What comes to your mind when you think of Harry Potter? The books or the movies?
My answer would be both but the books are certainly some of my favorite books to read again and again every few years.
For the last couple of years, I have created either a craft project or a home decor project to share at the end of July.
Why in July?
Harry Potter fans know that Harry’s birthday in the books is July 31st. The same birthday as the author’s J.K. Rowlings. For a lot of bloggers, this is when we share old and new projects with a Hogwarts theme mostly because it is fun.
Christmas is another time of the year that Harry Potter craft projects are shared a lot more than usual. Especially Christmas ornaments.
Since cross-stitching is a favorite hobby of mine, I have created two cross-stitch designs over the years that I shared at the end of July in recent years.
This one is all about the book titles!
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The titles of the books are enough to bring back memories of the famous wizarding world of Harry Potter.
My daughter has a sweatshirt that lists the titles of the books condensed down to just one word that I have always found to be so clever. This sweatshirt became my inspiration for this cross-stitch pattern.
I first created a template for the pattern in PicMonkey and played around with different fonts and spacing until I got a pattern that I liked. I then downloaded the file in a pdf format to be able to share it with you.
There are several online cross-stitch programs to choose from. For this pattern, I uploaded the .pdf file to Stitch Fiddle to create a basic grid for each word.
I stitched the pattern on white 14 Count Aida cloth for my version.
I prefer DMC floss colors and stitched this pattern in the basic DMC 310 Black color. However, a second version of this would have a different color for each book title representing the Hogwarts House colors or a variety of DMC colors to match the book jackets.
This is a simple enough cross-stitch project to just have fun with the final look.
After I had stitched the pattern, I felt like it just needed something more.
Just a little something to make it stand out more and be an iconic image of the entire series.
So I sketched a rough image of the Elder Wand symbol to the grid and stitched it in the pattern as well.
The Deathly Hallows cross stitch pattern I created last year is a great companion to hang on the wall with this newly finished project.
As an update to when I created and shared this post a couple of years ago, I have finally recreated this pattern in StitchFix to be able to share the pattern with you. For me, this pattern is a great way to remember some of my favorite parts about each of the Harry Potter books when I don’t have the time to read them again.
Disclaimer: This pattern is being shared for personal use only. Download your free copy of this Harry Potter Book Titles Cross Stitch Pattern.
As an avid cross-stitcher and Harry Potter book fan, I would be remiss if I didn’t share some Harry Potter cross-stitch designs and even some Harry Potter cross-stitch kits you can purchase online.
It has been a few years since I made something new for the Harry Potter birthday craze in July of each year, but I will share what I have made in the past. I still have all of them in my house, even though some people have hinted that they may just disappear one day off my bookshelf.
Below are the Harry Potter projects I have worked on in the past.
If you also complete a Harry Potter project each year, either in July or at Christmas, I would love for you to leave a link to your post in the comments.
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