This Viral TikTok Hack Recreates Hogwarts’ Floating Jack-O-Lanterns Using Target Pumpkins

published Sep 17, 2022
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No one does the holidays like Hogwarts, and Halloween is no exception. In fact, floating Jack-O-Lanterns hanging above students enjoying a Halloween feast remains one of the most iconic scenes in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” And as a viral TikTok proves, recreating the magic of that moment in your own home is easier than you might think.

TikTok creator Saraa (@sareishh) recently shared a clever DIY hack she used to recreate the floating “Harry Potter” pumpkins. To achieve the look, she purchased some light-up Jack-O-Lanterns from Target, then made holes in the top and hung them from the ceiling using fishing wire.

The video also included footage of the hanging pumpkins during both the day and at night, where they cast spooky orange and yellow shadows on the ceiling. Who needs a Hogwarts Express ticket to get into the holiday spirit?!

TikTok viewers were seriously impressed with the hack, taking to the comments to share their thoughts.

“Wow. I have to do this. You have inspired a generation,” one person wrote.

Saraa also linked the Target pumpkins she used to help fellow crafty Potterheads DIY their own Hogwarts Halloween decor. She used several variations of Hyde & EEK! Boutique‘s light up pumpkins. The best part? They retail between $5 and $10, so you can complete this DIY without breaking the bank.

Luckily, Saraa’s video is far from the only “Harry Potter”-themed DIY tutorial on TikTok. Recently, user Leah Doty shared how she used candles from At Home Store’s Halloween collection to effortlessly recreate the floating candles from Hogwarts’ Great Hall. The magical possibilities are endless!