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Hogwarts Signpost

© Artisticmom


Lumber for the post (size depends on preference)
13 wooden slats
4 heavier pieces of lumber (for the base)
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Permanent marker
Strong adhesive or glue (optional)


Paint the post in alternating blocks of black and white. Whichever color ends up being on the bottom, paint the 4 base pieces in that color. Paint the wooden slats white with black on the corners to make it look like they are arrow shaped. Use the permanent marker to write various locations onto the arrows. The ones shown are: Astronomy Tower, Hogwarts, Forbidden Forest, Great Hall, Hogsmeade, Greenhouses, Hagrid’s Hut, Diagon Alley, Hospital Wing, Library, Quidditch Pitch, Dungeons, and Lake.

Take the lantern and nail it to the top of the signpost. This can be achieved by putting a nail or two through the bottom of the lantern if it allows. If not, a strong adhesive or glue can be used to secure the lantern (Note: Only use the adhesive or glue if you cannot use nails and need something to secure the lantern. Only use a very heavy duty adhesive).

Nail the sign pieces in various places to indicate their location and the 4 base pieces onto the bottom.

Final Product

Hogwarts Signpost


Artisticmom’s tutorial was taken with permission.

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