Harry Potter Countdown: Make Your Own Wizarding Wands


Last year I made all my fellow movie go-ers their own wands. I just typed up a cute little note (mine had typos since I decided to start this project 40 minutes before show time) but I made up a cool composition for each of my friends, like Elm with Centaur hair core. The notes were a fun souvenir to mark the event and the wands themselves they served as a nice little treat during the movie.

What to Do
  • rod pretzels
  • chocolate for melting (I used milk, dark and white chocolate)
  • shortening (optional but makes the chocolate melt easier)
  • variety of sprinkles
  • pretzel bags (they usually come with twist ties)
  • paper for the note 
  • hole punch
I just used those long pretzels and dipped them in melted chocolates some got sprinkles, some got chocolate pieces and some were two toned. A tip for melting chocolate is to throw in like 1 tsp crisco with a small bowl of chocolate chips and zap and stir for 10 seconds it will melt so much easier and it's less likely to burn. Set aside to cool (you may want to throw them in the freezer if you need them ready faster)

For the notes I just picked a scroll print (Baroque Script) and typed out a little message. If I wasn't going so fast and not paying attention so I could catch the typos mine would have said

                Ollivander has chosen this one of a kind wand for you (your friend's name)
                It is made of (type of wood) with a (cool mythical animal part or plant) 
                core/finish.


We had cherry with a gillyweed finish, pine with elderberry specks, oak with goblin stone tip and more. It was lots of fun thinking of the different wand composites. The best part is that it's quick and easy so you can throw it together to take to the theater or have a bunch on hand if you're having a preparty.

Comments

  1. Great idea I am definitely going to make those.

  2. So creative, and such a wonderful way to celebrate a Harry Potter party or the release of the newest movie. I’m feeling inspired to have a party just so I can make these!

    Visiting by way of the linky party at Homemaker in Heels…

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  3. This is one of my favorite snacks to make! I Like your clever twist!

  4. What a fun idea! I love your descriptions! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’m a huge Harry fan and can’t wait for the movie to get here. I’ll definitely be making these for the event.

    I made a Harry Potter basket for gift giving with book, home-made wand, scarf, and robe as well as printed butterbeer recipes I found on line. I’m going to have to add these to the next basket. Mind if I add this to my post on the basket? I’ll link it back to you so that people can get the recipe.

  6. awesome that basket looks so cool I’d love you to add the link

  7. Really fun! I love the personalization. I pinned it so I won’t forget.

  8. These are so cute! I just love Harry Potter books (and movies).

  9. I love this idea. It’s simple yet really clever and all my HP lovers would adore them.

  10. Harry Potter! Love this idea!
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  11. Oooh! How fun! We’re big HP fans! Too cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  12. We’re not Harry Potter fans at our house, but those look so fun and yummy to make jsut for fun. Thanks for sharin’! :)

  13. Such a cute idea! I want a wand, too!

  14. That’s so fun and a creative way to tie in the HP theme!

  15. What a great idea! You have a lot of great Harry Potter ideas. I’ll have to do this with my boys.

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  16. o goodness this is adorable i LOVE them:)
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  17. Fabulous idea! Love it.

  18. cute! we are having a potter day tomorrow for the opening night :) should be so much fun!

  19. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – I featured you today!! – – Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  20. thanks everyone, they’re so fast

  21. Such a cute twist to chocolate covered pretzels…my kids would love those tags!!!

  22. LOVE IT! What a quick and easy accent to a Harry Potter party! Thanks for sharing on DIY Thrifty Thursday @ http://www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
    ~Michelle

  23. Wow! thanks for sharing this. it’s not only easy and fun-to-make but also looks delish!

    have a lovely weekend!

    hugs,
    Lelanie

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  25. Hey Marissa!
    Thanks for linking up your awesome Harry Potter wants at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! They’re so cool!
    I’m trying to get caught up after finally getting my commenting issues resolved!
    Have a great week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
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  26. Harry Potter is my favorite story. When I get a time, I read the book. Thanks for share the post about Harry Potter.

    zoe sugg in harry potter

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