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Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts

Tiny Harry Potter Signposts


I absolutely love signposts with fictive book-locations painted on them! They are so nerdy, every time I see one on Pinterest or Insta, I squeal with pleasure 😍🤓.

The Harry Potter book series holds a special place in my heart because I grew up with the books, read them in both German and English, had the audiobooks in both languages and listened to them A LOT. So much, actually, that my sister and I (we shared a room and would listen to HP together) made up a game where we had to complete a Harry Potter quote the other person started. For instance, she would say “Oh, look, a Blibbering..” and I would complete: “Humdinger!” together with “Book 7, Luna Lovegood” 😂

 

Anyways, making a Harry Potter-themed signpost has been on my list for a while now, I’m glad I finally got around to do it! I spent hours coming up with doodles for each location, then checking for fonts or writing the letters myself on my iPad. After I finished, Chibi convinced me to create a free template out of it, in case anyone else wants do create a Harry Potter signpost! 🥰🧙🏼‍♀️🧙🏾🧙🏻‍♂️

 

Instead of the large signs that are easily 1.5m tall, I decided to create miniature signposts that you can stick in a flower pot at home! 🥳

Check out our video tutorial:

Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts
Free template: Harry Potter Signpost with locations #freetemplate #freedownload #harrypotter #mischiefmanaged #diy #signpost

Harry Potter Wegweiser / Signpost

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Material and Tools

  • Wooden trim (2.5cm or 4cm wide)
  • waterproof pen (Sharpie for instance) or acrylic paint
  • varnish (makes sure the sharpies don’t spread while drawing)
  • nails and a wooden stick/small pole
  • our free template

You’ll need scissors, a clean paint brush to apply the varnish, and a hammer.

Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts

Instructions

  1. Print out the template. Make sure you set it to 100%. Check the measurements of the control box on the template.
  2. Cut out names and decide whether you want them pointing to the right or the left. For simplicity the template only includes right-pointing arrows.
  3. Cut you wooden trim into signpost shapes (feel free to come up with your own design).
  4. Use varnish to seal the wood. Apply a thin coat of varnish on top of the signs. This is an important step, because Sharpies will “bleed” on the wood if you don’t seal it first! (See photos below).
  5. Transfer the letters and drawings to the wood signs. You can use carbon paper for that if you have any (transfer it by rubbing a pencil on the back of the templates).
  6. Draw on the letters and drawings using a waterproof pen.
  7. Nail the signs onto a post, finishing your signpost!
Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts
Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts

Helpful tip: Transferring designs

You can transfer designs using carbon paper. If you don't have any, you can ``make`` it yourself: Simply scribble on the back of the template with a pencil -- then place the template on the sign and follow the outlines with a (sharp) pencil: the pencil marks on the back of the template will transfer to the wood.

Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts
Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts
Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts
Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts
Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts
Free template for a Harry Potter themed signpost #harryPotter #freedownload #templage #signpost #diy #crafts

Helpful tip: Pens bleeding on wood signs

Some waterproof pens can bleed on wood. In the photos below, you can see that the edges of ``PLATFORM`` are not sharp, but that color bled into the wood. To prevent this, you have to treat your wood with a coat of varnish. Once the varnish is applied, you can draw on the signs!

Let me know in the comments if you like the template!

Have fun crafting,

Love ❤️

Lenzi


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