Best “Harry Potter” Book-Themed DIYs

As fans of the series, it can be hard sometimes to truly represent your love for and dedication to Harry Potter. Yes, you may have a wand, a House scarf, the Harry Potter editions of classic board games, a special edition set of the books… Okay, maybe it’s not that hard. But whether you’re looking for more low-key options to celebrate Harry Potter or just a fun, bookish DIY project, we’ve got you covered with this list of our favorite DIYs for bookworms and book dragons.

 

1. Mini Book Charms

These book charms are super cute and surprisingly easy to make. After just 20-30 minutes of crafting plus time in the oven, you’ll become the proud owner of some adorable charms. You could use them to make a cool necklace, charm bracelet, or key ring. Or why not string them up with some fairy lights and make your own Harry Potter-themed garlands? The creative options are endless, so go wild with your book covers – whether it’s House-themed editions of the books or wizarding world tomes like Advanced Potion-Making or The Monster Book of Monsters. However, we had better not see any copies of Magical Me floating around!

 

 

 

2. Potter Bookmarks

This is a must for any Harry Potter fan. These bookmarks are super simple – yet creative – and provide a handy way to save those precious books from being dog-eared. With some simple origami and cool designs, you’ll create an enviable bookmark to take on the go. This project is great for kids and adults alike and will allow you to show your Harry Potter pride all around town. Which designs will you create?

 

 

 

3. Magic Pen with Ink

This one’s for the budding authors – or those who want to get into a journaling practice. Or maybe you just want to add more dark academia vibes to your life. Either way, if you’ve ever wanted an easy way to make your own feather quill, this DIY is for you. Using these instructions, you could actually recreate the green ink pen that was used to write Harry all his Hogwarts letters!

 

quill and ink bottle laying on top of parchment paper

 

 

4. Harry Potter–Themed Felt Bags

If you’re a certified bookworm (or book dragon, if you prefer), then you probably carry around a lot of books. Whether it’s a trip to the library or you simply have a couple of books on the go, it’s handy to have a book bag. So why not give DIYing your own book bag a go with these cool Harry Potter-themed felt bags? While it may seem a little more intimidating than other projects, this DIY is quite simple and leaves a lot of room for creativity.

 

hp bags

 

 

5. Spell Books

For someone wanting more cute Harry Potter-themed decor in and around their house, these spell books are just the thing. Turn some sad, old books into cool versions of Hogwarts textbooks – perfect for your bookshelf, coffee table, or as part of a costume. This DIY may be simple, but the end result looks so good, you’ll want to make at least a couple. It also comes with templates to help you get started!

 

spellbook bindings

 

 

6. Monster Book of Monsters Book Box

This one is too adorable for words. Make your very own Monster Book of Monsters with some simple felt, googly eyes, and a book box. Perfect for an afternoon of crafting with the kids – or simply as a cute personal project – these book boxes can be customized and embellished however you like. It’s also a great place for storing a favorite book or other precious items. Nobody would dare go near this book box!

 

 

 

7. Harry Potter Tile Coasters

Using actual pages of books for DIYs is a bit of a controversial topic, but on the other hand, you can’t deny how great these Harry Potter tile coasters are. Immortalize your favorite passages and pages from Harry Potter on these simple coasters and build a cool custom collection. If you’re against book massacres of any kind, you can always photocopy your pages!

 

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As you can see, we’ve got book DIYs for any Harry Potter fan. Whether you’re looking for a fun afternoon, a kid-friendly activity, or some fun decor for your own space, we’ve got you covered. DIYs are great because you can customize and personalize each project, adding your own special flair – we can’t wait to see what you create.

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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.