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❄ A Very Potter-y Christmas ❄

It’s that time of the year ! For a few years now, we’ve decided to decorate our christmas tree according to a theme. We’ve had a “geeky” tree, an Irish tree, a Venitian one etc. And this year’s theme is…. *drumroll* … Harry Potter ! My little sister and I are die-hard fans of the Harry Potter franchise, so we had a lot of fun decorating the tree with Gryffindor colors (my sister’s house. I’m a slytherin, but green and silver are not very “homey” colours), stuff we bought and also trinkets from our own personal collections 🙂 Here are some pictures, without  delay !

❄ Harry Potter Xmas Tree – Full view ❄

I made the tree topper myself. It’s the Sorting Hat. I used some black cardstock for the cone, cereal box cardstock for the base, a very old shirt of my dad’s, my hot glue gun and acrylic paint I found in my paint stash. First you have to make the “hat” base, you can use stapples to attach the cone to the base of the hat. Then you start glueing the fabric piece with the glue gun. I tried to replicate the creases and shadows of the actual Sorting Hat, but if you have difficulty doing so, you can always recreate the details with different shades of paint. Once it’s all set, you can paint it with regular acrylic paint, it will harden it a bit – and that’s what we want. I used black paint mixed with water to darken the “eyes” and “mouth” of the hat, so it would’nt stand out to much, but still be darker than the rest of the hat.

❄ Sorting Hat Tree Topper – Lizzie @GlitterMonsterCrafts ❄

I also made a very simple Weasley jumper, with a “R” like Ron (we all know Ron’s the best ^^). I just cut a piece of dark red felt in the shape of a sweater, hot glued little bits at the end of the sleeves and added a R sticker from my scrapbooking stash 🙂 Other than that, I added little parchment rolls, miniature brooms, various horcruxes, keyrings, toys etc. I already owned. We even added a christmas sock for Dobby 😉 I also made little lightnings and the deathly hallows symbol with my Silhouette, you’ll find a link to the free files at the end of the article 😉

❄ Weasley Jumper Ornament – Lizzie @GlitterMonsterCrafts ❄

❄ Snape being grumpy, as always ❄

❄ Harry Potter Christmas Tree Ornaments – Lizzie @GlitterMonsterCrafts ❄

❄ Xmas Potter Freebies ❄
Deathly Hallows Symbol & Lightning Scar >> Freebies



Hello ! Today is about Chinatown ! I’m going to show you two projects related to two different Chinatowns, in Washington DC and London (UK). You’ll find that I absolutely adore my Silhouette Cameo, and that I created two files, one for each layout. You will find links to download them at the end of tis post.

First, the American Chinatown. I didn’t have much time to visit Chinatown, most of my time was taken by the museum of the area, especially the Smithsonian, although my favorite one was the Crime & Punishment Museum ♥. But I took pictures ! For this layout, I used part of Graphic 45 beautiful asian collection “Bird Song”. It’s very detailed and you can see there is great thought behind the design. I ordered the papers specifically for these two layouts (I don’t know what else I could do with asian stuff anyway  :p )

Graphic 45 “Bird Song” Paper /DCWV “Old World”/Stickles Gold, Black Diamond, Ruby Slippers /EK Success Stickers/Bo Bunny “Serenity”/DCWV “Performance”.
Now this is a the british Chinatown in London. I had the chance to go back there last september, and this time  I took pictures of the Chinatown 😉

Graphic 45 “Bird Song”/DCWV Café Mediterranean/ DCWV Linen Closet/Prima flowers/Kaisercraft Rhinestones/Pebbles flower brad/Liquid Pearls/Stickles Eucalyptus/Bo Bunny Serenity

You can download the two Pagoda-like shapes on this page.

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