It’s that time of year again. It’s time for Happy Harry Potter over at Raegun Ramblings. In the past few years I’ve whipped up these fun Harry Potter Iron-on Transfers which are now for sale in the Beatnik Kids shop as well as last year’s Gryffindor Password T-shirts. This year, I thought I’d take our love of Harry Potter into the decor realm with this fun, DIY Harry Potter Flower Pot.
Before I show you how easy this DIY Harry Potter Flower Pot is, I want to take a moment to make note of literary accuracy. I think those of you with an obsession with the Harry Potter books will agree that book inspired projects should always be accurate. Don’t get me wrong. I love the Harry Potter movies but it’s always grated on me a bit that they chose to ignore certain character traits that are paramount to the story. 1). Harry has BLACK hair and 2). Harry’s eyes are GREEN. So, with this point clearly in my mind, I set off to create an accurate Harry Potter Pot. I did choose to leave off Harry’s beautiful green eyes but if you’re going to paint them on, please use GREEN!
Here’s what you need to make a painted Harry Potter flower pot.
- Terra Cotta Pot with saucer
- Multi-surface Craft paint in peach or tan, maroon, yellow, black, green (optional)
- Outdoor Mod Podge (optional step if displaying outside)
- paint brushes of various sizes
- pencil and sharpie (optional)
- newspaper to protect your surface
Now we’re ready to paint. Paint the bottom portion using peach or light tan paint. Using the pencil, draw a “forhead” shape and use the same color to paint it in.
Paint even, alternating stripes on the saucer. You can measure and mark with a pencil before painting.
Once the “skin” is dry, use black paint to paint the lip of the pot to create the hair.
Using the pencil, draw a jagged “hairline” to the left and right of the “forehead section. Then fill in with black paint.
Use the pencil to lightly draw the glasses and lightening bolt shaped scar. Use black paint or a Sharpie marker to trace and fill in.
If you are going to use your pot outside, go over the entire pot with a thin layer (or two) of Outdoor Mod Podge.
Fill with potting soil and your favorite plant and you have your very own DIY Harry Potter Flower Pot. I love how this one turned out, but now I’m thinking Harry looks lonely so I’m planning to paint a trio. Next to come, Ron and Hermione!
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Prize Pack #1
See more about each prize and sponsor at this giveaway post and be sure to enter the other equally awesome prize pack while you’re there! Winner must have a US address or be willing to pay for international shipping.
- Maroon and Gold Magic Wand Holster and Magic Wand (toddler, child, or adult sizes available)
- Hogwarts House Scarf (choice of which house)
- Hogwarts Graduation Year Shirt (choice of baby to adult size with custom graduation year)
- Librarian Glasses Pillow
- The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter
- Personalized Hogwarts Acceptance Letter
- Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Hogwart’s House Tie Necklace (choice of colors)
- Owl Crate Upcoming August Box
- Lit Joy Crate May Box
- Classic Maillot Swimsuit SEWING PATTERN