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« on: December 25, 2009 08:08:44 PM »

Hi Guys

For Christmas, I thought I would make my friend, who is a huge Harry Potter fan, a HP Christmas extravaganza present! I've been wanting to do something like this because I am a BIG Harry Potter nerd and I finally got my chance Smiley

First I made a Ravenclaw scarf, which is her favorite house, I did a pattern of 9 db ch blue, 3 sc bronze, 1 db ch blue, then 3 sc bronze, I was crocheting the whole bus ride home from college XD

the full length- about five feet long (40 ch wide)

detail shot (love the two colors together!)

model shot, it's so flippin wide that you only need to wrap it around once haha

then I packaged it from SPEW Smiley

Next, I made the Hogwarts trunk as both a present box and a storage container

the front- I painted it to look old then took a hammer to it and made random marks and banged up the edges for a more authentic effect

the top-hammered bronze tacks in to look more like a trunk

the handles were shining gold but I painted them black then scraped some off

And the coup de grace! Inside on every wall is a different house initial with the background in their respective colors

Roar! Roar! Gryffindor!

Green and Silver for cunning Slytherin

H for loyal Hufflepuff

And, of course, a side for clever Ravenclaw

Moving on, I made a parchment letter from Hogwarts that I painted then burned the edges of (first attempt nearly burned my kitchen down but that's another story)

the entire thing

the top is the letterhead that includes Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Dumbledore's full title and the message says

"We are pleased to inform you that your kind donation to the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare supported the efforts of Ms. Granger and have been noted. After the holiday season, your house, Ravenclaw, will be awarded ten points. For your support please accept this scarf, hand-made by the members of SPEW.
              Wishing you a happy holiday
               Yours Sincerely,
               Minerva McGonagall
               Deputy Headmistress
P.S. As a note "Holidays with Hags" is no longer required

And a close up

And "Dementor First Aid" which is a bar of chocolate Smiley (the back side of the label says 'from Moony' for an extra nerdy touch)

And I thought I would stick in a candy cane with a Honeyduke's label

And the whole shebang in the trunk

Thanks for looking and sorry about all the pics!

Happy Holidays! Smiley

« Last Edit: December 26, 2009 12:34:38 PM by hamsterpower » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009 05:54:21 AM »

I know this isn't that important, but it made me laugh so much... it's "coup de grace", not coup de gras-gras means fat or grease, which is probably not what you meant to say Wink

The crafts are cool! Smiley

I like penguins, stars, rainbows and blue.
If your project has any of these, don't be surprised to see me post in it! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009 12:35:42 PM »

Haha well that's what you get for checking the internet to see if you spelled it right XD
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009 10:33:13 AM »

That is a very awsome gift. Love it.
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009 10:58:22 AM »

I love Harry potter themed things.  Your friend is lucky to recieved such a great Harry Potter gift.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010 10:30:32 PM »

wow, i would FREAK OUT if i received such an awesome gift. this is really creative! i hope your friend loved it.

« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011 04:38:56 PM »

Great idea for a harry christmas.  I will have to do something like that for the girls in that fam next year.  you did a great job

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