Saturday, December 19, 2020

Wizard Trunk Ornaments

Happy Saturday, everyone! I look forward every year to participating in a holiday swap inspired by Harry Potter. I make ornaments, exchange them with crafty people around the US and the ones I receive in return are gifted to my youngest daughter who dearly loves the books. This year I settled on trunk ornaments made from one of the GSL Mini Shadow Box Set.

 The boxes are easily assembled with tacky glue.

Once the glue dried, I painted the front edges with brown acrylic paint. The papers I used for this project are from Recollections Farmhouse collection, which had papers that look like leather and trunk lining. Once the papers were glued in place, I added small bits of suede to the box corners.

Printables used include book covers as well as Hogwarts Express sign and ticket. The tiny letter was sealed with a polymer clay 'wax' seal.

I filled small jars with both microbeads and star glitter. The dish is a miniature porcelain plate with a sticker decal. The crystal ball is a marble on a metal bead.

Miniature wands were made by shortening a round toothpick and dulling the point. A handle was made by wrapping it with a few inches of jute fiber soaked in glue.

Elements were layered in and adhered with E6000 glue to keep them extra snug.

To hang them, I used eye screws and slices of bass wood.

As an extra treat, here's a clock ornament made from a GSL Tower Top Reliquary, printed images, miniature spoons and clock hands.

Thanks for stopping by!

GSL Products Used

Mini Shadow Box Set

Reliquary – Tower Top

Other Supplies Used

Tacky glue

E6000 glue

Acrylic paint

Recollections Farmhouse


Bits & bobs




  1. These are amazing I’m always so impressed by your creations

  2. Thanks Jon David, Happy Christmas to you.