Hogwarts Coat of Arms from Harry Potter


"Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it..."
- Albus Dumbledore

With Halloween on the horizon it only felt appropriate that I should make some projects to mark the occasion. I'm in the process of creating a Halloween window display based on the Harry Potter series of books and movies, the Hogwarts Coat of Arms is just one of the many props that will feature in the finished display.

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima designed the Coat of Arms based on J.K. Rowling's description in the Harry Potter books. It is divided into four, with each quadrant representing the founders: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. You can find out more about the emblems of the wizarding world on Pottermore.

My Coat of Arms is brought to life using colored felt, some decorative rope, glue and a handful of templates. I had a lot of help from my girlfriend who did some of the fiddly bits, including the detail work. She also helped with the gluing, so a big thank you to her for putting up with me.

Full instructions to make this project are available on Instructables.