Tweens can learn how to make a Harry Potter broom ornament for the tree this holiday season. It’s one of the fun Christmas crafts for teens you can work on together.
Brooms are extremely important in the game of quidditch, the most popular sport in the wizarding world. So it makes sense that the muggles in your life would want a broomstick of their own, even if it’s a mini one for the tree.
This one is fairly easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of supplies, so it’s the perfect project for the Harry Potter fans in your life.
Harry Potter Broom Ornament
Making a broomstick to hang on your tree is a great way to show your love for the series and have a unique decoration for your home. Not only is it easy to make, but it can be customized to fit your own style.
It’s any Potterhead’s dream to fly above a cheering crowd, riding a broomstick in a quidditch match. Some wish to be chasers, scoring points with the quaffle, others want to be beaters and protect their team from the bludgers, while a few aspire to be keepers, in charge of stopping the other team from scoring.
However, I bet that most of your Potter obsessed teens long to be the seeker who catches the golden snitch, scoring 150 points and winning the game for their house.
Whatever position on the quidditch team your kids want to play, they’re going to need their own broomstick.
These mini broom ornaments are the perfect craft for any teen who dreams of scoring the winning goal above a roaring crowd.
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There are a few brooms wizards can choose from. Here are the ones that Harry and his friends used.
First-year students at Hogwarts may not join the quidditch team, that is, until Harry Potter shows up. In The Philosopher’s Stone, after impressing Professor McGonagall with his natural seeker abilities, she gets the rules changed so he can play.
When he joins the Gryffindor team, they gift him a Nimbus 2000 so he can participate.
After finding out Harry has been let onto the Gryffindor quidditch team, Draco Malfoy is outraged. Not to be outdone by his rival, Draco has his father buy the entire Slytherin quidditch team more advanced Nimbus 2001s.
The bribe led to Draco becoming the Slytherin seeker in his first year, leading to an epic showdown between him and Harry that you can watch in The Sorcerer’s Stone.
In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry’s broom is destroyed in an intense quidditch match, so he gets stuck using a hand-me-down broom from the school.
However, he soon receives a Firebolt, the latest and greatest in broom models, from an anonymous sender. It is later revealed that his godfather, Sirius Black, is the one who sent him the generous gift.
DIY Harry Potter Quidditch Broom
- Twiggy wreath
- Metallic craft wire or flat wire
- Hot Glue
- Wire Cutters
- 2″ eye pin
Your tween will have a blast making their very own broomstick ornament. It’s pretty easy to make, and it looks so cool hanging from the Christmas tree.
Or your kids could create their very own mini-Harry Potter tree and fill it with fun wizard-themed ornaments.
Keep reading for detailed instructions for the quidditch broom craft.
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If your tween doesn’t have the whole book and movie collection yet, it’s time to get them their own copy.
Ready to make your very own quidditch broom to hang on your tree?
- Twiggy wreath
- Metallic craft wire or flat wire
- 2" eye pin
- Small wire cutter
- Hot glue
Gather all your supplies.
Cut a chopstick to desired size using wire cutters, strong scissors, or a tool like a Leatherman.
We cut ours pretty much in half. Remember that the bristles will go beyond the broom handle, so it needs to be shorter than the completed broomstick.
Sand down the chopstick, rounding off the top edge and giving it the look of a broom handle.
Unwrap the twiggy wreath and cut some small pieces, a bit longer than you want the broom bristles.
Glue an eye pin to the bottom half of your chopstick so it barely peeks out of your bristles
Add some glue to the bottom section of the broom handle and glue down the twig bristles.
If you want some twigs peeking out above the broom band, make sure to leave a bit of twig above the glue. Completely surround the chopstick with twigs.
Wrap wire around the broom where the twigs are glued to the chopstick. This will give your broom the band it needs, while also hiding the glue.
Make footrests out of wire by bending the wire and wrap them around wire section so there's one footrest opposite each other.
Trim twigs to desired length.
Add a tree hook to the eye pin and hang up your broom ornament.
- Use one of the chopsticks from your next Chinese take-out order to make this craft.
- While we used thin jewelry wire for the broom, you can use a flat wire instead to make it look more like a solid band around the broomstick. You'll still need some thin wire for the footrests though.
- If you want your broom handle to be a darker finish, feel free to paint it after you sand it down, before you start attaching the bristles.
Are your teens excited to make their own Harry Potter Broomstick ornament?