This post includes 10 easy Harry Potter DIY crafts that have been inspired by the movies and will allow you to make easy, cheap Potter-themed decorations for your party this Halloween.
If like me you absolutely love the Harry Potter movies, you probably want to make some Harry Potter crafts – DIY Halloween decorations that are centered around some of the most popular characters, creatures, magic, and objects.
The most amazing thing about the majority of these DIYs is that you only need some simple supplies to get started and most of them include video tutorials.
Harry Potter DIYs That Are Magical
You can make Halloween decorations, gifts, and special crafts for yourself to keep your Potter keepsakes in.
You won’t need any special magical skills to create the crafts in this roundup, just some courage, and creativity to gather supplies from around the house.
Plus if you want to make something inspired by Mrs. Weasley’s knitting skills, then take a look at this post here – Harry Potter Knitting Patterns.
You can even make your dog a personalized sweater just like Ron’s with this free mischief managed dog sweater knitting pattern.
Harry Potter DIY Crafts
Take a look at these spellbinding Harry Potter craft ideas…
- Hogwarts Houses Bookmarks
- Monster Book of Monsters
- Snitch Bath Bombs
- Potions Slime
- Floating Candles
- Butterbeer Sugar Scrub
- Potter Potion Slime
- Chocolate Frogs
- Wand Pencils
- Witch Rain Boots
The magical crafts below have been chosen with variety in mind, with some for the kids including; a dementor and Luna Lovegood glasses to the golden snitch, there is something for everyone.
1. How To Make A Dementor | DIY Wraith Harry Potter Party Idea
Make a really spooky dementor this Halloween with a free tutorial from Cute DIY Projects.
If you are really into Harry Potter, then making a dementor to thrill your party guests will send shivers down their spine!
There is also a video tutorial from Youtuber Rebecca from Pins and Things who gives a video tutorial on how to create a do-it-yourself dementor at home.
All you need are 6 simple supplies to get started!
Take a look and see how you can make one this Halloween or for your Harry Potter-themed party.
2. DIY Harry Potter Wands
Make an enchanting Harry Potter-inspired wizard wand with this DIY tutorial from Vintage Kitty.
With easy-to-follow instructions, you will be able to make a unique wand that glows!
Any Harry Potter fan will love this DIY to make an illuminated wand, take a look and see how you can get started.
3. DIY Ultimate Harry Potter Treasure Box
Learn how to make your own Harry Potter treasure box with this tutorial from More Than Thursdays.
With only a few simple supplies, including both homemade and store-bought, you can get started.
There is a step by step photos to guide you through the DIY and you even get a PDF of the stickers designs that are seen on the box (free printables).
4. DIY Harry Potter Perler Bead Crafts
Have you ever used Perler bead crafts? No?! Then take a look at this fun Harry Potter DIY.
Blogger and creator Karen Kavett uses Perler beads to make Luna Lovegood glasses, a golden snitch keyring, a phone case, and more.
She has a DIY video for you to follow, downloadable patterns, and playlists for loads of ideas.
5. DIY Harry Potter World Savings Bank
Are you saving up for something? Maybe a trip to the Harry Potter studios?
Then this Harry Potter savings bank DIY is perfect for you!
Follow the tutorial from Hello Splendid and see how you can create your own Gringotts!
*Update May 2022 – This craft is no longer available from the creator.
6. Easy Harry Potter Wands DIY For Under $2
This DIY sounds perfect – making a Harry Potter wand for under $2?! Count me IN!
Get an easy-to-follow tutorial from Raising Whasians and see how you can create your own wand.
Using easy-to-find materials, this DIY has step-by-step photos and extensively written instructions.
7. DIY Harry Potter Howler
Do you guys remember when Ron gets a letter from his mother called a howler?
The look on his face makes me laugh every time!
“RONALD WEASLEY! HOW DARE YOU STEAL THAT CAR? I AM ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED! YOURE FATHER’S NOW FACING AN INQUIRY AT WORK, AND IT’S ENTIRELY YOUR FAULT! IF YOU PUT ANOTHER *TOE* OUT OF LINE, WE’LL BRING YOU STRAIGHT HOME! And Ginny, dear, congratulations on making it into Gryffindor. Your Father and I are so proud.” (JK Rowling)
This fun Harry Potter DIY from Popcorner Reviews shows you how to make your very own howler.
Take a look and send one to someone you know!
8. DIY Harry Potter Hedwig Christmas Ornament
Make a Hedwig owl Christmas ornament with this awesome DIY from Life.Family.Joy.
You only need a few supplies to get started, including a clear bauble, some feathers, and a sharpie.
There is a step by step photographs to help you create your Hedwig ornament.
9. DIY Harry Potter Mini Books
Take a look at these super cute mini Harry Potter books that have been made by Red Ted Art.
They are made from less than one sheet of paper and use no glue to bind.
Take a look at this tutorial, which has step-by-step photos to guide you through.
10. DIY Harry Potter Pumpkins
Take a look at these cute Harry Potter pumpkins from Karen Kavett and see how you can make your own.
These no-carve pumpkins are easy enough to make at home with a few supplies, like paint, cardboard, duct tape, and felt.
There is a really fun video tutorial to show you exactly what to do!
I hope you have enjoyed this roundup of easy Harry Potter-inspired crafts!
Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.