Harry Potter Halloween Decorations – Helene in Between
Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year: cooler weather, cute clothes, and treats. But besides that, you can also decorate for Halloween! This year I decorated my house with a Harry Potter Halloween theme. After sharing my photos on Instagram, I had tons of questions about the floating candles, my DIY pillows […]

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year: cooler weather, cute clothes, and treats. But besides that, you can also decorate for Halloween! This year I decorated my house with a Harry Potter Halloween theme.

After sharing my photos on Instagram, I had tons of questions about the floating candles, my DIY pillows and more! Here are my Harry Potter Halloween decorations that you can easily recreate. As a Harry Potter fan, I thought it would be fun to add some of my favorite scenes from the books.

Halloween reminds me to dress up as a witch as a child, and what better way to celebrate as an adult than with Harry Potter? Especially since there are plenty of magical (and inexpensive) ways to add spooky aspects to your home. Using your imagination and Amazon, you can make it seem like you are going through platform 9 3/4.

Harry Potter Halloween Decorating Ideas

Harry Potter floating candles

One of my favorite scenes is inside Hogwarts in the Great Hall, with the candles floating around when they sing "Double Double Toil and Trouble". It's such a beautiful scene in the movie and having the hot floating candles in my house made me feel like I was about to hear the hat sorting out to find out what house I could be in.

To make the floating candles that I bought these led lights from amazon. I also bought a large box of batteries, fishing line and duct tape. I unscrewed the lights and added the batteries. They easily turn on and off when you unscrew them or set them on a timer. Next, I cut different lengths of fishing line. In the middle of each piece of string I tied them in the light part by the screw of the light unscrewed. Then I screwed the pieces together and glued it to the ceiling! Here is !!

These flameless LED candles are not too expensive and a great idea for any Halloween decorations.

Harry Potter themed decor on Amazon

Amazon to the rescue on your Harry Potter decor! Suits, pumpkins, cauldrons, even Harry Potter Themed Socks! As I mentioned above, floating candles (and some DIY efforts) were possible through Amazon. I found very similar options at Pottery Barn for four times the price!

Here are a few other Amazon items you can use to create a Harry Potter room:

Broom stick - I hung the broomstick as a central piece above the TV.

I used a side table and added a few items like, a plastic skull, potion bottles, and pumpkins.

Around my fireplace I added gauze to help with creep.

This skull on books with a crow on top is perfect for Harry Potter themed decor and can be seen in Snape's office. In reality, this whole section on Amazon has great options for Harry Potter decorating ideas.

We have French doors that lead to our hallway so I opened them and found a lot of stuff on a variety package of over 100 window closures. He has spiders, bats and more. You can also easily stick it on a wall!

Target and Home Goods is another great place to find Harry Potter-like decor. Pleasure orange spider lights in the corner are from Target. I also found some really cheap spiders to Target which I used on the mantel, floor and wall.

The skeleton on top of the books with LED glowing eyes was from Home Goods. I also found "spell" books there.

DIY Harry Potter Halloween Ideas

Some of the items you see that I created myself! I found a black pillow, then I used a silver gel marker and wrote: "I solemnly swear that I am for nothing".

Then I used an old frame and a piece of paper to create the Platform 9 3/4 panel. I used a bowl to draw a circle around it.

For the black tree (aka my whomping willow), I took sticks and painted them black. I also added my own scarf and draped it over the TV console.

Another idea is to take letters and use fishing line hang them! It's a great scene in the first book when Harry receives the letter from Hogwarts and the room fills with letters. I also like the "Have you seen this wizard" sign from the Daily Prophet newspaper. Simply cut out a poster and place it in front of a mirror.

You can make your own version of a Marauder's Map or purchase this cheap from Amazon.

In the corner, I added some of my own older books along with the "spell" book I had.

I thought it was awesome Skeleton Hand Stemless Wine Glasses at Pottery Barn.

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