Mad Like Alyce

Harry Potter Books OrnamentsIf you are going for a Harry Potter Christmas, book ornaments are a given! Even with the full set of books on their own special shelf, you can always use more Harry Potter in your apartment. This particular tutorial works great for both mini-size ornaments that are roughly the size of a postage stamp, and is perfect for smaller trees, however they also look nice on my larger one. I may have to work on making a larger version and update sometime in the near future as well.

Harry Potter Ornaments

Harry Potter Book Ornaments

You will need:

  • Full color printable – total 21 ornaments per page (Free PDF download!)
  • Foamboard
  • Pencil for tracing
  • Box cutter or X-acto knife and scissors
  • Thread
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ornament hooks

Harry Potter Ornaments

Instructions:

1. Print out the page of Full Color Harry Potter Book Ornaments and cut out each book cover.

2. Using one book cover as a template, trace out 7 blocks the same size from the foam board. Then, cut each of the 7 pieces into thirds, so you have a total of 21 postage stamp sized blocks of foam board.

Harry Potter Ornaments

3. Cut out 21 pieces of thread that are 2-ish inches long.

4. Start by folding your first book cover over a piece of foam board and bend so that the “spine” of the book properly lines up with the edge and fold so that the “spine” edge is clearly identifiable, this makes the next step easier.

Harry Potter Ornaments

5. Run a line of hot glue down the spine edge of the foam block, and carefully place the thread into the glue so there is a loop sticking out of the top. Quickly before the glue dries, press the folded “spine” of the book cover to the glue. Then add a little glue to each side of the foam board and press down. Let dry while finishing the rest of the ornaments.

Harry Potter Ornaments

6. You will notice that these are awfully wide at this point, since these book covers included the part of the cover that folds in. Once the glue has dried, cut the long side of the cover down to the correct size.

Harry Potter Ornaments

7. You are now ready to hang them on your tree!

Harry Potter Ornaments

Hello!

Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • Hey Guys! I've been quiet on Insta so far this October, but its because IM SO BUSY and i'm pretty much in Halloween Heaven. Between finishing my first commissioned costume (its super simple, but I completed foam armor for the first time!!!) and doing makeup at the haunted house, i've hardly had time for sleep... and I wouldn't have it any other way. 
This is one of my first clown practice runs. I tried doing 30 minutes or less, and initially I wasn't planning on posting. Having a few days of the crazed makeup chaos that is getting ready for house open under my belt, I have a new appreciation for what details you can and simply cannot complete in such a short time period, and kind of like the grunge this clown pulled off. Not everything you will create is perfect, but thats how we all learn! #clowns #hauntedhouse #halloweenmakeup #halloween2018
  • I think this barrel look could make a great clown character.... am I going over to the dark side and starting to like clowns?!?! Only time will tell, and there are still 20 days until Halloween! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door
And then knock three times
And when he answers
Sandy Claws will be no more!"
The props for Barrel were actually my favorite, even if they are a bit cheesy, and make this costume all the more fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for a skeleton costume this year... I would like to do this one again! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "We're his little henchmen and
We take our job with pride
We do our best to please him
And stay on his good side"
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • I am SO FREAKING PLEASED with this makeup... and I have no justification for why I love Barrel more than Shock... Could be the fun loving character or just that the colors popped more in these photos. Or maybe these clown-like looks are starting to grow on me.... #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Jack said, "We should work together"
Three of a kind
Birds of a feather
Now and forever
Wheeee!!!"
Those poor red eyes! Thats not fx eye-blood... it's what happens when you do too many makeups close together... this stuff can be hell on your skin! They didn't look this red in all of the photos, but they sure felt like it. I have since invested in a serious eye cream... its only one week into October! #redeyes #muaproblems #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws
I wanna do it
Let's draw straws"
Maybe it is because this is my shortest wig or just the color palette, but I feel like my Shock makeup came across a bit like Beast Boy from Teen Titans... what do you think? #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #teentitans
  • "He'II be so pleased by our success
That he'll reward us too, I bet
Perhaps he'll make his special brew
Of snake and spider stew!"
One last shot of Lock... three guesses what the next one is, and the first two don't count ;) #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #halloweentown
  • "First, we're going to set some bait
Inside a nasty trap and wait
When he comes a-sniffing we will
Snap the trap and close the gate"
Ok, i couldn't wait to post this shot with the goofy masks I made 2 years ago... Im obsessed with this gorgeous wig from Webster Wigs. It's seriously my favorite. Speaking of the mask, Im excited to get these new pics posted on the blog, because the makeup and mask pics are super cheesy. It makes me proud to see how much I have improved in both makeup and prop-making in just a few years. #muapassion #lockshockandbarrel #nightmarebeforechristmas

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