Introduction: Dumbledore, McGonagall, Draco Malfoy Christmas Ornaments

About: Love DIY-ing. Esp converting and revamping old stuff to something completely new and awesome :)

I plan on making a lot of harry potter themed ornaments for my christmas tree this year. I attempted to make a Dumbledore, McGonagall and Draco Malfoy ornament . McGonagall looks a little severe but that's only because she is next to Draco :P

Step 1: Materials.

You will need:

  1. Three Christmas balls (same size)
  2. Acrylic Paints: Apple Barrel's Sunkissed Peach (skin tone) / Grey / White / Green
  3. Sharpie Marker - Black
  4. Green Felt Sheet (available at any craft store)
  5. Light Beige Yarn (for Draco's hair)
  6. Elmer's Glue
  7. Hot glue gun
  8. Scissors and Pencil
  9. Mod Podge - Gloss

Step 2: Prepare and Design Your Ornaments.

  1. Wipe the ornaments with a napkin to remove dust. Paint a layer of Sunkissed Peach on all 3 and let dry for 20 mins. Add 1-2 more layers and let dry.
  2. Use a pencil to lightly draw facial details:
    • For Dumbledore: Pencil in 2 eyes, and a little sliver for a mouth.
    • Draw a line towards the top of the ornament for his cap.
    • Pencil in half moon shaped glasses a little below the eyes.
    • For McGonagall: Pencil in 2 circles for eyes. Draw a line in between for eyelids with two curves at the end indicating lashes.
    • Draw brows and a curve for the mouth.
    • Towards the bottom of the ornament, draw a line to indicate a sweater.
    • On either side of the eyes draw curved lines going downwards (this will be the hair).
    • For Draco: Draw brows, and circular eyes slanting at the ends to give a wicked look.
    • Draw a line at the bottom to indicate a scarf. Inside the line, draw lines to indicate strips.
    • Draw a downward tilting mouth.

Step 3: Procedure: for Dumbledore.

  1. After penciling in all your facial details, use a black sharpie to mark the eyes.
  2. Use white paint to color in his hair and beard (which covers about 75% of the entire ornament)
  3. Use grey paint to add glasses and a small cap. Let dry for 10 mins.
  4. Cover the entire ornament in gloss mod podge and let dry for 20 mins (optional).

Step 4: Procedure: for McGonagall.

  1. Use a black sharpie to outline the eyes and lashes.
  2. Cut out a leaf pattern from the green felt and cut that leaf in half (as shown in images).
  3. Use the hot glue gun to attach one half of felt to one side of the ornament, making it look like the rim of a hat.
  4. Add on the other half.
  5. Keep adding pieces of felt until you get a hat shape on the ornament. Let the glue dry.
  6. Use grey paint to highlight the brows and the mouth. Add a small thin line of grey under the eys to give an appearance of old age.
  7. Color in the eyes using the black sharpie.
  8. Mix the grey with a little black to get a darker grey for the hair.
  9. Let everything dry and add a layer of gloss mod podge (optional).

Step 5: Procedure: for Draco Malfoy.

  1. Cut the beige yarn in to small strips. Use Elmer's glue to attach each strip on top of the ornament (see images).
  2. Keep repeating until you have a uniform layer of hair (you might have to add 1-2 layers of strips). Let the glue dry completely for 30 mins.
  3. Use white paint to highlight the eye sockets. Once dry, use the sharpie or black paint to add eyeballs with a slant.
  4. Use grey paint to fill in the mouth and alternating strips on the scarf.
  5. Fill the remaining strips with green.

And there you go. Three characters to add to your Potter themed tree :)