Monday, November 19, 2012

DIY Harry Potter Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil

Katie has started reading the Harry Potter Books. 
Actually, she's falling in love with the Harry Potter books.  She's devouring them.  Note that this picture was just taken a little over a week ago while she was reading Book 2 and she's now on Book 4.  Granted we've read some chapters to her for bedtime stories, but she's read a lot of it on her own.  It's been fun to have her enjoying books that her dad and I enjoy so much...although we feel a little conflicted about how far we should let her read into the series.  We were going to have her stop after book three...and then she brought home book four from the school librarian.

Hmmmm...she might be able to talk us into more.  Although then Eric and I were talking about some of the scenes in Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter 4). our little girl ready for this?!? 

Anyway, we thought a Harry Potter shirt would  be fun.  The HP symbol from Harry Potter is perfect for freezer paper stencilling.  It's a bold, simple design that's pretty easy to cut out.  I used this image for the design.

Instead of using our typical acrylic craft paint, we used metallic silver fabric paint.  She started out with the painting, but I ended up doing most of it.  I'm not sure if it's because my particular bottle of silver is a little old, or if this is just how metallic paints are, but it was just different to spread...not bad, but different.  For my full tutorial on freezer paper stencilling see here.

Do you have a Harry Potter lover at your house?  How far into the series have you let your 7 or 8 year old read?

I've been looking up all sorts of fun Harry Potter themed ideas for stocking stuffers and birthday ideas on my Harry Potter Pinterest Board here.  Stop by and check it out if you're a Harry Potter fan too.  Also be sure to follow along with my blog because I'll be showing off several more Harry Potter themed posts as I get ready to fill Katie's stocking for Christmas.

I have lots of Harry Potter inspired gifts and fun things in my shop.  The selection is always changing.

See these links for more details about other Harry Potter themed crafts we've done...and be sure to check back because I'll be adding more as I get them written up.

Gryffindor Deathly Hallows Quilt


 Hogwarts Crest Quilt

Slytherin Quilt - Green and Silver
 Slytherin Quilt

 Giant Monster Book of Monster Cushion (No Sew)

Golden Snitch Birthday Cake
 Slytherin Quilt


Granger-Lovegood 2016 Election Shirts 

Potter - Weasley 2016 Election Shirts 


Lumos and Nox Quilt

Harry Potter Party Overview


 Hedwig Necklace

Accio Book Tote Tutorial - Freezer Paper Stencil 
Harry Potter Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil

Easy Harry Potter Wands 

Printable Hogwarts Library Book Plates

Printable Harry Potter Valentines

Easy Harry Potter (Hogwarts) House Scarves

Golden Snitch Necklace

Golden Snitch Cupcakes

Ron Weasley "I'm a Keeper" Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil

Ginny Weasley's Golden Snitch Skirt
DIY Quidditch Association Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil (Boy Version)
DIY Quidditch Association Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil (Girl Version)
Harry Potter Wizard Robe in 15 Minutes from a T-shirt

Harry Potter Family Themed Costumes

Harry Potter Inspired Charm Ornaments

Harry Potter Printable Spell Books

Harry Potter Printable Dementor Themed Chocolate Bar Wrappers Books

The Hermione Skirt
Dementor's Kiss-Away Free Printable Party Favor or Valentine

DIY Hogwarts Robe for 18-inch Doll

Hermione in the Library - CraftingCon Post

Harry Potter Potions Ornaments

 Harry Potter Robes with Oly*Fun

 The Wand Skirt

 Always Doe Pillow

Deathly Hallows Pillow
 Deathly Hallows Pillow

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  1. Your blog is awesome!

    Love the Harry potter shirt :)

    I wanted to let you know I featured you in my blog last week! It was a post I found on Pinterest.

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  3. How DID your little girl grow so fast?? Having read all the HP books, I know where you are headed, but I think that with lots of discussion Katie will be able to finish the series. With MY kids, if I had said "no more" in the middle of a series, they would have found a way to sneakily read it anyway. :)

  4. I love it... I would like to make one for... me! I need some painting ;)
    I found your post on Make it Wear it linky ;)
    Have a sweet week end ;)
    Bisous, Sparkle

  5. I love this!! My daughter is with your daughter on her reading, and the same age. Where did you find the HP to do the stencil?

    1. There is a Harry Potter font that can be downloaded for free.


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