For the ongoing ornament swap, I created a little golden snitch or @tapestry. The mini snitches are very fast and sneaky. Hard to see, but when captured give the team special gifts and powers!
The snitch is a little styrofoam ball painted gold. The wings and details are glitter paper, also painted gold (I didn’t have the right color of gold available). I cut out the wings, cut the feathery bits and used invisible thread to wrap onto a piece of aluminum wire. Then glued into the ball. Now, a light styrofoam ball and heavier wings do cause a balance problem, so after I got it to balance, I had to patch the extra holes and repaint! I also added a little lead weight behind the bottom bead to help balance. Whew.