Monthly Archives: December 2013

Don’t Let the Muggles Get You Down

I saw a cool Harry Potter sweater on Pinterest, and decided to make my own!

It says “Don’t let the muggles get you down”

That’s a quote from Ron’s letter in Harry’s birthday card from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 

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You’ll need…

  • a blank sweater (I got mine for $3 from a thrift store)
  • fabric paint
  • freezer paper
  • an iron
  • a Cricut machine with a font cartridge you like OR a stencil, a pencil, and scissors
  • cardboard (to place in the sweater while you paint)

Here’s what you do!

Lay out your blank sweater. 

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Cut the freezer paper to say whatever you want….when you cut it, have the waxy side down (don’t throw away the insides of letters – you’ll need those!).

DSC08323Iron the letters onto the sweater! Make sure the waxy side is on the sweater. 

DSC08324Because I was using spray fabric paint, I didn’t want it to get everywhere…so I took FOREVER to cover the outsides in painter’s tape…

Oh and make sure you put the cardboard in between! I used an old box from Amazon.com

DSC08328Then get your paint of choice…

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And spray/paint your heart out!

DSC08331You’re supposed to wait until it dries before you peel it all off….but I am impatient, so I took it off while it was still wet…which proved to be a big mistake, because it splattered…

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And so to fix that….I made some purposeful splashes…

DSC08333And here it is! As it dried, it got lighter….unfortunately…but I still love it!

???????????????????????????????Hindsight 20/20, here’s what I would’ve done differently…

  • Put the letters closer together
  • Use a darker color

And remember…

Don’t let the muggles get you down. 

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Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection

One day my friend asked me why I don’t own the Harry Potter movies if I love them so much. I told her it was because I was waiting for the ultimate special editions to come out, in a box set, with director’s commentary and more special features and all that jazz. 

My friend Kristi overheard this, and last week she emailed me this…

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…and said…

It’s here. The definitive collector’s edition of Harry Potter. And it’s only $150!!

Apparently it’s really important to me that you see this. .. As I’m sending it in multiple forms. And possibly multiple times. 😉

So I responded with…

I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE IT!!!!!!!!!!

Wait, wait…..$150 from WHERE!? Amazon says it’s $277.60!
I WILL BUY IT. 
FORGET ROMANIA. FORGET IRELAND. I WILL BUY IT. 
And she said…
Is at Costco my love.  Enjoy!
I was in bed that night, and these were my thoughts…
I want it so badly….it’s only $150….that’s so cheap for what it includes! I have the money, I can totally do it…but no! Stop! Chloe! You’re saving money to go to Romania and Ireland! Stop! You can’t! But this is everything I wanted and more…I’m doing it. I might feel guilty, but I am doing it. 
And then I saw my wall…
photoMy five dollar savings plan!!! <–click to read more…you will love it, I promise. 
And the next day….
photo (1)I was in heaven. I cried tears of joy at Costco. It’s true, just ask my cousin. She was there. 
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I went home and reveled in the goodness. Happiness overcame my whole self. And anyone around me, because all I could do was smile. 
I only had like 15 minutes to look at it when I got home…you think it’d be enough, but it wasn’t. I had to go to work…but after work, I took a long time to go through every bit of it. It was glorious.
I went to my mom’s house for Thanksgiving and I showed my family. Their favorite part was watching how excited I was. My brother’s girlfriend even got pictures….
First you open the top for movies…
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Then the sides open…
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And there’s drawers with more movies on either side…
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And then there’s little drawers…this one has a scroll with the information about the digital copy of all the movies…
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The other drawer houses the horcrux, which was already around my neck, of course…
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Can you tell how happy I am?
There’s also a Label Collection book…
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 And a certificate of authenticity…I have number 22,924 f 63,000!
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 And there’s also a collection of scenes…one from each film…on very nice paper that I will be framing when I have my own place one day!
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 And there’s another book! A Catalog of Artifacts!
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 …and a blueprint poster of Hogwarts castle…
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And there’s more that I don’t have pictures of…like all 31 discs…the cloth map of Hogwarts (which will be on my wall in my next abode…
I AM SO HAPPY. 
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Click below to see other things I have bought with my $5 savings plan:
Kitchen Aid
A sitting apparatus…well, 2

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