Bring the Magic of Hogwarts to Your Kitchen With This 16-Piece Harry Potter Dish Set

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First introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Marauder’s Map proved itself useful in helping Harry, Ron, and Hermione navigate Hogwarts undetected (especially when they were supposed to be in bed). And it left many readers and movie fans wishing they had a tool that useful in their own lives. But now, even if you never received your Hogwarts acceptance letter, you can bring the Marauder’s Map to your kitchen with this 16-piece porcelain dish set from Walmart for $120.

The set comes with four dinner plates each inscribed with “Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs are proud to present…” allowing you to proudly present your main dish. The four salad plates display a gold illustration of Hogwarts, while the mugs and bowls also have a gold illustration of the iconic school, complete with the Whomping Willow and footprints entering (or exiting) the castle. Unfortunately, you can't just tap the dishes with your wand and say “mischief managed,” to magically wipe them clean. Instead, you'll need to hand wash them.

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Would you rather show off your house pride? Target also has Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and of course Gryffindor dish sets for $79 each.

Did you know that as useful as the Marauder’s Map proved to be, there were times J.K. Rowling wished she had Harry lose it? Learn why and some other Prisoner of Azkaban trivia. And if the dish set isn’t quite enough to satisfy your need for Harry Potter merch, check out our gift guide that includes a Deathly Hallows ring, an unofficial cookbook, and much more.

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Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
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If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

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