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Topic: 50 Harry Potter wands  (Read 9606 times)
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« on: October 24, 2009 09:22:18 PM »

My sister's best friend throws a big Halloween whodunnit every year at his house. This year he decided on a Harry Potter theme and asked for volunteers to roleplay, decorate or do anything they could to help out. Since I have zero acting skills, I thought my talents would be best put to use making props and decorations. I decided that every witch and wizard needed a wand for the evening and found a tute online that shows you how to make them out of paper, hot glue and paint. So! Fifty wands later I can feel the carpal tunnel setting in, and I don't have any fingerprints anymore because of the hot glue gun, but it was so worth it! Not one is alike as they are all different "woods", lengths, thicknesses and magical ingredients!

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009 10:02:18 PM »

WOW. I made a couple of these for the last book release party and I know they're a fair amount of work! Awesome job on making them all so unique, you did a great job on the different designs and the tags are super cute. Cheesy I love the broken Ron wand!

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009 10:37:35 PM »

I would never have guessed that were only made from paper, hot glue and paint!  I love them!  I also love the tags you put on them.  Great job!  I wish I were at that party!

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009 12:05:48 AM »

I LOVE them!!!!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2009 12:07:32 AM »

I LOVE them!!!!  Grin

also... could I please get the tutorial link?  Embarrassed

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2009 06:12:02 AM »

Thanks for your kind words! I'm excited to see everyone's reaction, especially the poor soul who gets the "broken" wand.  Cheesy

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.


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!
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2009 01:38:24 PM »

They're awesome!  Great work!

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009 01:46:54 PM »

I wish I was at that party *sniffs* do you think your sister's friend would mind if I just randomly showed up? XD Wonderful job on them and everyone there is lucky

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009 04:17:48 PM »


^ that is my loss for words!

These are AMAZING!  I can't believe you made fifty of them!!
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2009 07:48:47 PM »

This is fabulous!

I have convinced my students that I am the great niece of Prof. Binns (same last name and all).... and recently told them I was going on a mission (when I was actually at a stupid training).... I think I'm going to tell them that my mission was to learn about magical wands.


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