Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Harry Potter Wand Ornaments


When I set out to make my Harry Potter tree this year, I knew it needed wands. I have made wands before but always out of chopsticks and they would be way too big for the tree. I looked around and found a package of mini bamboo skewers and decided to give them a try. I LOVE the way they turned out, they are the perfect size for a tree. 


 You will need:
  • Mini Bamboo Skewers
  • Hot Glue
  • Metallic Silver Spray Paint 
  • Metallic Aged Copper Spray Paint
  • Sand Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Parchment Paper

Sand the point of the skewer until it is blunt and won't poke somebody's eye out. After you have sanded it, use hot glue to make designs on the skewer. You can do dots and squiggles as well as layers of hot glue.

One the hot glue is dry, spray the brushes with metallic paint. The Aged Copper paint has more of a wand feel but the chrome ones are gorgeous and fun too!


 Make a loop out of ric rac or ribbon and hot glue it to secure it together.


Place another dab of hot glue on top of the ribbon loop and press your wand into it. Cast a few spells and then hang it on your tree! 
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19 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That is a wicked cute idea for Harry Potter fans. I know a few people that would love these.

Terri Steffes said...

The wands should top the tree! Loving the ornaments you have made. I bet that tree is super cute.

Lindsey Paris said...

What a cute and small scale. I love mini things, and this is a perfect Harry Potter miniature!

Missy -Faking Fancy Blog said...

Cute idea that is affordable and simple? Check, check, check! You could make them for a Harry Potter themed birthday party as well.

Theresa's Reviews said...

This is such a fun and creative idea! I loved the Harry Potter series. Making an ornament based on a book is a cool idea.

Angela Tolsma said...

oh I love these! What a great and simple idea!

Allison said...

These are so cute! I love Harry Potter and so do a few family members, we may have to make these!!

silvsbeautifullife said...

Omg I have never seen something like this! This is really creative and so cute for a Harry Potter lover!

Reesa Lewandowski said...

WOW I have to say I would have never known you made these if I didn't see this tutorial! how very cool!

Krystal // The Krystal Diaries said...

This looks like a fun ornament idea to put together!

Stephanie Lee said...

Hot glue is the trick!! I saw your picture on instagram and was trying to figure out how in the world you made them. So smart! This is a great idea!

Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place said...

This is such a cute idea for Harry Potter lovers. I myself am not one but i have several friends that would love this.

Courteney Noonan said...

These are so cute! They'd make a really good present for anyone who loves Harry Potter - so many of my friends are obsessed

Amber said...

These are so adorable! I'd love to have a Harry Potter themed Christmas; I think I'll do that next year!

Joanna Everyday Made Fresh said...

Oh how creative!! Those are awesome. I really want to do a HP tree next year, because you've got some great ideas!

Amanda Rosson said...

This is so ingenious and creative not to mention beautiful!! I never would have guessed those were skewers!! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and love the idea of having a themed Christmas tree complete with hanging wands ^^

xx, Amanda
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Brittany Muddamalle said...

You're completely fueling my Harry Potter obsession with this! I even had my kids watch the first movie this yera so they could see all the fun magic! Ha

Vaishnavi said...

Wow. Love this. So will my 5 year old. Amazing DIY idea for both of us this weekend. Just in time for the season :)

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg how cute are these ornaments?!?! Perfect for all the Harry Potter fans out there!!!