DIY Harry Potter Decorations

Check out my YouTube video on how I recreated the magic of Harry Potter!

 I don’t usually follow specific themes for Christmas, but this year I decided to give it a shot! After completing my Harry Potter movie marathon (I try to do this every year around Christmas), I knew I had found my theme. 

I found a way to accomplish my vision without spending a tremendous amount of money (unlike Harry Potter, I don’t have a vault in Gringotts filled with $$$) and time. 

Without further ado, my decorations:

Potions

No purchases were made to accomplish this. I only needed funky vases, mini perfume bottles, tape, paper, a printer, grass (for Gillyweed), and sand (for Floo Powder). 

Moaning Myrtle

I honestly just printed a picture of Myrtle and taped it to the toilet seat cover.

9 3/4 Centerpiece

A friend of mine painted these bottles for me a couple years ago. I decided to utilize them and turn it into a Harry Potter themed decoration. 

Cascade of Hogwarts Acceptance Letters

These took some time and patience, but I say, it was worth it! I used 25 envelopes and addressed each of them. If you really want to splurge, buy the wax for the seal. I used fishing line to hold the letters in place and a needle to poke holes for the fishing wire to go through. I suggest poking holes in different parts of the letter to create more of a varied approach to the cascade. I wish I had a fireplace to recreate the scene in the book/movie, but I made do!

Hogwarts Inspired Centerpiece

I bought these colorful rings that resemble Hogwarts houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin) at the Dollar Tree. I have an abundance of candles from last years’ Christmas Eve celebration, so I put them to good use.

Free A House Elf Sign

I saw this on Pinterest and fell in love with it. It is SUCH a cute idea. I cannot locate the pair of this furry Christmas sock, therefore it was a perfect addition to the decoration. 

Happy Christmas Banner

“Happy Christmas, Harry!”

I cut the letters out of large graph paper, spray painted them with gold glitter, and hot glued them to white ribbons. This fairly easy decoration completed the vibe of my living room. 

I put the Headmaster’s Office sign on the door of my Dad’s office and the Prefects’ Bathroom sign on the door of the bathroom where Moaning Myrtle resides (since she technically was in that bathroom in The Goblet of Fire). I recommend downloading Harry Potter font and utilizing it for your decorations.

Printables from Muggle Magic (YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/MuggleMagic)

A Closer Look into the Finished Product…


Luna Lovegood glasses were purchased on Amazon
Purchased on Amazon

I really wanted to create more…like the sorting hat and the floating candles, but I ran out of time and energy. I have to leave some things for next year!

I wish you all a safe and wonderful Christmas, holiday season, and New Year.

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