I am always re-reading or re-watching the Harry Potter books and movies, but my favorite time to do so is around the holidays. For me, the best way to get in the holiday spirit is to cuddle up with a warm blanket and watch Harry receive his first Weasley sweater on Christmas morning. And although I don’t have a Christmas tree (because cats) I really wanted to make some Harry Potter themed ornaments; inspired by the winged keys that Professor Flitwick enchanted to guard the Sorcerer's/Philosopher’s Stone. Follow these instructions if you want to make them too!
What you’ll need:
- A couple antique keys
- Some ribbon
- Decorative Art Paper (semi-transparent)
- A few small rhinestones
- Glue (I used Krazy glue & a hot glue gun)
- A Pen and pencil
- And some scissors
Start by drawing out your wing design onto the semi-transparent art paper; first with pencil and then with a fine tip Micron pen.
Cut the wings out and trace them onto the art paper again (reversed) and cut those out to make 2 more wings. You will need 4 wings for each key.
Glue the wings onto the back of the keys. I started with Krazy glue but wasn’t super satisfied with the hold and added a few dots with my glue gun for good measure.
Now the fun part! The rhinestones definitely aren’t a critical step to the keys but I do think they add a little bit of magic as long as you don’t go too crazy with them. The stones I purchased were self adhesive but I decided to use the Krazy glue again just to make sure they wouldn’t fall off.
After the rhinestones, all that’s left is cutting the ribbon and making a nice bow for your keys to hang on a tree or near your Harry Potter book collection. Swish and flick to make them fly!