Harry Potter-Inspired Spellbook

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Introduction: Harry Potter-Inspired Spellbook

In this tutorial we'll be making a DIY Harry Potter Spellbook which is 50 fully readable pages. This book of spells (The Practical Pocket Book of Spells) is different from my other DIYs because it's not a replica of anything that was in the Harry Potter books or movies. This is a product of my own imagination. The hands and wand motion illustrations are hand-drawn by me, I wrote the Forward, and also made up the character who wrote this book for Hogwarts (Dervis Macazlan). This took me quite some time to put together - so if you use it for any public work you'll need to definitely credit me by linking to this tutorial. Also, you may not use this for any commercial (for-profit) projects. See the usage rights file included with the free templates. With that out of the way, I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you!

SUPPLIES

You'll also need to download my free templates available below. I am
not referring to the instructables PDF (which requires a paid subscription). You want to download the .zip file.

YOU MAY *NOT* USE THESE TEMPLATES FOR PROFIT

ALL WARNER BROS COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE TEMPLATES BY REQUEST OF WARNER BROS

Step 1: Video Tutorial

Step 2: Printing the Templates

Print the templates, double-sided, on 8.5x11 paper or A4 paper (scaled to fit). The cover should be printed on card stock while the interior pages can be printed on regular paper.

Step 3: Stapling the Book Together

To make sure the pages stay together, clamp them together in a few places with small paper clamps. Use a long reach stapler (linked in the supplies list) to staple the pages together in two spots along the middle (spine).

Step 4: Trimming Off the White Space

Use a ruler and X-Acto knife to trim off all the white space from around the edges of the book. You may need to flip through the book to make sure all the white space has been removed.

Step 5: Adding the Hogwarts Library Checkout Card

Print the checkout cards and pocket template on card stock. Cut them all out and fold and glue together the card pocket together by referencing the images/video. Cut out the check out cards and use a corner rounder to round the corners. Now use a glue stick to attach the pocket to the inside cover of the book. The checkout cards should fit in the pocket.

Step 6: You're Finished

That's it! You're all done!

Please let me know what you think and share your creations in the comments below! Thanks for viewing!

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    9 Discussions

    Is there any way to get a copy of the file with the HP spell names?

    It keeps printing the double sided part upside down...what settings do I need for the printer?

    Thanks!

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    nevermind we tried a differenet printer!

    FANTASTIC! Magically delicious. I made two of them for my kids, and they LOVE them.

    By the way, there's a typo on page 32 (Riddikulus spell) - the page number is backwards, it reads "23".

    Also, to make it slightly easier to staple together, you could reduce the number of printed pages by one by eliminating the blank pages 35-36 plus two of the extra ones at the end (like pages 49-50). Unless those pages are there for students to jot down notes? Either way, sensational job.

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    3 months ago

    Woo Hoo! This is very impressive - what a huge amount of work that must have gone into creating it. Thank you so much for sharing it!!! :)

    This is SO cool! It will be perfect for my Harry Potter Day in my 5th grade class.

    Thank you for sharing!

    WOW!!! I am floored by the work that went into this project. I have a couple of granddaughters that are gong to love this project. Thank you for generously offering this delightful DIY.

    My hat is off to you. That is pretty amazingly creative. This will be a huge hit with one little muggle that I know. Clearly a lot of work went into this project, and it is very much appreciated.