DIY Harry Potter Series – ‘Lumos’ glow-in-the-dark lamp

I had a blue wine bottle that I recycled into a ‘Lumos’ lamp that glows up in the dark. An easy and quick DIY when you have 2 hours to spare. You will need: 1 old glass bottle Glow-in-the-dark paint A print out of the word Lumos in the HP font A knife, paint brushes and…

DIY Harry Potter Series – ‘Weasley Shop Product’ Candles

Candles are suoer fun to make and are an easy way to use up any glass jars laying around. I made a few Weasley shop themed candles to give as Christmas stuffers. Materials Shot glasses or small glass jars Cotton / wood wicks Soy wax or beeswax Wax dyes for color Therapeutic essential oils Optional:…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Easy Wands for Halloween

With Halloween almost upon us, it seemed like a good idea to share an easy way to make wands for cosplay. You only need paper, chopsticks, paint and hot glue. Here are detailed instructions to make a generic wand for use. Make Your Own, One-of-a-Kind Harry Potter Wand If you’d like to make character specific…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Weasley Wizard Wheezes Easter Eggs

A very quick DIY for passing time during this Covid19 lock-down and a new way of decorating your Christmas tree. With Easter around the corner, there are all kinds of plastic / wood eggs on sale. I purchased a DIY egg kit for a dollar with 5 eggs and paints. These eggs come with attached…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Hopping Cauldron Tree Ornament

A hopping cauldron is a type of sentient cauldron, so named because it has a single leg underneath the base of the cauldron allowing for locomotion. – “A faithful friend to any potioneer, at least until you try mixing fluxweed and Exploding Fluid in them. After that, they tend to be less cooperative.“—Zygmunt Budge, Book of Potions. What you…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Hagrid’s ‘Happee Birthdae Harry’ Cake

Professor Rubeus Hagrid (b. 6 December 1928) was a half-giant wizard, and was a member of both Orders of the Phoenix and participated in several battles against Voldemort. Hagrid was among the characters that Rowling says she created on “the very first day”. When introduced in both books and movies, he made a cake for Harry for his eleventh birthday. Today’s…