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Yesterday I shared my super awesome Fandom Christmas tree (yes, I can gloat – it is super awesome) and I’ve already received many questions about the DIY ornaments! I am thrilled to share how I made them.
Oriental Trading is the source for this adorable little glass bottles. They are 1.5″ tall and come 6 to a pack. The cork is already fitted with a metal loop so these are perfect for ornaments or necklace charms. I use 4 bottles for Harry Potter potions. Inside is nothing more than thinned out blue, white, and green paint and for the Felix Felicis, I used olive oil.
The fairy dust is my favorite and contains Clear Aurora Borealis Cut Crystal Bicone Beads, also from Oriental Trading. They really do shimmer like fairy dust. The package contains 48 small crystals and you can buy them in 17 different different color tones.
I used the last empty glass bottle for a magic bean. You can see exactly how to make a magic bean with a hot glue gun at Doodlecraft.
Star Wars : Would You Rather?
a booklet full of fun Star Wars themed questions for kids
Kili is a dwarf from the Hobbit movies. Kili’s rune stone was given to him by his mother before he ventured out on his quest with Thorin and company. I used a bit of air-dry clay to form the shape of an oval stone. Next, I used a toothpick to carve the characters into the clay Don’t forget to poke a hole at the top for a ribbon. After the clay hardened, I painted it black and then coated it with Mod Podge.
Thorin Oakenshield’s key (from The Hobbit) and Rumplestiltskin’s dagger (from Once Upon a Time) were made using the same layered method that I described in detail in my tutorial for how to create your own 211B Baker Street door.
The thickness was created with 3 layers of cardboard. Next, I spray painted both sides silver and then glued a printed out key (or dagger) on top. Lastly, to make the paper shimmer a little more like metal, I brushed a very very light coat of Folk Art white pearl paint on top. Here is an image of Thorin’s key and here is Rumple’s dagger.
This little door is sooo adorable. When Christmas is over, I want to hang it on the wall in the garage next to the larger 211B Baker Street door. The door is a simple dollhouse door that I purchased at Hobby Lobby and painted black. The small 221B was made using the exact same layered method that I used the larger version. See how to create your own 211B Baker Street door.
Lembas bread…the bread that will sustain an Elf for days but 4 pieces cannot sustain a Hobbit for more than 2 hours. (By the way, did you know that TODAY is Eat Like a Hobbit Day!) The “bread” in my ornament is a flat chunk of hardened clay. The leaf template can be printed here.
Thank you again to Oriental Trading for the free product and for helping to make our Christmas even more fantastic.
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