Almost nine years of blogging and this is my first ever Harry Potter tutorial! How is that even possible? I am so happy to be joining in with Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings’ Happy Harry Potter series this year. My son just finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire this summer, so we are right in the midst of reliving all the Potter magic here in The Mad House. Since the books are back on my brain, I thought I would make some mini Harry Potter Potion Charms to share with you today.
MINI HARRY POTTER POTION CHARMS
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE MINI HARRY POTTER POTIONS
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- Shrink plastic
- Gold Sharpie
- Paper cutter
- Mini stoppered bottles: Mine are from Dollar Tree (in the nail art section) but THESE from Amazon would also work
- Copper glitter
- Mica pigments
- Heart glitter
- Green glow-in-the-dark puffy paint
- Split rings
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HOW TO MAKE DIY HARRY POTTER POTION KEY CHAINS
I don’t mean to sound like a hipster, but I was on board with Snape from Book 1. I figured there had to be something more to the snarling Potions teacher than met the eye. It feels so good to be right. You can be your own Potions Master at home when you are concocting these tiny potions.
Harry Potter Mini Potion Bottles
- Begin by printing the potions template on your home printer.
- Place a sheet of shrink plastic on top of the template and trace the lettering with a gold permanent marker.
- Cut out each potion name using a paper trimmer or scissors.
- Use a hole punch to create a hole at one end of each potion name.
- Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet, and arrange the shrink plastic pieces on the parchment.
- Bake in an oven or toaster oven following the directions on your package of shrink plastic.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the shrink plastic cool.
- Pour a small amount of glycerin into a mini stoppered vial.
- Add in a small amount of embellishment, glitter, paint, or mica powder to the vials to mimic the different potions from the books.
- Replace the stoppers in each of the vials.
- Match the shrink plastic potion name with the correct potion vial and add them to a split ring key chain.
USE SHRINK PLASTIC TO MAKE HARRY POTTER POTION KEY CHAINS
I chose to create miniature labels for each potion using shrink plastic. If you would like the template I used, you can find it here. Some brands of shrink plastic reduce in size differently than others, so you might need to experiment with the size of the template to suit your mini potions.
These mini charms are just the right size for key chains, zipper pulls, and phone charms. Where would you hang one of these adorable potion bottles?