Deborah is a craft enthusiast. She particularly enjoys creating crafts with a special theme.
3 DIY Harry Potter Craft Tutorials
I definitely am a Harry Potter fan. If you want to try a few fun crafts inspired by the book series, try these to make a part of the magical story!
- Harry Potter DIY Keychain
- Hogwarts House Colors Bookmark
- Felt Howler
1. Harry Potter DIY Keychain
The Harry Potter house tie has become a fandom favorite. It is striped with the color of one of the Hogwarts houses and is found in costumes and accessories. This DIY house tie keychain is a little reminder of which house you could be sorted into.
What You'll Need
- Polymer clay
- Jewelry chain
- Key ring
You can choose any house you wish for this craft. I chose Gryffindor colors to use as an example.
Step 1: Shape the Clay
Shape the polymer clay into the shape of a tie. You can make it your desired size, but make sure it's small enough to fit on a keychain. Be sure to make a hole in the top corner with a safety pin.
Step 2: Heat the Clay
Bake the polymer clay according to the instructions on the package.
Step 3: Paint the Tie
Paint your tie according to the house colors. Do this in a diagonal stripe pattern.
Step 4: Attach the Chain
Attach the chain to the tie. I used gold wire to attach the chain to the small hole. Slip the key ring in the last link of the little chain.
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Step 5: Make a Buffer
Apply hot glue to the wire on the back of the keychain. This will help buffer the sharp points of the wire!
2. Harry Potter Bookmark
I will be using Slytherin house colors for this example.
What You'll Need
- Cardstock paper
- Colored markers
- Silver metallic marker
Step 1: Cut the Paper
Cut a piece of cardstock paper 7 inches by 2 inches.
Step 2: Draw the Lines
Draw measured green and black lines that are one centimeter apart. Draw the snake with the black marker. You may use paint, but do not make it too watery to avoid warping the cardstock paper.
Step 3: Add Silver
Fill in the remaining space with a silver marker. I chose a glitter marker, but the silver shine looks just as Slytherin-like. Draw green curves around the snake.
3. The Howler
How can any Harry Potter fan forget the Howler with Ronald Weasley's special message?
What You'll Need
- Red and white felt
- Red button
- Thread and needle
- Red ribbon
- Glue gun
Step 1: Cut the Felt
Cut a piece of red felt that is 12 inches by 7 inches in size.
Step 2: Cut More Felt
Cut a piece of red felt that is 4.5 inches by 7 inches. Glue gun it to the bottom middle of the first piece.
Step 3: Shape the Felt
Cut the top of the felt into the shape of an envelope.
Step 4: Glue the Ribbon
Glue the red ribbon to the felt.
Step 5: Cut the Details
Cut two pieces of one-inch-long ribbon. Cut points on one end of each piece. Thenm hot glue them to the front of the envelope.
Step 6: Create the Teeth
Cut a piece of white felt in the shape of teeth and glue it on the inside of the bottom edge of the envelope.
Step 7: Glue the Ribbon
Glue a piece of red ribbon on the inside of the envelope.
Step 8: Sew a Button
Sew a red button onto the top flap.
Step 9: Add a Fastener
Glue a black hair tie onto the bottom flap.
Step 10: You're Done!
Now you can close the Howler! You can place a piece of paper inside.
That’s it for now! Have fun in the magical world of Harry Potter.
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on May 24, 2018:
There's some really good ideas there. I like the bookmarks. I may make one for myself as I'm always reading!