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HP Howler- Instructions by mizutamari HP Howler- Instructions by mizutamari
By request from the LOVELY *ravekitten
I present to you a condensed item list for my HP Howler tutorial!

Items Needed:
8-10 pieces of 24 gauge floral wire (or similar wire) about 18 inches in length each
One foot of stiff bow-making ribbon
One foot of "nice" ribbon (silky)
(MOST of these items can most likely be obtained from your local florist or floral shop for little to no cost! Don't forget- Ask nicely and thank them.)

About one yard of butcher paper or cheap large paper
One sheet of 30 1/2 inch by 20 1/2 inch sheet of nice rag (or cloth-based paper) POSSIBLY two- ANY color you like!
One 6 inch by 12 inch piece and Two 6 inch by 1 1/2 inch strips of slightly stiff white or off-white (your preference) paper

Scotch Tape
Glue (preferrably liquid Elmer's school)
Scissors or Utility Knife
A marker or calligraphy pen
Sticky mailing label (optional)

The nice rag paper was the most expensive thing in this entire project- about $5-6! If you think you might make mistakes, get a little more than you need, you can always use the leftovers for something fun later! I tore up pieces of my papers and put them in a little baggie, so when I was done with my "skit", the pieces could be thrown in the air as my exit. (In The Chamber of Secrets, the Howler finished it's message then "bit" itself up to pieces.)

As before, if you complete one- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me pics?! I want to compile a little collection of my Howler-friends to put in my Harry Potter photo album! ^_______^

Part 1 -> [link]
Part 2 -> [link]
Part 3 -> [link]
Part 4 -> [link]
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PsycheVonGraf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Dear sir,
I am a great Harry Potter fan from China and I really like your tutorial. I already finished my own Howler with your tutorial, it was difficult but great. I want to ask for your permission to share this tutorial to our Harry Potter fan forum with my friends. I will add your ID and links of this page to the sharing thread. I will not post the whole tutorial, but the photos of my Howler and at least, I want to send the tutorial to some my best friends in this forum (in form as a WORD document) , that means this tutorial will not be published. Thanks in advance!
With kind regards, 
Psyche von Graf
19.2.2014
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:iconmizutamari:
mizutamari Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
First, I would love to see the pictures of your Howler!
Second, if you wish to share my tutorial with people, I would prefer that my name and files be kept intact.
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PsycheVonGraf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Okay I will poste some photos of my howler soon XD 
Actually I already send my friends the link of this page but I don't know if they already tried to make one:) thank you very much for the premission:D
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suddenbanana Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Has anyone actually made one of these? I'd love to see a final product before I start work on mine...

(I am very upset with a friend of mine. He needs to be punished.)
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
There's a photo of him in my gallery.
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Moe-moe-8059 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Too dificult to me T-T
I don't have the itelect to do this... :tears:
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
it is seriously not that hard.
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ElfStacy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I really want to try this, but am having a hard time finding the red rag 100% cotton paper. The Creative Papers Online site doesn't seem to have red in their solid cotton colors. Has anybody had luck finding it and/or has anyone tried using red cotton fabric instead? Do you think that would work? Thanks for any advice you can give!
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mizutamari Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
Uhhh... I don't know a lot about cotton paper... I just picked the nicest paper I could find that was the right shade. I don't think I got the red at an online site because it was the most important paper. A high-end art supply store should have some good paper. (Also, sorry this is SOOOO late! I never really come on this site anymore... ^~^ )
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arriellegiles Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Have you thought about doing a video tutorial, or a photo tutorial of each step? I found these directions to be confusing =(
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Unfortunately, I didn't think of it at the time and I am unable to make another one with photos, as I am in an intensive college program for the next 2 and 1/2 years. I apologize about the directions, but if you have specific questions, just send them my way and I will try to answer them as best as I can!
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vitoriabet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
thanks a lot! <3
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swishnflick91 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
You can take the sound box out of one of those singing birthday cards (one of the ones that lets you record your own message), and you can record whatever you want your howler to say, then glue it on the inside under the white paper in the center of the mouth, and glue the one end of the tongue (the red ribbon) to the little switch piece that triggers the sound to play (the piece that's usually attached to the flap of the card so when you open it it plays) and if you pull the ribbon a little bit, it'll play the sound! :)
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PeinWants2BeAGod Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
so 2 use this i need to downlaod it?
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:iconmizutamari:
mizutamari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
No- it's just a main link to all of the parts of the tutorial. Look in the description.
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PeinWants2BeAGod Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
oh sorrY
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:iconmizutamari:
mizutamari Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
No worries!
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PeinWants2BeAGod Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
yayz ps epic icon
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
thanks- 3 friends collaborated on it for me!
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System-Transit Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Totally gonna try this so I can have a couple of them in my room. 8D
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
I want to see when you're done!
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mcrvampire55 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
My best friend's birthday is in a month, and I'm planning on making her a birthday Howler. Didn't really work out how it'll be a 'birthday' Howler, but when I'm finished I'll be sure to post. I absolutely love this. *Applauds*
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oh that sounds easy! Write out the Happy Birthday song to her on the letter! Then it can "sing" happy birthday to her! And use a birthday bow on the back with the label saying to: and from: ! I WANNA SEE WHEN YOU'RE DONE!!!!!!!!!!! That sounds so cool!
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mcrvampire55 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
So, ten days left AND I HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED. *dies* I want to start, but first I need to finish the first step-to collect the supplies. I was wondering where you got yours. I checked online at Michaels, and they don't have anything. Any suggestions?
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mizutamari Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
Find a florist near you. Ask for the ribbon (they MAY charge a buck or two) and a couple of floral wires. Sincerely, they go through that stuff like CRAZY! You just need maybe 15.
As for the paper- you need an art store or a craft store- more specialized than Micheal's. There are LOTS of craft paper places online too! One that I have used has unbelievably fast shipping! Crap... what was the name of it?! AH! There it is! Creative Papers Online. They are FABULOUS!
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mcrvampire55 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Sorry to keep bothering you, but I need some more info-
By rag paper, do you mean this?
[link]
But size is 22 inches by 30 inches-I can trim the 22, but what do you suggest doing for the missing half-inch on the 30 inch long side?

