How to Make a Deathly Hallows Wreath. Learn how to DIY a Harry Potter deathly hallows wreath. This wreath includes all four Hogwarts houses.
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How to Make a Deathly Hallows Wreath
Today, I am going to show you how to create a deathly hallows wreath. I have seen these on Etsy and wanted to create my own with all four Hogwarts houses somehow represented on the wreath.
- 3/8″ Dowel Rod
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Branches (2 bunches)
- 14″ Grapevine Wreath
- Acrylic Paint
- Assorted Flowers and Stems
- Floral Wire
- Wire Cutters
This wreath requires three separate projects – creating an Elder Wand, making the deathly hallows wreath base, and decorating the wreath with flowers and stems to represent the four Hogwarts houses.
How to Make a Harry Potter Elder wanD
Sand the cut end. Using an electric hand-held sander made this process quick, but you could also use regular sandpaper or a sanding block.
Embellish the wand using hot glue. I found a photo of the Elder Wand and used that as my guide.
To create the thick knobs on the wand, layer hot glue allowing each layer to dry between coats. While the hot glue is still warm but no longer gooey, I used an embossing stylus to create small indents in the hot glue.
Add a thin layer of hot glue between the knobs on the wand. Use the embossing stylus to spread the glue. This will create a wood grain look without having to sand or carve into the wood.
Allow the hot glue to dry completely and then paint the wand. I didn’t have dark brown paint so I mixed a lighter brown with black to create the color I wanted. Allow the paint to dry while you assemble the rest of the wreath.
If you don’t want to make your own wand, you could also purchase a pre-made wand to add to your wreath.
Create the Deathly Hallows Wreath Base
Separate the branches into three stacks. I purchased two bunches of branches and divided them as evenly as I could.
Use floral wire to tightly wrap around the bottom of the branches to create three separate bunches.
Loosely wrap floral wire around the top of the branches to keep them all together. Be careful with this step as the branches are fragile and can easily break.
Use twine to wrap the ends of the branches together. I used about 24″ of twine for each section. Tie the twine in a knot and use a small bit of hot glue to secure the knot so it doesn’t come undone.
Note: I snipped off the floral wire around the top ends of the branches after I wrapped each section with twine. I left the floral wire that was tightly wrapped at the bottom of the branches, as it was completely covered by the twine.
Attach the triangle branches on top of the grapevine wreath.
Again I used about 24″ of twine to connect the triangle in the middle of each section. I was able to wrap the twine around twice and tied it in the back. Secure the knot with a small dab of hot glue and trim any excess twine.
Hogwarts House Decorations
I purchased all my supplies at Hobby Lobby. They have an awesome selection of florals and stems. You can often find them on sale for 50% off.
I chose my florals based on the four Hogwarts house colors. You can find the links to the florals I used below each house name. If marked with a * I wasn’t able to link to the exact floral I used.
Snip your florals to fit on your wreath. Don’t be afraid to cut them completely apart.
Use hot glue to attach the stems to the wreath. Start with the back layer of stems and work your way up. The main large flower was the last thing I glued on for each section.
Lastly, glue on the Elder Wand to the middle of the wreath.
Attach a small piece of twine to the back to hang your wreath.
I am so pleased with how this wreath turned out. After creating the wreath base, you can customize the decorations any way you like – with one specific house colors, with all Harry Potter items like a small painted lightning bolt, glasses, and a white Hedwig owl, or even with pretty flowers to match your decor or a specific holiday!
This Harry Potter craft is part of Creative Crafts Harry Potter Edition. Creative Crafts is a series hosted by Me and My INKlings and Makeable Crafts. Guest host this time is Artsy Fartsy Mama. Some of your favorite crafters come together to create crafts around a specific theme! Be sure to check the hosts’ blogs all week for more Harry Potter crafts.
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