Introduction: Hogwarts Acceptance Letter

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Got that friend or family member that absolutely loves Harry Potter? Make them a gift that will be the best gift they could get. Or maybe you're that fan that wants cool Harry Potter stuff to put up on your wall. Either way, you've come to the right place. In this Instuctable, I will be showing you how to make an acceptance letter. This has the option of being personalized to the person receiving it or being like the actual thing in the movie.

Step 1: The Letter

First you need to decide what you want to do; a personalized letter or more of a movie prop. Next decision is will you hand write the letter or type it and print it. I am typing it since I am not good at calligraphy. Now that you know what you are doing as far as that you can start on it. In the letter it says: "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore (Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards) Dear Mr. Potter, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31. Yours sincerely, Minerva McGonagall Deputy Headmistress Of course, this would have been what would be in it if Dumbledore hadn't have died but that can be fixed. You can either keep it that way or revise it to match what might be what is sent out now. For whichever way you do it I have put a picture from the movie that can be used to reference what it should look like.

Step 2: The Requirement List

In the envelope with the letter is the required list of items. This can also be done along with it. It says: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry UNIFORM First-year students will require: 1.Three sets of plain work robes (black) 2.One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear 3.One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar) 4.One winter cloak (black, with silver fastenings) Please note that all pupil's clothes should carry name tags. COURSE BOOKS All students should have a copy of each of the following: The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble OTHER EQUIPMENT 1 wand 1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2) 1 set glass or crystal phials 1 telescope 1 set brass scales Students may also bring and owl OR a cat OR a toad. PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS Unfortunately I do not have a photo of what it would look like but I will get one as soon as I can up here.

Step 3: Other Possible Things to Include

You can include other things in it but that is all that usually would be found in one. Some things you could give in or along with it are -Platform 9 3/4 ticket -Marauders map

Step 4: The Envelope

The envelope has an odd shape so you can either custom make it or use a regular envelope. Either way you are going to need to address it a special way. For prop it says: Mr. H. Potter, The Cupboard under the stairs, 4, Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey For customizing it is the best idea to change it a little to suit the receiver of the gift. It adds a little sense of flare that makes it awesome. Again it can be printed (if able to) or handwritten. There is also the design on the back of the envelope that needs to be printed.

Step 5: Sealing the Envelope

In the movie an book, the letter is sealed with a cool wax seal that I wish I had. Custom wax seals can be expensive so there are two cheaper options. Print/ draw one with paper and tape it on, or make a makeshift sealer with clay. The process is tricky and I will be linking it to a site that can explain it better than I could. So If you would like to try that way visit this website. If not find the best picture and print and tape it on.