Get your home smelling like the holidays – A Quick Recipe

I found this really easy recipe on Pinterest to get a nice holiday smell going. Get some orange slices, cranberries, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and lemon and place them in a large pot with 4-5 cups of water and boil. Once the water is boiling, set to a slow simmer for 15-20 mins and let…

DIY Fall Pumpkins

It’s that time again. Get out your paints and your gourds and make some decor for Fall. This year I decided to keep things simple and quick.                    What you need: A few ornamental gourds, orange, white and black paint, a pencil What you do: Wash and…

Random Recycled Potter Ornament Shares

Hello all 🙂 I wanted to share a few HP themed ornaments I made for an online exchange using a bunch of recycled stuff. This was a Halloween themed exchange featuring characters who died or were dead in the franchise. Hope this inspires y’all to create some fun ones for your tree this Christmas. Cedric…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Mermaid Stained Glass Art

I have wanted to create the stained glass mermaid look from the Goblet of Fire. I originally thought to make it as an ornament but I didn’t want to use any glass for fear of it breaking. I used an acrylic board to create an art piece. It doubles as a very large ornament, if…

A Very Harry Potter Halloween

Happy Halloween 2022. This year, join the quest to make DIY Potter-themed Halloween decor on a budget. I have had a lot of fun making these HP decor items over the years and wanted to share 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog! Until next Halloween…. Deathly Hallows Wall Art and Character Pumpkins Click on…

Bugs Be Gone!! Quick DIYs to keep bugs out of your home

Hello Everyone!! Happy almost Fall. I am starting a new series called the ‘Quick DIY’ series which will include quick and easy ways to do stuff around the house, tips to make your life easy and/or to create something new. In this post, I will share quick home remedies and ways to keep bugs out…

DIY Harry Potter Series – 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, from the tutorials below. DIY Harry Potter Wand – Make your very…

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…