Tis the year for Harry Potter. Between Harry Potter and The Cursed Child coming out on Saturday and Fantastic Beasts due out later this year, it’s like the best year ever! Now if there’s one thing every witch or wizard needs, especially when out at book release party or movie premiers, it’s a good wand. Although I’m fortunate enough to live near and have visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and as such have been to Ollivanders to find my wand, not everyone is so lucky. Today, you’re going to learn to be your own Ollivander and make your own DIY Harry Potter Wand.
DIY Harry Potter Wand
Before I went to the Celebration of Harry Potter event in January, I was like a wandless Muggle. How could I go hang amongst my magical brothers and sisters without a wand? Well, I decided to make my own. I’m relatively crafty, so I figured a chopstick and some paint aught to do the trick. Here’s what you need to make your own DIY Harry Potter Wand (this post does contain some affiliate links – any small amounts of money made goes towards supporting my site).
- 15″ wooden chopsticks
- Brown acrylic paint
- Hot glue gun with glue
- Seed beads
- Various shaped beads
- Paint pens
- Mod Podge
Assembling this is fairly easy and really doesn’t require you to have a lot of craft skills. To start, I glued the teardrop shaped beads around the bottom end of the chopstick. I wanted my band to look like it had a flower on the end, which is why I went with this look. I drew lines forming the “handle’ of the wand with the glue gun – this gave it a wooden look. At the top of the “handle” portion of the wand, I basically went crazy with the glue and then rolled it around in seed beads. Once it dried, I painted it brown and then topped with a coat of Mod Podge. You can use the silver or gold paint pens to add some detailing here as well. That’s it! Super easy and then I got to show up to Hogwarts with a wand in hand.
Creating your own DIY Harry Potter wand may not be as finely perfected as the ones you can buy at Universal, but doing it yourself makes it a bit more special. I like being able to come up with my own design and making it as close to reality as I could. So if you don’t have a wand, don’t let the Muggles get you down, make your own instead!
Do you have a Harry Potter wand? What would you want your ideal wand to look like?