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3 DIY Harry Potter-Inspired Birthday Greeting Card Ideas

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Harry Potter-Inspired Birthday and Greeting Card Ideas

Harry Potter-Inspired Birthday and Greeting Card Ideas

The Harry Potter book and movie franchises have taken the world by storm over the past couple of decades, and odds are someone in your family or friend group is a devoted fan! If you want to surprise the Harry Potter-lover in your life for their birthday or some other occasion, try putting together one of these magical, DIY cards to commemorate their special day!

Hagrid's Happee Birthdae Greeting Card

Hagrid's Happee Birthdae Greeting Card

1. Hagrid's "Happee Birthdae" Cake Greeting Card

Who can forget the iconic birthday cake that Hagrid gets for Harry in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. My inspiration for this birthday greeting card is that beautiful cake. It takes only a few supplies and a few minutes of your time, and it will definitely bring a smile to whoever you give it to.

Supplies Needed for Hagrid's Happee Birthdae Greeting Card

Supplies Needed for Hagrid's Happee Birthdae Greeting Card

Supplies

  • Black marker/sketch pen with a fine tip
  • Double-sided tape (or glue)
  • Pink, Green, and gold colored markers with fine tips
  • Two shades of pink cardstock (a lighter and a darker shade were used for this project)
  • A5-size white cardstock (for the base)
  • A pair of scissors
Hagrid's Happee Birthdae Greeting Card Steps

Hagrid's Happee Birthdae Greeting Card Steps

Instructions

  1. Start by taking an A5-size piece of white cardstock and folding it in half to make a base for your greeting card.
  2. Cut a circle from the lighter shade of pink. The circle does not have to be a perfect circle.
  3. Create lines on the circle to resemble the lines on Hagrid's cake in the movie using a pink marker.
  4. Write the words "HAPPEE BIRTHDAE" on the top of this circle using a dark green marker. You can customize this as per your liking.
  5. Take the darker shade of pink and cut a slightly bigger circle than the lighter-shade circle. This will act as the border for the cake.
  6. To assemble the cake, paste the smaller circle on the larger circle using double-sided tape or glue.
  7. Finally, paste the completed cake on the white cardstock base.
  8. On the white cardstock, write the message, "Accio Cake" using the fine black colored marker.
  9. For a little bit more magic, I used the gold marker to add detailing on the card. This step is totally optional.
  10. The only thing left to do is write a magical message to your loved one, and you are done!

Tip: You can also make the cake using just markers if you are unable to find the colored cardstock.

Invisibility Cloak Greeting Card

Invisibility Cloak Greeting Card

2. Invisibility Cloak Greeting Card

Every fan has wished for an invisibility cloak at one point or another after seeing it in Harry Potter. Well now you can also gift one through this card. Yes, of course I am joking, but I personally found this to be hilarious. The best part is that this card can be made in just five minutes.

Steps for Invisibility Cloak Greeting Card

Steps for Invisibility Cloak Greeting Card

Supplies

  • Black marker/sketch pen with a fine tip
  • Gold marker
  • A5-Size white cardstock (for the base)
Invisibility Cloak Greeting Card Steps

Invisibility Cloak Greeting Card Steps

Instructions

  1. Start by taking an A5-size piece of white cardstock and folding it in half to make a base for your greeting card.
  2. Write your message on the top half of the card using the black marker. I just went with the plain old "Happy Birthday."
  3. In the bottom half, write the words (using the same marker), "I bought you an invisibility cloak!" and add an arrow next to it.
  4. I also added gold details on the card, which is totally optional.
  5. That's it! You are done, and I am sure your loved ones are going to get a good laugh from this card.

Tip: You can also make the card colorful using markers or other colored cardstock.

Have a Magical Birthday Greeting Card

Have a Magical Birthday Greeting Card

3. "Have a Magical Birthday" Greeting Card

This card is inspired by the hats worn by famous witches and wizards at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After all, everyone who loves the series is still waiting for their sorting at the school. Here is how to make the greeting card in just a couple of minutes.

Supplies for Have a Magical Birthday Greeting Card

Supplies for Have a Magical Birthday Greeting Card

Supplies

  • Black marker/sketch pen with a fine tip
  • Double-sided tape (or glue)
  • Black cardstock
  • A5-size white cardstock (for the base)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Gold marker
  • Witch-hat template
Have a Magical Birthday Greeting Card Steps

Have a Magical Birthday Greeting Card Steps

Instructions

  1. Start by taking an A5-size piece of white cardstock and folding it in half to make a base for your greeting card.
  2. Download the template of the witch hat from the link above.
  3. Using the black cardstock, cut out the hat silhouette.
  4. Using double-sided tape (or glue), paste the hat on the top half of the white cardstock base.
  5. On the bottom half of the base, write the message "Have a Magical Birthday!" I used a mix of gold and black marker for this.
  6. Add stars and dots using the markers. This is totally an optional step.

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Comments

PGupta0919 (author) on August 31, 2020:

Thank you Sp Greaney

Sp Greaney from Ireland on August 30, 2020:

I know a few Harry Potter fans. These cards would be such a hit with them.

PGupta0919 (author) on August 23, 2020:

Thank you

Priyanshi Gupta on August 23, 2020:

I love the third one, totally going to make this for my HP friends.