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
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
Yarn (see tutorials for specific colors)
And to wrap it all up:
Chocolate Frog Hexagon Box, by Amy Nicholson