golden snitch ornament.

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I had intended to make these last year, and never got around to it. I found a pack of 12 plastic gold balls at the dollar store last season and have been hanging onto them with the hopes to make one of these. These took a little bit of patience and care to create – but they are perfect for all harry potter fans in your life!

I got the idea here.

Heres what you need:
Gold Ornament Ball
Jewelry or floral wire
Tissue paper
elmers type glue
hot glue
Gold glitter
pencil

First, draw an actual size sketch of how you want your snitch wings to look on a scrap piece of paper. Use this as a guide to shape thin craft wire into your wing shape. Close the shape by twisting the wire around the other one 3 or 4 times to make a tight coil. Snip the wire, but leave a little bit of the coil for later. Do this again for the other wing.
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Coat wires with glue and lay a sheet of tissue paper over top of wires. Use a clean dry brush to push down on the paper, sticking it down to the wires all around each wing. Let dry, then cut out, leaving a few millimeters of paper as a border. Apply glue to border and roll over edges of wire all around the wing.

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Coat wings on each side with glue and apply light gold glitter. Let dry.img_9331

Use a small dab of hot glue on the wire coils to make a surface for attaching to the ball. I used the longer tail here to help adhere the wing to the ornament. I held each of them vertically against a piece of parchment paper. Hold each one until the glue cools and a flat surface has formed on the bottom. I put a little more hot glue around it after it dried to secure it a little more and then later put elmers glue around along with some glitter to help hide the hot glue.

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