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DIY Harry Potter Wands

There are tons of fun versions of DIY Harry Potter Wands on Pinterest, so I was inspired to make a batch for my son's 8th Harry Potter-themed birthday party.  Today I am sharing a tutorial for my easy and inexpensive version.

My version is made from inexpensive dowels that you can buy at any dollar store or craft supply store.  You'll need dowels, hot glue and a glue gun, brown paint and a paintbrush, and inexpensive "gems" for the ends.

Here's how you create the magic:

1)  Use hot glue to make a design on the dowels, and allow them to dry completely.  {I stuck the wands in floral foam to allow for easy drying}.

2)  Use brown acrylic paint to completely cover the dowels.  {I painted the tops, allowed them to dry, and then painted the bottoms.}

3)  Use got glue to attach a "gems" to the bottom of the wands.

That's it!  Aren't they cute?

They were definitely a hit at my son's Harry Potter party.

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. So fun! I am 27 and I would LOVE a Harry Potter party! (SUCH a cute picture, too!)

    1. Thanks, Bethany! I'm with you. I think I had as much fun as my 8 year old did! :-)

  2. The party sounds like such fun and these wands came out lovely. I live in a house full of Harry Potter nuts (I am one too so it's ok) and all my kids would love these . I'm thinking I could use your method and make them out of pencils and then use them at work - make all my colleagues jealous!

    1. Fun idea! We actually made spell books and "quills". The post is coming soon!

  3. Wow, that photo of him is so adorable! What a fun party. I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get to plan one of my own one day. In the meantime, we'll just have to make some wands. :-)

    1. Thanks so much! I think he is adorable too! :-) Have fun making the wands... they are super-fun!


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