DIY Harry Potter Wand

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If there is one thing you should know about me, it is that I’m a huge Harry Potter Fan! I’ve seen all the movies countless times and I’m now re-reading the whole series just in time for the release of J.K. Rowling’s new book (affiliate link) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child magically appearing on shelves July 31st! I can hardly contain my excitement! If you are like me, and have always wanted a magic wand of your own, now you can make a DIY Harry Potter Wand with just a few supplies you probably already have on hand. Hermione would be so proud of your DIY wand!

And did you know that homemade Harry Potter wands are well within your reach? Homemade wands that look like they’re straight out of Harry Potter? Must be magic! When I set out to make a wand like Harry Potter, I discovered how much FUN it is! And you don’t need a lot of materials.

This simple tutorial will help you make a DIY Harry Potter wand. Perfect for a Harry Potter party or gift. So easy, it will feel like magic!

DIY Harry Potter Wand

DIY Harry Potter Wand Supplies:

How to Make Harry Potter Wands

Start by painting the chopstick your base color. Here I used dark brown. Don’t worry about painting the whole chopstick perfectly, as you will be covering up the base with glue.

Some basic supplies will be turned into something magical!

Once your coat of paint is dry, take your glue gun and start adding glue onto the chopstick at the base.


I twisted the chopstick as I was gluing to make sure I was covering as much of the chopstick as possible. I also added the detailed rings at this time as well.

Hot glue transorms this chopstick!

Tip: This is where you can get creative! If you want a bigger base, try adding a wooden bead at the end. If you want to give your wand some flare, add smaller beads to the glued area. Options are endless!

Use some simple glue to make a beautiful wand!

After your glue has set, paint the base (light brown) and the details (gold).


Use a little paint to make an amazing wand!

Once your DIY Harry Potter wand is dry, you’ll be ready to start practicing your magic with a swish and flick! It’s pretty exceptional when you learn how to make a Harry Potter wand! Of course, underage wizards are not allowed to practice magic outside of Hogwarts, but making Butterbeer appear is an exception!


Practice your magic, and you, too, might soon make all your wishes come true!

Butterbeer and wands are the perfect combo for any Harry Potter Fan!

The best part about this craft is that kids can decorate their wands however they like! Plus, this project is so low cost, you can make batches for a truly magical Harry Potter themed party! Harry Potter DIY Wands will be all the rage for parties.

Don’t forget to check out how to make a Harry Potter Cornish Pixie Jar Lantern!

This simple tutorial will help you make a DIY Harry Potter wand. Perfect for a Harry Potter party or gift. So easy, it will feel like magic!

About Aimee Reatherford

Aimee Reatherford graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors degree in Photography. She has a sweet spot for vintage t-shirts, loves to craft, and enjoys exploring and photographing the city of Chicago with a tasty donut and drink in hand!