You can make a DIY Harry Potter Wand made from real wood!
Make a wand worthy to grace the window display of Ollivander’s. With a few materials make a magic wand that is as unique as the witch or wizard that wields it. This want is made using natural wood that you can find in your back yard, the great this will make each wand special and unique. Make them in under 30 minutes so you can go from making wands to mischief managed.
You Will Need:
6 Sticks in desired width and length
Hot glue gun and extra glue sticks
Ribbon, Rope, Suede
DIY Harry Potter Wand Made From Real Wood Tutorial:
Step 1 – Get ready to make the Wizard Wand
When picking sticks for the wands, don’t choose anything too perfect! The knobs and imperfections are perfect for giving these witch and wizard wands a rustic feel. But sure to choose sticks with tight bark. This will ensure your creation doesn’t flake apart.
Gather your supplies. This is a great project for using up leftover bits and bobs in your craft space. Lay out supplies to ensure you have everything needed and prep the craft area with newspaper or crafting paper to protect your work area.
Step 2 – Make the Handle to the DIY Harry Potter Wand
Use the hot glue gun and apply glue on the bottom ⅓ of the stick to make the handle. Apply the glue around the stick several times to add texture and grip. Be careful not to burn yourself.
Step 3 – Add some more texture
Use the hot glue to apply gems and adjust the shape of the wand if needed. This can give more character to the magic wand.
Use the hot glue to sculpt your want into new shapes! When you pile up many layers, you can make jewels look deep set or make certain areas wider.
Step 4 – Add color to the Magic Wand
Paint the handle, and the top of the wand in desired color.
Set aside for a few minutes to dry.
More traditional wands in the word of Harry Potter tend to be more neutral like white, black and brown, but I like adding a little more color and personality. Make it your favorite color or your house colors if you desire.
Step 5 – Antique the DIY Harry Potter Wand
Use metallic paint to lightly brush over raised areas to give it an antique look. Set aside for a few minutes to dry.
Step 6 – Add a dash of personality to the Wand
Use the modge podge and glitter to add a bit of sparkle if you would like, and finish embellishing the wands with gems, ribbon, rope and suede.Let dry overnight or use a hairdryer if you are in a hurry to use your magic wand! You just completed the DIY Harry Potter Wand tutorial.
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