Last Updated on March 20, 2019
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You almost expect Snape to walk in at any moment and is his monotone voice state
‘There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class.’
To create this potions setup for the Harry Potter Hogwarts Dinner Party, there are two parts. The towering bookshelves, crammed of intricate bottles filled with the likes of Wartcap powder and Pepperup potion. Between the shelving, inset into an alcove, a worn wooden table holds a rustic cauldron, a slate with ingredients left behind by a student and a collection of candles that flicker, leaving a moody eerie glow.
Here’s the key points on how they were put together and a shopping list of the items are at the bottom.
Dark brown bookshelves are found at Ikea.
Every shelf was lit up behind the bottles and jars with battery operated led lights.
All other labels and book covers came from TheRPF.
The Veritaserum, Skele-gro, Wartcap powder and Pepperup potion labels came from this website printed on a textured paper stock
Oil and vinegar cruet
variety of bottles with stoppers
Canadian Club bottles (the ornate type) with labels removed
Apothecary jars filled with dried herbs and more foods from the Asian store
Very similar to shelf one, here you’d find:
glass jars filled with coffee beans, dried leaves, dried flowers, spices, spiky plants, dried roots, salt, seeds, dried corn husks, dried wormwood, pine needles
cleaned mussel shells
Dried coffee filters wrapped with brown twine or paper rope, or burlap covered the tops of the glass bottles
On the top of both bookshelves to extend the height, we piled old fashioned styled books, large dark feather dusters as fillers, ornate birdcages and owls.
The Potions table
Items you would’ve found on the potions table included:
several copies of Advanced Potions textbooks (you can find the printable covers on therpf.com)
candelabras of different heights
the rustic cauldron lifted up by a wrought iron frame
scales on a piece of slate, with several ingredients scattered