DIY Harry Potter Throw Pillow
What is more magical than a diy Harry Potter throw pillow? The DIY Harry Potter throw pillow is especially soft because it is stuffed with a Home Elegance Luxury Pillow from Fairfield World. It feels like down but is really made with a siliconized micro denier gel fiber. The pillow is a simple sewing project that is great for beginners.
Harry Potter Projects Galore
Before we make the pillow, here are some more of my favorite Harry Potter craft projects.
- Pin the Scar on the Wizard Game
- How to Make a Mandrake
- Free Printable Harry Potter Activity Pack
- Harry Potter Peg Dolls
- Hogwarts House Garland
- Chocolate Frogs with Free Wizard Card Printable
- Luna Lovegood Paper Doll Printable Activity
- Harry Potter and Friends Pillows
- FREE Harry Potter House Printable Bookmarks
- Excavating Dragon Eggs
- Hogwarts House Inspired Pom-Pom Bookmarks
- Free Printable Harry Potter Bookmarks
- Luna Lovegood Spectre Specs Sleep Mask
- Fantastic Beasts and How to Make Them
- Homemade Recipe for Butterbeer
- Harry Potter FUNKO Pop Display
- Harry Potter and Friends Kindness Rocks for Spreading Magic
- FREE Printable Fantastic Beasts Bookmarks
- Hogwarts Muggle T-Shirt with Free Cut File
- FREE Harry Potter Coloring Sheet
- Harry Potter Planner Charm
- Harry Potter Magnetic Bookmarks
Supplies Needed for DIY Harry Potter Throw Pillow
To make the Harry Potter throw pillow you will need the following supplies and materials.
- 14 inch Home Elegance Luxury Pillow from Fairfield World
- Kunin Felt (Black, Red, Yellow, Cashmere Tan, Brown)
- Sewing Machine, Thread
- Black Embroidery Floss and Needle
My Favorite Sewing Supply List
These are the sewing supplies that I keep on hand at all times. They get used over and over again and again in so many of my projects.
- Sewing Machine – This one has FIFTY built in stitches!
- Ready Made Bobbins – I am not a fan of making my own bobbins so I LOVE these.
- Fabric Scissors – These are great because they cut through multiple layers of fabric.
- Pin Cushion and Pins – The cuter the better. I love this hedgehog.
- Poly-FIl Stuffing for Pillows
- Poly-Pellets for Bean Bags and Weighted Projects – The POUR bag makes all the difference.
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
Directions to Make DIY Harry Potter Throw Pillow
Start by cutting a piece of cashmere tan felt 15 x 12 inches. Then cut out a scar, hair and glasses from the black felt. To create the scarf and add length to the pillow, cut 7 red and yellow rectangles measuring 3 x 3 inches. Cut out two ears if desired.
Sew the rectangles together to form the scarf.
Pin and sew the black pieces to the cashmere tan.
Sew the scarf to the large piece of cashmere tan felt, leaving the extra hanging off the sides.
Use black embroidery floss to stitch eyes and a mouth for the Harry Potter pillow.
Cut a brown piece of felt that measures 15 x 15 inches and pin it back to back with your Harry Potter face, pinning the ears in between the two layers.
Sew the pillow around three sides including the sides with the ears. Insert the Home Elegance Luxury pillow and sew the fourth side closed. Harry Potter crafts and projects are so much fun! So are Harry Potter books, movies, snacks and games!
If you want to grab this Harry Potter recipe for Butter Beer and check out these handmade dolls, the recipe is FREE on the blog.
You can grab the free coloring sheet on the blog too!
Seven Reasons Kids Should Be Crafting
Practice Fine Motor Skills – Many craft projects require the use of fine motor skills to cut, tie knots, paint, color and even apply glue. Crafting provides a great opportunity to work on fine motor skills while creating works of art.
Build Self Esteem – Through the process of creating a craft project, a child works through a series of steps to make a masterpiece. The success of completing steps and having something wonderful to show for it has proven to build self esteem.
Create Community – Many craft projects that are done by kids in classrooms or groups collectively create a larger work of art. For example. When a group of kids create individual pumpkin crafts – once put together they have a patch. This creates community and inclusion.
Build Social Skills – While actively crafting, often times the fears and worries of talking with others subsides and children (of all ages) find themselves to be more social with those around them,
Promotes Individuality – Craft projects should allow children the opportunity to put their own style or mark into their work. There need to be choices available to successfully promote individuality. Some of these choices include picking colors, crayons vs colored pencils, cutting vs tearing paper and outlining.
Encourages Self Expression – Often times children will express their feelings and thoughts through simple drawing and works of art. Encouraging kids to draw in their journals and add their own elements to projects sometimes offers a release of feelings.
How To Involve Kids in DIY Projects
Do It Yourself projects are a great way to get the kids involved in making decorations. This gives them the opportunity to participate in what their environment looks and feels like – whether at home, school or camp. When kids have been included in the ideas and the creating, they have a sense of inclusion and importance, It is a way to have them learn that their vote counts.
If you are not aligned with your kid’s ideas for decorations because it’s not your look or style, don’t dismiss them. A good way to empower them to continue to express themselves is to allow them to have a large say in how they decorate their own space (bedroom or homework station). If you want to raise your kids to successfully be able to have a style of their own, it starts by giving them a say when they are little.
Cheers to ALL Things Magical!
For those of you who messaged me asking about the famous female wizards, here you go.
I whipped up Hermione and Luna Lovegood. Here are the pieces I cut out for each of them.
YAY for Harry Potter and his Friends!
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