Above are the four crests I painted using acrylic paint on canvas.
Next, I wanted to make my own version of the sorting hat and have house badges to hand out to guests as a party favor. To make the badges I found an image of each house crest online, printed 12 of each design and hot glued them onto a pin (I bought a pack of 48 for $3.49 at a craft store).
Here is the finished product
The finished project turned out really well