Harry Potter Nursery

Harry Potter Nursery

May 22, 2013 | Decor, DIY | 4 Comments

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.
DIY Harry Potter Nursery

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

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 jaheath86@gmail.com. Or you can buy different ones, there’s some really cool HP posters here.

2. Fill the room with cauldrons and potions.

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

3. Spell your little muggle’s name with rustic iron letters.

4. Any wizard would be lost without his owl. And every owl need a cage.

5. Of course, the HP room needs a Brass Key.

6. And a gryffindor scarf as well.

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

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.

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

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.

11. The blanket, lamp, rug, mobile, hamper, diaper stacker and drapes are “Aidan” collection from Cocalo Couture.

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

12. The only way to enter the nursery: through Platform 9 & 3/4.

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

13.Garage sales and flea markets are the best to find this kind of old looking picture frames.

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

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.

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

15. Don’t forget Harry’s wand. This one is an original replica from the movie. But you can easily DIY some wands following this chart. Here’s a tutorial.

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

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.

DIY Harry Potter Nursery

18. There is a serious lack of Potter crib sheets on the market. You can purchase this Harry Potter fabric double full fitted bed sheet and follow this tutorial to make your own.

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

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  1. blog

    May 20, 2013

    Simply want to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is simply spectacular and i could assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  2. Sky

    June 28, 2013

    This is absolutely spectacular!
    I would love to do this for my children, however, if I don’t have another baby, I’d love to make a playroom for my toddler son.
    Thank you for sharing this awesome project.

  3. Taylor

    June 28, 2013

    I’m definitely having a baby now, just so I can have this nursery! Just kidding, but if I ever have a kid, this is how I’m doing the nursery. It’s so awesome.

  4. Ali B

    March 23, 2015

    Forget the kid (I don’t have any anyway)…I want this for my own bedroom! :D I LOVE the Broomstick curtain rod, it is BRILLIANT!

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