Learn to make these DIY Harry Potter House Point Counters for these awesome additions to your Harry Potter themed room or birthday party!
I love playing with my Harry Potter pops and creating wonderful stories from them as much as I love creating DIY craft projects to fuel my Harry Potter obession.
My husband likes to help me, too, and started us on a conversation one day that led to this brilliant idea! Making House Point Hourglasses for my Harry Potter Pop stories.
I’ve got the best hubby who loves encouraging this small obsession of mine.
DIY Harry Potter House Point Hourglasses
- Hourglass Timers with colored sand (we got them here from Amazon)
- Bronze colored spray paint. We used this one that we had in our supplies, but this Oil Rubbed Bronze Metallic would probably look awesome. If you have craft paints at home that will work, by all means, use them!
- Painter’s tape – (this is the one we use). Masking tape would probably work as well – you just don’t want anything more permanent like duct tape.
- Jewelry bits – we got ours from the clearance section of Hobby Lobby, but you can use found objects for the same effect, or bits from any hobby store.
- E600 glue or something similar
- Not shown – paper towels and a toothpick
- Wrap painters tape around the clear portion of the timers. You want to go to the very edge and make it a firm seal.
2. Cover the entire clear portion of the tube.
3. Begin gluing on your jewelry/found object bits to the top of the hourglass timer in a manner that is pleasing to you. I used a toothpick to smear the adhesive around and get full coverage.
4. Lightly spray the tubes with the paint of your choice. You can use regular craft paint and brushes, we just felt this gave a better coverage for a couple of light layers and less work. Make sure to give each coat an hour or two to dry properly.
5. Lay them out to dry.
6. Go get some popcorn, make some pumpkin juice, and watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (we all know it’s probably playing on Freeform right now!) These puppies need to dry overnight.
7. Begin to remove the tape carefully. You might find that you need an exacto blade to cut the tape at the edge of the plastic top, but we didn’t.
8. All done!
Total Cost: It is hard to come up with a price since we had many of the supplies already at home, or I purchased objects from Hobby Lobby that were on clearance.
You can follow me on Instagram to see how I use the House Point Hourglasses to help me tell more Harry Potter stories! Here’s a sneak peek that I haven’t posted there, yet!!
10 Points for Gryffindor!
Something we could have done to make this a great Christmas ornament is to wrap fishing wire around the base of the top to hang from a tree. In the case of this particular one, I could string some fishing wire through the top jewelry bob for the same effect, but it will depend on your particular hourglass configuration.
If you have questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments! Or, let me know about your own Harry Potter DIY projects – I’d love to see them!