Oh, will you look at that. September 1st has come and gone, and all those happy young wizardlings are off at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, being grownup witches that we are, we don’t get to go back to Hogwarts; we don’t have any kids either, so we can’t exactly see them off at Platform 9¾ either. This leaves us with very little to do except wallow in post-Potter depression. But, get this – the best cure for post-Potter depression (and adulthood) is keeping the magic alive, and you know what the best way of keeping the magic alive is? CRAFTING. Yup, that’s right folks – we are going to craft our little hearts out, and we’re going to have so much fun with it that those ickle firsties are going to wish they weren’t stuck at Hogwarts being sorted and learning wizardry… well, okay, maybe not that much fun, but Merlin’s beard, we’re going to try! Read on for some of our favorite Harry Potter craft ideas and recipes.
One of Unique Geek’s craft projects, the quote scarf is perfect if you want to adorn yourself with words. Which, by the way, is something you should want. Words are awesome.
This awesome dessert by Bakingdom really makes you feel like you’re back at your house’s table during a feast in the Great Hall; it’s Harry’s favorite food, by the way, so you should definitely try making these!
Another one of Unique Geek’s DIYs here on 3 Chic Geeks; this one will tell you exactly how to make a phone case with your house’s spirit animal on it. It’ll be especially easy to follow if you’re a Ravenclaw.
Oh, I’m sorry, did you misplace your old wand? Had an unfortunate run-in with the Whomping Willow? Ollivander out of town on Important Wandmaker Business? No worries – there’s always the option of making it yourself, and this Instructables tutorial shows you just how to do it with a piece of paper!
For that Sorcerer’s Stone feel, grab some old keys and stick wings on them. In this tutorial, Unique Geek shows you how. Her glue gun skill level is over 9000, but anyone should be able to do this project.
Part of being an adult is dealing with issues. I like to deal with my issues by drowning them in copious amounts of liquor. Not going to Hogwarts this year? Well, then, time to solve that problem with a few jello shots that conveniently happen to be Polyjuice Potion, turn into this year’s Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and hop onto a Scotland-bound broomstick. See? Problem solved.
For when alcohol doesn’t solve your problems, there is always cupcakes. You should have some. Delicious, delicious cupcakes… ones that taste like our favorite ship. Good work, CG.
Are people around you in need of a good talking-to, and a simple shouting match just won’t do it? Time to make a Howler, just like Molly Weasley’s! It’s guaranteed to make their eardrums shatter.
Every witch and wizard needs textbooks, and this tutorial by The Crafty Cupboard is a really easy way for you to acquire some. No need to get in line at Flourish & Blott’s at midnight!
Because when you’re sad, there is nothing better than making a small thing and proclaiming, “I MADE THIS”. Kind of makes you feel like you’re not a failure even if you didn’t get twelve OWLs, you know? It’s pretty hard to make mistakes on this one, so I totally advise making a book page charm if you are craft-challenged.