This pennant is a quick project that helped make our Harry Potter theme come to life for our party guests. It only involves three seams, so don’t let the sewing scare you away. Whether you’re decorating for a party, or just want to proudly display your Gryffindor pride for all to see, I’ll have you waving your burgundy and gold pennant in no time!
The days leading up to my daughter’s Harry Potter birthday party were all about the finishing touches. At the top of the list was making an Ollivander’s bag for each guest. I wanted them to feel as if they had just gone shopping at Ollivander’s wand shop in Diagon Alley. So while the wizarding world treats were baking, I came up with a super-easy way to make wand bags.
Potions might not have been Harry’s favorite subject, but the guests at my daughter’s Harry Potter birthday party went wild when they realized that had the opportunity to mix a potion. Here’s how I made the potion bottles for the ingredients that they needed for the Felix Felicis recipe.
If you’re looking for DIY Harry Potter party favors, you’ve come to the write, ahem, right place. I love making party favors almost as much as I love planning parties. Although my goal is always to make beautiful party favors that I know my guests will enjoy, I get really excited when I can make them quickly and easily so that I can move on to the next DIY project on my to-do list. This DIY quill pen checks both boxes.
At the end of our daughter’s Harry Potter party, her guests received a bag with a Gryffindor notebook and a quill pen. After all, school supplies are a must for all serious Hogwarts students! Luckily, I had a few tricks up my sleeve that made making the notebooks a breeze, even for a muggle like me.
Chalk it up to the fact that I worked as a packaging designer many moons ago, but I couldn’t have imagined presenting our wand party favors in anything but the Ollivander’s signature wand boxes. The children went wild when they found them. I guess their reaction proves the power of branding and packaging, even in the wizarding world!
One of my first DIY projects for my daughter’s Harry Potter birthday party was making a wand for each of her guests. I started out by researching the wands that the actors used in the movies. And that’s how I found myself buried in internet quicksand faster than you can say Lumos! The more I looked, the more information I found, and the more intrigued I became. So naturally, I took the plunge and decided to faithfully recreate the wand props. Initially, I second-guessed myself. Was it possible? Did I have enough time to pull it off?
Much like her mother, my daughter had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the world of Harry Potter (metaphorically speaking, of course). I knew she would love the books as much as I did, and I couldn’t wait to share them with her. Seven books, eight movies, and a Hermione Halloween costume later, I think it is safe to say that I was right. When she asked for a Harry Potter-themed birthday party, I was only too happy to grant her wish.
Who can forget the winged keys from the first Harry Potter movie! So naturally, when I decided to create a Harry Potter Christmas tree, I immediately starting thinking of a way to make a winged key ornament. It turned out to be easier than I thought. Excluding the curing time for the clay and the drying time for the paint, the entire project takes about 30 minutes. Bonus- you can relax on the couch with a glass of wine in between steps.
I’m going to go out on a limb and make a bold statement. A Harry Potter Christmas tree is not complete without a reference to Platform 9 3/4. I’m sure there’s an amazing tree somewhere out there that proves me wrong, but there’s no way that I was willing to take that risk These ornaments are easy to make, so put on your favorite Netflix show and let’s get to work!
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