Friday, 30 July 2010

Do-It-Yourself Hogwarts - the beginning...

So you want to know how to do-it-yourself Hogwarts do you? Well this post can't tell you exactly how to build your own Hogwarts (sadly, I have no talent in building anything as my Resistant Materials teacher from GCSE would happily tell you with evidence of my 'chair') which I know probably makes you feel led on but don't go yet, wait! No, come back here... Ok, thanks. What I was going to say is that it WILL give you a little idea of  how my PSM/housemate and me plan to decorate our uni house next term so we can get it as close as we can within our small, student budget to the inside of Hogwarts and I shall tell you how.

Firstly, the rooms we are creating are the Room of Requirement, The Great Hall, Gryffindor Common Room, Ravenclaw Room, Hagrid's Hut (we have a shed...), The Forbidden Forest (our crazy garden) and Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom.We are also using the idea of passwording our front door like Dumbledore's Office... Yeah, we are that cool.

As we haven't actually decorated it yet, this is just a general idea of what we're going to do, once it is completed pictures of course will be posted with more details but the general ideas for decorating is as follows: The Great Hall a.k.a our living room will have candlesticks being hung from the ceiling (lots of bluetac and string as well as hoping they won't drop on our heads as we walk around) and it'll have pretty dishes and cutlery, the hallway will have our chocolate frog cards and printed pictures of the portraits all along the hallway leading to Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom (can't really decorate that except with a sign to be honest :p) and then to the common rooms. This is where the real decorating comes in! The common rooms will have the House colours and banners hung outside the room, portraits on the room doors  which require a password to get in and then of course in the room they'll be decorated in those colours. But, yes, this is just a general idea of what the madness of our Harry Potter themed house is going to be like, it'll be more detailed when we begin decorating it as my descriptions aren't that great, sorry! However, it is not just decorating the house, the PSM and I are going to have wands (courtesy of Wizarding World of Harry Potter), robes, scarfs and lots of Bertie Botts every flavour beans so it's not just about where you are but the company you are with XD

Anyway, am going to sign off here, sorry it's not a massively interesting post but just thought this be one of three posts most likely on creating our own Hogwarts. Look forward to pictures in September, I'm off to make butterbeer now. TTFN.


  1. Cannot wait for September!! Our house is going to be amazing :D xxx

  2. It shall be amazing :D Cannot wait! Also, another point to add about our rooms we are discussing painting them red & gold (gryffindor) and blue & bronze (ravenclaw) and adding lots of posters and even making canvases to hang on the walls of the house badges... xxx


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