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Harry Potter Special: DIY Wand Tutorial

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Happy birthday, Harry and JKR (in advance). Thank you for completely changing millions of lives.

In honour of their birthday, I am going to show you how you can make your own wand. Because like Ollivander said, the wand chooses the wizard.

So here is what you will need:
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  1. Chopsticks
  2. Fevicol
  3. Glue Gun
  4. Newspaper
  5. Acrylic paint

Wand 1 – Hermione’s wand

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Picture Courtesy: Warner Bros

Get the glue gun and start with pouring some glue at the end of the chopstick.

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While it is hot, press and mould it a bit with your fingers.

Next glue gun the glue around the chopstick to make it look like a vine clinging to it.

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Once that is done, let it dry.

Now get the acrylic colour out. I used brown but you can use yellow or any other colour.

Start painting the wand.

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Let it dry and then add another coat. Let it dry overnight

That’s it. Hermione’s wand is done.

You could get more creative with it and add leaves to the vine. A touch of gold on the tips maybe.

Or make a completely different pattern with the glue gun and create your own wand.

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Wand 2. The Elder wand.

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Picture Courtesy: Warner Bros

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This is what you can try if you do not own a glue gun. (But trust me, get one if you do not have it. Glue guns are great if you are interested in crafts.)

So take another chopstick and apply a coat of fevicol all over it.

Now take a strip of newspaper and rollit evenly around the chopstick.

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Take another thin strip of newspaper and add fevicol to it.

Roll it around the chopstick pressing it with your fingers to shape it up.

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This will be a little messy because of all the fevicol, but you will need a good amount of fevicol to shape it.

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Now take a shorter strip of newspaper and roll and shape it again an inch away from the earliers bump.

Keep doing this with shorter strips to get the initial look of the wand.

Let it dry.

Finally paint it with acrylic paint. Again, I used brown because I have run out of silver paint. But colour it silver to get the perfect Elder Wand look.

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Let it dry and then add another coat.

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There you have your wands ready. They are fun to toy around with and we’ve been having a great time hurling spells with them. 😀

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About Diptee Raut

Diptee Raut is a quilter, sewer, blogger and a voracious reader who also happens to be a full time mother of an incredible five year old and also has another day job! She also runs two blogs: Dip-Tea Blogs Here and DipSewManiac.

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