Hogwarts Christmas Wreath How To
December 5, 2019
Finished Harry Potter Hogwarts Holiday Wreath

Hogwarts Christmas Wreath How To

Designing a Hogwarts Christmas wreath is an EXCELLENT way to indulge a little wizarding nostalgia and celebrate the holidays at the same time!

Hogwarts Christmas Wreath How To by Salt Lake Party Stylist

I’ve been equal parts nervous and excited about this project. If you’re interested in bringing a little Harry Potter cheer to your home this Christmas, then have I got a project for YOU!

Hogwarts Christmas Wreath Supplies

There’s A LOT going on in this wreath and I’ll break down all the items I used so you can pick and choose.

I am a Gryffindor all the way so all our decor is red and gold. If you must represent another house, we can still be friends, but you’ll need to edit your color palette accordingly.

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Flocked Christmas wreath
36″ flocked wreath form with added gold branches

Here’s your generic wreath supply list to start:

Harry Potter themed supplies for Hogwarts Wreath

Top 15 Harry Potter Christmas Ornaments You Need in Your Life!

I made some, I bought lots…..and you can find them here:

Harry Potter Fans Ready?

Flocked wreath with Gryffindor Scarf decor

If you’ve gathered up your Harry Potter themed ornaments, then let’s get started!

Garlands are always something that should go on first, whether wreath or tree. This Gryffindor scarf made the perfect base for all the upcoming ornaments.

Wind the scarf in and out of the wreath form keeping it evenly spaced.

Lay Out Hogwarts Christmas Ornaments

Harry Potter themed ornaments on Christmas wreath

Now you want to lay out the ornaments you have and get a feel for how well they fill in the space. I ended up moving things around just a little but grouping items into categories helped me organize.

Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 3/4

Platform 9 3/4 for the Hogwarts Express Christmas ornaments

The first grouping is of course where it all starts out each year, Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station waiting for the Hogwarts Express.

Miniature Hogwarts luggage, trunk, suitcase, and owl in cage

And you can’t board the train without your luggage. EEK. I love this little set up so much.

The mini trunk comes in a nesting set of 3, and the paper suitcase is a party favor in a set of 50! So you’ll have some items left over, which for me isn’t a big deal. Just pre-planning for my next Harry Potter party.

Then the owl! The cage is one I picked up at Dollar Tree in the spring so keep an eye out. It’s tough finding a cute owl small enough but this little fellow did the trick!

Marauder’s Map

Printable Marauder's Map decoration for Hogwarts Christmas wreath

I was lucky enough to snag this printable download before the owner was asked to take it down. You can purchase maps but they are a little pricey. I’d still look around for other printable options.

Quidditch Match

DIY Golden snitch, DIY broom, and Quidditch cup decorations

Your next grouping is the Quidditch match with golden snitch, broomstick, and Quidditch cup.

Broomstick ornament on Harry Potter themed wreath

The broom is so easy to make and I promise I’ll put together a simple tutorial for you soon. Until then you can find broom pens that’ll do the trick!

Golden snitch ornament on Christmas wreath by Salt Lake City Party Stylist

The golden snitch is another ornament that is SO simple to make but looks really fantastic. You can check out the simple snitch ornament tutorial here.

Expecto Patronum

White stag ornament in frosty forest on Christmas wreath

Harry’s stag patronus is an important piece of the story you might want to include. I’ve modified this deer head ornament before, just remember to add iridescent glitter to the whole thing while the paint is still wet.

And that’s the end of our story telling. What do you think? Are there any parts of the story you’d like to include?

Festival of Trees Utah

Holidays at Hogwarts Christmas Wreath donation for Festival of Trees Utah

For my story, I’m happy to say this wreath was donated to our local Festival of Trees to benefit Primary Children’s Hospital. We attend every year for some intense holiday inspiration but it’s my first year as a participant.

Knowing the wreath needed to be special put a little extra pressure on the design process. I felt frustrated, it didn’t look finished, and then all of a sudden, it all came together.

So if you find yourself putting undue stress on yourself to make it perfect. Just relax. Take a break and come back to it. The wreath. Your in-laws. Whatever it is that’s stressing you out. You deserve to have a wonderful holiday!

Enjoy Your Hogwarts Christmas!

Finished Harry Potter Hogwarts Holiday Wreath

I hope you love your Hogwarts Christmas Wreath as much as I do mine. May you have a magical holiday season! Happy Christmas!!

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Holidays at Hogwarts Wreath DIY

Additional Reading For More Harry Potter Fun

Until next time my friend! Signature and photo

8 Comments

    • Brianna Adams

      Thank you! I’m so glad it went to a good home. I hope they love it as much as I do. It was a fun theme to work with for sure!

      Reply
  1. Lori

    Love Harry Potter!! This is such a fun wreath idea!

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    • Brianna Adams

      Thank you so much! I had a little too much fun on this one. It was hard to stop adding stuff!

      Reply
  2. Beth

    Absolutely adore this HP wreath! Happy to see that more than 2 decades after the first book was published that Harry Potter is still popular!

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      It’s so crazy to think that it’s still going strong! My kids are even more in love with it than I was! And I’ve gotten a little more obsessed with it as I’ve gotten older too. So fun.

      Reply
  3. Natalie Mayhew

    Thus is all kind of extra! I love it so much!!

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    • Brianna Adams

      Thanks Natalie! It was so fun coming up with all the items to put on the wreath and a million other ideas I didn’t end up using. I’m just glad it came together and sold at the Festival of Trees!

      Reply

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