1 antenna ball

Spray primer

Gold paint (either spray or oil-based in a can)

2 gold brads

Scraps of clear vinyl or white craft foam

Colored thread (brown, black or gold)

A skewer or chopstick and something to stick it into

Box cutter or Exacto knife

Hot melt glue gun and glue


Put the antenna ball on the skewer. Have a box or piece of styrofoam to put it into. This is where it will dry.

Prime the antenna ball. Allow it to dry for a couple of hours.

Use gold paint to paint the ball. If using spray, follow the manufacturer's directions. For brush on, if you have enough, dip the ball in the paint and allow most of the paint to drip back into the can. Then carefully place it back in the drying area. Allow the paint to dry overnight.

Cut a wing shape out of a 4 pieces of vinyl. The thicker the vinyl, the firmer the wings will be. You can also use craft foam for this. Place two of the wing pieces together. Either hand or machine stitch "veins" in the wings.

Using the box cutter or Exacto knife, cut a small hole in the base of each wing and on either side of the ball where you want to place the wings. Do this by gently pushing the blade into the ball. It does not have to be very deep, just enough to poke the brad into.

Poke the brad through the hole in the wing. Place a dab of glue on the cut in the ball and then push the brad into it, positioning the wing how you want it as you do so.


You may want to tack the wings together to keep them from drooping while they are on the antenna of your car.

Final Product

Golden Snitch Antenna Ball (v2)


© Jennifer Ofenstein (ofenjen)'s tutorial was taken with permission from Harry Potter Crafts on Yahoo! groups.

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