“I ridiculously LOVE the scene when Hermione, in her usual know it all demeanor, informs her classmates on mandrakes while they are in the greenhouse learning to repot them. She says, A Mandrake, also known as Mandragora, is a magical and sentient plant which has a root that looks like a human (like a baby when the plant is young, but maturing as the plant grows). When matured, its cry can be fatal to any person who hears it.” I created a mandrake in a few easy steps that is durable enough to be used for a Harry Potter party decoration or as a part of a book project. It is sturdy and holds up to play thanks to the fabulous Beacon Power-Tac Insudrial Grade Adhesive. I love this product because it comes out THICK and ready to work with when using things like rocks, clay and fake plants. This post is sponsored by Beacon, the makers of Power-Tac, but the ideas and opinions are my own.
To make a mandrake in a pot, you will need the following materials/supplies:
The first step is to use the clay to hand sculpt a mandrake body. They are all different it could look a lot of different ways! Here is mine!
Use a pencil to create a hole in the top for and two holes in the bottom. Fake plants will be glued into these holes.
Bake the clay as instructed in the directions and let cool. While it is cooling, use the Power-Tac to glue rocks into the bottom of your pot, leaving room for the fake plant roots that will be added to your handmade mandrake.
Once the mandrake is cool, use Power-Tac to glue the plants into the holes by filling the hoes with adhesive then sticking in the plants. Let dry! The strength of the Power-Tac will hold the plant pieces completely in place when the mandrake is pulled to be re-potted, hopefully before the mandrake scream fatally kills a wizard!
Place mandrake into the pot and add a little foliage around it. This is actually moss from the yard.
If you are a fan of herbology class at Hogwarts, you might want to give this Harry Potter crossword puzzle a go! You can download it FREE!
While the Power-Tac is out, make some magical flying keys in just two steps.
- Glue feathers to keys with Power-Tac.
- Tie string to the keys and hang them!
This blog is FILLED with Harry Potter ideas for parties, crafts and home decor! Here is one of my favorite new projects! I used Beacon’s Fabri-Tac to bring this Harry Potter throw pillow to life! Check it out and make one of your own!
YAY for magical Harry Potter Herbology Class, DIY Mandrakes and AWESOME Beacon Adhesives!
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