I got a confession to make. I have not read a single book from the Harry Potter series.
But I have read 1/5th of the The Cuckoo’s Calling. Reading another genre by the author of Harry Potter does not qualify as any metrics.
Being an avid reader. But never read any Harry Potter is a crime in reading circles. I am guilty of my crimes and I accept them in all my senses.
All the Potter Heads, please stay with me.
The reason for my not reading any of Harry Potter books is a personal one.
I have huge respect for J. K. Rowling. This may sound funny a reason to not read a book. But there is a peculiar trait with me.
When I admire someone. I tend to mimic them.
For an instance, after reading Our Lady of Alice Bhatti. I fell in love with Mohammed Hanif and his writing style. I started writing the way he does. Started reading what he claims to be reading. In fact, I even went to him and told him that I love him.
Yes, that sounds hilarious. Well, I have done the same with Gregory David Roberts too.
So, to save me and my family of further embarrassment. I avoided every book in the Harry Potter family.
The young adult thriller by miss Rowling was a gift by a friend. So, I started reading it. But the moment I began to develop a passionate feeling towards the writings in the book. A non-Harry Potter book by the writer glued me in no time. Since I knew that the actual one would do havoc on my psyche. So, I hid Cuckoo’s Calling in my store room to suppress the feelings lest they turned to obsession.
So, that is how I prevented myself from becoming a future Potterhead. But I got friends who are Potter crazy.
I like their enthusiasm while narrating the scenes from the series. Many of them love to disclose how many times they have read the entire series.
So, for those magic book lover friends of mine. I came up with a list of curated Harry Potter handmade gifts.
7 Interesting Harry Potter Handmade Craft That Will Surprise You
1. Harry Potter Marauders Map Infinity Scarf
Scarfs are my favorite travel accessories. They got multiple uses. Not only they protect my face and hair from the Sun and winds. But they also serve as a cover-up at the beaches. I also find a purpose for them before entering religious places.
No matter how many scarves I have. I still end up buying a few more. That is why I got fixated on this scarf which has a Harry Potter theme.
It is an elegant handmade infinity scarf with the Marauders map printed all over it. Its fabric is cotton which is hand sewn. It measures 84-inches in length and 7-inches in width.
Price: USD 24.99
2. Ministry Of Magic Bathroom Toilet Decal Sticker
Harry Potter wall decor is not limited to the living room. It can find a place in your bathroom as well.
Ministry of Magic bathroom toilet seat cover fulfills that purpose. It is a parody art that will brighten up your daily regime.
The decal is Oracal 651 vinyl in a rectangular sheet. Its dimensions are – 7.5-inches (length) x 7.0-inches (width).
The art is in bold black on white vinyl. You can stick the decal on your toilet seat by peeling its back sticker. If bubbles form, then, flatten the surface with a ruler. Though, you also get a free 2-inch Deathly Hallows decal to test the sticking activity. That is helpful in case you goof up.
Price: USD 9.98
3. Couples Pillowcases with Harry Potter quotes
After accessories and bathroom. It is time to spread some magic to your bedroom.
These pillowcases have popular love quotes from Harry’s world. Hence, are perfect for couples.
“After all this time?” and “Always” are from Dumbledore and Snape. But somehow they seem apt for couples in love.
The other reasons to grab these pillowcases are:
- Made from 100% cotton 300 thread count
- 9 (length) x 5 (height) x 6 (width) inch
- Perfect for standard/ queen size beds
- The quotes are in black bold. They are screen printed on white high-quality soft pillowcases
Price: USD 33.00
I once dabbled into making a Harry Potter theme diary for a Potter fan. Hand painting Harry’s silhouette on the stationery was a difficult task.
I wish I had discovered this cookie cutter and stamp then.
This cutter and stamp duo is great to mark Harry’s impression anywhere and everywhere.
It is of food safe biodegradable PLA plastic. Thus, suitable for cookie doughs and fondants. Though, they will work for all kinds of craft related Harry Potter DIY projects as well.
Their outer diameter is a little more than 3-inches. The cutter gives the circle shape. While the stamp gives Harry’s forehead and characteristic scar.
Price: USD 2.99
5. Buttery Brew Candles with Harry Potter Quotes
Are you fond of sweet smelling candles? Do you love Harry Potter?
Then, you will like this handmade candle. It has the magical spell “Lumos” on it. The candle burns with its unique aroma of buttered rum, spice, and vanilla.
The candle is handmade with natural soy wax and a cotton wick. It contains no coloring dyes, hence it is white in color.
The candle comes in a beautiful tin packaging. Also, the candle itself has a wooden lid. The candle measures 14-oz. Its dimensions are – 5-inches (length) x 4-inches (width) x 4-inches (height).
For a great Hogwarts teleporting experience. You can soak in the aroma of these natural candles while reading the book.
Price: USD 35.00
6. Harry Potter Bookmark
It goes without mention that Harry Potter lovers are fond of reading. This bookmark is apt for them.
In fact, this bookmark will pass on some magic to other books as well.
Who would not adore a cute Harry Potter popping out from a stacked bibliotheca?
This unique harry potter handmade bookmark is from eco-friendly wood.
It measures 20-cm x 5-cm. It is given its shape, polished and powder coated with hands. Acrylic hand painting gives it an authentic appeal.
Price: USD 25.00
7. Harry Potter Bottle Opener
This owl silhouette Harry Potter theme bottle opener is a blessing for the book’s fans. It has a sleek appearance due to cut raw steel. Being made by hands, each piece has its unique patina. Hence, no two openers will be exactly the same.
Price: USD 14.97
You should gift people what they like. So, if you are sure that your friend is a Potter fan. Then, the items from this list will not disappoint them.
In fact, it will delight them. Each product is unique and not the usual run-of-the-mill kinds.
From the art prints of popular quotes of the book. To interesting home decor art that takes inspiration from its series. This article introduces a variety of Harry Potter handmade art to cheer the book lover.
With the popularity that the book enjoys. I am sure the gifts will be good for those who have not read the book too. You can always try and check their reaction when they receive the gifts.
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