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Marauder’s Journal

© Molly


Red and yellow (or gold!) cardstock
Mod Podge glue
Metallic Sharpie OR a stencil and golden paint
Paper of your choice (for the journal pages)
Hole Puncher


Cut the yellow cardstock to desired size for the front and back cover. Cut the red cover the same height, but remove about 1/2” (1.25 cm) in width.

Apply Mod Podge at the back of the red cardstock and, making sure the 2 pieces are perfectly lined up on the right, press the yellow cardstock on it. This should create a red front cover with a yellow stripe at the end. Repeat the process with the other cardstock pieces, this time lining up the pieces on the left.

If you haven’t already done so in the past, download the Lumos font. Once it’s installed on your computer, open your favourite word processor software and write “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” and “Mischief Managed”, making sure the font size and alignement look good.

You then have 2 options:
- Hand-draw the letters using the metallic Sharpie, reproducing the font you see on your computer.
- Printing out the message on your favorite stenciling paper (parchment paper, acetate, etc.), cutting out a stencil and then stenciling the letters onto the cardstock.

Wait until the messages are completly dry, then punch holes at regular intervals in the cardstock (you may want to use a ruler and a pencil to do this).

Cut journal pages from any desired paper, slightly smaller than the covers.

Line the journal pages up with covers and punch holes in them as well.

Insert the ribbon in the top hole and find the middle of the ribbon (hold the two ends together and pull).

Lace up the whole journal with the ribbon, then tie both ends in a solid knot.

Final Product

Marauders' Journal - Front


Molly’s tutorial was taken with permission.

Please note that the patterns and tutorials you find here have been designed by Harry Potter fans all over the Internet. The authors alone hold the copyrights and licences to these patterns and tutorials, which means you CANNOT use their patterns to make something that you will sell to others afterwards. You can use them to make things for yourself. You can make some for your friends and ask them to pay for supplies. You CANNOT, however, ask them to pay you to do it as though you had created this pattern by yourself, or try to sell you crafts to a local store.

Think about it. Would you take a Prisoner of Azkaban book, photocopy it, put your name in big red letters on the front cover and try to sell it in your local library? The answer is, obviously, no. Well, selling crafts you have made but not designed would be just as bad!

Also note that the tutorials, recipes and patterns found here have not been tested and that The Leaky Cauldron’s Harry Potter Crafts section is not responsible for any mistakes they may contain. If you do find something wrong in one of them, however, please e-mail us to let us know.

On that note, Harry crafting to all!