December 2009 Craft-Along: Last Minute Harry Potter Gifts
Happy holidays, Crafty Witches and Wizards!

Does the phrase "happy holidays" strike as much fear into you as it does me? Yeah, I thought so. It is creeping up on us and there is only so much time to get our crafty gifts done.

Well, allow the Crafty Witches & Wizard to help you out; this month our craft-along will be focusing on a few small items that should work up quickly enough to wrap up and give to loved ones this season.

For the special witch in your life (ok, or muggle):
Luna Lovegood's Radish Earrings (v4), by Grimsqueaker

Sculpey or another polymer clay in green, purplish-red, and white
A pair of earring wires
Small amount of bendable wire

For your favorite bookworm:
Extremely Small Hogwarts Housescarf, by aliciasjoy

2 skeins of DMC Pearl Cotton in size 5 #815 garnet (MC), or the house color of your choice
1 skein of DMC Pearl Cotton, size 5 #976 gold (CC), or the house color of your choice
Set of 4 US/0 (2.00 mm) DPNs
B/1 (2.25 mm) steel crochet hook
Tapestry needle

For a fast, super cute ornament idea, or perhaps make lots for a Wizardly advent calendar:
Crocheted Mini Cauldron, by Dragonsinger

A small amount of worsted weight yarn in black or dark brown
F/5 (2.75 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Every Wizarding Household needs these:
Plastic Canvas House Coasters, by Mountain Harmony Creations

Plastic Canvas
Yarn (see tutorials for specific colors)

And to wrap it all up:
Chocolate Frog Hexagon Box, by Amy Nicholson

Get help along the way in our Help and Technique Discussion thread and do remember to check in to show off your finished HP gifts in the Finished Projects thread.

Happy crafting!

Finding Hogwarts

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.