Let’s be honest…we’ve all taken the Patronus Quiz on Pottermore, right? Were ya’ll as bummed with your Patronus as I was?
I mean, I was really excited to find out what my Patronus was, considering my spirit animal is the unicorn (you can find your own here!), but I was slightly disappointed to discover that my Patronus was a cat.
My disappointment was 2-fold:
- What help would cats REALLY be against Dementors? A stag could charge it, a wolf or dog could attack it…but really what would my cat even do? Scratch out its non-existent eyeballs? Sit there quietly in judgement? Chuck hairballs at it?
- I’m allergic to cats. I’d be allergic to my own Patronus.
But alas, I stand by the quiz…and I’m sure, somewhere deep, deep down, my Patronus makes perfect sense.
Of course that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming of having a wolf or dog Patronus…and that’s where today’s craft comes in! Made using sparkling white felt (you could also use clay!), these Patronuses are great for hanging on gifts, on Christmas trees, or throwing at people who get you down! Expecto your Patronus on their face!!
To make the animal shapes, I just found animal silhouettes I liked online, then used them as a stencil to cut out my Patronuses. You can use plain thin felt, but if you can find the thicker cut felt, that’s the best kind for making shapes like this…and sharp scissors…crazy sharp.
Finally, you can use glitter to add a touch of sparkle to your animals, since we all know Patronuses dance in sparkly lights and smoke. The felt I found had sparkles already on it, so one step down, but you can always add your own sparkles with glitter or sparkle paint.
To make them into ornaments, just glue a small string to the back of each animal and you’re good to go!
The perfect gift for any Potter fan, these felt Patronus Ornaments are sure to keep bad thoughts and dreams at bay!
*Sidenote, about halfway through this project, I decided NOT to make ornaments, but something else instead…stay tuned for how I put my Patronus collection to work!
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