Today I’m excited to share with you a tutorial to make these DIY Hogwarts House Notebooks as a part of the Happy Harry Potter Series at Rae Gun Ramblings. (I’ve even included a free printable of each of the notebook covers for you).
This is my third year participating in the Happy Harry Potter series. (you can see some of my other Harry Potter Craft Ideas HERE). I will have to say, that we are just a tiny bit Harry Potter obsessed at our house. We have the movies on iTunes and I think my 15-year-old daughter watches one almost every day. Nothing to watch on tv?? Just put Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on (that one is our favorite of the movies).
Last year we visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. I’ve mentioned before that I think that place is AMAZING. In addition to all of the great rides and atmosphere, the shopping there is pretty cool too. You can buy house robes, t-shirts, hats, wands, owls and even a sorting hat.
Free Printable Hogwarts Notebook Covers & Harry Potter Craft Idea
While we were perusing some of the shops I spied a set of House Notebooks and thought it was such a clever idea. The perfect thing for a “Muggle” to take with them on the first day of school (so they can imagine that they are really going to Hogwarts instead). I made a mental note to try to DIY them “someday”. This Harry Potter series seemed like the perfect time to check that project off of my “to make” list.
After I finished the project, my daughter saw these and snatched them up right away. She is planning to take them to school to use as notebooks for her classes.
The notebooks are SO easy to make, all you need to do is cover a composition notebook, you can find them all over the stores right now. Most of the ones I’ve seen are about 50 cents in the back to school section.
Are you ready to make one? NOTE: there was a typo in the notebook shown in the photo. The typo has been corrected in the downloadable file.
Supplies for DIY Harry Potter Notebooks
How To Get the Printables
Option #2: You don’t have to join our newsletter, and can buy them instead for a very small fee
Begin by printing out your notebook covers on cardstock. You will have a front and a back for each notebook.
Trim off the excess paper from the left side of the print out for the front cover.
Cover the notebook cover with UHU Glue.
Align the trimmed notebook print out with the binding on the composition notebook. Make sure the print out is covering the entire notebook cover.
Smooth it out to secure the glue.
Flip the notebook over and using an x-acto knife trim off the excess paper so that is even with the edge of the notebook.
Repeat for the back cover.