Simple Golden Snitch Ornament DIY for Hogwarts Holiday
This Golden Snitch Ornament has been on my list of to-dos for ages. I decided to try a Hogwarts Holiday theme for a Christmas wreath I’m designing for the Festival of Trees in Sandy, Utah. I’m delighted to be part of this amazing event to raise funds for our Primary Children’s Hospital. Now a host of fun Harry Potter themed Christmas decorations are necessary so let’s start at the beginning with this simple snitch and see how it goes!
This tutorial is Day 1 of a 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration with a few of my favorite bloggers. Follow along every day for great holiday ideas and don’t forget to check out ornaments from the other lovely ladies at the bottom of this post! But first, let’s see how easy this snitch is to make!
Golden Snitch Ornament Supplies
You aren’t going to need much for this, which is why I love this simplified version so much.
- Plastic gold Christmas ornaments (Dollar Tree)
- Small white feathers (Michaels)
- Gilding Gold Paint (Michaels)
- Thin wire
- Nail approximately the diameter of your feather quills
- Or drill bit
Step 1: Melt Holes in Gold Ornaments
Use the seams on the plastic ornament as guides and after heating the wire, poke it through about 1/3 way down from the hanging knob. OR secure in a vice, use a drill bit to drill through on both sides and be done with it! But if you aren’t comfortable with the drill, or just don’t have time to be running out to the garage….the hot wire trick works like a charm.
Step 2: Enlarge Hole With Nail
After creating holes on both sides of your ornament with the wire, you’ll need to heat a larger nail to increase the size of the holes. At least the quills on my feathers wouldn’t fit in that tiny hole. And the larger nail takes forever to heat all the way. It’s better used hot to enlarge the already existing hole.
Step 3: Fit Feather Wings
Once you have your holes the right size, which is slightly smaller than the feather quill, you are in business. Gently insert feathers into holes one at a time. It should be a tight fit to insure your wings won’t fall out. If they feel loose at all, add a little dot of glue to the opening for security.
Finish both sides, and I should note here that similar sized feathers work best for this project. Otherwise you’ll end up with a wobbly off-balance snitch!
Display Your Golden Snitch Ornament
Tie a string or metal hook to the hanging cap and display your golden snitch ornament proudly on your Christmas tree or wreath. This version is so much simpler than the fringed wings they show in the movie. I’m all for using our imagination and interpreting the books you read. So I say these golden tipped feathers are the perfect touch. And way easy to do! For a full tree you’ll need to make at least 6 but I think a dozen would be even better!
I’m so excited to show you the full wreath design with all the fun Harry Potter inspired ornaments in a few days. Do you have a theme for your house or tree this year? I’d love to hear about your Christmas decorating plans! If you love this keep reading for THREE more fun Christmas ornament ideas!
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Join us for the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION
If you are just joining us, welcome! Here’s what you missed:
- DIY Christmas Ornament: Golden Snitch Ornament DIY
- Christmas Cookie Recipe: Grandma’s Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
Until next time my friend,