Tip: Use the backside of the booze bottles. Recycle your existing food/beverage bottles and use homemade or my potion labels. A bag of assorted corks and a bit of ribbon and twine will look authentic. I used a recycled Starbucks frap bottle for the enchanted sips. I used the original bottle for the cinnamon broom sticks. I got a few other bottles from the dollar store and craft store.
Witch crafts from the restricted section for Harry Potter fans! DIY how to decorate a cigar style box for your magical menagerie. Don't forget the undetectable extension charm!
I used a lot of different art media to create this look. I used a bit of everything. So have a closer look at the picture with the crafting supplies. Use whatever you have on hand. Use your favorite crafting products. Also, don't be afraid to make and cut your own image. I hand cut this cauldron out of scrapbook paper. I sanded the edges to make it look distressed. I wanted the cauldron to be big, so I had to make it myself to get the size I wanted.
The restricted section for hp fans! Coming soon! Polybooze potion, eggxorcism, skelegro, fantastic beasts scavenger hunt, freebies, etc. for 18 years and older.
I found this vintage spice cabinet at Salvation Army for $10. It included all the spice bottles. All I had to do was replace the glass front and make custom Harry Potter potion labels. Here are some of the tools and supplies u will need. My labels are free if u like them. It took 8hrs. To design and create the potion labels. All together this project took two days. If u use my labels, it should only take u one day.
Remove unwanted glass front. Here's how I did it. It was fast and easy. I took the cabinet outside and laid it in the grass next to the trash can. Slide the cabinet door in a paper bag. Give the bag one good wack with the hammer. Carefully shake the glass out while it is still in bag. Stuff crumpled newspaper into bag. Place bag in trash.
OPTIONAL. If u are into multimedia u can have some fun with the labels. Here's what I did. With assorted stains, I flicked drops of 'spilled potion' onto the labels and scrolls. I rubbed distress ink here and here with blotter. I repeated this process with galaxy gold ink. I sprayed shimmer spray into papers. I added a bit of color to a few labels with distress markers then water colored them.
To create your own personal beasts study guide you will need: small hardcover book that's not too thick. I found this daily planner at the dollar store. It's the perfect size! It reminded me of the spiderwick books that my daughter and I loved so much. This book is 3.75" wide X 5.5" tall X .5" thick. You will also need a craft knife, computer graphics software, cream or aged paper, tacky glue or something similar to glue the book binding.
Use the craft knife to carefully cut out the interior of the small hardcover book. Measure the page size. This will b the size of the new pages. With my book I was able to get four pages to one 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper. Design a basic, blank field study page. Leave some blank and fill out some with your own beast findings. Then design a cover. I found this image on the Internet and liked it.
Cut out your home made pages and stack them in the order u want. I put mine in alphabetical order. Glue the binding edge with tacky glue or something similar. I used clothes pins to clamp the pages tightly together while the glue dried. After the pages r dry, flip thru and add a pinch on glue to any loose pages. I had a few loose pages, but overall thought the tacky glue did a pretty good job.
To glue the stack into the hardcover u will need a single sheet to cover the book inside cover and top of stack. U will glue the same size sheet to the back inside portion of the book. I used a map of my daughters university and photo shopped it to look old and magical. I love it when books or stories come with maps! Who doesn't?
Fill the case with a Field Study Guide, a looking glass and funny beasts from the dollar store. Tomorrow I will show you how to make your own field study guide book. My daughter loved this book! She also had a riot discovering all the silly beasts i logged from my own magizoological findings. Stayed tuned for the book build. It's the whip cream and cherry on top. You won't want to miss it. ; D cheers!
The Case of Beasts! Fantastical Beasts and Finding Them. DIY how to make the case of beasts and what to fill it with.
How to turn a plain white cigar style craft box into a super fun cheeky case of beasts. I made this for my college daughter and she loved it. It just looks like an ordinary box, right? Ahh, but we all know the magic is within! First things first. Tap the box with your wand and place an undetectable extension charm on it. We are going to need all the space we can get. C u tomorrow for the beginning of the build. ; D cheers!
Cheers! I'm Erin Hellebuck. The nutter artist who loves to make things inspired by the wondrous world of Harry Potter. I have a husband, kids and dogs. I've read all the books and seen all the movies. As my fascination with HP grows...so does my odd assortment of hand crafted HP artifacts. It is time to share so you can be an HP nutter too! Thanks for visiting,
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