Harry Potter Nursery
It’s never too early to raise the next generation of super fans. One day your kids will hate everything you like. Today is not that day. This nursery design was definitely a lot more complicated than a trip to Babies R Us for bedding and wall art; however, the finished result is absolutely worth the trouble of scavenging for everything Potter-esque.
1. Take a photo of your collection of HP books and enlarge it to make a beautiful canvas, the creator of this project is able to order that one she took for you. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can buy different ones, there’s some really cool HP posters here.
3. Spell your little muggle’s name with rustic iron letters.
5. Of course, the HP room needs a Brass Key.
6. And a gryffindor scarf as well.
7. The HP mobile features a broomstick, magic wand complete with stars, a sorting hat, lighting bolt and golden snitch. Each item measures between 3 and 6 inches suspended using invisible thread to give the illusion that the magical objects are floating. The mobile is entirely hand-stitched using soft felt with a poly-fiber wadding for shape.
8. Paint the ceiling like the Great Hall of Hogwarts. It’s not as hard as it looks. Here are two instructional videos with different techniques. In this one, you paint the blue first and add the clouds later. And in this one, you paint the white first and add the sky later.
9. The owl art shown here is from Pier 1, but it’s sold out. Try these ones instead.
10. Dumbledore’s inspirational quotes are amazing. They are easy to apply and can be easily removed without damaging your walls. The quotes can be applied to walls, doors, windows, or any other smooth or semi-textured surface.
12. The only way to enter the nursery: through Platform 9 & 3/4.
13.Garage sales and flea markets are the best to find this kind of old looking picture frames.
14. James, Albus, and Lily Potter or Rose and Hugo Weasley (and all the other Weasley Jr.’s) would’ve received one of these from Mrs. Weasley when they were infants! A baby blanket with Gryffindor house colors is a must.
16. The besom broom acting as a curtain rod is definitely the highlight of this room decor.
17. That one in the photo is an actual antique hump back trunk from 1872. Jennifer, the genius behind this nursery decor, payed $50.00 for it (what???) and she tells all about her adventure journey to find this trunk. If you’re not as lucky as her, you can buy one not so vintage trunk here for the same price.
19. LUMOS!! NOX! The spells for light and dark come together in this inspired little light switch plate.
20. Lastly, fill the little muggle’s closet with lots of HP inspired onesies.
Original Project: Jennifer Heath