Harry Potter Magic

by - January 23, 2018

Harry Potter

As magical today as it was when I was twelve and my family had a party to celebrate the seventh book coming out. I wasn’t so much a party as a Muggle Convention. Literally, we called it Muggle Convention 2007: The Boy Who Better Live. We put up a sign in our house and everything. We made wizarding world treats like chocolate frogs, peppermint toads, and licorice wands. There were packets for each participant to write down their predictions, along with a cross word and a jumble to solve in case one got bored waiting for midnight to arrive. 

Ah! It was magical. What I wouldn’t give to read all the HP books for the first time again. Although, reading them again and again is also wonderful because I notice things that I didn’t notice before. (I can be an impatient reader at times.) In order to keep the magic going, I decided to create HP themed artwork for my room. 

Hermine crayon art:

I saw this pin and fell in love. Can’t you just imagine this being Hermoine? One of the best female characters in one of the best series ever? Naturally I had to recreate this for myself. However, despite my best efforts, I was unable to find a decent tutorial on crayon art and ended up with a disastrous attempt involving multiple heat sources, a myriad of broken crayons, and an excess of wax on my carpet. (Note to self: put down newspaper before embarking on another haphazard craft project!) 

My second try, I am proud to announce, turned out much better. I fell in love all over because this I get to keep it in real life and not just on a Pinterest board. 




After I had so much difficulty figuring out how to make things work myself, I thought of making a tutorial. Would you be interested? Comment below to let me know. If there’s enough interest, I’ll be sure to create a tutorial and share it with all of you!

I open at the close:

Just thinking about what lay inside that snitch for Harry at the end of The Deathly Hallows makes me tear up. I bawled through the entire chapter as he walked toward the Forbidden Forest to give himself up. So poignantly written!

Now, enough gushing (Note to self: edit these things out next time!). This art project was also inspired by a pin. Mine may not be quite as fancy, but I love it and the memories it stirs all the same. 






Owl bookends:

And last, but certainly not least, comes my favorite, most beloved Christmas gift in the form of Hedwig-esque bookends. We are not big on surprises in my family, but this was a most welcome one! My sister also received the same gift, and, when she opened hers first, I am ashamed to say I was wild with envy. But my mother knows best and certainly knows how much her children have loved, love, and will always love Harry Potter. 

Always. 




How about you? Do any of you still remember your favorite books from childhood (especially Harry Potter!)? As vividly as if you read them yesterday? 

Perhaps it’s time to read all seven volumes again. Until then, stay amiable!


-Amy 

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