Whether you’re Ravenclaw or Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Gryffindor, we’ve got 30 DIY Harry Potter Crafts to appeal to all of your house loyalties. Now gather your wizarding friends and let’s take a step down Diagon Alley for some Potteriffic Fun! *raises wand* DIYium Craftium!
In Fact, I love Harry Potter Crafts so much that I wrote a book about them! My book, THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO CRAFTING THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER IS AWESOME AND YOU SHOULD TOTALLY BUY IT.
The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter: 30 Magical Crafts for Witches and Wizards from Pencil Wands to House Colors Tie-Dye Shirts
This book is full of charming Harry Potter crafts even Muggles can make!
You won’t need alchemy or a magic wand to make these magical projects inspired by the world of Harry Potter. With a little Hogwarts creativity and the step-by-step guidance of this spellbinding book, you’ll be able to transfigurate simple supplies and things around the house into everything from Remembrall Rings to Butterbeer Lip Balm to Nargles for your front lawn.
You’ll be as busy as Mrs. Weasley knitting her Christmas sweaters as you dive into dozens of Potterific projects. Relive the excitement of Harry’s adventures with these genius crafts. Drop some homemade Pgymy Puff Bath Fizzies into the tub and pretend you’re Moaning Myrtle. Keep memories of the Quidditch pitch close with your very own Golden Snitch Necklace. Or show off the Sorting Hat’s selection with a House Colors Tie-Dye Shirt.
Accio, crafting supplies–it’s time for some wonderful wizardly fun!
And don’t worry the crafts in my book are totally different than the list below, so you will have TONS of HP craft-tastic goodies!
- Create a Spellbook that would make even the Half-Blood Prince jealous using these amazing techniques. After all, a witch or wizard is nothing without their spells, and if you’re truly looking to become a master of the magical arts, you’re going to want a spellbook of your own. This spellbook is a great way to take your Harry Potter cosplay to the next level, no matter which character you’re dressing up as! The best part? You can add in your own notes to make it look like you actually study from the book.
- Garrick Ollivander approves of this Wand making technique (just don’t tell anyone what’s in the core). Again, no master of the magical arts can be so without a good wand in their hand. Who says you have to pay exorbitant prices for an authentic Harry Potter wand? With this DIY craft, you can make your own and customize it to your liking so that it accurately reflects your personality, just like a wand would in the world of Harry Potter. Only this time, the wielder chooses the Wand.
- When you unveil this Pensieve at your next party, your friends will stand in line to give you their thoughts. If you’re the forgetful one amongst your group of Harry Potter enthusiasts, then this DIY project is perfect for you. After all, Dumbledore uses his Pensieve to relieve the memories that he would not be able to recall if they weren’t out of his noggin and conveniently stored in potion bottles. Even the most powerful wizards in the wizarding world need a little help with their forgetfulness sometimes.
- These Harry Potter inspired party crafts, especially the Floating Candles in the Great Hall, are bloody brilliant! The floating candles are especially useful if you or one of your friends are hosting a Harry Potter-themed dinner party. Instead of lighting up the room with boring old electrical lights, you can add an extra magical touch to the atmosphere and fill the room with floating candles, just like they do in the Hogwarts Great Hall. And, when you have an announcement to make, you can dramatically extinguish them!
- You’ll swear you’re at Hogsmeade the second this Butterbeer touches your lips. It’s delicioso. Let’s face it: we all desperately wanted to taste butterbeer the first time we saw the Trio drinking it on the big screens. It just looks so buttery and delicious – probably why it’s called butterbeer. So, if you want to indulge yourself in a delectable drink that will transport you right to Hogsmeade, give this DIY craft a try. For an adult twist, try adding some brandy or rum to the mix to really warm the spirit.
- Are you a Seeker in need of a Golden Snitch? Don’t worry about catching it, make your own! Seeing the students of Hogwarts flying around on their broomsticks during Quidditch practices and matches gets the blood pumping and the adrenaline flowing right from your seats, and while we probably will never be able to fly around on broomsticks of our own, we can get a glimpse of the experience. This Golden Snitch DIY craft is perfect for all the Quidditch fans out there.
- Represent your loyalties with these printable House Banners. If you haven’t already, we strongly suggest that you head over to J.K. Rowling’s official Harry Potter website, Wizarding World. There, you’ll be able to take quizzes to determine your Hogwarts House, Patronus, and Wand, and you’ll also be able to share your favorites from the show. It’s also a great place to find out which house you’d be sorted into and if you need references for each house’s colors and emblems.
