Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Easy Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters Journal

You will need: 

  • Faux Fur Fabric (You can buy it by the yard at the craft store)
  • a notebook (not spiral bound)
  • hot glue
  • 2 flat marbles
  • felt in red and white
  • scissors
  • orange paper
  • a black marker 
  • mod podge

Lay your notebook open on your faux fur and cut the fur to your specific notebook. The faux fur should cover most of the inside of the journal's front and back inside cover. the fur should only hang over the top and bottom of the book about half an inch. 

After you have your fur cut to your book, Use hot glue to glue the fur to the front of the book and to the inside covers of the notebook. Add a line of hot glue to the half inch that over laps the edges and push them together.

Cut a tongue out of red felt and teeth out of white. Glue them on the inside flap of the book. The tongue behind the teeth. 

Trace your flat marbles onto your orange paper. Cut the circles out and add pupils with a black marker. Use Mod Podge to secure the paper to the back of the flat marbles. Once the marbles are completely dry, glue them to the front cover of your book as the eyes. 

My 7-year-old is absolutely thrilled with the way her journal turned out and I am too! We already have plans to make more! 
Who would you make a monster book for?

Faux Fur Fabric
Flat Marbles
Felt in Various Colors

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Shelby Bunker said...

This is adorable. I love Harry Potter and I LOVE notebooks. I need to make this!

Charlotte TheMummyToolbox said...

This is the coolest! My cousins love harry potter and I know they would think these are awesome! I just want to do this to all my books now haha

Karen Morse said...

This DIY is so fabulous - and I dont even read Harry Potter! I mean, it could be for that series, but could be for the season or or anything! Its just cute!

Jena Proctor said...

I am not a HP fan and I love this! It would make a great gift too!

Amanda said...

What a fun idea! Super cute.

Amanda said...

And I love the idea of using flat marbles for eyes. It really makes the book cover come to life!

OurFamilyWorld said...

I love Harry Potter. That monster book is adorable! I want to make this with the twins.

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I have never watched the movies or read any of the books, but this adorable! My son would love this.

Roxanne Ferber said...

This is brilliant! My kids don't know who Harry Potter is yet, but this will still be something they love!

Kimberly Stroh said...

It just dawned on me that this is another JK Rawling book/movie. It looks so good! I need to go catch the flick and then do this with my son. I bet he'd find it fun!

Krystel Seijo said...

I have so many Harry Potter lovers in my family so this is a great gift idea! I love DIY projects so I can't wait to get started on this one!

ron said...

I know someone who would love this, I just forwarded it to her. Thanks. Ron

Heather Garcia said...

That is such a fun idea! You could even do a whole bunch of them for a child's birthday party for fun take home gifts!

Brittany Muddamalle said...

This is amazing! My kids and I just started reading the Harry Potter books during school every day. They love it! They've been running around my house all week doing spells. They would love this!

Taylor Mobley said...

Oh gosh how cool is that!!! I love it! Harry Potter is my favorite book collection!!!!! I learned to read off of those books!

Donna Shoots said...

This is so adorable! We love all things Harry Potter! I'm going to be making this for my three littles for Christmas!

Rebecca Kelsey Sampson said...

This is amazing! It would work perfectly with my Hermione Granger costume, thank you.

Foodie Finds Home said...

That is amazing and super cool. My daughter is totally going to want one after I show her this post! :-)

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