Ten “Potter” DIYs to Spookify Your Halloween

The Halloween season is upon us, and what better excuse could there be to bring a little extra Potter into our lives? To help you both spookify and Potter-ify your space, we’ve put together a list of our best spooky DIYs submitted to MuggleNet’s DIY page to help get you ready. Bring out your Devil’s Snare and Red Caps, because it’s about to get spooky in here.




1. Potion Bottles

This first DIY is perfect for any time of the year, really, but it’s especially great for Halloween. It’s a relatively simple and family-friendly DIY with lots of scope for creativity. Potion bottles are sure to bring all the Dark Academia vibes you’ve been missing – we think they’d look great on a windowsill or bookshelf.


This is the 4th step in the Potions bottle DIY.



2. Hand-Painted Shoes

This DIY is a seriously cool way to add some Potter-themed clothes to your Halloween season wardrobe. With endless possible designs, you can go wild with this project – perhaps rocking your Hogwarts House colors or recreating a favorite scene. They could even be a cool addition to a Harry Potter-themed Halloween costume.


This is a DIY of hand-painted shoes.



3. Fanged Frisbee

Forget the fake cobwebs and spiders this Halloween, and try some Fanged Frisbees instead. They may be forbidden items at Hogwarts, but Fanged Frisbees are the perfect scary décor to add to your space – or even hang at the front door. It’s sure to scare the neighbors!




4. Character Skulls

Halloween is that celebration on the yearly calendar that embraces all things dark and spooky. So why not lean into that vibe and try out these truly spooky character skulls? Not only is it a great décor piece, but it’s also a fun way to bring some more Harry Potter to an otherwise rather cliché decoration. Recreate Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, or your favorite Harry Potter character, and go wild with this fun and creative idea.




5. Floating Candles

This is the classic Harry Potter DIY project, and it is perfect for the spooky season. Candles are a simple and relatively less time-consuming project that will still give you both those Halloween vibes and autumn coziness. And with a battery-operated candle, this DIY will be a perfect addition to any space – whether it’s a bedroom, over the dining room table, or outside.




6. “Beware, Whomping Willow” Sign

Sometimes it’s the small touches that make the biggest difference, and this DIY proves it. Made from a few simple materials, this sign would look great on your lawn or even in a potted plant. You’re sure to announce that you’re a Harry Potter fan from the moment those trick-or-treaters walk up the garden path.


The Whomping Willow at night



7. Mandrakes

Are mandrakes cute or creepy? Find out for yourself and have a go making these little plant babies. They’re the perfect Halloween-appropriate plant and would look great either as lawn decorations or lined up in their pots on a windowsill.


Baby Mandrakes

Baby Mandrakes in a shop front at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center



8. “Harry Potter” Flower Pots

Speaking of flower pots, why not give your house plants a pot makeover with this next DIY idea? There are some stunning designs in here, but you could also go wild with your own Harry Potter-themed pots.




9. Light-Up Deathly Hallows Sign

Want to go for a more minimalist look this Halloween? No problem. With this eye-catching DIY, you can add a subtle nod to the fandom in your space. It looks especially cool at witching hour!




10. Acid Pops

Let’s be real – one of the best things about Halloween has to be all the treats. Have a go at recreating some of this Harry Potter-inspired candy for you and your friends. It’s secretly delicious but looks rather intimidating, so your friends won’t be able to tell if it’s a trick or a treat.




We hope this list gave you some good ideas for some spooky décor, costumes, and treats for this Halloween season. We can’t all enjoy Halloween as they do at Hogwarts, but hopefully, these DIYs will bring a bit of magic to your own home. If you have a cool idea for a Harry Potter DIY (spooky or otherwise), submit your own DIY projects for a chance to be featured on our DIY page.


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Emily Lawrence

I was first handed my mum’s copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on my eighth birthday, and I’ve never looked back. As a proud Hufflepuff and part of the Australian-Weasley branch, I hope to one-day walk in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling and write my own magical stories. No matter where life takes me, Harry Potter will always be home.