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Easy DIY Little Witch Hermione Toddler Costume || Cardboard Box Train Conductor Costume

This is an easy DIY little witch Hermione toddler costume perfect to quickly pull together with things in the closet. Make her little brother a train conductor of the Hogwarts Express to complete the duo.Easy DIY Little Witch Hermione Baby Girl Halloween Costume
In the middle of August, Costco was already carrying costumes. I couldn't believe it, but of course that immediately got my kiddos thinking about Halloween. But now it's the middle of September and Halloween is SO much closer than I realized. 

Color Blocked Stained Wood Bead Garland

This color blocked stained wood bead garland was fun to make and easy to customize in any colors to match your home or apartment. String it on the mantle or use as party decor. Thanks to Consumer Crafts for sponsoring this post!
color blocked stained wood bead garland diy tutorial acrylic paint and stain
When we moved into our house, we painted all the walls this whitish gray neutral color. We figured it that if we wanted color, we can it with decor items (which are much easier to change than wall color). Like my Lamp Revamp with colorful fabric or adding a colorful belt to our kitchen clock
color blocked stained wood bead garland diy tutorial acrylic paint and stain
One of the things that I recently made to add color, was this color blocked stained wood bead garland. It was fun to make and customize in the colors that I wanted. However, staining some of the beads did take a little more time, but I love the stained beads so much!
color blocked stained wood bead garland diy tutorial acrylic paint and stain
I placed it on my DIY Plywood World Map Art and I think it looks great there. 
color blocked stained wood bead garland diy tutorial acrylic paint and stain

Color Blocked Stained Wood Bead Garland

Supplies:

suppliesFirst, if you want to do some stained versions, then you are going to want to stain your beads first. I decided to make this step easier, to cut a wood dowel (I actually used shish kabob skewers but they were probably the size of a 1/8" dowel)  to 3 inches a piece. I then added tape on the bottom to hold the beads in place while I stained them. stain beadsNext, tape half of the beads (both stained ones and some that I left plain) with painter's tape.
tape beads After, you can hold the beads by the tape and paint or even use a tooth pick. I painted them and decided to use the foam block again to let the paint dry. paint beadsThen, string your beads onto embroidery thread or string of choice with a blunt plastic needle. This part can be really fun at making a fun pattern or you can keep it completely random. string the beads onString as many beads as you'd like then choose a fun spot to hang your new DIY bead garland.
color blocked stained wood bead garland diy tutorial acrylic paint and stain
color blocked stained wood bead garland diy tutorial acrylic paint and stain



tutorial for a colorfully painted wood beaded garland

DIY color blocked wood bead garland home decoration





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DIY Harry Potter Pencil Wands Tutorial

DIY Harry Potter Pencil Wands using Hot Glue and Paint
Today, school has officially started. The Pacific Northwest is typically one of the last to start school probably because summer doesn't really start until July. But seriously, I still can't believe that summer is over; it's never long enough for me. 
DIY Harry Potter Pencil Wands using Hot Glue and Paint
In honor of school starting, I'm finally sharing my DIY Harry Potter Pencil Wands that we made last year when school started. Ha, yes it sometimes takes me that long to share a project :). I made them similar to how I made the Harry Potter Wands out of chopsticks. They go perfect with the Harry Potter History of Magic and Astronomy Textbooks Decor that I have made. 

Raw Edge Quilt Tutorial

This raw edge quilt sewing tutorial is perfect to make for any size quilt.  It would make a great baby quilt or even make it a smaller size for a doll. 
A raw edge baby quilt easy sewing tutorial - also great as a baby doll quilt
I'm astounded my the many people in my life that are such amazing quilters. Besides my sisters, sister in laws and mother, my childhood best friend Jamie also makes such beautiful quilts. She is the one who shared this Faux Chenille Baby Blanket Tutorial. One of the most comfy baby blankets!
 Jamie recently has even started selling some of here quilts in her Etsy Shop Burch Lane Designs. She is going to share how she makes her raw edge quilts today. But you can also buy them in her shop so make sure you check it out. 

I Spy Slime

My kids have become obsessed with slime this summer. They place these little animals in them and out of them and in them and play all sorts of games. Even my two year old loves it and will sit for a really long time! 
I'm sharing this special I Spy Slime over on Consumers Blog. Go Check it out. Perfect for back to school fun for preschool or after school quiet time. 

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DIY Harry Potter shirts using heat transfer vinyl: Hogwarts School, Glasses and Scar, and Muggle born

These DIY Harry Potter shirts fun and modern. They are easy to make using a silhouette cutting machine and heat transfer vinyl. Perfect for everyday wear and to celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday. 

I wasn't planning on it, but I just had to join in for another day of Rae Guns Ramblings Harry Potter DaysGo HERE to see my Harry Potter Booklist shirt from last week. As I was washing the babies clothes, I found that I had quite a few plain white  onesies. I figured I could spare one to make a fun little Harry Potter onesie with scars and glasses to go with the muggle born that I made last time I had a baby. 

Color Blocked Garland on Consumer Crafts Blog

I love color, but I also love the simplicity of white and stained wood decoration. So in order to add some color to our home, I like to add a few home accessories that are colorful. I've been wanting to make a wood bead garland for a while and finally did but I decided to paint some of the beads. Actually I stained some and then color blocked painted others. It was really easy to make, but I must admit, it took longer than expected. But I LOVE how they turned out and I love the little pop of color that it adds to the space. 

I'm sharing the tutorial on how I made them over at the Consumer Craft Blog.


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Harry Potter Book list Shirt with free SVG and Silhouette Files

This Harry Potter book list shirt is easy to make and perfect for any Harry Potter Fan. Just download the free SVG files or Silhouette Files to cut on your favorite cutting machine. 
a fun DIY Harry Potter book list shirt using heat transfer vinyl with free svg and silhouette files
I'm really excited to join in Rae Gun Ramblings for another July Harry Potter Series. And in case you didn't realize it, I'm a big fan (see HERE). Last year for the series I shared a Harry Potter Lumos Nox Ligh Switch and the year before a Harry Potter Key Rack Alohomora. Plus I also shared these fun Harry Potter shirts that I made for my kids.  I'm excited to share a new Harry Potter post. 
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