Monthly Archives October 2013

Homemade Halloween!

I love Halloween!  I especially love making homemade Halloween stuff for the boys.  For this year, our oldest son is Harry Potter and our youngest son is a ‘skeleton key’! So, here’s what I came up with:


Harry Potter Tie


Tie – (we found one with burgundy and gray stripes)

Yellow acrylic paint

Painter’s tape

Paint brush

I purchased a $1.50 tie from a second hand store.  Having bought a striped tie helped immensely – I didn’t have to guess or measure the distance between my painted areas.  *Once the first coat of paint was applied, I let it dry completely and then added a second coat for better coverage.



Harry Potter Wand


Wooden dowel rod – 3/8″ in diameter –  (found at any craft store/department)

Hot glue gun

Black acrylic paint

Silver metallic acrylic paint

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