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Are you a Harry Potter fan?

Ha! No. It’s not a trick question. I hear there are actually people out there who aren’t.

Strange, I know.

But if you are…

Then this is your week!

The contents of a magical box - The World of Suzy Homemaker: www.suzyhomemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll already know that Pottermania is about to go into hyperdrive, when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hits the shelves.

The book, which is the script of the stage play that also officially launches Friday, propels us 19 years from The Hallows. It picks up the story of (a much older and overworked) Harry, his nemesis Draco, and their sons Albus and Scorpius.

While the Potters and Malfoys return to uncovering darkness in unexpected places, Suzy Homemaker’s been creating a little magic of her own.

Firstly, I’ve only gone and completed my very first commission for a Handmade Spell Book!

In the words of one Ron Weasley… Bloody hell!

But that’s not all. I’ve also been making magical items for my Harry Potter Keepsake Box.

There are potions.

And scrolls.

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A wand.

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Oh! And of course, that dragon’s egg.

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I also made a sigil, a symbol that’s used in magic to help manifest one’s intentions.

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How to make a sigil

There are various ways of creating a sigil. This is the way I do mine.

Firstly, think of a sentence that represents your desire, an affirmation if you will. I won’t tell you mine, but it could be something like:

My mind is focussed and my actions bring prosperity

Remove all the vowels and any duplicate letters from the sentence.

My nd s fc t brg p

With the remaining letters, create a symbol that’s pleasing to you. It can be as simple or as complex as you like. You can draw it out or, if you’re more of a keyboard basher than a pen pusher, you can create it on the computer and play with all manner of fonts.

For instance, this one was created using our remaining letters from before, using an “Alice in Wonderland” font.

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For my sigil, I used the Theban Alphabet, which is considered to be the language of witches. I also decorated my page before popping it in an envelope sealed with wax.

Well… I’m not known as the Witch at OneandSeventy for nothing!

Using the Theban alphabet, our affirmation might look something like this…

Example sigil using the Theban Alphabet - The World of Suzy Homemaker: www.suzyhomemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

I knocked these up really quickly, but you can spend heaps of time getting super creative with yours. Have a look on that there Interweb for some really cool examples.

It’s said that the more time you work with your symbol, the more likely the affirmation will become an intention. Not unlike a meditation.

And there you have it. A little Suzy Homemaker magic to celebrate Harry Potter week.

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This witch’s little box of magic is now complete and I have to say, I’m rather taken with how it’s all come together. So much so, it’s taken up year-round residence in the dining room and become quite the talking point.

Magic isn’t just for Halloween, you know! But it’s sure to really come into its own in a few months.

As always, I’d love to know what you think of this project. Will you be tempted to create your own witch’s box of magic?

I hope you liked it. If you did, please drop a comment below to let me know.

A hui hou,

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