Butcher paper I read is those huge pieces of paper in rolls. My school has it, so I can use it from there. But to make sure, the paper isn't very sturdy or stiff right?

And the white stiff paper, would it be okay to use poster board paper?

I might be replying to you for a while as I get this made, so please have some patience and don't get annoyed.
:blushes:
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mizutamari Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
I think that sheet size should be fine. As long as you are careful, you should be able to get the entire Howler out of it, but if you can afford it a spare sheet (just in case) it might be handy.

Butcher paper is NOT recommended for the final. I used it as the base only!

Poster board paper would be TOO stiff- try thinking about like sketchbook paper. Not THAT thick, but thicker than copy paper. You don't want the letter to be like tissue paper in there. It needs to hold it's own.

I am here if you need me.
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mcrvampire55 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
So the butcher paper is the white paper in the tutorial, the rag paper is the red, and the stiff-ish is the letter? Got it. It's all becoming clearer. Would I be able to find the letter paper in maybe Staples?
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mizutamari Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Filmographer
Do you have a sketchbook? I just tore a sheet out of that. Michael's would have something before Staples would.
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mcrvampire55 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Thanks. I'll check that out. Geez, this is really stressing me out. I do this every year. I told myself I'll start a month before....as you see, that hasn't exactly happened...
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mizutamari Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
yeah. Well once you have all the stuff, it shouldn't take you more than a couple of hours. I did it in eight with NO instructions!
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Kirschu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Oooh! I need to try this, it will match my self-made wand XD :+fav:
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
I has a wand too! My friend made it for me.
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Kirschu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
rly? Thats cool =D
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pip-doudelle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
This is so awesome! I have to make one of these now. :D
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Filmographer
*giggles* Good to hear! When you finish, give me a shout! I'd love to see it!
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iamzhippopotimus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
I'M GOIN' TO TRY THIS!
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Student Filmographer
Please do! And send me a pic when you've finished pleeeeeeease?
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iamzhippopotimus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
okay i will
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IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Well done!
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! And for the fav as well. I really appreciate the comment- this took a long time and it feels very much worth it.
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IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You are most welcome and definitely deserving!
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Riri-Lala-Kiki Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
i cant wait to make this *faves so doesnt forget to make howler*
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Student Filmographer
*giggles* Good luck!
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Riri-Lala-Kiki Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
thanks. i'll probably need it.
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Student Filmographer
Nah! You'll do fine!
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Riri-Lala-Kiki Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
:) I hope so, but thanks for the confidence.
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Dragonsinger954 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Hello Mizutamari!
I am e-mailing to you because I'm a crafty witch for The Leaky Cauldron, working in the Harry Potter Crafts section, which you can see here: [link]

As you can see, we are posting tutorials and pictures for all sorts of Harry Potter Crafts there, and I was wondering if you would allow me to use tutorials and pictures of the Howler Puppet patterns posted on [link] I would identify the pictures and tutorials as having been created by you. There are also 2 long paragraphs on the front page of the crafts section explaining visitors that they should use the patterns they see on the website for their personal use and not to sell them, as the designers are the only ones who own the copyrights to those items. There is also a copyright sign right by your name on the page of a particular item. Last but not least, you will notice that the credits at the bottom of each crafts mentions a source, so in your case, it would say that your tutorial was taken with permission from "[link]" and we would include a link to your website there.

The Leaky Cauldron easily gets between 70,000 and 1,000,000 hits per month. I believe letting us add your patterns and pictures there would increase your visibility too. And of course, it would enable thousands of crafters all around the world to make wonderful crafts like yours!

Hoping to post your creations soon!

---
Mary aka Dragonsinger954 on here
Leaky Cauldron Crafty Witch
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student Filmographer
I am actually aware of your site. Heck, you are practically a STAPLE of HP-dom! I would greatly honored to have my work posted on The Leaky Cauldron. And if you need more pictures... or... ^~^ BETTER pictures *hates the picture of the finished Howler on her messy bed* I will gladly supply you with anything you require.
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szmoon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
This is epic. xD
Thanks for sharing. ^^
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