Harry Potter Sorting Hat Garland

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Create a darling decorative garland for any of the Hogwarts houses!

I LOVE this Sizzix Big Shot because it is so portable. I can take it with me on the GO! This project was done on vacay in Orlando during a visit to the Wizarding World of Universal Studios.

Being that I am a proud Hufflepuff, of course this one is made with the colors of my house (gold and black). However, any of the house colors could be used. I am sharing more about the four Howarts houses later in this post for those of you new to the wizarding world.

Materials and Supplies Needed

Directions for Harry Potter Craft Garland

Start by prepping your supplies to create the sorting hats using the hat part of the Sizzix die with an owl and a witch hat. The hat is PERFECT for a sorting hat. To make the “sandwich” that will cut out he shapes, stack the die with canvas pieces between the two plates.

Step One

Run the die through the machine with the canvas to cut out hats. There can be as few or as many as you want, depending how long the final garland is going to be.

Step Two

Place the hats on a surface that can get messy. I like to use parchment paper or a silicone mat that can be cleaned. Paint one side of all of the hats to look like the sorting hat. Let them dry then flip them over and paint the other side. Add an overcoat layer if desired for extra sturdiness.

Step Three

Once the paint and sealer are dry, punch holes in the tops of the hats.

Use a threaded piece of twine to stitch through the felt balls and hats, creating the garland. EASY PEASY and super adorable.

This could be done with ANY of the awesome dies from Sizzix and all kinds of felt balls (or even handmade pom-poms)!

About Big Shot Starter Kit

Our Big Shot® Starter Kit has had an exciting refresh! With EXCLUSIVE dies and an embossing folder included, along with a selection of Sizzix Surfacez™ opulent and core color cardstock, you can start creating straight out of the box! It’s ideal for both beginners and seasoned crafters, and also makes the a wonderful gift! Perfect for all kinds of papercraft, from cardmaking and scrapbooking to gift wrap embellishments, home décor and more.

• Plenty of project ideas and inspiration on the Sizzix website, videos and social media.

What’s new…

• Brand new and EXCLUSIVE dies and embossing folder designed to be suitable all year round and for all occasions. With always popular frames, butterfly and floral shapes featured, plus embossing folders with timeless patterns, you will use these again and again.

• Dies and embossing folder each come fully packaged, giving further inspiration and even more value.

• Includes our popular Sizzix Surfacez™ with a selection of core color and opulent cardstock.

• QR codes on the box linking to the machine’s hub on the Sizzix website for even more information and inspiration.

• New look machine platforms included – featuring updated icons to support current accessories/technologies.

• Platforms also feature QR codes – links to how to videos using the machine with different technologies – perfect for those new to die-cutting.

Includes: 1 Big Shot™ Machine, 1 Pair Of Cutting Pads, 1 Standard Platform, 1 Thin Die Adapter, 1 Instruction Booklet, 1 10PK Thinlits® Dies, 1 Multi-Level Textured Impressions™® Embossing Folder, 20 6” X 6” Sizzix Surfacez™ Core Cardstock Sheets (20 Colours), 20 6” X 6” Sizzix Surfacez™ Opulent Cardstock Sheets in Rose Gold and Ivory (2 Sheets of Each Finish – Glitter, Matte, Brushed Metal, Pearl, Mirror)

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Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later!  Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Create a Hogwarts House Garland with Sizzix Big Shot and Felt Balls Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Gryffindor or Ravenlclaw #harrypottercraft #harrypotterdecor #diy #hufflepuff #garland

I would really love to hear what you think about this fun Hufflepuff Harry Potter Craft Idea! If you try it out, I would sure like to see it! Share on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #LauraKellyDesigns

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36 thoughts on “Harry Potter Sorting Hat Garland”

  1. This is such a cute idea! I love the painting on the hats and the addition of felt balls is just the perfect touch! So so fun!

  2. This is such a cute project! Can’t wait to make it! I am mainly a paper crafter, but I love sewing on material too!

  3. I have been wanting to try my hand at card making, I love crafting & I like to put my personal touch on cards & gifts

  4. My first love is quilting, but I also make cards, do bobbin lace, thread crochet, and a few others when the muse strikes.

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