So, I found (can’t remember for the life of me where…. Etsy, maybe?) homemade Harry Potter wands. I thought, “I can do that.” So, I took a stab at it and made some for a friend. I wanted wand boxes and searched and searched and finally found white boxes (that would fit my wands) with a velvet-like material inside. I painted the boxes and then sanded them to make them look worn. I printed an Olivanders logo on cardstock and modpodge’d that on.
It was really simple to make them, though rather time-consuming. I used chopsticks… my daughter looked at me weirdly when I asked her to go and buy a bag. I used hot glue to make random designs on the sticks. Before doing that, though, I hot glued some embellishments onto some of them, e.g. skulls, owls, bling, dark flowers, a pearl, and spiders. After all that, I painted them.
Here are some more. Honestly, I couldn’t help but run around the house casting spells. LOL. ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ ‘Expecto Patronum’ ‘Expelliarmus’
Although I have an entire craft room in the basement, I just had to do this all in the kitchen… so I could watch Harry Potter, of course. I suppose I could’ve watched it downstairs on my iPad, but that doesn’t compare to my upstairs system. I packed away my HP-making supplies for next time.
Though I’m madly in love with the HP series, I love giving away homemade gifts. My friend adored them and I hope to make more in the near future. Perhaps for more of my HP fanatic friends… perhaps for me! XOXOXO