I am going to the HP7 book release party, so I thought I should make a wand/costume.
I took a branch that fell off a tree, cracked the twigs off, burnt the top to smooth it a bit, and the carpenter who is working here rounded the edges. I scarped off the bark and then mixed Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna acrylic paint and used a sponge to apply it. Then I added some glow in the dark paint on the tip, and voila! A pretty wand.
Here are some pics (don't mind how I look, I just got out of my pool, and I didn't really want to post pics of me in a bikini here >_<)