Actually, make that two...
although really I guess they're just quidditch player wannabees since the broomsticks at our house don't seem to fly.
Anyway, when I was searching around online for inspiration for Seth's "I'm a Keeper" Shirt, I happened across this logo that's a spin-off of the NBA and MLB logos.
I could tell immediately that it was the perfect candidate for freezer paper stenciling...simple lines, with just enough detail to be interesting. I also wanted to have the white stand out from the shirt and thought the best way would be to combine freezer paper stenciling with T-shirt applique.
Quidditch season opens in October, you know. You need to be ready.
You can see a more full tutorial for freezer paper stenciling here, but basically you trace or print your design onto freezer paper. Cut it out with a razor blade. Iron it onto your fabric, and fill in the holes with paint.
After making the shirt for Seth, I found the perfect red shirt in Katie's size in my stash and figured she'd prefer a girl version. I played around with the design a bit and was able to add a ponytail.
I asked Seth when he came home if anyone at school knew what his shirt was. (He's in first grade, so I figure not many classmates have read Harry Potter.) He said, "Yeah. My teacher! He called me Harry Potter all day."
Are you ready for quidditch season?
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.
If you're looking for stocking stuffers, you've come to the right place...and if you order during Nov. 2013, you'll get a FREE Hogwarts Acceptance Letter with your order. I have a growing Harry Potter section in my Etsy Shop. You can see those products here. They include scarves, key chains, necklaces, and Christmas ornaments.
My most popular necklace has been the Hedwig Owl Post Necklace.
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Hedwig Necklace from Pieces by Polly
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