power and energy!

But there’s something extra magical for those of you who have apple mobile devices. In the free Cricut Design Space app there is this feature called SNAP MAT and it’s like magic. You can lay your fabric scraps on your cutting mat take a picture of the mat within the app and the program places the designs perfectly so you don’t have to worry about wither the image will fit or is laid in just the right place. My fussy quilting friends went absolutely crazy over this feature.

so awesome I will never mark my fabric the same way again

#5 It Marks the Fabric FOR You

I passionately hate marking my fabric but sometimes you need those markings. I just feel like I never get it quite where it’s supposed to go. This past week I tried the fabric marker out for the first time. Yup this thing has a WASHABLE FABRIC MARKER that you can insert and it can do the marking for you!

I needed to do the embroidering for this sweet little bunny face and in just a couple swipes the Cricut Maker drew my sewing lines like it was nothing. I’ve been putting off getting into embroidery but with it being this easy to transfer a design to my fabric I am so gonna make all the gorgeous things and you know have my not as glamorous but totally necessary pattern markings in just the right spots.

#6 It Allows You to Do Multiple Tasks at Once

You can set it and do something else while it does the work. This blows my mind you guys. As long as you take a few minutes to be organized with a plan you can have the machine cut out projects WHILE you are sewing them. It’s really amazing. Now when you’re making a batch of Christmas presents you can start on them or make more without having to stop sewing. I know for myself I tend to make 3 of everything 1 for teddy and 1 for each of my nieces. Now instead of all that extra prep time I can be sewing and finishing while I have the machine do the cutting and marking. Its so fun!

cricut maker sewing projects so many awesome diy ideas

#7 It Has an Amazing Growing Library of Projects

The Maker runs with the free Cricut Design Space program a part of that includes 50 free sewing projects (cut files, instructions, and pictures) as well as a giant, continually growing library of more sewing projects available for a small individual fee or as apart of their membership program. This includes projects designed with some of the top names in the sewing world like Simplicity and Riley Blake Designs! And I haven’t even mentioned the thousands and thousands of non-sewing designs and projects but that’s a whole other post. These above are just a few of the darling projects!

I love a great pattern and project I just need to follow the steps for but what is really exciting to me is that you can make your own dreams come to life. Anything you can imagine and design you can create as a project. It is as simple as opening a file to import a design, adding draw marks, and it will have for you to sew!

simplicity mermaid stuffie pattern for the cricut maker

As a sewer I’m over the moon with this machine. I cannot wait to find all the uses that I have not even considered. If you are a sewing enthusiast, whether you make apparel and crafts like I do or create stunning quilts, you will certain find tons of fun applications for the Cricut Maker.

This Cricut Maker looks so cool would be a game changer in a sewing room.

Do you have questions? Whether it’s with my own experience or technical questions I would love to help you find an answer!

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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!

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

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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

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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

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