- These Mini-Travel Trunks are so cute and so easy to make. Plus, they’ll easily slip onto Platform 9 3/4 without muggles even knowing you were there. Not only are these trunks super cute and great for dressing up as your Hogwarts-sona, but they’re also practical! Of course, you’re not going to be able to fit much real luggage in them, save for maybe your toiletries and some small clothing items like undergarments, socks, and shoes. Still, they’re really fun to make and even more fun to walk around with.
- You’ll never again wonder where you belong once you’ve made this Sorting Hat for your mantle. If you’d like to take matters into your own hands and do your own Hogwarts House sorting ceremony from home, then this DIY craft is perfect for you. Not only is this the iconic Sorting Hat from the books and films, but it also doubles as a witch or wizard hat for when you don your magical attire. It’s a twofold craft that is great for any Harry Potter enthusiast.
- Just try to keep Hermione away once she finds out you have Hogwarts Library Spellbooks at your house. We particularly love this craft for how it can spruce up your home library or book collection and add a more magical twist. It pairs wonderfully with the Floating Candles craft that we mentioned earlier, and if you’re lucky enough to have a study in your home with a few bookshelves, we strongly suggest adding these spellbooks to those shelves. Your home will feel that much more magical.
- Dress your Quidditch team in style with these fun Quidditch Robes. For the Quidditch fans out there, this craft is perfect. It’s a great project for people who attend multiple cosplay conventions and still want to maintain the Harry Potter theme. You’ll be able to go dressed in your regular Hogwarts robes and wand one day, and change it up with your Quidditch Robes the next, keeping things fresh while maintaining a consistent theme. This project also pairs particularly well with the Golden Snitch craft we mentioned earlier.
- When Hagrid was little (was he ever little?) he used to beg is mum for this Big Book of Monsters. Now you can have your own, and you don’t even have to beg anyone for it. This Big Book of Monsters will serve as your ultimate guide to identifying and understanding all of the creatures, critters, and monsters of the Wizarding World. If you’ve ever fantasized about being a Care for Magical Creatures teacher, then this book will help you live out that dream. Plus, if you make the Hogwarts Library Spellbooks craft, you can add it to your collection of magical books!
- All aboard! This Platform 9 3/4 Sign will help you and all of your wizarding friends find the Hogwarts Express with ease (as long as Dobby isn’t around, that is). This is another great craft for when you host a magical dinner party – just hang it in your doorway to let your guests know that they are in the right place. If you’re not the dinner party type, then you could always hang it on your bedroom door or in your bedroom somewhere. Just don’t try to run through the surface that you hang it on. Doing so will earn you a magical trip to the hospital, most likely.
- Your potions master will give 10 points to your house once he sees these Easy Potions Bottles (full of glittery, ehem, dangerous, potions). While none of us will ever be the Prince of Potions himself, it’s still fun to pretend that we’re holding valuable bottles of Felix Felicis (Liquid Luck) or the dangerous Veritaserum (The Truth Serum). This craft is a fantastic way to add a subtle magical touch to your bedroom, and they’re wonderfully easy to make, so don’t hesitate to make as many as your heart desires.
- This Crystal Ball of Divination will show you how successful your next Harry Potter party will be! (Note: this page is in French, but if you have Google Chrome a little comment box will appear offering to translate the page. The translation is great, and super easy to follow!) Professor Trelawney would be proud of anyone that decides to add this craft to their magical collection. After all, Divination is a grossly undervalued and underappreciated school of magic. So, while the Crystal Ball might not be able to tell you your future, it certainly will make your bedroom a little more magical.
- These super easy (and fast – 15 minutes, tops) Class Robes will have your little wizard ready for classes in no time. If you’ve got kids who are fans of Harry Potter, then we strongly suggest that you give this DIY craft a try and transform them into the little witches and wizards they are. It pairs well with many of the other crafts on this list, like the DIY wands, spellbooks, and potions bottles. It’s also great for kids who want a Harry Potter-themed birthday party!
- Time to send Hedwig out with these Harry Potter Party Invitations. Don’t worry, Dudley wasn’t invited. Get your Potterhead friends excited to come to your place for dinner with these magical invitations. While they won’t be able to talk like the Howlers do in the story, they’re still very special and are a great extra touch to make your parties and get-togethers that much more magical. They’re highly customizable as well, which is what we love about them.
- This Harry Potter inspired Hour Glass is incredible and will certainly help you time out your house games. If you’re a fan of playing board games like 30 Seconds or Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, then you absolutely need this magical Hour Glass. It is wonderfully easy to make and does not take a lot of time to create. This is also a great way to add some immersion when you want to host magical evenings with your friends and family. It’s also one of the most practical crafts on this list.
