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Black acrylic paint
Grey acrylic paint
Dark grey acrylic paint
Thin cardboard
Tape or spray adhesive
Black specialty fabric
Small rubber band
Sewing needle
Black thread

Remove the doll's clothing and hair.

Remove the hair by cutting the length of it off and then pulling out the roots with pliers.

Figure 1

Paint the entire doll with the black paint except for most of the arms.

When the black paint is dry paint the doll's arms so that they have a grey tinge

Then use a small brush to paint veins or other kind of gross accents on the arms and hands.

Figure 2

Put the piece of thin cardboard around the doll's hip and thigh area and make sure it is tight at the top with a wide bottom.

Use tape or spray adhesive to secure the cone and the doll into it.

Figure 3

Take a piece of the black specialty fabric and set it right on top of the doll.

Use a small rubber band and put it around the doll's neck to make the fabric tight around its head.

Cut two small holes in the fabric with scissors so that the arms can poke out.

Take a second, larger piece of black specialty fabric and drape it around the face area to give it the look of a hood.

Make sure the fabric sits how you want it to then use a needle and thread to tighten up the hood right at the base of the chin and neck area.

Put the dementor on the top of the tree celebrate Christmas like a true Death Eater!

Final Product

Dementor Christmas Tree Topper - 1

Dementor Christmas Tree Topper - 2

lezlishae's tutorial was taken with permission.

Please note that the patterns and tutorials you find here have been designed by Harry Potter fans all over the Internet. The authors alone hold the copyrights and licences to these patterns and tutorials, which means you CANNOT use their patterns to make something that you will sell to others afterwards. You can use them to make things for yourself. You can make some for your friends and ask them to pay for supplies. You CANNOT, however, ask them to pay you to do it as though you had created this pattern by yourself, or try to sell you crafts to a local store.

Think about it. Would you take a Prisoner of Azkaban book, photocopy it, put your name in big red letters on the front cover and try to sell it in your local library? The answer is, obviously, no. Well, selling crafts you have made but not designed would be just as bad!

Also note that the tutorials, recipes and patterns found here have not been tested and that The Leaky Cauldron's Harry Potter Crafts section is not responsible for any mistakes they may contain. If you do find something wrong in one of them, however, please e-mail us to let us know.

On that note, Harry crafting to all!