DIY Harry Potter Series – Hermione’s Birthday

Minister Hermione Jean Granger (yes, she’s a minister now), born on September 19, 1979 possessed a brilliant academic mind, and proved to be a gifted student in almost every subject that she studied. We know about Basilisks, Time turner and S.P.E.W because of her. Following the Second Wizarding War, Hermione went back to Hogwarts to complete her education…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Mini Polyjuice Potion Cauldron for Halloween

A quick DIY to add some Potter charm to this year’s Halloween. Materials: Mini cauldrons (available at any store in the seasonal section) Green paint Hot glue, mod podge Polyjuice potion label print out Cotton balls Optional: glow-in-the-dark green paint Process: Dunk the cotton balls in the green paint and let them dry. Layer the…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Celebrate Dolores Umbridge

Dolores Umbridge (b. 26 August, 1961) was played by Imelda Staunton, who hated the Umbridge character as much as everyone else. She embraced this misguided character with help from director David Yates, and did such a fabulous job that she ended up receiving a bunch of hate mail. Celebrate Umbridge’s birthday, by making some cat plates by…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Ginny Weasley’s Birthday

August 11th marks the birthday of Ginny Weasley!! Celebrate her brilliant Quidditch career, her proficient use of spells and her career as a journalist with some paper decor items. I printed some images from google and created my own photo strips, portraits and mini Quidditch book featuring Ginny. This is a great way to make…

Boho Home Series – DIY Dreamcatchers

A dream catcher is a traditional, handmade hoop with a woven net within.  The original web dream catcher of the Ojibwa was intended to teach natural wisdom. Good dreams are clear and know the way to the dreamer, descending through the feathers. The slightest movement of the feathers indicated the passage of yet another beautiful…

DIY Cork Coasters

Make your own fun coasters for your favorite hot beverage. You will need: Cork squares or sheet (available at any craft store) Drink themed rubber stamps (I got mine at Hobby Lobby) Stamp Ink Pads – Black (Make sure you get the Archival ink pad: it dries fast and does not smudge) Acrylic Paint –…

DIY Harry Potter Series – ‘Lumos’ glow-in-the-dark lamp

I had a blue wine bottle that I recycled into a ‘Lumos’ lamp that glows up in the dark. An easy and quick DIY when you have 2 hours to spare. You will need: 1 old glass bottle Glow-in-the-dark paint A print out of the word Lumos in the HP font A knife, paint brushes and…

Recycled Wood Pallet Mug Holder: A step-by-step tutorial

This was a DIY I did about a year ago which proved to be quite useful. I have so many cute mugs I’ve collected over the years and I barely have space to keep them (I’ve also broken 2 because of  limited space 😦 ). I needed a fun way to hang them saw a Pinterest…

Boho Home Series – DIY Air Plant Terrariums

Terrariums are ecosystems in glass bowls or jars containing soil, plants and garden decor. There are certain plants called Tillandsia or air plants that can survive with the least amount of water, which is perfect for me. I am terrible at keeping plants alive; I either forget to water or add too much. This plant…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Celebrate Dumbledore

He was the wielder and the master of the Elder Wand from 1945 until 1997, and considered by many as the greatest Hogwarts Headmaster. Albus Dumbledore died on 30 June 1997 through his own shrewd planning. Celebrate this brilliant character by creating some Dumbledore inspired DIY ornaments. Always a great way to add on to your…