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Harry Potter Felt Ties

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When you attend a Harry Potter party it only makes sense that you would be sorted into a House. What better way to share you house colors than on   DIY Harry Potter Felt Ties?!

Harry Potter Felt Ties

How to Make Hogwarts House Ties Out of Felt:

One of the first items we ordered when my son chose Harry Potter as his Halloween costume was the tie.

According to him it was THE most important part. How on earth would everyone know that he was a Gryffindor if he did not sport the right colors?

Since all of the ties I could find online were $5+ a piece, I knew it was not realistic for me to buy one for all of the party guests. However, felt is extremely cheap and with a little hot glue I was able to put together 12 ties for $6.49 and in under one hour!


Easy Harry Potter Felt Tie Tutorial

How to make a Harry Potter Felt Tie

The first thing I did was draw out a tie pattern on a piece of card stock.

Do not look too closely because I am pretty sure it is uneven on every side.

The good news is it did not need to be too perfect because most of the guests were only 7, and I doubt they were going to bust out their rulers.

Tip for this tutorial:

I have had a lot of you ask for a downloadable template. While I do plan on adding one for the future, for now I have a tip for you.

  1. Grab one of your kids ties.
  2. Lay it on a piece of card stock.
  3. Mark the length and use it as a guide for how big to make your ties.
Harry Potter Felt Tie Tutorial

With the leftover fabrics we cut out coordinating stripes and used a little fabric glue to attach them at an angle.

Hot glue and hair clips gave me a cheap way for everyone to clip them onto their shirts during the party.

Harry Potter DIY ties

We decided that the best way for everyone to get a tie (and not fight over the best ones) was to write down each house name on a small piece of paper.

We placed them into a cup. When everyone arrived at the party I had the guests form a line and they chose their house and wands.

I loved watching all of their reactions as we helped them gather their supplies.

One little girl ,who came in full costume as Hermione Granger, was ecstatic when she picked Gryffindor.

It was meant to be.

Easy Felt Harry Potter Ties

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Harry Potter Felt Tie Tutorial


Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Can you pleace tell me what kind of fabrick do we need? Thank you!


Tuesday 28th of January 2020



Sunday 4th of August 2019

I’m having a hard time getting the felt to stick (even using fabric fusion). Any tips?


Monday 5th of August 2019

Have you tried a hot glue gun?

Nicole Tschappat

Saturday 11th of May 2019

This was great, thank you! I made the ties for my students and they were a hit!


Monday 13th of May 2019

I love to hear that! Thanks for giving this tutorial a try and for taking the time to comment.

Mar Marshall

Thursday 3rd of January 2019

My daughter is getting married June/19..and her theme is Harry Potter. After seeing your tutorial on the ties I was thinking I could incorporate the ties into a game.. this is an excellent idea of making ties. You are so smart !!! Any more ideas Thanx Marlene


Monday 23rd of July 2018

Hi, very cute ideas. I am wondering though if there is a pattern for the ties?


Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Hello Fara, First, thanks for visiting my site! Always happy to have a fellow Harry Potter fan stop by. I don't have a pattern. I free hand drew the ties onto card stock. However, I'd be happy to create a pattern if it's something everyone needs. Give me a few days and I'll upload it here!