Monday, December 19, 2016

Harry Potter Christmas Tree


I have been sharing the ornaments from my Harry Potter Christmas tree all season long and now I am finally ready to share the whole tree. I started with a small Christmas tree this year because I thought it would take me several years to fill the tree up, but I already need a bigger tree. 


The tree is a good mix of handmade and store bought ornaments. Keep reading to below to find all of the tutorials and buying information.


Some of my favorite ornaments on this tree are the ones directly from the book itself. You can find how to make all four different kinds of book page ornaments here. 


 The Snitch on my tree makes me so happy. I love how easy the printable wings make this ornament. Find the tutorial for a Snitch ornament and download the wings here.

The little wands on the tree are my favorite. We made big ones out of chopsticks for the kids at my daughter's birthday party and made these little ones for the tree. Find the tutorial for making wand ornaments here.


If I am being completely honest, Neville is one of my favorite characters. I just had to have a Remembrall on my tree just for him. You can find the tutorial on how to make the Remembrall here.


 No Harry Potter tree would be complete without the flying keys from the first book. These one are really easy to make, you can find the flying key ornament tutorial here. 


 These potion bottle ornaments are made really simple with the free printable found in this post.


One of my favorite store bought things on my tree are these darling Harry Potter stuffed animals. They are not meant to be ornaments, just toys, but I left the plastic hooks on them that hung them up in the store and put them on my tree. You can find them here.

The smaller Harry Potter figures are actually key chains. There are two different series of Harry Potter key chains. The first series features items such as the Hogwarts Express, a Snitch and a ticket for Platform 9 3/4. You can find that series here.

The second series features characters such as Hermione and Hagrid. I adore this series and love the way they look on my tree. You can find Series 2 here. 


Instead of a star, on top of my tree sits a sorting hat. It is this one here. If you want a sorting hat for the top of your tree, I would be patient and watch the price on it. I have seen it go much lower.

At the foot of my tree sits the Hogwarts Express. One day I want a train track to go around the base, but right now I am loving my little Train. You can find the train I use here.

Instead of a tree skirt, my tree is wrapped in a scarf from my house, Gryffindor. My daughter keeps trying to replace it with a scarf from her house, Ravenclaw. It is a never ending battle of houses. This is the scarf at the bottom of my tree. 

I am so in love with me tree and I can't wait to add to it each year.

Do you know anyone who would love a Harry Potter tree?



Old Fashioned Keys
Gryffindor Scarf
Hogwarts Express

Sorting Hat
Harry Potter Keychains Series 2
Harry Potter Keychains Series 1


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28 comments:

Angela said...

I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan so I LOVE this tree so much! So creative and fun while still festive for the holidays.

Angela Tolsma said...

I love this tree so much and I am not a Harry Potter fan. I am however a major book fan and I love that you did this with such tree commitment! The sorting hat on top is perfect! All your made ornaments are amazing! Seriously amazing work!

Reesa Lewandowski said...

Ah! I have been waiting for weeks for you to post the whole tree! It's so pretty! And really unique!

Heather Garcia said...

What a fun idea!! I love unique Christmas trees and this certainly firs the bill!! Well done!

Brittany F said...

I'm ashamed to say that I haven't ever read any of the HP books but growing up in a house where Christmas trees were a BIG deal I can appreciate a good theme tree and girl you nailed it!

Kecia said...

I would love this Harry Potter christmas tree! I can't wait until my oldest can read these books. Then maybe we will get all into having a themed tree like this.

Anne-Kathrine said...

What a great tree. My husband and I are huge Harry Potter fans. Good project for next Christmas. Thanks for all the info!!

Rachel Catherine said...

These are fun! My cousin is really into Harry Potter so I will have to send this over to her.

Karen Morse said...

Love the creative theme of these Harry Potter trees! Its such fun and so perfect for Harry Potter fans!

Brittany Muddamalle said...

I LOVE this tree! You always have the cutest Harry Potter decor! I love it! Now I'm dying to rewatch all the movies with my kids!

Faith Roxas said...

Oh wow! This is super creative and turned out so wonderful!
You did a really great job. This inspired me to be a little bit more creative for next year. LOL

Courteney Noonan said...

I love this tree! Especially the hat and the baubles! It's a nice alternative to an ordinarily decorated Christmas tree - how fun :)

Allison said...

What a beautiful tree! I have enjoyed reading through all of your DIY ornaments, the tree turned out amazing!

galatealily said...

Wow this is just the coolest Harry Potter tree! I bet a lof of people will be inspired to do something similar! Happy Holidays :)

Debra Schroeder said...

Love, love, love this idea. Even though I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan, I love how cute you've decorated the trees and the homemade ornaments are downright adorable.

Wow Di said...

I know a few Harry Potter fans that would LOVE this tree! What a fun idea, thanks for sharing

Krystel Seijo said...

Harry Potter is life. If my family ever comes to their senses and lets me have my own tree, this would be it.

Erica Campbell said...

You did a brilliant job with this tree! You're clearly very creative! This is every Harry Potter fans dream tree!

Vaishnavi Krishnamachari said...

Oh my God! I'm a big time fan. Love this. So will my little girl. Never thought of this. I will borrow your awesome idea for my next year's! :)

Robin Rue said...

This tree is so adorable. I have a friend that is obsessed with Harry Potter and would love it.

Krystle Cook said...

I never thought to theme a tree like this! It is so awesome that there is so much you can do with a Harry Potter tree.

Sara Geffrard said...

Wow, this is so creative! I'm sure it took a lot of thought and effort to do so, and it looks amazing.

Breyona sharpnack said...

I love your harry potter Christmas tree! It came out great. I love all of the little ornaments. Very original and creative.

Debbie-jean Lemonte said...

This is so cool. As a Harry Potter fan, thank you for this. It's absolutely innovative.

Jazz said...

I love Harry Potter and I love this tree lol! It's so cute and creative and the sorting hat on top is perfect.

Nikki Arnold said...

This is such a cute tree!! I especially love all the little stuffed character ornaments. I remember seeing a blog post recently about making your own harry potter ornaments too. Harry potter is def the thing right now with the new JK Rowling movie that just came out!

Amber N said...

this is an awesome tree. My daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan and would love this tree!

Stephanie Lee said...

The tree turned out so good!! You did an amazing job! There is so much detail in here. My favorite is the wand ornament.