These Harry Potter crafts make great gifts for your Potter-mad friends and family. They are really easy to make so follow along with our video and let's get cracking!

Hogwarts House’s Bookmarks

 Credit: Jungle Creations

You will need:

  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pen

 

Method:

  1. Draw out the shape of a tie onto a piece of felt the main colour of your choice of Hogwarts house.
  2. Cut up thin strips of felt in the other house colour.
  3. Apply glue to tto he time where you want the strips and stick them on.
  4. Cut off the excess.
  5. Make the ‘knot’ of the tie with a small piece of felt and attach the strips to it.
  6. Stick this on to where the knot should go on the tie and leave to dry.
  7. Now you are done, you can make these for your friends as gifts or you can keep it for yourself!

 

Monster book of monsters box

 Credit: Jungle Creations

You will need:

  • Plain wooden box with hinged lid
  • Paint
  • Fake vampire teeth
  • Brown fake fur
  • Black beads
  • Acrylic paint and brushes
  • Glue

 

Method:

  1. Paint the edges of your box with white and add streaks of grey and black to add that book pages realness.
  2. Once dry, use glue to stick a rectangle of fur to cover the unpainted sections of the box.  This fur should be big enough to cover the top, back edge where the hinge is and the underside of the box. You have now created the ‘cover’ of your Monster book of monsters!
  3. Cut jagged sections out of the edges of the fur to create the spindly sections on the book.
  4. Cut in half a pair of fake vampire teeth and stick on the top and bottom edges of the book. You can add white plasticine to fill in the ‘gums’ if it doesn’t fit flush.
  5. Add some grime to the teeth with yellow and grey paint.
  6. Finally glue on the black beads to make the little beady eyes and you are done!
  7. This box is perfect to store all your precious Potter merch and secret things as everyone will be too scared to touch it!

 

DIY Pickett the Bowtruckle

 Credit: Jungle Creations

You will need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Green ribbon
  • Fake leaves
  • Beads
  • Glue

 

Method:

  1. To create your Pickett shape start with one pipe cleaner and fold in half and twist, this will make an upside down Y shape. This is two of his legs and his body.
  2. Add another pipe cleaner starting between his legs, creating his third leg, and twist it around the body, bring the remainder to the side to create one arm and then go back on yourself to the other side to create the other arm.
  3. Take your thin green ribbon and tie it off on one of his limbs.
  4. Now wrap the ribbon around and around his whole body.
  5. Whilst you are wrapping around his head attach two fake leaves to the top by wrapping the ribbon tightly around their stems. You can also glue them in to be extra secure.
  6. Finish wrapping up Pickett and finish it off by glueing down the final bit of ribbon.
  7. Glue on two small beads for eyes and he is ready to hide amongst the plants and top pockets!
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