My son grew up on Harry Potter! It’s was his favorite book and movie series for many years! He read most of the books a couple times, and we’ve had weekend Harry Potter movie marathons several times with many great memories, usually around the holidays! I was trying to come up with a fun Harry Potter ornament idea, and I decided a golden snitch would be super easy to make since you can start with a simple gold ornament, then add wings, and it would also look great on the tree all gold and glittery.
Of course the wings were the hard part! I thought about some type of wired wing with gold glitter… but that sounds complicated and messy. I thought about a glittered cardboard wing, but again messy and definitely not lite and thin like golden snitch wings. I was sure I had some gold tulle from a project I made a few years ago so I was digging through my ribbon when I came across this gold wired ribbon and I decided it would be perfect for golden snitch wings!
I dug through my ball ornaments and found this gold glittered ornament. Perfect for the golden snitch!
Harry Potter Golden Snitch Ornament
1- 2 inch gold glitter ball ornament
2 – 5-6 inch pieces of 2 1/2 inch wire edged gold mesh ribbon
Hot glue and hot glue gun
-Cut 2 pieces of ribbon 5 or 6 inches long
-Wrap the wire from one side around the end to attach it together and keep the ribbon from unraveling. Repeat this on each end.
-Heat up the glue gun and glue one end of the ribbon to the side of the ornament just above the middle.
-Glue the other piece of ribbon to the same spot on the other side.
-Add a thin gold ribbon or a piece of wire to hang your ornament.
I told you this was super easy! No fuss, no mess but it would make a great addition to the tree, or a great gift idea for the Harry Potter fan on your holiday gift list!
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