Golden Snitch Christmas Ornament a Dollar Tree DIY

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Y’all know that my crafty bestie Laura and I LOVE to visit the Wizarding World in Orlando every few months. We wander, explore, find all the hidden treasures, and try all the yummy food. Laura had the fabulous idea to create some Harry Potter inspired Christmas crafts and bring them with us to photograph in the parks. I was honestly a bit self conscience about this at first, but then after getting compliments from fellow enthusiasts, I was stoked. Let’s get started on my Harry Potter Golden Snitch Christmas Ornament.

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A Dollar Tree DIY Golden Snitch Christmas Ornament

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Christmas Ornament with Dollar Tree Supplies by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #harrypotter #goldensnitch #dollartree #christmasornament #crafts #diy

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Here’s what you need to make a Harry Potter Golden Snitch Ornament

Here’s how to create a Harry Potter Inspired Christmas Decoration:

STEP ONE

To begin the Golden Snitch Christmas Ornament, gather all supplies. These plastic ornaments from Dollar Tree are about three inches in diameter. I had the feathers in my craft stash, but you can always find craft feathers at Dollar Tree and since we are painting them the base color doesn’t matter.

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STEP TWO

Select two feathers of the same size and paint the fronts and backs with DecoArt Dazzling Metallic Champagne Gold. If your feathers are a darker color you might have to paint on multiple coats, or you can paint them white first and then add the gold. Trim any long ends of the feather quills with scissors.

STEP THREE

Mark where you would like the wings of the golden snitch to be placed on the ornament seam. Use a drill bit to create the holes on either side. Place the tip of your scissors inside the small hole and carefully make it a bit larger, but smaller than the quill of the feathers. I have seen folks use the tip of a hot glue gun to make these holes, but I was worried about being able to control the size.

STEP FOUR

Place a small amount of E6000 Clear Craft Adhesive on the quill tip of each feather and place securely inside the holes on the sides of the ornament. The trick when using E6000 is to squeeze very gently from the base of the tube, so only a small amount comes out of the tip at a time. Clean the tip before replacing the cap. Thread a paperclip or ornament hook through the top and hang to allow the glue to dry.

STEP FIVE

Add the patterns to the golden snitch with gold glitter glue from Dollar Tree. Start with an upside down triangle, front and center, add two scallops from the top to the feathers. Then draw horizontal lines around the bottom two thirds of the ornament, and accent where the feathers attach to the ornament with a circle of glitter glue. Hang to allow glitter glue to dry. To finish the Golden Snitch Christmas Ornament, attach a length of gold cord as a hanger.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Christmas Ornament

It was fun to wonder around Diagon Alley discovering fun and unusual places to photograph these ornaments. The fence behind the Knight Bus, a unique door knob at Slug & Jiggers Apothacary, and even the festive wreath on the door at Madam Malkin’s Robes for all Occasions.

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The iconic photography spot in Hogsmead, is of course on the bridge in front of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The trees were the perfect height to hang up the ornaments and get the entire castle in the background. The Christmas tree in front of Three Broomsticks had the snowcapped roofs framed behind it. An amazing scavenger hunt that allowed me to see bits and pieces of the parks that I hadn’t seen before.

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I have a ton of Harry Potter crafts sprinkled throughout my website, but here are a few that I know you will LOVE! Mark your place with my Hedwig the Owl Free Printable Bookmark to color. Harry Potter Patronus Ornaments are quick and easy with Free Patterns. Create a cozy Deathly Hallows Pillow for the super fan in your life from easy to use felt.

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Too busy to make this Harry Potter Golden Snitch Ornament right now? Pin it for later!  I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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