Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DIY Ron Weasley I'm a Keeper Shirt (Quidditch - Harry Potter) Freezer Paper Stencil

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Quidditch season starts in October, so you best be getting your outfits ready!  If you don't live close enough to Diagon Alley to do your shopping, then you may have to magic up your own at home.

All it takes is a little freezer paper, a razor blade, iron, paint, and a little patience.

What?!?  You're not familiar with quidditch?!?  

Then might we suggest Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (aka J.K. Rowling).  (affiliate link)  It will get you up to speed on the rules and history of the game.

Last year I really wasn't into elaborate Halloween costumes.  We happened to be at Goodwill the day after they put the costumes out and I just picked up several costumes for really cheap.  This year the kids all decided to be Harry Potter characters, which sounds like a lot of fun to me, so this year I'm into making the costumes.  It's also made the Harry Potter creatively flow, so I guess you could say I'm getting the kids into their characters a little early.

Seth has decided to be Ron.  For those of you not familiar with the series, Ron is Harry's best friend and plays the position of Keeper (goalie) in the awesome sport of Quidditch.

So to get Seth in character a little, we made him this "I'm a Keeper" shirt.  I've seen several versions of shirts like this online, but none of them combined the "I'm a Keeper" with the Harry Potter font, which I thought was a real lost opportunity.  I debated about whether or not to add a snitch, since the Keeper doesn't really do much with the snitch.  (That's the seeker's job.)
In the end, I thought the words should be a bit bigger on Seth's shirt than I originally made them, so the words have been made larger in the template.  To make your own shirt, copy the template above into Word or some other program where you can resize it to fit the size of your shirt.  I like to print my templates directly onto freezer paper, so skip the tracing.  Then cut the design out using a razor blade, iron your stencil onto your shirt, paint, and let it dry.  If you've never done freezer paper stencil before, then you can see my tutorial here.  I used gold paint for the rings, because they're gold in the book...but I think the design would look great if the whole thing was done in black as well.

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. Oh you're on a roll I love love love this one! Totally on my list of things to make now pinning

  2. Oh my gosh this is so amazing! I just finished turning a paper mache witch hat into a sorting hat, and this is definitely my next Harry Potter project! Thanks for the tutorial! http://practicallyfunctional.com/diy-harry-potter-sorting-hat/


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