‘I thought I was going to be alone forever’: Man makes magical DIY Harry Potter gift for ‘perfect’ girlfriend

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“I thought I was going to be alone forever. I had sunk into a deep depression I never thought I’d get out of until a friend told me about this dating site. I knew about it, but I never thought I’d find anybody on it. So, I put myself out there and I had a couple of dates that really weren’t successful. I was just about to delete my account until Savana messaged me. In the first couple conversations I already liked her. She was open and transparent. I didn’t think it was going to go anywhere honestly but a month goes by and we had our first date. I had no idea what I was doing, who I was really looking for or what to expect because everything had gone so wrong in the past. We chose Mexican to eat and as I was waiting I saw this beautiful girl; prettier than anything I’ve ever seen, and I knew right then I liked her.

Savana and I had a connection immediately, but on our second date was the moment I knew we loved each other. All night, we put everything on the table and talked about what we wanted out of life and what we’re looking for.

Fast forward 6 months and we fall in love every day. We’re talking marriage and working hard financially to finally be able to get engaged.

My girlfriend loves Harry potter and I wanted to make her something. so I found this box lying around and that’s when the wheels started to turn…so I sanded the crap outta it.

Box boyfriend found that he would turn into trunk from Harry Potter for girlfriend

This is before the sanding.

Trunk boyfriend found that he painted to look like it was from Harry Potter for girlfriend

After I sanded it I stained it and painted it to look rustic

Close up of trunk boyfriend stained to look rustic

This took forever…ugh..

Side angle of trunk boyfriend stained to look rustic for girlfriend

But I was proud with how it turned out (sorry for the mess) DIY surge pencil holders FTY!

Key chain of Hogwarts crest

I had this lying around…

Keychain and medallion of Hogwarts crest boyfriend would place on trunk for girlfriend

It’s also a keychain!

Keychain of Hogwarts crest placed on center of trunk for girlfriend

So I made it the center piece.

Aerial view of keychain of Hogwarts crest placed on center of trunk

I think it looks quite good!

Trunk with Hogwarts crest and charm of golden snitch on the lock

Then I made a snatch as the opening lock! How cool?

Ravenclaw and Slytherin crests on side of trunk

Last minute detail, Raven claw and Slithern

Gryffindor and Hufflepuff crests on side of trunk

Gryffindor and Hufflepuff! I’m Hufflepuff if you were wondering…

Trunk opened full of Harry Potter memorabilia

I filled it full of Harry Potter goodies!

Trunk opened with golden snitch dangling from top of trunk with Harry Potter goodies inside Aerial view of all Harry Potter items in trunk

Then I made a snitch as the opening lock! How cool?

Trunk opened with Harry Potter books resting inside of them

Oh and I bought her four Illustrated versions of the books! I love her and she deserves to be spoiled haha.

Trunk opened with card attached with name Savana on it

And what would it be without a letter of recommendation from Hogwarts? Lol!

Girlfriend wearing birthday cake hat sitting at table with Harry Potter trunk boyfriend made for her Girlfriend smiling while reading Harry Potter book

Her reaction to the gift was priceless as well! Upon opening the acceptance letter she smiled really big and started crying and said it was the most beautiful thing anyone has ever given her. I wiped the tears from her eyes and told her my love looks a lot like this chest and I will love her until the day I die.

Yesterday we spent the whole day with her parents and I was alone with her dad and asked for her hand in marriage. He told me, ‘yes, with pleasure.’ He thinks I’m a good guy and he loves me and how I make his daughter happy. Today I’m looking at rings.

You see, through my whole life I never fit in but when I was blessed with the love of this angel named Savana it was like the last puzzle piece to a crazy ugly puzzle. I fit perfectly and now I can look at myself and my life and I like looking at the whole picture in the puzzle; it looks beautiful.”

Girlfriend smiles in selfie with boyfriend who made her a Harry Potter themed trunk

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