Step 9: Start distressing the wand

No this doesn't mean telling it upsetting news, distressing is the furniture makers term for making something new, look old.

You do this by mixing up a wash of black. NOT too washy, but enough so that it remains wet long enough to be able to wipe it off. The best type of paint for this is acrylic. DO NOT paint the whole wand before starting to wipe the paint off otherwise it will dry and you won't be able to wipe it off.
This was super fun!! Thanks! <br>
<p>That's very cool! </p><p>I'm gonna make some over this weekend! </p><p>I was bought one over my local ComicCon and I'm eager to make some of my own! </p>
Oh my gosh that is cool.
Oh wow, that looks super amazing, so cool.
Thanks for the kind words. BTW this is one of the most creative wands I think I have seen and a fabulous spin on this project. Thanks for posting these pictures, the wand looks brilliant
WOW Thank you so much!!!
That's... Brilliant and very morbid. This is a highly creative take on wands in general. How did you make the wand curved?
here are some harry potter wands I made. it makes so much fun to make then...i can't stop making them ; )
they look absolutely great, really realistic.
Will regular printer paper work too?
how did you make the voldemort wand loox
<p>My son really likes your Voldemort wand; how did you make the handle?</p>
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those are amazing they look like da real deal!!!!
The voldemort or dumbledore (I can never remember which one) wand one at the bottom looks really good!
looking at these I would say that the white one is Voldemort's (Dumbledore's has little balls along its length) and the one above it is Harry's. they do look great though don't they
haha balls haha
Kaptin Scarlet’s great caper Is a wand made of paper Its major downfalls - A lack of wand balls, Is more than made up by its hot-melt-glue-coated taper
yes they do! This is a great method of making them! Pity i dont have a glue gun >:-C
you gotta get one, it makes it possible to make so much stuff. They onlt cost about £10 / $10, put it on your Christmas list. One person used this method but used string instead of glue gun glue to make the ridges. not as easy but the end effect wasn't bad at all
make me one.
Thank you so much for your excellent directions! I was able to make 24 beautiful wands for my children's birthday party and everyone loves them!
Wow Did You Make These Out of Paper ?? Are they all yours??
Yes, I just followed the instructions given. They were made for my kids' Harry Potter birthday party and each child got one to take home. They loved them!
So cool!!! How did you make the holes in the knots of the top right wand?
You make a big lump with hot glue and then poke holes in it when the glue is still wet with a tooth pick
These are the ones I have made so far, for me and my two little girls.
my friend always jokes about waiting for her acceptance letter, so I decided for her birthday I'd make her a wand so she can &quot;practice while she waits&quot;. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! It's simple and amazing &lt;3
Thanks so much for this tutorial! My boyfriend and I attended a Potter Party for Harry's birthday earlier this week as Tonks and Lupin, so I recreated their wands. They came out great! :)
I love my new one...
This Instructable is still going strong! Thanks... My kids did these themselves and LOVE them!
Great tutorial and so inexpensive! I'm pretty pleased with the way mine turned out and I won't be nearly as sad when my kids inevitably destroy them because they cost me nothing to make.
Glad you like it because they're so easy to make with you always make more the best thing about the way that they made with that they can't hurt themselves with because there's nothing stiff inside them
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I managed to make a wand for my halloween costume! I'm gonna be Bellatrix Lestrange!! ?
<p>Great tutorial. Thanks! </p>
Thank you, and great looking wand by the way!
<p>Really cool! Nice way to do it without wood!</p>
<p>I don't have a glue gun and my parents won't let me buy it so could anyone tell me 'How can I make a wand without a glue gun'..........PLEASE!!!!!</p>
<p>u can use clear nail polish or paper rolloed up thats soaked in glue</p>
<p>A long time ago, some one who didn't have a glue gun decorated their wand with string painted with white glue. It takes a bit longer to dry, but the effect was good, so perhaps you could try that </p>
<p>You can always use regular glue. Also, laytex is a great alternative but not cheap. You could use laytex and toilet paper to make those balls.</p>
You can't
Is there any way to make the details without using a glue gun?
<p>or nail polish</p>
<p>yes u can roll up paper thinly then glue it around the wand i did that it looks nicer with glue but its still fine</p>
you could also use clay!
Anshul is that u because its shashank
Yeah, some people sell pencils without erasers. I stuck one at the corner of a paper, and rolled it up to the diagonal corner. Then I taped it down. After that,I filled up the WHOLE thimg with toilet paper and taped it shut. Hope this helps!!:)
you could use string or wire or even old headphones! the possibilities are endless. Personally, I was thinking of gluing my old broken headphones for the detail.

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