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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Snapshot

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I love to make things and had so many plans for Christmas. Of course I didn't get to everything that I wanted to make (yet) but I did get to the most important items. Since my ideas came from other sources I thought I would share a few of my results.

I have a friend who is bonkers for Harry Potter. I do love the books myself so it's a fun topic for us. She knows I like to be artistic and crafty when the mood strikes me so she asked me to paint a quote from a book on a switch plate (light switch cover). I had to take it farther than that, of course, and decided to surprise her with a few as well. Instead of painting the quotes I researched some favorite lines, designed the look I wanted then typed and printed them on different colors of scrapbook paper. After I cut them down I attached with Mod Podge and added a few coats on top. I even covered the screws. I sure learned a lot between the first one and the fourth one. What a difference! And she was surprised. Just wait until she sees what's next!
Close up view
Homemade light switch covers with Harry Potter quotes

It's a homemade Golden Snitch ornament! (For the same friend)
A different view on the tree

I made some other fun things too but of course I didn't get to everything I had planned. I made ornaments for my son's girlfriend and the grandkiddos but I forgot to take photos. I have more to make that involve clear glass ornaments and glitter. Pretty!

These are the ones I did remember to photograph - 
The Princess made these coozies for her mommy and daddy!
I saw this idea on Pinterest so I made my own version for grandkiddos and a few other kids.


18 comments:

  1. I love to see people's creativity! I love the idea for the Golden Snitch. Lucky friend of yours :) Great quote for the switchplates, by the way. Brilliant!

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    1. Thanks! The Snitch started out different but changed with the supplies I found at the store. I might try to make some tiny earrings like that too. I'm lucky to have my friend and always happy to make things for her. :)

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  2. I Love the switch plates...how pretty!

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  3. I love those quotes and Harry Potter in general. What a creative way to decorate with them!

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  4. Very crafty! I love the light switch plates!

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  5. The switchplates are terrific. I love the phrases you chose. I'd have a hard time narrowing it down. I once claimed everything you needed to know you could learn from Harry Potter.

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    1. Thank you! It was hard to narrow down the choices. I have along list of quotes I like and I will be making more now that the holidays are over! My friend suggested I make enough to sell at a craft show. I would love to try it but I say that about a lot of crafts I make and have only done it a few times. It's more fun to make them for friends!

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  6. So clever and perfect for the Potter fans in your life!

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  7. I would never have thought of creating switchplates. They are brilliant. http://goo.gl/dgFw0

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    1. Thank you! It wasn't my idea to make them though. I saw it elsewhere and then came up with my own design. It's pretty easy after you make a few!

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  8. I love seeing how creative you are --jealous too.

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    1. And I love seeing how creative YOU are!

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  9. So clever! Wonderful ideas, Debbie! I'm sure your friend loved the switchplates.

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    1. She did love them and I look forward to making more!

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  10. Very nice....you are creative!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Saturday Snapshot

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  11. Those are so cute and so original. You don't see bookish switchplates every day.

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