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:
- 7 tall white candles
- Rose gold adhesive foil vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Cricut Explore Air II (or a similar machine) and cutting accessories (mat, weeder, scraper)
- Book name files (7 total) — Stone DOWNLOAD, Chamber DOWNLOAD, Prisoner DOWNLOAD, Goblet DOWNLOAD, Order DOWNLOAD, Prince DOWNLOAD, Hallows DOWNLOAD
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