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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to send the tutorial to some my best friends in this forum (in form as a WORD document) , that means this tutorial will not be published.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
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.
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
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.)
mizutamari Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
There's a photo of him in my gallery.
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:
mizutamari Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
it is seriously not that hard.
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!
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... ^~^ )
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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