Welcome back to Day 3 of Ornament Week!
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Today’s DIY Ornament inspiration: the Triwizard Tournament Golden Egg!
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry steals a golden egg from the Hungarian Hornback during the first task of the Triwizard Tournament. When opened, the egg would reveal an important clue about the next task. The egg is certainly an important part of the story and the perfect addition to a Harry Potter themed tree.
- Egg-shaped plastic ornaments
- Gold gilding paint
- Iridescent shreds
- Scissors (if needed)
- Hot glue gun
Gild the Shell with Gold
For this project, I got these egg-shaped plastic ornaments that split vertically down the middle.
I used 5 halves per ornament. 3 for the shell pieces that lay open and two for the middle iridescent bit. To begin, I painted 3 egg halves with gold gilding paint. I painted both the insides and the outsides.
Make the Iridescent Middle
While the gold paint dried, I stuffed some iridescent shreds into the two halves that are still clear.
It was a little finicky to get them all inside. I used scissors to trim any that were spilling out.
Assemble the Egg
Once the outer shells were dry, I used a hot glue gun to attach them to the middle part. I attached them on the end with the extra little tab so there was more for the glue to hold on to.
I tried to keep them all at the same angle for uniformity.
Paint a Faux Closure Mechanism on Top
Once the egg was assembled, I used the gold gilding paint to create the illusion of the closing mechanism on top. I aligned the points of the spinning closure with the gaps made by the outer shells to make it look as accurate as possible.
Add to Your Tree
I used just a wire hanger, but you could also use gold string to suspend the egg from your tree.
Check out the tutorials from last year’s Ornament Week!
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