Do you have forgetful kids? You know the type – I forgot my homework…my backpack…my permission slip…
As a mom, I hate this phrase. It’s currently one of my daughter’s favorite things to say and it drives me insane. So when The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter showed up in our mailbox (almost as exciting as a letter from Hogwarts) we just could not resist making our own Remembrall Ring. What better visual reminder could there be for a forgetful Harry Potter fan than Neville Longbottom’s famous ring?
As we crafted this ring, we did make a couple of edits because it is nearly impossible to do a DIY without personalizing it a tad.
Find this craft on page 43 of The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter by Jamie Harrington
How to Make a Remembrall Ring
- 1 (20mm) Glass Globe
- 1 Thin Gold-Plated Jewelry Chain
- 1 Wide Ring, flat surface
- Round Jewelry Frame (about the size of the opening of the Glass Globe)
- Red Glitter
- Glow in the Dark Glitter
- Gold Paint Pen
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Wire Cutters
1. Use your hot glue gun to carefully glue the gold chain to one side of the globe’s base. Be careful to make sure that the glue is on the globe and not on the cap. Once set, use your hot glue gun again to draw a line over the top of the globe (slightly off center), stretch the gold chain across the top of the globe, and press into the hot glue. Secure with hot glue on the other side of the base.
Our globes came with corks (found at Michaels) which I left in while gluing because this helped make sure I didn’t glue the cap and gave me something to hold on to.
2. Once the glue has dried, use the wire cutters to remove excess chain from the globe.
3. Next, fill the globe up about half-way with glow in the dark glitter.
4. Then top off with red glitter and glue the round jewelry frame on to seal the globe shut. Be very careful with this step because the hot glue gun will heat up the metal.
5. Attach the cap onto the ring base. There are ring bases out there that will screw together. Since we could not find one, we used hot glue to secure the two together. Allow it to dry.
6. Once dried, use a gold paint pen to color in the metals of the ring and hide any excess hot glue. This will help give the ring a nice cohesive look.
Then put it on and flaunt it! As you go about your day the ring will “charge” in natural light and then glow in the dark. Maybe not as cool as the smoke filled one from Harry Potter but, who doesn’t need their lightbulb moments?
We had a blast creating this ring as well as other Harry Potter crafts found within The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter. There are so many brilliant ideas within this book to inspire that this is definitely a book that should be in the home of every Harry Potter fan.
The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter
Charming crafts even Muggles can make!
You won’t need alchemy or a magic wand to make these magical projects inspired by the world of Harry Potter. With a little Hogwarts creativity and the step-by-step guidance of this spellbinding book, you’ll be able to transfigurate simple supplies and things around the house into everything from Remembrall Rings to Butterbeer Lip Balm to Nargles for your front lawn.
You’ll be as busy as Mrs. Weasley knitting her Christmas sweaters as you dive into dozens of Potterific