How I made quick and easy Harry Potter inspired winged keys

Whilst on my travels in the Pinterest universe, I stumbled across a rather beautifully made winged key that was being sold on Etsy.  It's truly beautiful and  I loved the detail of the key and could see why it was on Etsy.   

How I made winged keys inspired by Harry Potter

Unfortunately, for the number of keys I wanted for my tree, I couldn't justify buying a bulk batch from Etsy, so I made my own
A far lesser version but still a good substitution in my opinion.

Materials I used for my HP inspired winged keys

* Keys (I purchased mine from eBay)
* Strong glue
* Butterfly stickers/tree decorations
* Craft knife

Butterfly stickers make great wings for Harry Potter winged keys

Butterfly tree decorations make great wings for HP inspired winged keys

The first set of keys with wings I made, I wasn't too keen on, but it's trial and error with crafting sometimes.  I found these wings were too small and while bronze is the colour for Harry Potter, I wasn't really feeling it for my tree.

All I needed to do was to peel the wings from the cardboard the wings came on and glue them to the back of the key.  This is a bit of a fiddle and needs a steady hand, so that was a nice challenge for me!

Even though these are only stickers, I still got a little pang of guilt as I plucked the wings off butterflies!!

Basic idea for creating winged keys for Harry Potter inspired Christmas Tree

The second set of keys I purchased were silver and I found some fabulous glitter butterfly tree decorations in TKMaxx and just knew that these butterflies were meant for my tree.

I do think the silver keys look far better on my tree than the bronze, but it's all about personal choice.

This was a great quick and easy craft to make, not a patch on my Etsy find but great decoration for my tree all the same.

My Harry Potter inspired flying keys

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