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Friday, August 9, 2013

Gnomes Beautiful presents: Potterish wands tutorial by The Angry Gnome's friends


“AAAAAHHHHHH, Yawnnnnnnn, I could have sworn it was bedtime. For some reason, I have been told I am hosting the Wand-Making Tutorial by The Angry Gnome’s Worker Gnomes. I’d better begin before I finish all my tea...”

 “Ichabob and Sam are showing you the various materials you can use as the base of your Harry Potter style Magic Wand. The least expensive thing, great for making large amounts of wands for parties or, ahem, Sleep-overs, is a plain piece of 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper. You need to roll up your paper into a long, slender cone, thin on one end and fat on the other. Tape the edge down and you are good to go. You can also use a wood dowel (Sanded on one end to a point) and the other end stuck into a larger piece of dowel. The Gnomes drilled a hole in the larger piece (The handle) and wood glued the end of the shorter dowel into the hole. You can also use an old paint brush or an old baton. If you use the paint brush, simply remove the bristles..no need to remove the metal end...it will be covered anyway. Just remember, whatever you use, to make one end pointy and the other end is your “Handle”.

“Trinculo is now going to plug in the hot glue gun. BE Careful!!!  It’s always a good idea to have a bowl of ice water ready in case of Burns. You will NOT be Sleepy if you burn yourself! What you will do next is completely cover your wand with hot glue. Take your time and do a bit at a time. Go up and down sections of the wand. Let that dry until the entire wand is done, then go round and round the wand. You can use a wood skewer or metal knitting needle to “Play” with the glue, once it’s not real hot but not yet set. The little thin webs add lots of personality! After Trinculo applied the hot glue, he would turn his wand around and around while it dried...or you can allow the glue to drip...however you like, It’s YOUR wand.

This is also the time to add on any trinkets or jewels.

“Now here’s Martin... showing you the paper wand all covered with dried hot glue...a few trinkets added and ready to paint.”

 “Flibbet has rushed in and grabbed the wand from Martin. Flibbet loves to paint, and he’s starting now. He is using Acrylic Burnt Umber as the base coat.”

“Horlicks the Gnome likes the shiny metallic paints. Once the Burnt Umber is dry, Horlicks will add some Worn Penny and Splendid Gold. Just a bit here and there to give it a Magical Look! That reminds me, ‘Horlicks’ is the best drink to make a Gnome Sleep like a baby...” .

Horlicks is showing off the finished wood dowel wand, complete with a small clay Crow. This wand is going to be for a splendid young man who lives in NM and has the BEST Gnoma in the world!!!!

“Whew....that’s about all I can stand! Thank goodness the wands are done, and my bed is calling! The top wand I’m holding is the wood one, the bottom wand is paper. Honestly, the paper wand is dandy and very strong, considering it’s just paper, glue, and paint. AAAHHHHHHH...Yawn...try it yourself...these wands are great fun! The Magic is YOUR responsibility!  Goodnight and till next Friday..........ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz.........”

Keep in mind, no dwarfs were harmed in the making of this Potterish Wand Tutorial by April my dotty, rotty lovin' friend. Gnomes Beautiful, byline....Henry Rott/April Adorable


  1. I have no idea how anyone made anything before the invention of the glue gun. If I can't fix it with a hammer or glue gun it doesn't get fixed.

  2. Most excellent post... Made me smile.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Always, Queenie

  3. I love this post!! Thank you! These wands are excellent! Now I am excited to make some ;o) Hugs ;o)

  4. BRILLIANT!! I am off to make wands for the cats :)


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