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!
- Cutting Mat - Get it here
- X-Acto Knife – Get it here
- Metal Ruler – Get it here
- White Paper – Get it here
- Card Stock – Get it here
- Glue Stick - Glue Stick - Get it here
- Corner Rounder - Get it here
- Long Reach Stapler - Get it here
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 PROFITALL 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!