Hello my lovelies,
I’m finally getting five minutes to blog about our awesome Harry Potter Christmas tree. It’s been manic around here the past few days for various reasons and having to prepare for Christmas has made it more so. But enough of that, onto the tree!
Isn’t it fab? Missy and I are so proud of our handiwork.
We’ve split the tree into the four house colours using baubles but then decided against splitting the other decorations into sections and just went to town decorating to our hearts content.
I really love how some of our homemade Rememberall, Grim tea cup, spell book and potion bottle baubles turned out.
The homemade flying keys turned out well although it’s a bit difficult to see them on the tree from afar.
I’ve had so many good comments about the Weasley jumpers.
One of my favourite decorations on the tree though are Luna Lovegood’s spectraspecs. I got them 3D printed and decorated them with sharpies.
Not all of the decorations are homemade. Many are shop bought due to time constraints. The flying key (known in Matalan as dragonfly key) was £3 in Matalan.
Primark had loads of amazing Harry Potter items in this year. Although some cheeky folks were buying anything Potter related they could find and selling them on ebay for quadruple the price, I still managed to get my hands on a few bits. Like this gorgeous platform 9 3/4 bauble that I got for £5.
In the top left corner, of the picture below you’ll see some potter book page scrolls. I rescued a copy of a Harry Potter book from the bin (it had been scribbled in) and used the pages to craft.
The marauder’s map was purchased from ebay along with the acceptance letter in the next picture down. The white owls are from the Range and were £1.29 each I think.
Big Ben was from Poundland of all places.
The chocolate frog shell came on a keyring with a plastic chocolate frog.
Another Poundland purchase. Although these London themed decorations are not strictly Potter based, I thought they fitted in nicely with the theme since Harry is British.
I had planned on sewing a Dobby from scratch but ordered this one below when I ran out of time.
The bundle from ebay included this cool platform 9 3/4 ticket and the knight bus ticket shown later.
Harry’s glasses were from a fancy dress shop on ebay and the deathly hallows pendant came from a bracelet also from ebay.
I adore the house ornaments I got from Primark fro £4 for the set. I used a gem decoration as the Philosopher’s stone and got the mini broomsticks from ebay too.
This blue bauble looked like Jame and Lily’s patronuses and fit in perfectly.
Crookshanks had to have a look in. Which cat can resist a Christmas tree?
Here’s the ministry of magic interdepartmental memo that we made earlier in the year following the tutorial from 10digitdesign. There’s a free printable too.
I was quite excited to find this Hermione Grange figurine in a local charity shop.
In the left hand side of this picture you’ll see a bauble filled with a cat collar and a toy. These belonged to our cat George who went over the rainbow bridge to the Great Christmas Tree in the sky a couple of years ago. This bauble will remain on our tree year after year.
There are also some angel wings behind the Slytherin locket (ebay) as a reminder of those in the Potterverse who died in the fight against You-Know-Who. You can also see the Amortensia potion and the Aquila magazine that featured Harry Potter in the Summer.
Here’s a prophesy bauble
And a unicorn horn
Ravenclaw’s diadem is in the front and you can just about see some mini potion bottles too. Somewhere in the nooks and crannies of the tree there’s a time turner, a felix felixis bottle, a golden snitch, a Hufflepuff tie and the Tri-wizard cup.
The bunting I got from Primark and the signs frame the fireplace nicely along with the potion bottle lights I made.
I am still in love with my Hedwig owl that I got from Paperchase about 8 years ago now. But check out the marauder’s map wrapping paper from Primark! Amazing, right?
There is so much more I could have done but I just ran out of time and tree space!
Maybe next year?