Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Harry Potter fund savings jar

My love of Harry Potter is still going strong.  

I want soooo bad to go back to The World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios 
like we did a few years ago.  
So I made a little jar to start saving my money to do so.




I found this jar at Hobby Lobby.
I like it's flat sides - perfect to write on.

I've seen a few things on instagram that showed heat embossing on glass.
I used to do heat embossing back when I was a scrapbooker,
 so I pulled all of my old stuff out,
and picked up a few new things.


I used red glitter, green, gold (not shown), black and blue embossing powder,
embossing pens, a heat gun (not shown), and an anti static bag.
(those are all amazon associate links)
The link for the anti static bag is to Michaels, where I purchased it.


I drew the words onto a piece of paper, cut it into the shape of the jar 
and taped it to the inside of the jar.


Then I rubbed the static eraser onto the surface of the jar.
It works to remove some of the static so the embossing powder will only 
stick in the places intended.


I traced the letters onto the jar with the black embossing pen.
I still struggled keeping it straight, so I used a piece of tape as my guide.


Then I poured the embossing powder over the top of the word.


I tapped off the excess, but there was still a bunch in places I didn't want it.
I used a medium and small paint brush to remove the excess powder.


Then I used my heat gun to melt the powder and make it stick.
I wish I had a video of this.  It's so cool watching the powder melt.
The glass gets super hot (obviously) so be careful not to burn yourself.


Near the bottom of the jar I embossed the name of each of the 
houses in their corresponding colors.


I just love seeing the house names on there.


Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin.
Did you say those in your head in Dumbledoor's voice like I did?


I hope to save up enough money to make a trip to the Harry Potter world soon!




Thanks to Marisa at Raegun Ramblings for inviting me to share a 
Harry Potter project.  Check out her blog for more great Harry Potter ideas!









3 comments:

  1. Going to the wizarding world was one of my favorite things EVER I so need to do this because I have to get back there!

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  2. What a fun idea! I don't have any of the supplies to do it the way you did, but I might have to try my hand at a Potter Fund. I have never been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter bu it's a MUST HAPPEN when it comes to future trips.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  3. What a great idea!!! Our family really wants to go, but it's totally not in our budget right now! Thanks for sharing!!!

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