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DIY Hary Potter Marauders Map Tutorial and Printable from Harry Potter Paraphernalia. This is one of the coolest Harry Potter DIYs I have ever seen. If you like the map, download her free PDF because you never know when something is going to disappear from the internet.

You can see her simplified map for a kid’s party with ideas about making a map of your house on the inside with suggetions like the following:

  • A tree, especially a Willow tree – Whomping Willow
  • Basement – Dungeons, Underground, Snape’s Storage Rooms, Potions Classroom
  • Dining Room – Great Hall
  • Furnace Room – Floo Network
  • Garden – Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Kitchen – Hogwarts Kitchens
  • Living Room – Common Rooms, Dormitories (could call it the ‘Hufflepuff Dormitories’, or substitute the word ‘Hufflepuff’ for Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw)
  • Shed – Shrieking Shack, Broom Shed
  • Stairs – Grand Staircase, 3rd Floor Corridor
This is what the printable for the party map ends up looking like:

truebluemeandyou: This is the most complete Marauders Map I’ve seen as a free printable. Also the tutorial for the staining of the map is excellent. Hary Potter Marauders Map Tutorial and Printable from .


DIY Harry Potter The Project of Doom Quilt Free Pattern from Sewhooked at Craftsy. For more Harry Potter themed DIYs including Harry Potter Monopoly go here: 

You can also get Harry Potter quilting square patterns from Fandom in Stitches here. The squares depict:

  • Hogwarts
  • Harry Potter Characters
  • Character Related
  • Magical Creature
  • Quidditch
  • Supplies, Magical Objects and Spells
  • Potions
  • The Tales of the Beedle Bard
  • Alphabet
  • Wizarding World and Other Locations 


They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky, and now their home has been splendidly recreated using paper. Los Angeles-based artist Alan Ronay of Everyday Miniatures made this beautiful papercraft model of the interior of the Addams’ wonderfully spooky mansion from the 1960s tv series.

"I made the effort to capture the mood of the set using texture and shadows and by reproducing the set decoration as faithfully as possible. I used a slightly purple tint to give it that 1960s CRT nostalgia feel."

Ronay’s handmade model comes with paper standees of Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, and Cousin Itt and features a host of amazing details that made the Addam’s house so unforgettable, such as:

- You can see the shadow of Kitty Kat, the family lion, coming down the stairs.
- A portrait of Gomez’s business partner is hanging on the wall.
- Pierre the moose is hanging on the wall over the fireplace.
- Thing is popping out of a box on the harpsichord.
- Morticia’s peacock chair.
- Cousin Farouk is hanging on the wall.
- A copy of TV Guide with the Addams Family on the cover.

In addition to this one-of-a-kind piece, Ronay also created a downloadable DIY version that includes all the instructions and print files necessary to make your own scale model of the Addams’ Living Room, Stairs, Piano and character standees. All you’ll need is some paper, scissors, a printer, ruler, glue and a flesh-eating plant or two.

[via Nerd Approved]

There are few LOTR fans out there that wouldn’t want their own Sting but lets face it, buying one can get pricey. So why not use all your Hobbit ingenuity and make one! The amazing replica above was made with MDF board, paint, and sandpaper. It looks like it’ll take a little elbow grease but if you’ve got a little time and determination, you’ll be swinging around your very own sting soon enough.


You’ve seen them online. You’ve always wanted to try them. You’ve always wondered how much better your gaming life would be if only your dice were chocolate. No more! Now you can make them yourself with Our Nerd Home’s tutorial on how to make your own chocolate dice.

Make Your Own Chocolate Gaming Dice

Easy and delicious. One trip to the craft store and you’ll have a rank in Profession: Chocolatier 

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