Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day

You can find the most random and sometimes bizarre national days online but anything involving chocolate is worth celebrating. National Chocolate Cupcake Day is observed annually on October 18. Cupcakes were originally baked in heavy pottery cups.  Today, some bakers still use individual ramekins, small coffee mugs or large teacups. Celebrate the day by making these…

DIY Pumpkin characters for Halloween.

Let your inner artist out this Halloween to create some memorable characters on pumpkins. Make some angry birds , the Grinch, or some cute minions and a pirate or two.  Follow DIY here: Halloween Special Painted Pumpkins: Grinch, Harry Potter, Angry birds and more For the Harry Potter lovers, A Harry Potter pumpkin with Hedwig. DIY…

Happy Birthday Garrick Ollivander

Garrick Ollivander (b. 25 September pre 1908) was a British half-blood wizard who was the proprietor of Ollivanders in Diagon Alley during most of the 20th century. He was widely considered the best wandmaker in the world, and many wizards and witches bought their wands from him. Celebrate his birthday by making some character-specific or generic wands for Halloween this year. Make Your Own, One-of-a-Kind Harry Potter Wand DIY Harry Potter Series –…

Happy National Live Creative Day

Let the world see your creativity on National Live Creative Day! Celebrate National Live Creative Day by taking the time to invent, discover and dream. Infusing creativity in our lives through a variety a media from painting and graphic art to music and gardening all have an impact on our lives. HOW TO OBSERVE Challenge yourself to…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Wire Jewelry without any tools

I finally bought some pliable jewelry wire to experiment with. There are so many great designs you can make, without any expensive tools. All you need is the wire, scissors and your hands. Materials – Jewelry wire (20-26 gauge) in any color (I used silver primarily), scissors Process – HP ‘glasses and scar’ ring – A very easy…

Happy Trail Mix Day :)

NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY Observed annually on August 31, National Trail Mix Day honors the mix that was developed as a healthy snack. What with school starting, your little ones will need a lot of healthy snacks. Make some fun, healthy edible terrariums following the DIY here: Edible Terrariums

LeakyCon 2019 – Who showed up and who wore what.

LeakyCon was back again in Dallas by popular demand, August 9-12. This also marked the 10 year anniversary of the con which made it extra popular. I got to see lots of amazing cosplay around. Lots of pictures ahead. Scroll through till the end. I promise the pics will be worth it 🙂 There were…

Lord of The Rings – Recycled ‘Red Book of Westmarch’ Diary

I received a nautical themed leather-bound diary for my birthday that I recycled into the ‘Red book of Westmarch’ from LOTR. Love how it turned out 🙂 What you need: An old leather bound book (from any craft store) Red acrylic paint by ‘Leather Studio‘ (Leather Studio – Michaels) Thin, fine sharpies – Black, Silver…

Happy Birthday Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

Evanna Lynch is probably the most famous for playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter universe, a favorite character loved by all for her quirkiness and oddities. Celebrate her most famous role by making these Luna Lovegood inspired DIYs. Luna’s Butterbeer cork necklace and Radish earrings (DIY: DIY Harry Potter Series – Loony Luna Lovegood)…

Happy Birthday Ginny Weasley

The youngest and the only girl of the Weasley clan, Ginny named and co-lead ‘Dumbledore’s Army‘, is a killer at using the Bat-Bogey Hex, played Quidditch professionally and eventually became sports editor for the Daily Prophet.   Celebrate her birthday by making: The D.A Scroll (DIY Here: DIY Harry Potter Series – Dumbledore’s Army &…