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The Golden Snitch! Ornament Tutorial. Yup, I wore a hastily made clip-on felt Gryffindor tie to the premier of Harry Potter this year.

The Golden Snitch! Ornament Tutorial

This officially makes me a crafty dork, but it also means I had an uncontrollable urge to try making a Golden Snitch ornament for my tree. They turned out really nicely and I thought there might be one or two other crafty Potter fans out there who would like to know how to make one too. First, draw an actual size sketch of how you want your snitch wings to look on a scrap piece of paper. Use this as a guide to shape thin craft wire into your wing shape. Close the shape by twisting the wire around the other one 3 or 4 times to make a tight coil. Coat wires with glue and lay a sheet of tissue paper over top of wires. I used a mixture of brown and gold acrylic paint to paint the swirly 'snitchy' markings on the golden ornaments.

Use a small dab of hot glue on the wire coils to make a surface for attaching to the ball. I tried a bunch of glues to get the wings to stick to the glass balls. P.S.- I made this... Celebrate the boy tutorial: basic boys wallet. I first want to say thank you to Dana and Rae for hosting such an awesome event.

celebrate the boy tutorial: basic boys wallet

If you haven't been indulging in all the fun already, go check out both of their blogs for lots of great inspiration. There has already been so many great ideas! Today I'm sharing a basic boys wallet tutorial because... every boy needs a place to keep his stuff! So I know, you're probably thinking, 'What? It's a great time of year to make these wallets. Materials: 1/4 yard fall suiting fabric (tweed, plaids, etc., usually made from wool and/or synthetic materials)1/4 yard lining fabric scrap of leather (optional)rivets, grommet (optional)scrap of medium weight fusible interfacing {1/4" seam allowance throughout unless otherwise noted}Cutting the pieces: From the exterior wallet fabric cut one piece 8.5" wide by 4" tall. Also from the lining fabric, cut one piece 8.5" wide by 10.5" tall (this is for the card holder slots) Assembling lining: To create the card holder pockets, take the 10.5" tall lining piece:

Diy projects. $5 or less. I'd be remiss if I didn't start by saying that I am digging this COLD Florida weather! A few nights ago it dipped down to a chilly 29 degrees--what?! It feels like Christmas and I hope the cold snap lasts a while...let's just hope my outdoor plants survive it! This Christmas, my brother's wife and I committed to only make handmade gifts for one another. One of the projects I chose to make for her is an embellished canvas bag. I always pass by the canvas bags at Hobby Lobby and feel inspired, and keep on walking. Here is my favorite completed bag: I settled on using freezer paper stencils. To find the Labrador silhouette image, I simply did a google image search.

It looked pretty plain to me, so I pulled out my stash of embroidery floss and got to work. Using a backstitch, I wrote the name of my brother and sis-in-law's lab, Libby (short for Liberty). Don't you think it really livened up the bag? The only problem left to tackle was the ugly backside of the embroidery.