I love Harry Potter so when my bro in law sent me a picture of another baby dressed as a mandrake I knew exactly what Jack would be for his 1st Halloween! My husband; however, is not as big a fan. But It only took minimal convincing.
I found some options to buy on etsy, but in the end decided to make my own. This way I was able to have my own little take on it, and I spent the same amount (if not less) than buying pre-made. I wanted it to be a little vintage and whimsical – like something you would find in Professor Sprout’s greenhouse.
All you need is –
green crochet hat – fake greenery for top of hat – fake greenery/flowers for pot – terra cotta pot – hot glue and gun – needle/thread – white paint and paint brush –
And to make it you need about an hour.
- Sew the greenery on top of the hat
- To make the terra cotta pot look vintagy – water down the white paint, brush it all over the terra cotta pot, then wipe it off
- Once that dries, hot glue the rest of the greenery randomly over the terra cotta pot
- Put hat on baby, put baby in pot, and giggle all night!
The print I chose not to put on the pot because I think it looks more like the ones in the movie. Ha! And the greenery just makes it look cooler in my opinion.