Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Harry Potter Flying Key Ornaments


When I started my Harry Potter tree, one of the first things I wanted to make was keys with wings. In the first book, one of the obstacles Harry has to get passed when he is trying to protect the Sorcerer's Stone is a locked door. There are tons off different keys flying around and he has to find the right one on a broomstick. I love the look of old fashioned keys and this story so it was a perfect combo. You can find a link to the keys I used below. 

You will need:

  • old fashioned keys
  • gold tulle or bamboo placemats
  • hot glue 
  • ornament hangers



Old Fashioned Keys
Gold Tulle
Bamboo Placemat


I made two different kind of flying keys. The tulle keys are the easiest. All you need to do is thread the tulle through the top of the key and tie it in a simple knot to look like wings.

The bamboo placemat keys are a little harder, but not much. Simple cut a bamboo place mat on either side of a threaded section. Pinch the cut piece in the middle and tie with a piece of twine. Glue the key to the top of the bamboo and you have a darling flying key!


These flying keys are the perfect and fun addition to my Harry Potter tree! Which of the ornaments I have shared so far are your favorite?

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23 comments:

Lesley Carter said...

These are adorable and my daughter will love it. Great early gift for her.

Karen Morse said...

These are so super cute and very creative for a Harry Potter ornament! I love all your DIY ornaments - all so easy to prepare and each and every one a unique piece of the Harry Potter vibe!

Christine Cox - The Choosy Mommy said...

How cool?! My nephews would LOVE these (my family isn't big into Harry Potter but I know they are). Would be a great little addition to top off their gifts.

Masshole Mommy said...

This is such a cool idea for Harry Potter fans. I am absolutely in love with these.

Allison said...

These are so cute! They would even make great favors for a party or ornament exchange!

Wow Di said...

These are awesome! They'd make a great geeky stocking stuffer gift too! Definitely passing this on to a couple of my friends with geeky guys to buy for ;)

ana de jesus said...

People must think that you are the coolest mum ever I know I do. These Harry Potter ornaments look epic!

Angela Tolsma said...

I never would have thought to use a bamboo mat! What a fabulous idea! These keys are so awesome!

Joanna Everyday Made Fresh said...

What a clever use of the bamboo mat! I love these so much! Loving all of your HP stuff!!

Tara Holland said...

These are super cute and would compliment any Harry Potter fan's tree. I know it would be a favorite of my son.

Courteney Noonan said...

I'm not a Harry Potter fan myself but I know so many people who would love to receive these for Christmas! What lovely little gifts

Corina | Now THAT I Can Do, Mama! said...

Those old keys are so cute! Love your creativity!

The Freckled Rose said...

These are seriously so cute! I love how creative you are and of course everything Harry Potter is an A+ in my book :)

Jazz said...

These are so cute and creative. I'm a Harry Potter fan so I might have to add these to my tree next year.

Living the Sweet Wife said...

These are so cute! Any child would love to put these on the tree!

Taylor Mobley said...

Super cool! They look fairly easy to make and would really look pretty against the lights of a christmas tree. Next year when I actually have a tree I'll have to try this.

Rose Sahetapy said...

Love the simplicity of this DIY, and they are cute! I admire your creativity and ideas.

Melissa Vera said...

These are super cute and I know that any fan of Harry Potter would love these. They would look amazing on a tree.

Carolyn @ Fennell Seeds said...

My boys would love these ornaments. I think I may get the movie tonight to show them as it is super cold and it is a good movie night.

Rachel Catherine said...

You guys are sure into Harry Potter! Those ornaments are so cute and perfect for anyone who shares your passion for this series.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

I would love to see all of your harry pottery ornaments on a tree! What a great gift or decor item!

blythe32 said...

These ornaments are so creative. I love it when Xmas trees are covered in handmade ornaments; it's like the tree has a special story to tell.

MrsTee said...

These are the cutest ideas!! Especially for Harry Potter fans which my kids and I definitely are. We may need to try this out!!