Introduction: Harry Potter: the Time Turner

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

The Time Turner is one of the most important magical items in the 3rd harry potter book. No way could Hermione have attended all of her classes, or most importantly, saved Buckbeak without it. It resembles an hourglass on a necklace and today’s post is a DIY time turner mini tree ornament.

Step 1: Materials:

  1. Gold foil doilies - I got mine at Michaels, in the party section
  2. Toothpick
  3. Elmer’s glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Star and Circle shaped paper punch - From Michaels
  6. Gold colored twine
  7. Fine Black Sharpie

Step 2: Procedure: Template for the Time Turner

From the doily, cut out the plain, central circular portion. Very gently, using a toothpick, lightly trace an hourglass image in the center of the circle (from one end to the other).

Step 3: Creating the Hourglass Shape.

  • Make tiny holes, outlining the hourglass, using the toothpick.
  • Use the star punch to randomly punch a few stars on either side of the hourglass.

Step 4: Adding the Fine Details Around the Hourglass.

  • Use the circle punch to do the same. Use the toothpick to add tiny holes in the remaining space.

Step 5: Forming the First, Inner Ring of the Time Turner.

  • Cut two small rectangles from the remains of the doily and attach them with glue at the top and bottom of the hour glass shape (half the tab should stick out of the doily).
  • From the designed cutout (the remains from when you cut the circle in step 1), cut two strips of the doily.
  • Glue them together to form a larger circle and glue them to the tabs forming the first ring around the time turner.

Step 6: Forming the Second, Outer Ring of the Time Turner.

  • Repeat the previous step and attach the tabs to each side of the hourglass, on the outer ring.
  • Do the same as the previous step to get a slightly bigger circle and attach that to the first, smaller ring, using the tabs.

Step 7: Inscription on the Loops.

  • On the time turner, in the book, are the words ‘I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do‘.
  • Using the sharpie, write the words ‘My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do’ on the inner ring and ‘I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun.’ on the outer ring.
  • Cut a small section of the gold twine and attach it to two points on the outer ring with glue, to form a loop. Let dry.