Harry Potter DIY Candles

Harry Potter DIY Candles

Stone. Chamber. Prisoner. Goblet. Order. Prince. Hallows.

Seven words that pull us right back into our favorite magical world. Some people may think I’m crazy, but truthfully, I don’t think I will ever be “too old” for Harry Potter. (Those people are probably muggles, anyways.)

As an, ahem, “adult,” I love to find ways to sprinkle in my favorite fandoms to my home decor. While I wish I could cover the ceiling of my great hall, or dining area, with sparkling, floating candles, I’ve settled for a clean, modern display of Harry Potter-inspired candles that you can make at home and enjoy, too.

DIY Harry Potter Candles

What You Need:

This at-home DIY is super easy and affordable, yet modern and (geek) chic.

You can order tall white candles online, but I found these at my local dollar store for, drumroll please, $1 each! You can’t beat that.

If your candles come with hard-to-remove stickers on them, try using a little Goo Gone remover to help remove the sticker and its residue. I hate, hate, hate having annoying stickers on things, but I’ve found that this product works pretty well to remove them. If you’ve got a trick to remove stickers, PLEASE tell me in the comments below.

Next, download the files found in the list above and load them into Cricut Design Space. Size each of the words at 0.8 inches wide. Cut out your words on rose gold adhesive foil vinyl. Weed the extra pieces of vinyl off, and then use transfer tape to adhere the vinyl letters onto each candle.

Note: since the words are different lengths, I chose to line each of the seven words up at the bottom of the candle, letting the length of the word end at different points. You could also choose to center each of your words for another look.

“Harry looked upwards and saw a velvety black ceiling dotted with stars. He heard Hermione whisper, ‘It’s bewitched to look like the sky outside, I read about it in Hogwarts: A History.’

It was hard to believe there was a ceiling there at all, and that the Great Hall didn’t simply open on to the heavens.”

— Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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12 Comments

  1. March 11, 2019 / 4:33 pm

    AAAAAHHHH why did I not have this in my repertoire before my birthday party? I threw a Harry Potter 25th party a couple weeks back and these would’ve made an excellent addition haha. But maybe I just need them “because” and not for a particular event. Love!

    • monicamiller58
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 11:54 am

      First off, a Harry Potter birthday party sounds amazing! And yes, I totally agree, HP candles should be an all-the-time type of thing. 🙂

  2. March 11, 2019 / 9:05 pm

    This is an awesome project! I love Harry Potter, but mostly I admire the fandom of it, because true fans of Harry Potter know so much about that world, it’s honestly amazing to see. You definitely don’t need to feel too old for Harry Potter; it’s such a world-wide phenomenon that when we’re in our 80’s I bet our generation is still going to be just as in love with it!

    • monicamiller58
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 11:55 am

      Thanks! Harry Potter has been a part of my life since I was in fourth grade, it’s crazy, I really do feel like I grew up with the characters!

  3. March 11, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    These look like so much fun! What a great gift idea for a true Harry Potter fan!

    • monicamiller58
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 11:55 am

      You’re right! They are super easy and affordable, too!

  4. Becky Ginther
    March 12, 2019 / 9:42 am

    I love these! They are super classy looking too. I’m doing a big Harry Potter event at my library this summer so I have to figure out a lot of plans!

    • monicamiller58
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 11:56 am

      How fun! Can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

  5. March 12, 2019 / 11:15 am

    These are so gorgeous! They not only appeal to the Harry Potter loving side of me, but also the whole gold and white decor loving side of me. Thanks for sharing!

    • monicamiller58
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 11:57 am

      That’s how I felt! I think they can subtly sneak in my decor, and if you aren’t a HP fan, you just wouldn’t notice them, but still like them!

    • monicamiller58
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 11:57 am

      Thank you!! 🙂

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