Saturday, June 6, 2020

Dolores Umbridge's Office Cupboard

Happy Saturday, everyone! Connie here to share a Harry Potter inspired project. I made an office cupboard for one of the series' great villains - Hogwarts Headmistress Dolores Umbridge, lover of cats and all things pink. Let me walk you through how it came together.
I started with a GSL 3 Panel Hutch. As with every assembly, I start by laying out all the pieces to see how everything comes together. This makes getting it together a snap. This piece comes with 3 lighter weight chipboard drawers that I set aside as I knew I wanted open cubbies for this project. 
Here's the top of the hutch freshly glued.
From here, I painted the individual pieces in a pale pink that reminds me of Pepto Bismol. I was reluctant at first to paint the entire piece this color but then thought what would Dolores want and that settled it. I painted the lower hutch shelves prior to gluing them in place since the assembled spaces are pretty tight. 
Here's the hutch assembled and waiting for the glue to dry. I selected a cheerful pink floral paper from Graphic 45's Garden Goddess collection. 
The hutch needs something to rest on and I had a dollhouse table from the dollar store in my stash that fit it perfectly.  It also got the pink treatment. 
The cat china was fun to make. I printed kitten and doily images then glued those onto dollhouse porcelain plates.
Aren't they cute? After those were secured, I glued the arched front of the hutch in place. 
Here's a close up of the Slytherin brooch made from a sparkly green brad and a small Slytherin sticker.  Dolores is, of course, a Slytherin.
Finishing touches include a porcelain cat, a little pink tea set, some educational decrees ready to be hung in the halls of Hogwarts, scrolls, and a Dark Magic book that was made by gluing a cover onto a dollhouse miniature book. Her torturous black quill pen that writes with the blood of the person using it was made from a small chicken feather.
 Thanks for stopping by!

GSL Products Used

Other Supplies Used
Tacky glue
Acrylic paint
Graphic 45 Garden Goddess collection
Dollar store table
Miniature china
Polymer clay lemon slices
Miniature porcelain cat
Printed images
Green brad
Slytherin sticker
Miniature book


  1. You always manage to make the most magical miniature enchantments. This one is spot on as usual. Thanks for sharing you tiny treasures with us!!