Hogwarts Letters! CWC 4.13

As most everyone already knows, I’m more than a little obsessed with The Wizarding World and Harry Potter fandom. This week’s Crafting With Cocktails is all about making Hogwarts letters for your friends! I am hosting a birthday party in a week and wanted all of my friends who have been just as engaged in HP to have a truly magical experience.

Supplies:

  1. Parchment. I used Southworth 32lb. Ivory parchment that I purchased at Office Depot.
  2. A green pen
  3. A gold Sharpie
  4. A Hogwarts stamp which I purchased here
  5. An ink pad which I purchased here
  6. A Hogwarts crest wax seal which I purchase here
  7. Hot glue gun and red hot glue sticks OR Sealing Wax
  8. Lumos font which you can download here
  9. Aquiline Two font which you can download here
  10. A Hogwarts crest- I used this one
  11. 5.75×8.75 ivory envelopes
  12. A printer
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Finished Hogwarts letters! Note: I misspelled “Little Whinging”… Whoops…

Step 1: Create your letter. Below is the text that I used in my letter:

PAGE 1

Hogwarts School 

of Witchcraft and Wizardry 

Headmaster Minerva McGonagall

(Order of Merlin, First Class, Supreme Badass,

International Confederation of Stink-eye)

Dear [Attendee],

We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited to [Name of birthday person]’s [Age they are turning] birthday party. Please find enclosed the address and instructions for your arrival. The party begins on [Date] at 7pm. Please RSVP no later than [Date] by Facebook or Owl.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name],

Deputy Headmistress

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

PAGE 2

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry 

Guests will require:

1. Robes of your choosing, preferably in the style of your favorite Wizarding World character

2. Any libations you prefer outside of the usual potions provided

3. A wand

The address of this celebration is [Address]. [Add additional instructions here, for example:] To enter the building, use the code #### and find the appropriate key for the second door.

Broomstick parking will be made available. Street parking for muggle vehicles.

Yours sincerely,

[Fictional name]

Chief Attendant of Witchcraft Provisions

Step 2: Add the Hogwarts crest at the center of the top of your letter. Add signatures above the names you place on the letter. Print these out and fold in half.

Step 3: Print your letter and fold in half. Place in an envelope.

Step 4: Adress your envelope with as much detail as you can.

Step 5: Using your ink pad and Hogwarts stamp, stamp the logo on the envelope flap.

Step 6: Using your Hot glue gun and red hot glue, seal the envelope and stamp in with the wax seal.

IMPORTANT!

If you are going to mail your letters, be sure to purchase “Non-machinable” stamps, otherwise, the machinery they use in the postal system may deteriorate the quality of your letter. They are slightly more expensive than regular stamps but well worth the surprise!

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