Thanks for your kind words! I'm excited to see everyone's reaction, especially the poor soul who gets the "broken" wand.
Here is the online site with the tutorial but you'll have to squint at the picture like I did because you have to pay to print the real instructions. http://www.dadcando.com/default_MAKING.asp?project=Wizards_wands&catagory=Wizardry_and_Magic&lhs=Wizardry_and_Magic
Basically, you just start rolling a piece of paper from the corner, applying more pressure to one side so you start getting a nice cone shape. I used a sponge to spread Elmer's glue around as I was rolling, it seemed to sort of paper mache the wand and make it a bit harder.
After I got a nice wand shape, I cut off the uneven ends and filled them up with newspaper to make them more sturdy. A drop of hot glue in the ends sealed them up nicely.
After that it's just up to your imagination! I used the glue gun to make designs and spray paint to paint them. The detail was painted with regular gold and silver acrylic paint and the whole wand was sealed so the paint wouldn't rub off.
And just like that, a super cool wand!