After reading the books or seeing the Harry Potter movies, who doesn’t want to experience more of that wizardry in real life. Now, you can do just that as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens in Universal Studios Hollywood. While there, you can explore the mysteries of Hogwarts castle, visit the curious shops of Hogsmeade and pretend that you are a Gryffindor, a Ravenclaw, a Hufflepuff or a Slytherin. If you can’t make it to Hollywood, you can still celebrate Harry Potter by creating one of these eight awesome DIY projects. The hard part will be deciding which one to do and how to make that levitation spell actually work.
Enhance your home with this gorgeous Harry Potter-inspired cardboard Erised mirror. While the tutorial from Delicious Reads will guide you step by step, there is no guarantee that what you desire (Erised spelled backwards) will appear in the magical looking mirror.
Drink a Butter Beer
It’s hard not to crave a Butter Beer after seeing a Harry Potter movie. This elixir is the go-to drink for the Hogwarts set. Food in Literature created a sweet and delicious Butter Beer inspired non-alcoholic drink recipe for us Muggles to make. Sit down, take a sip and imagine you’re seated at the Leaky Cauldron.
One of Harry’s first tastes of Hogwarts was when he ordered pumpkin pasties on the Hogwarts Express and shared them with Ron. If you’ve ever wanted to try Pumpkin Pasties yourself, try Food in Literature’s recipe, that comes with free download graphics for individual boxes.
The Snitch may be almost impossible to catch, but you won’t have any issues grabbing hold of this one. Surprise-Aholic created this beautiful and detailed Snitch that you can make at home. It may not actually take flight, but it sure looks worthy of chasing.
Every wizard needs a wand. Thankfully, Boxy Colonial is here to help with a step-by-step guide to create beautifully detailed wands worthy of Harry, Ron or Hermione.
To get your kids ready for their next Quidditch match (on the ground, ‘natch), you’ll need to have them don a Quidditch robe. If they are in more of a scholarly mood, they can read their favorite Harry Potter book while wearing a Hogwarts inspired school robe. Polka Dot Chair has come up with a way to make both versions. Get the instructions right here.
Tote your wands, spell books and chocolate toads in this handsome carry-all created by Diary of a Crafty Lady. These felt bags are stylish and simple to make.
Make a Monster Book of Monsters
Add a Monster Book of Monsters to your library. Inspired by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, YouTuber Samantha Kamilos created a tutorial to make your own creepy volume.