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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

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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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  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.
  • Finally, the last in my “sketched” look (for now). Thieve last few weeks have been absolutely insane, and im still processing. I’m going to have to set aside some time for another look this week, there is something so tranquil about turning yourself into a blank canvas in the most literal sense.
  • Theres nothing quite like painting yourself completely white to make you realize how yellow your teeth are getting. Time to cut back on the coffee! JK, that might actually kill me. #tissuetestfail #needsomewhitestrips #cresttotherescue #notanad #butyoucanpaymeanyway?
  • I sometimes can take well over 200 photos of various looks, just to make sure I get the right one... i don't pretend to be a photographer! Even with so many photos, I will often only post maybe 3-4, which makes me a little sad since I spend so much time on some of these! So here are a few more of my "Migraine" Twenty One Pilots inspired look. I managed to get quite a few shots of this look before adding the tears for the completed migraine look, and I really do love how it looks without any color.

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