I started my blog in January of this year as a way of sharing my Harry Potter DIY tree ornaments. My plan was to have a HP themed Christmas tree and I wanted to make sure I gave myself plenty of time to get my decorations ready. And now Christmas is finally here….
After a whole year of creating, learning, experimenting with different art/craft tools and blogging / sharing on WordPress, I finally have my tree all decked up and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE how it turned out.
I feel so proud right now 😀 😀
WARNING: Lots of pictures ahead.
I printed a few google images of the Marauder’s map to use as a base for my tree to stand on. I added my Hedwig stuffed toy I got from Universal studios, a few wands I had made earlier this year and other HP related books and items (the most interesting one being a quill with a holder and Azul blue ink).
I printed a few signs from the shops at Diagon alley for my wall, as a background, and printed Hogwarts house crests to create banners.
At first I thought of splitting the tree into sections, one for each of the 4 Hogwarts houses, but I just liked the idea of having everything mixed in together with little sections for each person / house.
A few of the memorable and fun ones I created are:
The Potions section: Feel free to check out how to make these little potion bottles here (DIY Harry Potter Series – Potions Class)
Mini HP character ornaments: The newest character I did for the tree was Luna Lovegood. I added her S[pectrespecs and a blue ornament for Ravenclaw. To make your own, follow the instructions from my DIY HP character series (DIY Harry Potter Series – Dumbledore, McGonagall and Draco Malfoy)
Voldemort and his Horcruxes: This was the most fun because it was also challenging trying to figure out what medium and material to use for the different horcruxes. I truly love how everything turned out, especially the Gaunt Ring. (DIY Harry Potter Series – Voldemort and his Horcruxes)
Honeydukes Sweet Shop: I love how all the different treat boxes make it seem like I’m actually there 🙂 (DIY Harry Potter Series – The Intoxicating World of Honeydukes)
Mini Weasley and Hogwarts House Sweaters: This was a last minute quick DIY with some spare felt and metallic acrylic paints. Really easy to create and super cute.
Air dry clay series: I found some great YouTube videos that show how to make Cornish pixies and mandrakes out of clay. I felt inspired and used the remaining clay to make a Hogwarts trunk.
Platform 9 3/4 sign: I had an old sign about chocolate that I recycled into the platform 9 3/4 sign (DIY to follow soon).
Origami Howler: This was my greatest google search ever, in my opinion. I used regular colored paper to make the howler (works just as well as origami paper) Here’s the video link I used; Origami Howler Video
The best part of this entire tree for me is the fact that all decorations were made by me and I love that 😀 If you’re inspired to make your own themed tree, I’d love to see the end result 🙂
Happy Christmas everyone ♥♥