DIY Flying Keys – Harry Potter – CWC 4.08

This Flying Keys tutorial was such a simple project, and practically free to make. If you do have some old keys lying around, you can very easily make any space a little more enchanting just with some hot glue and a sharpie.

Step 1: Using wax paper and/or a silicon mat, use an iron to melt a hot glue stick flat. Allow to cool.

Step 2: Find a picture of an insect wing on your phone and place the hot glue on top of it. Trace the wing onto the hot glue with a sharpie, then cut it out. Repeat this so you have two wings.

Step 3: Make a hot glue ring around the key where you’d like the wings to be. Glue the wings to that ring. You’re done!

You can also glue a piece of fishing line to the key so it looks as though it’s flying!

Tweet me pictures of your flying keys! @GrantScovel

Eclipse Glasses: CWC 4.07

This is a pretty silly one here- and also entirely inadvisable. To view the eclipse you should have specific glasses that are certified safe to view the sun. In other words, this is a comedic video and not a real tutorial.

That being said, I’m still totally going to try them. All I did to make these glasses was hot glue several sunglasses lenses together around the edges. The video doesn’t show the glorious craftsmanship, so here is a photo:

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And there you have it. That’s how you make an item to burn out your retinas!

Introducing: The Craft Wizards!

I’m so excited to finally be revealing The Craft Wizards! There is still a lot of work to be done to make it everything I want it to be, but for now it’s a perfect way to get everything started. My biggest goal for this website is to write more in-depth tutorials for each of the Crafting With Cocktails videos I make to make everything easier to follow and more accessible in general. As such, I will be spending a lot of time writing out instructions for some of the CWC archives other the coming weeks, so I’d love some input from you as to which ones I should start on!

The Craft Wizards

Additionally, I’ve launched a Patreon account for additional ways to support Crafting With Cocktails and This very site! There are perks available for those who donate, including additional content, prints, custom craft boxes and patron-only google hangouts! I spend countless hours making content and would love to increase the sorts of things I do, which is why I’d love your help. Even if you can’t donate, sharing my Patreon with others will help a lot too!

 

CWC 4.06 Apothecary Shelf

This week’s craft is an Apothecary shelf themed around Harry Potter Potions Class! In the past year and a half I’ve acquired a number of essential oils, so I needed a place to hold them. I had created a separator for a small box, but it was inefficient and didn’t quite hold everything. After searching for another option, I thought it was time to just make something fun that would fit with my space and deco- and of course, make it Potions themed given the use! The lovely thing about this is the ability to make it into a tiny bar shelf- in fact, I may make another one incorporating a flask and shaker for the kitchen.

I think the video speaks for itself in that it shows how to make the piece pretty easily, though please leave a comment if you have any additional questions regarding this project!IMG_2378

CWC 4.05 – Refurbished Pinboard

 

I’ve had the same pin board since I was in middle or high school and thought it was time for a little facelift. I have quite a few strange little projects planned like this, so it was a great way to start everything off. I’m particularly fond of the black frame with the little stars all over it, since I’ve already used that motif in a few other pieces around my house (including next week’s crafting project!)

Since this craft project is pretty straightforward, I’ve opted to not create an illustrated description of the project. I really like how the illustrated descriptions have turned out, and I hope that you find them informative and fun as you find them in other posts on this site!

CWC 4.04 – Steering Wheel Cover

I filmed this episode of Crafting With Cocktails over a year ago with my friend Ross. Ross and I used to make bizarre little videos in high school including my first experiences using green screen. Make sure you check out Ross’s YouTube channel at Dragoon Films where he actually filmed an interview with me about CWC and my YouTube Channel!

Here’s how you make your own steering wheel cover:

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CWC 4.03 – Plastic Straw Bracelets

A new Crafting With Cocktails is out today! We made some fancy bracelets out of straws by melting them down. I had a great time with Lauren making all of these happen (and we made them just before Denver Pride, so the rainbows were rather appropriate).