Hello my lovelies,
I’ve been crafting again! As you will know from previous posts, I am doing a Hogwarts Holiday at Home program for my daughter when we return from Disneyland Paris. The holiday program will start with a delivery from Hogwarts via owl post of an acceptance letter to the Hogwarts Holiday at Home program, a handcrafted wand with an Ollivander’s wand box, a Gryffindor robe, and some bought items such as a plush little owl called Otus who will have this own birth certificate (tutorial and printable to come) and blanket, a Nimbus 2000 broomstick, a Gryffindor scarf and some sweeties from Honeydukes!
I knew I wanted to add some sweet treats from Honeydukes and have been scouring the shops to find sweets that would be passable as wizarding treats. It wasn’t that difficult to be honest as there’s a lot that could easily be rebranded which is what I did.
The first thing I did was google a list of Honeydukes candies and since I couldn’t find a free printable Honeydukes Label, I created my own which will be free for you to download at the end of the post.
From left to right we have, Fudge Flies (chocolate covered raisins), Fizzing Whizzbees (flying saucers), Sherbet Lemons (there really are sweets called Sherbet Lemons which are Dumbledore’s favourites), Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans, Acid pops (Haribo sour stripes) and a slab of chocolate as a Dementor remedy.
It really was easy. I just bought some clear cellophane bags from ebay and filled them with sweets. Printed off the Honeydukes labels I created using elements from the internet, printed them off, cut them out and stapled them on. It couldn’t have been easier!
Pieces of Polly had a great free printable for the Dementors chocolate wrapper. Unfortunately it’s for an american bar of chocolate and didn’t fit the slab of Milka that I bought. To make this look better, I wrapped the slab in navy tissue paper and then just pasted the labels from Pieces of Polly on the front and back.
All these were relatively easy except for the Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans. I mixed a bag of regular jelly beans and a box of Harry Potter gross flavoured beans to make a combination of yummy and suprising sweet treats. I printed off a copy of the Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans box from this link
I know the original was not tied with a ribbon at the top but I quite liked the effect of the ribbon as it gave it a nice dimension. I did this by punching a hole in the top of each of the points at the top of the box and threaded the ribbon through and tied it in a bow.
For the chocolate frog box I downloaded a copy of the box from Gaddia on Deviant Art.
I printed it off and followed the instructions for cutting and folding. I think it came out rather well.
I’ve yet to add the chocolate frog but I didn’t want the chocolate to melt before I gave it to DD. I’ll be using Freddo chocolate frogs for this.
I did make some chocolate frogs using a chocolate frog mould I bought from ebay but they went a whitish colour. I think this has something to do with the fact that I have no idea how to temper chocolate. Aaaanyhooo!
The empty suitcase had some great wizard card printables for the chocolate frog.
I promised you that I would give you some free Honeydukes sweet packet labels and here they are!
You should only need to right click on the images and save them to your desktop and then print them. I suggest you print them on cardboard as I did to give it a little more structure.
If you make these please let me know. I’d love to know how they turned out.