You might have seen cute little Primark Harry Potter-inspired potions bottle fairy lights on Instagram. For those of us who don’t live in the UK, didn’t pick them up while there, or just wanted labels that are more authentic to Harry Potter, here’s how to make your own [super quick, easy and cheap] to decorate your bookshelf.
To make your own Harry Potter potions bottle fairy lights, you’ll need:
- battery operated LED fairy lights (and batteries!)
- little 30mL craft bottles with cork tops (pick up enough to match the number of lights)
- hot glue gun and glue gun sticks
- A larger knitting needle or a skewer
- white mail labels [with sticky backing] (you can often download the word template using a code on the packaging)
- potion labels from Harry Potter Wikia
- Start by downloading the potion labels from Harry Potter Wikia from the link above. Copy and paste each of the labels (On a Mac, I just copy from Preview), and paste into the word document mail label template
- Print off the labels on the mail labels.
- Use scissors and cut out the labels.
- Stick onto bottles.
- Use the knitting needle to pierce through the middle of the cork to create a hole large enough for the fairy light to fit through. Repeat until all the cork tops have holes in.
- Thread each light through the holes.
- Use the hot glue gun to run a thin line of glue around the edge of the cork top, before pressing it back into the glass bottle. Repeat until complete.
- Pop in batteries and hang your new Harry Potter inspired potions bottle fairy lights on your bookshelf!
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