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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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  • My first attempt at a stone makeup! Used Mehron water activated grey base, black to like the creases on my had (so many!) and black and white stipple fir more dimension. Turned out pretty cool, I'm hoping to do a full face application soon!
  • Today was a lesson in moderation. I have too much on my plate, and sometime you just have to accept that it is ok to accept defeat and just relax. This burned hand makeup was inspired as half of a poem(see previous post). Since the inspiration required two hands, I actually did all on this with my non-dominant hand! Gelatin for the burn scars, and my Ben Nye  bruise wheel for color.
  • i have loved
with hands closed
and hands open
both are accompanied
by their own type of pain

by @andrewcoonswriting 
This was truly an example of art inspiring art. If you haven't read @andrewcoonswriting poetry, you need to follow him asap! Having both suffered heartbreak and chronic pain myself, this poem spoke to my heart, and I knew I wanted to use it for my next makeup look. 
The two types of pain display an open hand of stone, and a curled hand of burns. A love present but immovable, and love that burns hot and fast, leaving us scarred for life. 
Check out more of his work and keep an eye out for his new book of poetry, "Living with it," coming out in September!
  • So. Thirsty. Glycerin makes a great base for cracked and peeling lips. And you actually can't drink wearing it... at least, not without a straw. Now back to my morning caffeine infusion. I used my Ben Nye bruise wheel for the minimal colors, and my usual foundation to color the glycerin "skin."
  • Bloody knuckles! Today calls for a quick makeup and an early bedtime, as my sciatic nerve pain is approaching 11... I wanted a wound down to the bone, so I built up the torn skin with gelatin and rimmed the inside of the wound with black, leaving bare skin in the middle to take the appearance of bone when the look is done. I toned the gelatin with red water activated paint, and filled in with a rust and stippled purple to simulate the start of bruises. Finally, I coated it all down in blood. Not bad for a quick and dirty makeup!
  • "EAT SLUGS MALFOY!" Not a fun spell, and not one to attempt with a faulty wand. This "bonus" Chamber of Secrets was born literally from the thought that my ice cube tray looked like slugs! I had to pair my vom with some extra eye bags from a day of puking slugs. "Better out than in."
  • As promised... part two for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Basilisk after being blinded by Fawkes the Phoenix. This was a faster approach but I still think it turned out quite nice. The edges of the punctured eyes was made with glycerin, and I tried out my new Ben Nye scan blood! A great way to take a typical snake makeup to a different level.
  • Back to my Harry Potter series... nothing is more essential to the plot of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets than the Basilisk! I actually Iove the hell out of this one, done with mehron water activation paints and fishnet stockings. Aannndddd, since I was not on top of my game last week, I'm bringing you a two for one! Check back soon for part two of this look.
  • This look was a not so successful attempt at a major broken dose... think car accident minus other scrapes. Things I liked: I feel like the beginning of the bruise settling into the cheek was great. Not so much: I wanted to replicate swelling and added glycerin to build up the ridge on the nose. I think I needed to blend it out a little bit more, as it looks too abrupt. I also feel like this look has far too much red and purple in it. I think I could've accomplished a much better makeup with far less color, another one to try again soon!

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