Last year, I started to work on an idea to do all of my Christmas decorating with a touch of Harry Potter. Hence, the name I came up with was A Wizarding Christmas. First, I knew right off that I wanted the style to be elegant. Second, the colors had to be traditional Christmas colors. This Christmas Harry Potter Wreath is one part of my Harry Potter decorations.
Below is each step to create this wreath. While I don’t have a video I will like you to one I used to create the bases of this wreath. Additionally, there is few extra rolls of mesh that were tied together with pipe cleaner to add more texture. The video is located here.
- Gold Acrylic Paint
- Four pieces of Floral (for wings)
- Two wooden plaques
- Two wooden balls
- Drill for holes
- Paint Brushes
- Mod Podge
- Printer & Printer Paper
- Wire Wreath
- Mesh Ribbon
- Ribbon of Choice
- Owl and other decor pieces
The Hogwarts Ticket
First, is to create the Hogwarts ticket which you can find many printables online for. Measure the wood then set the size to print to the size of the wood. Paint the wood with gold acrylic paint. Second, use mod podge to place the ticket to the wood then cover the top with mod podge to seal. Additionally, you may use a water proof sealant once the ticket dries if you plan to hang the wreath outside where rain is possible.
The Golden Snitch
Next, for the golden snitch find wood craft balls at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Drill a hole into each side of the wooden ball. After the holes are drilled paint the wooden ball gold with the same acrylic paint that was used for the Hogwarts ticket. Hence, to get all sides place the ball on a paint brush then paint well.
Furthermore, use two pieces of floral and cut to the look of the snitches wings. Paint the floral gold with several coats of paint; drying in between. Certainly let all of the items dry meanwhile dressing the wreath with mesh. Once the mesh is added to the wreath tie on some ribbon for additional decor.
Lastly, hot glue the hogwarts ticket and golden snitch into place. As you see here a white owl has been added. Hence, this owl can be found at Hobby Lobby. The owls do tend to sell out quick which is why there is only one. The wreath you see above is on the front door. Additionally, I made two others for the balcony for our Wizarding Christmas theme. Join us for more wizarding Christmas projects this season.