DIY Harry Potter Series – Time Turner

The Time Turner is one of the most important magical items in the 3rd harry potter book. No way could Hermione have attended all of her classes, or most importantly, saved Buckbeak without it. It resembles an hourglass on a necklace and today’s post is a DIY time turner mini tree ornament.

You will need:

  1. Gold foil doilies (Link: Michaels Gold Doily)
  2. Toothpick
  3. Elmer’s glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Star shaped paper punch (Michael’s Star Punch)
  6. Circle shaped paper punch (Michael’s Circle Punch)
  7. Gold colored twine
  8. Fine Black Sharpie

What you do:

  1. From the doily, cut out the plain, circular portion. Very gently, using a toothpick, lightly trace an hourglass image in the center of the circle (from end to the other).     IMG_2234  IMG_2235
  2. Make tiny holes, outlining the hourglass, using the toothpick. Use the star punch to randomly punch a few stars on either side of the hourglass.                                                 IMG_2236
  3. Use the circle punch to do the same. Use the toothpick to add tiny holes in the remaining space.     IMG_2237
  4.  Cut two small rectangles from the remains of the doily and attach them with glue at the top and bottom of the hour glass shape (half the tab should stick out of the doily).
  5. From the designed cutout (the remains from when you cut the circle in step 1), cut two strips of the doily. Glue them together to form a larger circle and glue them to the tabs forming the first ring around the time turner.                                                           IMG_2238
  6. Repeat step 4 and attach the tabs to each side of the hourglass, on the outer ring.
  7. Do the same as step 5, to get a slightly bigger circle and attach that to the first, smaller ring, using the tabs.                                                                                                            IMG_2239
  8. On the time turner, in the book, are the words ‘I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do‘. Using the sharpie, write the words ‘My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do’ on the inner ring and ‘I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun.’ on the outer ring.
  9. Cut a small section of the gold twine and attach it to two points on the outer ring with glue, to form a loop.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. This is so creative! Such a great idea 🙂


      1. No problem 🙂


      2. Oh and another post is up if you want to check it out 🙂

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  2. Shawna says:

    As a HP fan, I think this is a great idea. I would love to see a finished picture added as well. To see what the end result looks like. Super cute & crafty idea!


    1. Thanks. I’ll upload a few more. Didn’t think about that. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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      1. Shawna says:

        Good deal! I’m excited to see the outcome. Have a great day!


      2. Just added 2 more pictures showing the full view 🙂

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      3. Shawna says:

        Awesome! It made a big difference for me to be able to see the final piece and I appreciate you adding those photos?

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      4. Thanks so much for telling me. I try to make my DIYs as clear as possible and images play a very important role in that.

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  3. mumsthewordblog1 says:

    What a great craft activity for HP fans. We so would have made these when my boys were younger ( they are 19 now!) great work 😍🐻

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    1. I’m almost 30 and I’m still doing it, lol. It’s never too late to start.

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  4. Diy Dear says:

    I love this, so creative 👌🏼

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