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Hedwig Ornament | Harry Potter DIY

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Make a Hedwig ornament to put on your tree this year!

If you love to craft your own Christmas decorations you will love making this easy Hedwig tree ornament.

The kids can get involved with making the pom-poms and if they can crochet, the eyes, beak, wings and scarf!

Hedwig owl Christmas ornament from Harry Potter

Make Your Own Mini Hedwig

If you are a Harry Potter fan then you will definitely want to add a Hedwig ornament onto your Christmas tree!

Made from simple craft supplies, the ornament is mostly made from mini pom-poms and added crochet items.

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You do need to use a hot glue gun, so adult supervision is needed if the kids want to help out.

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DIY Harry Potter Hedwig Christmas Ornament

The Supplies You Will Need

If like me you absolutely love the Harry Potter movies, you probably want to make some Harry Potter DIY Christmas decorations that are centred around some of the most popular characters, creatures and objects.

You won’t need any special magical skills to create this Hedwig ornament, just some courage and creativity to gather supplies from around the house or from your local craft store.

You will need the following materials to get started;

  • White yarn – 1 skein or scrap
  • Black yarn (scrap)
  • Burgundy yarn
  • Mustard yarn
  • Any Lightweight (03) – any DK yarn.
  • Craft eyes
  • 2 small polystyrene balls for the body base

Hedwig pom pom Christmas decoration

Made Mostly From Mini Pom Poms

The little owl is created by making many small pom poms with a pom pom maker set – 3/4 inch and 1 inch from Clover.

Then the polystyrene balls are glued together for the body of the owl and all of those small pom-poms are glued all over to cover the body and head.

This makes the owl really fluffy, after that the wings, beak, eyes and scarf are added.

Hedwig Christmas tree ornament made from pom poms

You Also Need To Know How To Crochet

This Hedwig craft does include a little bit of crochet so if you are new to this, you can learn how to crochet with the tutorials on my site.

The scarf, wings, beak and outer white casings for the eyes are all crochet.

The google eyes are glues to the inside of the crochet circles – to make them stand out from the face.

Harry Potter owl Hedwig Christmas tree ornament

Great For The Christmas Tree

The decoration can sit in your Christmas tree or be fixed (glued or wired) to your front door wreath.

You could also add a loop to the head of the owl if you wanted to hang it from a branch.

The scarf has been made with the Gryffindor house colours and mini tassels added to each end.

hedwig the owl Christmas decoration with Gryffindor scarf

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Yield: Hedwig Ornament

Hedwig Ornament

Hedwig the owl diy craft

Make a Hedwig ornament to put on your Christmas tree this year!

If you love to craft your own Christmas decorations you will love making this easy owl ornament.

Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • White yarn - 1 skein or scrap
  • Black yarn (scrap)
  • Burgundy yarn
  • Mustard yarn
  • Any Lightweight (03) - any DK yarn.
  • Craft eyes
  • 2 small polystyrene balls for the body base

Tools

  • Crochet hook - 4mm (US G-6)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Small pom pom maker set - 3/4 inch and 1 inch (Clover)
  • Darning needle

Instructions

  1. The Head and Body Glue the polystyrene balls together to make the base of the body and the head. Make a bunch of pom poms with the 1-inch pom maker for the body and glue them on. Make a bunch of pom poms with the 3/4 inch pom maker for the head and glue them on. Cover the body and the head with the pom-poms until you are happy and there are no gaps. Set aside pom pom crafts
  2. The Wings (Make 2) With white yarn and the 4mm (US G/6) hook. Ch 8, plus 1, turn, 8 sc. At the end of row 2 (turning) ch, turn and then sc in the second stitch of the hook. Rep until you get to the top of the triangle. Sew in any loose ends and glue the widest part of the triangle to one side of the body. Repeat with the second wing.
  3. The Eyes (Make 2) With white yarn and the 4mm (US G/6) hook. Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2 sc in each st around. Sc in the next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* rep from * to * until the end of the round. Slip stitch and tie off. Sew in any loose ends and glue into place on the owl's head. Then glue the craft eyes inside.
  4. The Beak With black yarn and the 4mm (US G/6) hook. Ch 4, plus 1, turn, 4 sc. At the end of row 2 (turning) ch, turn and then sc in the second stitch of the hook. Rep until you get to the top of the triangle. Stitch the triangle into a pointy beak shape. Sew in any loose ends and cut, then glue the beak into place on the face.
  5. The Scarf With Burgundy yarn and the 4mm (US G/6) hook. Ch 60, ch 1, turn. Change the colour to mustard and sc into every stitch, ch 1 turn. Change the colour to burgundy, and sc into every stitch. Cut yarn and secure.
  6. For the tassels - At each end of the scarf. Cut 2 lengths of yarn about 3 inches long and using the crochet hook, pull through and secure into place. Rep this 2 more times. Tie the scarf around the owl's neck.

Notes

Measurements - Height = 5 inches / Width = 6 inches

Abbreviations

Ch - chain

SC - Single crochet

Rep - Repeat

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