This is going to be a short and sweet post, but I wanted to share some last minute ideas for DIY ornaments that you can gift to your favourite book-lover (or yourself. Let's be real, probably yourself). I know that at this point you've put your crafting skills away and are simply enjoying time with your family, but I wanted to squeeze in one last Christmas themed post. My sister and I had a grand time making these, so I hope you enjoy!
These next two are Harry Potter inspired. This one is a snitch! It's so iconic and easy to make. Everyone who's been in our house knew right away what it was. The base of this one is a styrofoam ball with a gold twine wrapped around it. You could always paint it, but I liked the texture the twine gave it. A little tip when you're wrapping the twine: keep your hotglue handy and periodically glue down the twine as you go to keep everything in place. For the wings we used a sparkly white foam that we found at the dollar store. You can use anything that's white and sturdy though. After we cut them out we hot-glued them to the ball and our snitch was almost done. The last step was to hang it with fishing line. We chose to dig onto my Dad's tackle box because the clear line makes it look like it's flying (because obviously we are going for realism here)!
And that's all she wrote, literally. Do you have any book themed ornaments on your Christmas tree, DIY or store-bought? Like these ideas? Think they're terribly silly? Let me know in the comments!
Reading: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Listening: A Fine Frenzy
Watching: The Christmas gifts start to accumulate under the tree.