Harry Potter Craft Swap!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
A few months ago, Amanda and I, being the ├╝ber-geeks we are, decided to do a Harry Potter craft swap! We were inspired after seeing this seriously awesome hoop art! We talked a bit about our favorite characters, books, etc! Then it was off to the races!!

Amanda's favorite book is the Prisoner of Azkaban and she loves owls, so I knew I needed to make something owl related! I had always wanted to make some of these sweet soft owls and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! I made these using this tutorial (link works now!!) as a starting point! The big one is Hedwig, the fat one is Errol, and the tiny one is Pigwidgeon!

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Knew I wanted to do something she could hang up on the wall, so I went with an embroidery! I choose this quote from the third movie! I used a free font, Matchbook, which you can find here and transfered it over to some Robert Kaufman Quilter's linen! I have now had a lot of practice with the backstitch!! :)

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Since we're quite cool, I figured we needed something to wear to the movie! I made us both a lightening bolt headband using stretchy hairbands, glitter foam and super glue! Can't wait to wear mine tonight!

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I wanted to include a little something sweet, so I made up this little jar by covering the lid with a print from one of her favorite fabric lines! I used this tutorial but used fabric instead of paper. I couldn't very well send it empty, so I filled it up with Strawberry Jam and Lemon Drop jelly beans! Gryffindor colors of course!

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Last but not least, I got super lucky and found this set of Harry Potter bedsheets!! Amanda has been using geeky bedsheets to create awesome stuff for her etsy shop (check it out!), so I knew these would be perfect!

I had sooooo much fun making stuff for this swap! I think we're going to do it again! Can't wait to go see the movie tonight!!!!!!! :)

38 comments :

  1. Lucky Ducky! You get to go see the movie tonight! Love all your creations. I may have to make me a lightning bolt headband, too. Have a good time at the movie!

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  2. so cool, I'm really excited for the final movie. I've just finished my daughter's outfit for tonight, here's a link if you'd like to see it. http://flic.kr/p/a3F4F5

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  3. What tutorial did you use for these, i keep getting directed back to your site. Would love to make a couple of these!

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  4. You are having WAY too much fun! I love those owls so much!

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  5. Oh my gosh, those are so cute!

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  6. Love the owls! I'm planning on making some type of Gryffindor scarf to wear when I go watch the movie. I hope you enjoy it!!

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  7. OH MY GOSH!!! What the coolest swap!!! Im going to see it tonight too! I've been listening to the books while making my giveaway item...one that I think might be right up your "In Color Order" alley!

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  8. Anne-Katherine S.July 14, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    This looks so cool!
    I need to find time and buddies to do crafts swaps with!
    I especially love the owls, but the link for the owl tutorial didn't work for me. Can you post it again, please? Thanks a bunch!

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  9. The link for your owl starting point just takes us back to this blog entry. I'd love to see a tutorial on how to make those owls - they're super cute!

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  10. where did you get the glitter foam?! I think I need a headband just like that!

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  11. What an awesome swap and what fantastic things you made!! Heart HP!!

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  12. OMG, those owls are freakin awesome! I am not a Harry Potter fan, but I SO want them! Thanks for the link to the jar lids. Cool idea!

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  13. Jeni, your "this tutorial" link for the owl tutorial doesn't seem to work?

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  14. she'll love all of it! :)
    Very cute...

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  15. These are all SO AWESOME! I especially love the owls!! Thanks for sharing. :D

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  16. Those owls are so adorable! I love the fabrics that were used. It looks very high end!

    Tori

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  17. oh my gosh jeni, these are all so completely adorable! the owls are just perfect and the embroidery hoop is incredible! love that lidded jar too. :) amanda's shop looks awesome, might have to do some shopping!

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  18. This is about the most thoughtful set of items I can imagine. Love the headbands! And so much less criminal of a way to celebrate than this: http://www.wsmv.com/story/15080553/harry-potter-fans-hack-road-sign

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  19. Fun, fun, fun!! Enjoy the film!

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  20. wow, super cute stuff Jeni! love the owls especially.

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  21. Sorry about that everybody! Forgot to paste the link in! It works now, but here it is too: http://efemera-ink.blogspot.com/2010/06/wise.html

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  22. Oh my word, everything turned out unbelievably cute! I want to make those owls for Steve's sister.
    Can't wait to watch Harry Potter w/ you next week!!!

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  23. Those are so cute! I love everything. Can't choose between the owls and the embroidery - love those stars. So fun!

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  24. CUTE owls!

    I saw this and thought of you: http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewtakeahike/2011/07/the-towel-that-put-stars-in-my-eyes.html

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  25. What a great idea and so fun for you guys! I can't wait to see the movie with the kids.

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  26. Love the owls and everything else! Hope you had fun at the movie!

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  27. how cool! i can't wait to see the movie but haven't managed to line up a baby sitter yet. may have to see if a chum wants to see it and leave hubby at home with the offspring!

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  28. You need to make some harry potter embroideries for your shop because i love that so much! wasn't the movie awesome??

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  29. you are way too cute :) that embroidery is especially lovely.

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  30. Fabulous. What a fun and creative swap!

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  31. Everything is so awesome! You put lots of thought into this swap! I'm kinda "blah" when it comes to swaps, just don't know what to include! Wonderful ideas! :D

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  32. How fun!! I love love love these items.

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  33. those lightning bolt headbands are awesome! i wish i had thought of that. i totally would have worn one on Friday. what a fun swap.

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  34. Looks like you got some cool stuff.

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  35. So, so cute, Jeni!! What a fun swap you two did! :)

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  36. Love those owls! Everything in this swap makes me happy!

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