I know that we’re not ready for Christmas. I am sitting here in shorts, the first college football game hasn’t been played and the corn stalks haven’t even began to turn brown yet. So, why Christmas ornaments now?
Well, I am planning to decorate my Harry Potter tree for Halloween and keep it up for Christmas! (Makes total sense…right?) I am going to share with you all of the ornaments that I am making and, once decorated, will show you the decorated tree.
Today is the first of several ornaments I will be sharing….and the easiest. (I thought I’d start you off with something simple.) The Deathly Hallows.
For all of you muggles out there, The Deathly Hallows represents the three keys to invincibility for a wizard: 1) Triangle-The Cloak of Invisibility 2) Circle-The Resurrection Stone 3) Line-The Elder Wand
Below is a photo of the supplies I used to make The Deathly Hallows. I found these at Hobby Lobby in the jewelry section. I couldn’t believe how perfect they worked together to make The Deathly Hallows! I bought three different packages of Jewelry Shoppe brand: triangle hair clip, 2mm bobby pin with 8mm pad and a 30mm hammered hoop.
I first removed the clip off of the triangle. It comes off easily. Secondly, I pressed the hoop together at the connector and the connector also easily came off. For the bobby pin, I bent the end without the base back and forth until it cleanly broke. I then had all of the pieces to the Deathly Hollows–a triangle, circle and straight line. Now to assemble.
Place the triangle smooth side down. At the bottom of the back of the triangle, slide the exposed ends of the circle into the space that once held the hair clip. Use E6000 or any clear super glue product to glue the circle on the remaining two sides of the triangle.
Lastly, glue the straight line (wand) at the top and bottom of the triangle as shown below.
After your Deathly Hallows ornament is complete, you can find different ways to hang them on your tree. Although I usually use fishing line to hang homemade ornaments, I took green florist wire and wrapped it around the top area of the triangle after the glue had dried. (You can see the green wire in this photo.)
Do you like the white owl? Doesn’t she look like Hedwig? I found this at Lowe’s last year in the Christmas section. Last year, she topped the Harry Potter Christmas tree and most likely will again this year.
The plastic glasses are Harry Potter-ish and came as a pack from a party supply store. They look very much like Harry’s glasses. I just stick them in the tree as fillers.
I hope you didn’t come by looking for something more challenging today..this is all I’ve got!
Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you the best and appreciate you taking the time to spend some of your day with me. Thank you!