Get a dowel, that is the size you would like for your wand.
I got mine from the craft section at Walmart. If you are unable to find a dowel that would be wand size, you can get a long dowel from a hardware store and have it cut to size.
Next, take a glue gun and go around the dowel to make a pattern.
I made some connecting crisscross patterns and circles around my wand.
Once the glue is dry and hardened apply a layer of acrylic brown paint to it. You may need to do 2 to 3 coats of this, to cover up the glue just right.
After the paint is dry, used an acrylic sealer on it.
Here are some of the other fun items I made for the Harry Potter Swap
These where made from round pieces of wood with holes drilled in them. I printed images I found on the web and then applied mod podge to them, to seal them in and give them a nice shine. I used different color ribbon for the hangers.
Special ingredients to be used wisely, in mini potion bottles.
These labels I created in Illustrator and then just printed out and glued onto the bottles.
The Beazor Stones are little pebbles, The Phoenix tears are glitter, and the Gillyweed is basil.
I took a small journal and covered it with a paper bag and used some scrapbook paper to make the name plate on the book.
This was created in InDesign but could also be done in Microsoft Word. I printed everything onto special paper and even sealed the envelope with red wax, to give it an extra touch.
In this swap I sent:
- Berties Botts Beans
- Droobles Blowing Gum
- Pocket Handbook of Spells
- Hogwarts Ornaments
- A Wand
- Potion Bottles
- Acceptance Letter to Hogwarts
- A Train Ticket to Hogwarts (this took me forever to make. I ended up designing this in Illustrator, with just looking at an image from the movie)
- A Free the House Elves pin
Here is all the awesome items I got from my wonderful partner Rachie
Rachie, also make many wonderful items that she has for sale. To check out her shop click here.