The Best DIY Game of Thrones Craft Ideas on Pinterest

As much as we wish Jon Snow was a real person and we could visit the Seven Kingdoms, we have to settle for a little less exciting experience. But there are a few things we can do to make our own homes feel more like King’s Landing.

Take your GoT watch party to the next level with these DIY “Game of Thrones” projects.

1. Iron throne

Iron throne

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You can’t call yourself a true GoT fan without an iron throne. While this one isn’t quite as elaborate, it’s fairly simple to make and a lot more comfortable than the real one.

  1. Start out with a grey lawn chair (if you can’t find one in grey, grab a white one and spray paint it). Get a bunch of plastic swords or cut some out of cardboard. You’ll probably need between 30 and 40 of them altogether.
  2. Using thin wire, attach a layer of swords onto the chair back in a fan pattern. Use a hot glue gun to further secure the swords in place. Repeat this process on the chair back until you’re satisfied with how it looks.
  3. Next, use the wire and hot glue to attach swords to the arms and legs of the chair. Try to avoid putting swords on the seat or else your throne could end up being uncomfortable.
  4. Once you’ve got all of your swords in place, use a combination of silver and bronze spray paint to coat the entire throne. Spray it with the silver paint first, then use the bronze to lightly coat a few areas and make it look a little more worn and authentic. Once the paint is dry, you can take your place as ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.

2. “Bend the Knee” welcome mat

bend the knee mat

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Here’s a quick and affordable DIY project that will let people know about your love of “Game of Thrones” before they even walk through the door.

  1. Start out with a plain doormat in any color. Print out the words “Bend the Knee” in the Game of Thrones font (or in any font you prefer). Cut out the letters and arrange them on your mat.
  2. Trace each letter onto the mat using a permanent marker and remove the cutout letters. Use acrylic paint (choose a color that will show up well on your mat) and a thin paintbrush to trace over the permanent marker lines, then use a thicker paintbrush to fill in each outlined letter.
  3. Let the paint dry and fill in the letters again with another coat of paint to ensure that they’ll be visible and permanent. Set your mat out and let everyone know what to do!

3. Dragon egg

Dragon egg

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If you’ve ever wanted to feel like Daenerys Targaryen, nothing will help you step into the role more than having your very own dragon egg.

  1. Get a large foam egg (available at most craft stores around Easter time) or make your own papier mache eggs.
  2. Push one round metal thumbtack into the bottom center of the egg, then add a layer of thumbtacks that circle around and overlap the first one. Repeat the process and add more layers of thumbtacks, making sure each layer overlaps the previous one until the entire egg is covered.
  3. Once fully covered, spray paint the egg your desired color. Use gold or bronze spray paint to lightly cover the bottom half of the egg, while still allowing the original color to show through, to create an ombre effect.
  4. Once the paint is dry, you can display your egg however you please and call yourself the Mother (or Father?) of Dragons!

4. String art

String art

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Everyone has their favorite “Game of Thrones” characters and symbols, and here’s a great way to display yours!

  1. First, decide what designs you want to create. Print them onto regular copy paper and cut them out. Organize the cutouts onto a wooden board (the size will depend on how big your designs are, so choose accordingly) and secure them into place with masking tape.
  2. Hammer linoleum nails into the wood, following your paper designs, so you create an outline of each one. Remove the paper cutouts so all you have left are the nails.
  3. Tie a piece of embroidery floss around a nail (use various colors that coordinate with your designs) and wrap the string around other nails to fill in the design with the correct colors. If you’re doing one with lots of different colors, you’ll need to switch between those colors of embroidery floss and tie them off each time.
  4. Once you’ve filled in all of the designs with string, make sure each color is tied off so it doesn’t come loose and set your art out for everyone to enjoy!
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Morgen HendersonMorgen Henderson is a writer who grew up in Utah. She lived in the Dominican Republic for a year and a half, where she was involved in humanitarian service. Some of Morgen's work has appeared in State of Digital, The Next Scoop and TechPatio. In her free time, she loves to travel, bake, master DIY projects and improve her Spanish skills.

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