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© Josée Leblanc

Photocopier-ready transparency film sheet
Powder Pal tray or sheet of scrap paper
Embossing buddy, or anti cling dryer sheet
Scrap paper
1 ¼” or 1⅜” (3.1 or 3.4 cm) circle punch
Gold embossing powder
Embossing gun
Wing it stamp set, or a wing stamp
Snowflake stamp
White StazOn ink
StazOn cleaner
Colored ink
Scrap paper and Doto glue or Post-it note
Coluzzle circle cutting kit (optional)
Paper piercer tool or ⅛” (3 mm) round punch
Clear glass Christmas balls
Silver cord
Fake snow
Mini glue dots

Author's Note: Stamp-challenged crafters could use Muggle technology to print an HP picture of their choice on the acetate. Just make sure the final image is ½” (1.3 cm) smaller than the diameter of the glass ball. You could either use a color image or reduce a black and white coloring book picture and color it using Sharpie markers. Just make sure to buy the right kind of transparency, or get your images printed in a printing place.

Rub your embossing buddy or dryer sheet over your Powder Pal tray or scrap paper and your transparency film sheet.

Punch a few circles in your scrap paper, making sure they are sufficiently spaced out on the scrap paper and set the punched circles aside.

Place the scrap paper over the transparency and stamp Versamark ink over the punched circle. Remove the scrap paper carefully. You should now have inked circles on your transparency. Repeat for each ornament you are making.

Pour embossing powder over the transparency, collecting the excess powder in your Powder Pal tray or your sheet of scrap paper. If need be, tap the back of the transparency to remove excess powder, or brush excess powder off gently using a small paintbrush.

Hold the embossing gun farther from the transparency than you normally would and emboss the powder until it changes consistency. If the gun is too close to the transparency, the sheet will warp or melt, so be careful!!

Stamp the wing on a piece of scrap paper or on a Post-it note using colored ink (the color doesn’t matter) and clean your stamp normally. If you use the latter, make sure part of the image is stamped over the sticky strip of the Post-it note. Cut out the image as closely as possible. If using scrap paper, add a strip of Dotto behind your image. This will be your wing mask.

Ink the wing stamp in StazOn ink and stamp it on the transparency film, a bit over the golden circle.

Wait a few seconds then stick the wing mask right over the StazOn wing. Make sure the wing is perfectly covered.

Ink the wing stamp in StazOn ink and stamp it near where you stamped the other wing, and remove the wing mask. You should now have a golden snitch!

Author's Note: You should always remove StazOn ink from your stamps using StazOn cleaner.

Ink your snowflake stamp in StazOn ink and stamp randomly between the snitches. You can use more than one snowflake stamp to add a bit of dimension.

Cut out a circle in the transparency film using the Coluzzle cutting system or scissors (in which case the shape doesn’t need to be a perfect circle). It should be roughly ½” (1.3 cm) smaller than the diameter of the glass ball and should include one snitch and a few snowflakes (partial or complete).

Punch a whole in the top of the transparency with a paper piercer tool or ⅛” (3 mm) round punch and thread a 6 to 8” (15 to 20 cm) silver cord through the hole.

Remove the metal hanger and cap off the neck of the Christmas ball and set it aside.

Take a sheet of scrap paper and rub your embossing buddy or dryer sheet over it. Make a funnel out of the paper and pour a few teaspoon of fake snow inside the glass Christmas ball.

Roll the transparency circle into a tube, making sure to hold on to the silver cord (if you lose it in the ball, you’ll waste a lot of time trying to grab it back, and odds are it’ll unthread from the transparency!). Insert the tube in the ornament, still making sure to hold on to that silver cord. The transparency will pop open inside the Christmas ball.

Apply a mini glue dot outside the neck of the Christmas ball. Push the silver cord in the glue dot and trim the excess cord using your scissors.

Carefully replace the metal hanger and the cap and decorate the outside of your ball if desired. Use silver cord to create a hanging loop.

Final Product

Golden Snitch Christmas Ball

Golden Snitch Christmas Ball - 2

Golden Snitch Christmas Ball - 3

Josée Leblanc's tutorial was taken with permission, and was inspired by this tutorial.

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!