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Friday, June 28, 2019

DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display

Show off your favorite Harry Potter figures with this DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display!

DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display

One of my favorite things in life is Harry Potter. This last Christmas, I decided to get myself a gift: the Harry Potter Funko Advent Calendar! It comes with 24 Harry Potter Funko Pop mini figures that you get each day as you count down to Christmas. My daughter keeps trying to steal the figures for herself, so needed to find a way to display these beloved figures and keep them safe. After finding some house-shaped shadow boxes, the idea for this display came together like magic and I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!!

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To make this magical Harry Potter Funko Pop Display, you'll need these supplies:

DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display wood cutting supplies

To make the shelves for the display, start by cutting the birch wood into three pieces using a TrueControl Knifeacrylic ruler and a self-healing mat. Cut two pieces measuring 7 1/2" x 1 3/4", and one piece 5 1/2" x 1 3/4". Fit the birch pieces into the shadow boxes and make any adjustments as necessary so that the shelves have a snug fit.

DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display supplies

Paint the Shadow Box House Set and the pieces of birch with a couple of coats of gray FolkArt Brushed Metal Paint and a flat paint brush. You don't need to paint the back or the inside of the shadow boxes, but be sure to paint both sides of the birch pieces. Let the paint dry completely.

DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display backgrounds and tape runner

I decided to use a brick background for the main character figures, and a room filled with floating candles for the Hogwarts faculty figures. You can print out the Harry Potter Display Backgrounds I used (for personal use only), or find some background patterns of your own that you like for your display shelves.

Use a pencil to trace the shadow boxes on the background images. Cut the shape out about 1/4" smaller than the tracing. Place the background inside the box and make adjustments until it fits perfectly. Add lines of tape runner around the edges and the center of the backside of the paper. Carefully place the paper into the box and press it down well.

DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display Shelves and Glue

Place a shelf inside the box and figure out where you want it to go. Make a pencil mark and remove the shelf piece. Add a thin line of adhesive to three edges of the shelf piece and carefully put it back into the shadow box at the mark. Use a mini level to make sure the shelf is level. Hold the shelf in place until the glue sets. Repeat this process for the other shadow box and shelves.

DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display glue with clamp

Add some adhesive to the side of the smaller shadow box and connect it to the larger shadow box, lining up the top edges where the roofs start. Hold the boxes together to dry with a mini clamp.

DIY Snitch paint supplies

For the space below the smaller shadow box, I decided to make a flying Snitch! Paint a wooden bead with two coats of gold FolkArt Brushed Metal Paint and let it dry completely. For some extra magical sparkle, add a coat of gold FolkArt Glitterific Paint.

Snitch wing supplies

To make the wings of the Snitch, you'll need:
Beading Wire
Jewelry Wire Cutters
Gold Glitter Duct Tape

Snitch wing

Cut a 2-3 inch piece of wire using wire cutters. Fold a piece of gold glitter duct tape over the wire and press the tape together well. Cut the tape into the shape of a wing. Repeat this step to make a second wing.

Snitch wing fringed

Use scissors to carefully cut fringe on both of the wings. Be careful not to cut all the way through!

DIY Harry Potter Snitch

Add some glue to the end of the wire and place it inside one side of the bead. Hold it in place until the glue sets. Repeat for the other side, then adjust the wires to look more wing-like.

Gluing Snitch to DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display

Add a drop of glue to the center of the bottom of the smaller shadow box. Cut a 2-3 inch piece of thread or fishing wire and push an end into the glue. Cover the glue with a small piece of scrap duct tape. Glue the other end of the thread to the top of the Snitch and cover with another small piece of duct tape. Leave in place until the glue has completely dried.

DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display with Snitch

When you hang the display up, it will look like the Snitch is flying all on its own! I love how the glitter sparkles in the sunlight and any bit of air makes it move like magic.

DIY Harry Potter Funko Pop Display

I was worried about the Funko figures getting knocked over or falling off the shelves, so I came up with a handy solution. I arranged the figures how I wanted, then stuck a glue dot to the figure's feet and pressed it onto the shelf. Voila! The figures stay firmly in place, but are removable if necessary.

The Shadow Box Houses have hooks on the back to make hanging the display easy! Place a level on one of the shelves and hold the display up where you want it to go. Use a pencil to make small marks on the wall at the peak of each roof. Place nails over the pencil marks, and hang the display up to enjoy!

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  1. I totally love this. It will be a fun project with the kids this summer

  2. I love this, my niece would love it for her LOL dolls.


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