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A Harry Potter Christmas Tree: Gryffindor House Points Ornament

I struck gold–or rather rubies at Dollar Tree. An entire pack of rubies at the Dollar Tree and a large ornament to put them in only cost me $2, and this ornament couldn’t be any simpler to make!

Just take the top off of the ornament and put the rubies into the ornament and you’re done! I may glue my top on if I have any trouble, but so far so good! 

I am more of a Hufflepuff myself, but the Gryffindor colors are so Christmasy and fun so this year I did more of a Gryffindor themed tree. One day I’ll have to do a Hufflepuff one. . . 

To see more of my Harry Potter Christmas tree posts check out my December 2018 posts

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A Harry Potter Christmas Tree: Hedwig Ornament

When I began thinking about doing a Harry Potter Tree I knew I wanted a snow owl ornament on the tree. I found the perfect ornament at the Craft Warehouse for about $7 on sale. I just added a letter (made from a paper bag) to the owls beak. It’s simple but it adds so much to the tree. 

I bought my owl at the Craft Warehouse in November of 2018, sadly I couldn’t find this gem on their website. 

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A Harry Potter Christmas Tree: Flying Key Ornaments

Materials:

  • Dragonfly decorations– found in the floral/craft section of Dollar Tree
  • Vintage keys antique gold- 6 piece found at Hobby Lobby 
  • Ornament hooks found at Dollar Tree or gold wire (Walmart craft section near ribbon)
  • Hot glue gun and at least 1 mini glue stick 
  1. Heat up your glue gun.
  2. Pull the wings off of your dragonflies.
  3. Hot glue the wings to your keys at a slight angle as shown in the pictures below.
  4. Twist an ornament wire around the key or hot glue your gold wire to your ornaments in a loop so that it will hang from your tree. 

Inspired by Becca Beach’s YouTube video tutorial on making flying keys

To see more Harry Potter Christmas Tree decorations check out my Harry Potter Gryffindor Scarf and Harry Potter ornaments from Dollar Tree

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A Harry Potter Christmas Tree: Gryffindor Scarf

Dollar Tree had a lot of great ornaments and craft materials to choose from. Of course where I live the Dollar Tree is the largest I’ve ever been too. I love it! So when I saw these two colors of ribbons I knew right away what I wanted to make with them . . . a huge gryffindor scarf for my Harry Potter themed Christmas tree! 

Gryffindor Tree Ribbon: for a 5-6 foot tall Christmas tree

Materials:

  • 3 spools of 9 foot wire edged ribbon- deep red/cranberry
  • 2 spools of  9 foot mesh ribbon (no wire)- gold
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors

Directions:

  1. Let your glue gun heat up.
  2. Cut the gold ribbon into about 1.5 inch pieces (for a tree over 5 feet tall you’ll need at least two spools). 
  3. Make a rectangle of hot glue (about 1.5 inches) at the end of your red ribbon and glue a piece of gold ribbon to the rectangle, being sure the edges of the gold ribbon match up with the edges of the red ribbon. 
  4. Make another glue rectangle about 1.5 inches further down the ribbon and attach another gold rectangle of ribbon. Repeat this process until you come to the end of the red ribbon and then glue the end of another red ribbon to your first, using the gold ribbon piece to cover up where the two attach.
  5. I used four 9 foot red ribbons and about 2.5 gold ribbons for our wide 5 foot tree but for a skinnier tree you wouldn’t need as much ribbon. 
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A Harry Potter Christmas Tree: 3 Ornaments from Dollar Tree

After seeing the new Fantastic Beasts movie and hearing about Harry Potter themed ornaments,  I thought I would give making a Harry Potter themed Christmas tree a go. I found great stuff to begin the project at the Dollar Tree.

I found some ornaments ready to put straight onto the tree and other craft items which inspired me to make some of my own ornaments. Here are a few ornaments which will adorn my Harry Potter Christmas tree this year!

  1. White/Silver Stag: Harry Potter’s patronus is a stag so this shimmery ornament has a magical look which makes it perfect for a Harry Potter themed tree.
  2. Lantern: Hagrid often guided Harry and his friends out into the Forbidden Forest with lanterns, so I felt it was only appropriate to adorn the tree with a few lanterns.
  3. Owl: Since owls deliver the post at Hogwarts, these ornaments are a fun and inexpensive ornament to put on the tree. You may want to remove a few of the Christmas extras on the owls or keep them festive in honor of Christmas, but you really can’t go wrong for only $1.
Stag ornament
1. Stag Ornament
Lantern Ornament
2. Lantern Ornament
Dollar Tree Owl Ornament
3. Owl Ornament

In my next post I’ll share the items I gathered to make custom Harry Potter Christmas tree ornaments using craft supplies from the Dollar Tree.