I am not sure if I can categorize this post as a Harry Potter 40th Birthday post or a post supporting Etsy shops? Either way, because of some Etsy purchases, I was able to create these adorable succulent pots with a Harry Potter theme for the yearly celebration of crafty posts for the famous character’s birthday on July 31st. Since these turned out so adorable, I can’t wait to plant my special order pink succulents in these Harry Potter themed tiny pots.
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My purchases on Etsy were the reason for this post, and essential to completing the design of these little succulent pots.
A few months ago I ordered these specialty pink succulent seeds from an Etsy seller, Walawala Studio, called Sedum Suaveolens. Evidently the seeds are very tiny so they need a tiny pot.
As you can imagine, I had the best of intentions of planting these seeds right away but let other things get in the way. You know how that happens.
So I had the seeds and I even had some small 3″ high plastic pots left over from previous purchases of live succulent plants from Home Depot. I really didn’t have an excuse for not planting the pink succulent seeds before now.
It wasn’t until I realized that this year was the 40th birthday for Harry Potter that I my brain started pondering ideas for some type of useful but cute Harry Potter craft project. In the past I have shared my Harry Potter Pencil Jars, a custom Harry Potter Book Titles cross stitch project, and a custom Deathly Hallows cross stitch project. I haven’t created a new craft project for a couple of years for the birthday celebration but was inspired by some other blogger friends to join in on the fun again this year.
At first I had shopped on Etsy to purchase custom Harry Potter pots, which are all so cute and adorable. Then, I finally realized I could create my own version using my Cricut Joy™. I have yet to regret purchasing that little machine earlier this year. It has already paid for itself many times over!
But guess what, Cricut Design Space software does not have Harry Potter themed cut files.
Again, I turned to Etsy for a solution. For only $5.00 I was able to purchase and download a fantastic collection of Harry Potter themed clipart files from the shop Old Time For You.
Definitely worth the cost and time I would have spent trying to come up with my own designs or paint them.
To better show how these adorable pots will look once the seeds have been planted and grown, I used some faux succulent pots I already had on hand for these photos.
The biggest challenge I had making these adorable little pots was having to cut them so small, at only 1 1/2″ – 2″ to fit the side of the little plastic pots. The Cricut Joy™ cut them with no problem, but the pieces were so small it was much harder to work with them and the transfer tape. Plus the designs were cut in pieces and I had to put them together to create the face of the owl and the individual numbers for the platform symbol for example. Definitely learned some new tricks placing the vinyl pieces at such a small size.
My daughter has already claimed which one she wants once I plant the pink succulent seeds. A few more of them will disappear with my son on his next visit I’m sure. That’s okay, I can always create another set now that I have a lot of options to chose from from the purchase of the custom files on Etsy.
Happy Birthday to Harry Potter and J.K. Rowlings on July 31st.
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