Oh well, it's a project. I love projects. :)
So here is where we are... get ready for a photo bomb.
Using artwork from the online Silhouette store, I was able to print off a few "Wanted" posters.
Next, I'm working on a Harry Potter information "book". I was able to find this free map and so I printed that to go in the middle of the book. More information on the book as I complete it. (Possibly next blog entry.)
After going to a bunch of different stores, I was able to find the majority of my party supplies. Big "thank you" to the folks at Party City who didn't even bat an eye when they had to climb the gigantic ladder to get down the witch hat from the tippy top shelf. The brooms are future Nimbus 2000's.
Hobby Lobby had all their glassware on sale for 50% off, so I picked up some tiny bottles with cork stoppers for the "Liquid Luck". Still need to make the labels.
Also in the wood section, I was hunting down some wooden balls to work as snitches. All of the ones I found that were already drilled had flat planes on the drilled side. Me being the way I am, I just decided to purchase plain round ones and drill the holes myself.
|Painting. (Insert toothpick into one end, spin and paint, switch ends and repeat)|
|Dry on toothpicks so the paint doesn't smudge.|
|Glue feathers in holes using E6000. Feathers equal in size.|
Snitches Complete! We've had horrible weather here lately, so I had to come up with an idea other than outside Quidditch. Don't want the kids getting hit by lightning! Perhaps a game of "Find the Snitch".
Finally, the last thing I've been working on was the Hogwarts Express sign. This was mostly made using my Silhouette Machine.Found a piece of wood in the wood section, painted the top, side lip, and bottom a dark red color.
Sponged on the gold paint.....
Then I used the Silhouette's "Print and Cut" feature to make the "9 3/4" circle and the crest. Put those on with Mod Podge, and then sealed with a clear coat of Krylon.
Still have to make the potion labels, finish the golden dragon egg, and a lot more. As before, I will keep you posted and will definitely post pictures when everything is up and decorated.