Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How To Make A Miniature and Regular Sized Ornament

How to make a miniature Harry Potter miniature and a Regular sized winged keys

Picture from here

So this year I have two trees to decorate. One is a dollhouse sized on and the other one is regular sized. So I thought why not make them the same?  After that I thought why not make them fandom inspired? I decided to have the first one be Harry Potter themed. The keys were from the first book/movie. :)

First, I bought keys from my local Joann Fabrics. 
I made sure that the keys for the miniature one were tiny. The regular sized one can be any size, but I bought large ones. 

I painted them gold. Then I wiped the paint off because I wanted the keys to have a rustic feel.

From there I grabbed a piece of tooling leather and drew wings. I wet the leather but did not cut the piece out so it did not stretch. 

I cut the wing design I wanted with my exacto knife. I didn't cut all of the way through the leather, just the first layer.
 Using my stylus I pushed, outlined and made impressions into the leather until I was happy.

I cut it out. I also wet the wings again so that I could 'sculpt' them into the shape I wanted them to be.

 Then I painted it white, and then glued the key to the wings.
Done! Add a piece of wire and they can be stuck onto a tree. :)


  1. Wow! That's so cool! You're so good at making little props and stuff like that.

  2. That's awesome! I actually have plans on making a Harry Potter room box so I really like the tips :)

    1. That'll look really cool when you're done. I'd love to see it!

    2. It'll probably take a while before I'll be able to make it but I'll be sure to show you pictures :)

  3. Very cool! Maybe I'll have to make one later!