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Woman Creates 'Harry Potter' Dining Set Using Just £1 Tote Bags

Woman Creates 'Harry Potter' Dining Set Using Just £1 Tote Bags

A thrifty grandmother has made a set of four Harry Potter-themed dining chairs for her family - and the entire thing cost her just £10.

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Credit: Facebook/Linda Mills Hudson
Credit: Facebook/Linda Mills Hudson

Linda Mills Hudson, 59, made the professional-looking dining set in just four hours and with zero prior upholstering experience (and just a small bit of help from a friend).

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The grandmother, a support worker from Rotherham, crafted the chairs using just tote bags from Poundland, a roll of Potter-themed cloth and 99p dining chairs that she scoured from eBay.

To make them, Linda first painted the chairs with dark chalk paint that she already had left over.

Credit: Facebook/Linda Mills Hudson
Credit: Facebook/Linda Mills Hudson

After, Linda reupholstered the backs with the tote bags she found in Poundland baring the crest of all four houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin.

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She then upholstered the beast using some Harry Potter cloth costing £5 per meter she found in Rotherham market.

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Linda told The Sun: "Usually what I do is pug-related furniture for local pug charities so Harry Potter was a bit of a departure from the norm.

"[My upholstery knowledge] is largely self-taught and my friend Jenny helped me as well.

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"It's not difficult but you do need to be patient - especially getting the old covering off."

Linda made the chairs for her daughter Claire, 38, her husband and three kids who are all huge fans of the wizarding franchise.

Credit: Facebook/Linda Mills Hudson
Credit: Facebook/Linda Mills Hudson

The thoughtful gifts have been moved to Claire's dining room where they are used daily by the family.

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Linda's DIY chairs were first shared on Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK where her savvy idea racked up thousands of likes.

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Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Linda Mills Hudson

Topics: Harry Potter, Life News, Interiors

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Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.