DIY Harry Potter Monster Notebook
OK, who here doesn't need a Harry Potter monster notebook? I mean, where else can you keep track of all the ooglie-booglies, the things that go bump in the night, those creatures who made promises to be there when we need them? I know I would like one! And even if you don't use it for your “monster” notes, this easy DIY project is super fun to make and will definitely be a conversation starter!
A fun added bonus about this Harry Potter monster notebook tutorial is that you can mix up the colors, the kinds of eyes, add ears, antennae – any other feature you like – to have an assortment for a party. Or for different topic. Or even for school for different subjects. There is no end to the ways you can create these and they will all be spectacular!
Let's get started!
- Composition Book
- Fake Fur
- Fabri-Tac Glue
- Googlie Eyes
- Felt (White and Red)
Cut white felt to create teeth the length of the side of the book. Glue them to front cover, outside edge.
Cut fun fur to cover front cover with about an inch extra to wrap over the spine and glue it over the teeth, being sure it is well glued around the spine. PRO TIP: I did cut the fur just a shade short on the edges because sometimes the fur gets stuck in the pages. If you are working with a shorter haired fur or don't care about that, you can go right to the edge.
Add a red felt tongue to the inside cover with glue.
Cut a square of fur.
Roll the square up and glue it to the center of the front cover, over the fur base. PRO TIP (I couldn't get a good pic of this): If you spread the “hairs” on both pieces of the fun fur and glue them together as close to backing to backing as you can, you will get a firmer bond.
Add googlie eyes. This monster doesn't want to miss a single thing so he has lots of eyes to catch ALL the action!
If you love the adorable broom pencil, you can grab that tutorial over on Me and My INKlings Blog!
Remember that it's not just Laura and I doing Harry Potter crafts this week, we rounded up some of our favorite crafters who were super excited to jump in and join us this week. You can see all of their projects here.
There you have it – so easy, so fast and loads of fun! These would make adorable party favors or great back to school treats for Harry Potter fans. OR, you could just make a Harry Potter monster notebook for yourself and chuckle every time you use it!