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Parchment Paper

© Ali


Computer paper
1 large rectangular cake pan (large enough to fit your paper into with extra space around the sides)
1 coffee maker
Cooling rack
Paper towels or newspaper


Using your coffee maker, brew an extremely strong pot of coffee. Your goal is to get the coffee to be extremely dark, so you’ll want it stronger than what people usually drink.

Pour the coffee into the cake pan filling it about half way up.

Stack your computer paper one piece at a time in the coffee making sure each piece is submerged. Leave the paper in the coffee for about 15 minutes.

Under your cooling rack lay several layers of paper towels or newspaper to catch any drips.

Carefully remove the sheets of paper from the coffee and lay them on the drying racks. You must be extremely careful on this step because the papers are very delicate and tear easily.

Let the papers dry (time may vary) and TA-DA! You have your very own parchment paper.


Ali’s pattern 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!