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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.