Harry Potter Fan Writes First Page on Her Wall

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Through the power of magic one Harry Potter fan has dedicated a whole wall to the first page of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 

Ok so maybe she didn’t use magic- she is a muggle after all- instead she used a projector and a steady hand… and she has some tips for anyone who may want to try something similar.




Muggle-born witch Meredith McCardle was sorted into Ravenclaw house and, by her own admission, has Slytherin tendencies so it makes sense that she would have such passion and dedication to something she loves.

Using Twitter as her platform, Ms McCardle gave tips and hints to other Potterheads who wanted a page on their wall too:

  1. Do not rely on the projector to stay still and straight.
  2. Measure both sides from the ceiling with a tape measure to make sure it’s straight. Adjust projector accordingly.

  3. Use a smudge-free pencil (if it exists)
  4. Use good quality paint to avoid a second coat.

Amazing! Well done, Meredith!




13 Ridiculous Ways to Store Your Books

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Storing books used to be so easy: all one would have to do is place a book on a shelf and hey presto! Your books are displayed.

Some people have decided that bookshelves are so last century and have been attempting some daring and kooky shelving options. Books can now be dangled, strung up, float on invisible shelves, be shoved in some foam padding, or displayed like an arty picture. Anything constitutes a shelf now: pipes, crates, a knife block- the ultimate recycling.

Check out some of the ridiculous idea below and see if you fancy adopting one of these shelving ideas!

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10 Alice Inspired Gifts Straight From Wonderland

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Alice is one of the best loved characters in literature, and as we get ready for the festive season we’ve been adding some new Alice inspired goodies to our online store. I am so excited at the new stock, I’d like to keep one of each design for myself. Do I really have to share?

Have a look and see what you think. We offer worldwide postage too so wherever you are we can bring Wonderland to you! Read More

Roald Dahl Story Company to donate profits to charity

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Roald Dahl once wrote:

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

The people behind the Roald Dahl Story Company Ltd have decided to take these words and live by them by donating a percentage of the company’s profits to charity.

Roald Dahl had given his time and money to charity all his life, and even helped design an innovative and life-saving valve for children with hydrocephalus. His tireless efforts to improve children’s health and well-being continued after his death when his wife created the charity The Roald Dahl Foundation in 1990.

The charity rebranded as Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity on the 1st of November 2010, and up until 2013, it focussed upon supporting children with brain and blood conditions. Post-2012 the charity decided to focus on all serious illnesses that affect children, as well as a broad aim to improve literacy.

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Artist Creates Stunning Author Woodcuts

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We all have our own way of paying homage to our favourite authors but blogger and artist Loren who goes by the name woodcuttingfool has his own unique way of showing his love for his favourite writers, but carving them into wood.

The woodcutter/writer from Hollywood, LA has created a series of woodcuts of all his favourite authors and they really are stunning. It’s astonishing that someone can create such a likeness with a few simple cuts of wood. Check them out below:

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Iconic Literary Homes Imagined

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When reading any book the characters are the most important thing, but often their surroundings are as iconic as the characters themselves. Many of the classic novels feature houses that almost have a personality of their own, where would the Bilbo be without Bag End, or Mrs Havisham without Satis House, and can you even imagine Mrs Weasley without the Burrow? Read More

5 Ways to Upcycle Old Books

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Old and forgotten books are being reincarnated as pretty trinkets thanks to some clever folk all over the internet. Butterflies, flowers, and even lampshades are being sculpted from the pages of dusty old books left to rot in attics all over the world.

DIY Everywhere collated some of the best ways to recycle old tomes, using the pages to bring us novel ideas…

Check out the images below and see if anything grabs your fancy! If you find one you like then head over to the website to watch their videos, and to cut, fold, and stick along with them. If book folding and origami are your thing just follow the links below and find your perfect book match.

Happy paper folding!

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