- As long as it doesn’t turn me into Crabbe or Goyle, I can’t wait to taste this Polyjuice Potion Punch. Just don’t go adding any hair to it – we doubt that would go down very well with your friends or family. Like the Butterbeer craft we mentioned earlier, this is a very easy drink to make and is also fairly customizable. However, if you want to be able to keep the authentic color, we suggest that you don’t change the ingredients around too much. You can add alcohol of your choice to spice things up.
- These Fleece Scarves are easy to make and will help your house stay together when you take that trip to your next Quidditch match. This is a great DIY project to do with a friend, especially if you are all in the same Hogwarts House. Even if you aren’t, it’s still a fun group activity and pairs well with the Wizard’s Robes, Quidditch Robes, and Wand crafts that we mentioned previously. This is also a great craft for when the weather cools down, and you need to keep yourself warm.
- Charlie Weasley would swear by The Dragon Book, but we’re pretty sure Hagrid somehow got his hands on it first. Again, if you have a library or study in your house and want to make things a little more magical there, The Dragon Book craft has you covered. It is pretty easy to make and doesn’t take much time at all. You’ll be able to flip through the pages to see your favorite dragons and be transported into the world of Harry Potter, even for a moment.
- This Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Bean Boxes printable is so cute I can’t wait to share it with my muggle friends. We’ve all wanted to try the Every Flavor Beans, even the ones that made the students at Hogwarts gag, and with this printable, you can do just that! Just get your favorite jelly beans and combine them with this craft, and you have a recipe for deliciousness. It also works really well with the BeanBoozled party game.
- You must swear you are up to no good before creating The Marauder’s Map. Go away, Snape, nothing to see here. (Note: this page is in French, but if you have Google Chrome a little comment box will appear offering to translate the page. The translation is great, and super easy to follow!)
- Make that next trip on the Hogwarts Express (or any road trip) go by faster with these Honeyduke’s Chocolate Frogs. Don’t worry; they aren’t going to turn into frogs in your mouth once the chocolate melts, thank goodness. These Chocolate Frogs are nothing but layers of delicious chocolate that you can eat for hours, and the great thing about this craft is that you can make as many or as little as you want. This is a great project for kids’ birthday parties and could even work at adult dinner parties as a small dessert or parting gift.
- These Little Monster Books are the perfect size for wizards who aren’t quite old enough for Hogwarts yet. Even if you are old enough for Hogwarts, these miniature Monster Books are super cute decoration pieces that can fit pretty much anywhere in your room. They look particularly cool on top of bookshelves but also look great on bedside tables and really any other surface you may have in your abode.
- Printable Owl Post Gift Wrap will be a hit at any wizarding party! Make that Harry Potter fan in your life’s birthday that much more special with this gift wrap. They’ll feel like their present came all the way from the Ministry of Magic, which is one of the greatest gifts you could possibly give them. If you want to take things a step further, make one of the crafts mentioned on this list, and wrap it in this gift wrap. You’re sure to make their day.
- Professor McGonagall is very pleased to share this Hogwarts Acceptance Letter with you. This pairs well with the previous craft mentioned on this list. If you want to make a birthday card that much more special for your Potterhead friend, consider making this Hogwarts Acceptance Letter and inscribing your personalized birthday message within.
- You’ll be the envy of all the other seekers with this Nimbus 2000! Now, this is a craft for the truly ambitious. If you have the time and resources on your hands and are completely dedicated to living the Hogwarts fantasy, consider taking on the Nimbus 2000 crafting project. While you’re not going to be able to soar around on it, you’re certainly going to look cool with it by your side, especially when you pair it with the Quidditch Robes craft.
- The dementors asked if you’d mind setting up this Wanted Wizard Photo Booth at your party. Your unruly guests may not have done anything yet, but we have it on good authority from Dolores Umbridge herself that misdeeds will be happening soon enough. So, when your guests start to act a little naughty, send them to the Wanted Wizard Photo Booth, where their punishment will be taking embarrassing photos of themselves with you and other guests. Oh, who are we kidding? That’s not a punishment; it sounds like fun!
- These Sugar Quills will be a sweet treat at the Harry Potter party of your dreams. And don’t worry, writing with them is not going to be a painful experience, no matter what Umbridge would have you believe. They make a great snack for kids’ birthday parties, but that doesn’t mean they also wouldn’t do well at an adult dinner party.
So there you have it, 30 DIY Harry Potter Crafts that even Draco Malfoy would love. Doesn’t matter which house you represent, these crafts are a guaranteed house. 100 points to everyone!
The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter: 30 Magical Crafts for Witches and Wizards from Pencil Wands to House Colors Tie-Dye Shirts